On December 2nd, 1848, Franz Joseph I became King of Austria.
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A thought for the day: Instead of boiling up individuals into the species, I would draw a chalk circle around every individual and preach to it to keep within that, and preserve and cultivate its identity. -- Scottish ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1891, the game of basketball was invented when James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., put peach baskets at the ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- French wax-figure sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1761
- baseball Hall of Fame member Walter Alston in 1911
- singer/actor Mary Martin in 1913
- singer Lou Rawls in ...Read More
This is Sunday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2019 with 30 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On December 1st, 1990, the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met forty meters beneath the seabed.
A thought for the day: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- American author Mark Twain