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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Actress Julia Roberts said, You can be true to the character all you want but you've got to go home with yourself.

Other Notable Events for August 30

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On this date in history:

In 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, committed suicide following the defeat of her forces by Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome.

In 1780, Gen. Benedict Arnold betrayed the United States when he promised secretly to surrender the fort at West Point...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 30

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Those born on this date include:

- English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein) in 1797
- Louisiana Gov. Huey Long in 1893
- journalist/author John Gunther in 1901
- civil rights leader Roy Wilkins in 1901
- actor Raymond Massey in 1896
- actor Shirley Booth in 1898
- actor Joan Blondell...Read more

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2016 with 123 to follow.

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

Honolulu from above

This Day in History, August 30

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On August 30th, 1850, Honolulu, Hawai'i became an official city.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world. -- Michael Jackson

Other Notable Events for August 29

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On this date in history:

In 1533, Atahualpa, last of the Inca rulers, was strangled under orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The Inca Empire died with him.

In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb at a remote test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan.

In 1965, U.S. astronauts Gordon ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 29

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Those born on this date include:

- English philosopher John Locke in 1632
- author/poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. in 1809
- Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in 1813
- automotive inventor Charles Kettering in 1876
- actor Barry Sullivan in 1912
- actress...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2016 with 124 to follow.

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

Descent of the French on St. John's.

This Day in History, August 29

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On August 29th, 1756, the Seven Years' War began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Other Notable Events for August 28

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On this date in history:

In 1922, a New York City realty company paid $100 for the first radio commercial, on station WEAF.

In 1955, while visiting family members in Money, Miss., 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African-American from Chicago, was slain for supposedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier. His alleged ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 28

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Those born on this date include:

- German poet/novelist/dramatist Johann von Goethe in 1749
- Elizabeth Ann Seton, first U.S.-born saint of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1774
- French actor Charles Boyer in 1899
- psychologist Bruno Bettelheim in 1903
- actor Nancy Kulp in 1921
- actor/dancer Donald O'...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2016 with 125 to follow.

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

Oldest-known tornado photograph

This Day in History, August 28

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On August 28th, 1884, the first known photograph of a tornado was made.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon

Other Notable Events for August 27

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On this date in history:

In 1859, the first successful oil well in the United States was drilled near Titusville, Pa.

In 1883, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurred on Krakatoa, a small, uninhabited island west of Sumatra in Indonesia.

In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war as ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 27

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Those born on this date include:

- German philosopher Georg Hegel in 1770
- novelist Theodore Dreiser in 1871
- English automaker Charles Rolls in 1877
- photographer Man Ray in 1890
- British novelist C.S. Forester in 1899
- Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States, in 1908
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 27, the 240th day of 2016 with 126 to follow.

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

Concept art of Mariner 2

This Day in History, August 27

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On August 27th, 1962, the Mariner 2 was launched.