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Other Notable Events for January 13

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On this date in history:

In 1864, composer Stephen Foster (My Old Kentucky Home) died in a New York hospital, three days after he was found sick and almost penniless in a hotel room.

In 1910, radio pioneer and electron tube inventor Lee Deforest arranged the world's first public radio broadcast, a performance by the New ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 13

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Those born on this date include:

- Salmon P. Chase, sixth chief justice of the United States and whose image is on the U.S. $10,000 bill, in 1808
- Horatio Alger, author of rags-to-riches stories, in 1832
- Alfred Fuller, the original Fuller Brush Man, in 1885
- singer Sophie Tucker in 1886
- Hollywood columnist...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2017 with 353 to follow.

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

Accordion

This Day in History, January 13

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On January 13th, 1854, Anthony Faas patented the accordion.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel. -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Other Notable Events for January 12

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On this date in history:

In 1912, industrialist Andrew Carnegie lined up with the anti-trust view of former President Theodore Roosevelt as against the trust dissolution plans of President Taft today in testimony before the Stanley Committee.

In 1919, UP correspondent John Graudenz arrested by German troops while en route ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 12

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Those born on this date include:

- French fairy tale writer Charles Perrault, author of the Mother Goose stories, in 1628
- British statesman Edmund Burke in 1729
- painter John Singer Sargent in 1856
- novelist Jack London in 1876
- World War II Nazi leader Hermann Goering in 1893
- western singer/actor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2017 with 354 to follow.

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

Artist's rendering of Deep Impact

This Day in History, January 12

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On January 12th, 2005, the Deep Impact space mission launched from Cape Canaveral.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. -- Emilie Buchwald

Other Notable Events for January 11

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On this date in history:

In 1785, the Continental Congress convened in New York City.

In 1787, William Herschel discovered two moons of Uranus. They are named Titania and Oberon.

In 1861, Alabama seceded from the United States.

In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart completed the first solo flight ever made ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 11

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Those born on this date include:

- American statesman Alexander Hamilton in 1757
- Ezra Cornell, founder of Western Union Telegraph company and Cornell University, in 1807
- John MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada, in 1815
- psychologist and philosopher William James in 1842
- feminist lawyer Alice Paul ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2017 with 355 to follow.

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

Grand Canyon National Park

This Day in History, January 11

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On January 11th, 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness. -- Woodrow Wilson

Other Notable Events for January 10

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On this date in history:

In 1789, the first nationwide U.S. presidential election was conducted. Electors chosen by the voters unanimously picked George Washington as president and John Adams as vice president.

In 1861, Florida seceded from the United States.

In 1878, a constitutional amendment that would give ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 10

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Those born on this date include:

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- silent screen actor Francis X. Bushman in 1883
- poet Robinson Jeffers in 1887
- actor Ray Bolger in 1904
- actor Paul Henreid in 1908
- Max Patkin, the Clown Prince of Baseball, in 1920
- singer Johnnie Ray in 1927
- musician Ronnie Hawkins (The Band) in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2017 with 356 to follow.

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

UN General Assembly

This Day in History, January 10

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On January 10th, 1946, the first United Nations General Assembly opened in London.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. -- Kin Hubbard

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