On December 2nd, 1848, Franz Joseph I became King of Austria.
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A thought for the day: Just as each seed we plant has the potential to become something extraordinary, so does every child. -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama
On this date in history:
In 1631, British clergyman Roger Williams, who founded the colony of Rhode Island, arrived in Salem, Mass., seeking religious freedom.
In 1918, a German U-boat torpedoed the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Former British Prime Minister Robert Peel, founder of the London Police Force, in 1788
- Scotsman John Dunlop, inventor of the pneumatic tire, in 1840
- French ...Read More
Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2023 with 329 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On February 5th, 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
A thought for the day: When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change. -- American civil rights activist Rosa Parks