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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. -- Bill Gates

Other Notable Events for January 18

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On this date in history:

In 1778, James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. He called them the Sandwich Islands.

In 1871, William of Prussia was declared the first German emperor.

In 1935, an additional 98 individuals were sentenced, 19 to prison and 79 to exile, for playing a role in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 18

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Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689
- English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget's Thesaurus, in 1779
- American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782
- English author A.A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh, in 1882
- comedian Oliver Hardy of the Laurel and Hardy...Read more

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2017 with 347 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Attendees of the Paris Peace Conference

This Day in History, January 18

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On January 18th, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -- Mother Teresa

Other Notable Events for January 17

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On this date in history:

In 1605, Don Quixote was published.

In 1806, the first baby, James Madison Randolph, was born in the White House. He was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.

In 1871, Andrew Hallikie received a patent for a cable car system that went into service in San Francisco in 1873.

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Notable Birthdays for January 17

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Those born on this date include:

- American statesman, scientist and author Benjamin Franklin in 1706
- British statesman David Lloyd George in 1863
- Mack Sennett, director of slapstick silent films, in 1880
- U.S. gangster Al Capone and English novelist Nevil Shute, both in 1899
- actor Betty White in 1922 (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2017 with 348 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Artist's rendering of the First Battle of the Stronghold

This Day in History, January 17

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On January 17th, 1873, the First Battle of the Stronghold took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Neil Armstrong, recalling how it felt to look back at Earth from the surface of the moon: I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

Other Notable Events for January 16

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On this date in history:

In 1581, the English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.

In 1883, the U.S. Congress passed a bill creating the civil service.

In 1919, the United States went legally dry as prohibition of alcoholic beverages took effect under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. (The amendment was ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 16

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Those born on this date include:

- German philosopher Franz Brentano in 1838
- Andre Michelin, the French industrialist who first mass-produced rubber automobile tires, in 1853
- Canadian poet Robert Service in 1874
- former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1901
- inventor Frank Zamboni in 1901
- singer...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2017 with 350 to follow.

This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

American Pavilion, designed by Fuller

This Day in History, January 16

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On January 16th, 1970, Buckminster Fuller received a gold medal from the American Institute of Architects.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe, who played in five decades in the NHL, said: You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.

Other Notable Events for January 15

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On this date in history:

In 1870, a cartoon by Thomas Nast appeared in Harper's weekly with a donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party for the first time.

In 1892, Dr. James Naismith published the rules of basketball. He invented the game at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.

In 1919, 21 people were killed and scores ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 15

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Those born on this date include:

- French playwright Moliere (born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) in 1622
- signer of the Declaration of Independence Philip Livingston in 1716
- outlaw Cole Younger in 1844
- Swedish clergyman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nathan Soderblom in 1866
- nuclear physicist Edward Teller in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2017 with 351 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

British Museum

This Day in History, January 15

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On January 15th, 1759, the British Museum opened.

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