On December 2nd, 1848, Franz Joseph I became King of Austria.
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A thought for the day: I never liked being called the 'most-decorated' soldier. There were so many guys who should have gotten medals and never did -- guys who were killed. -- Audie Murphy
On this date in history:
In 1762, New York City staged its first parade honoring the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It was led by Irish soldiers serving in the British army...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- German engineer Gottlieb Daimler, inventor of the gasoline-burning internal combustion engine, in 1834
- children's author and illustrator Kate Greenaway in 1846
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Today is Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018 with 289 to follow.
This is St. Patrick's Day.
The moon is new. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus and Venus.
On March 17th, 1941, the the National Gallery of Art was opened by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
A thought for the day: Albert Einstein wrote, Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.