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RMS Queen Mary

This Day in History, September 26

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On September 26th, 1934, the RMS Queen Mary was launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. -- Thomas Jefferson

Other Notable Events for September 25

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On this date in history:

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and became the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.

In 1690, the first American newspaper, called Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic, appeared in Boston.

In 1789, the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 25

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Those born on this date include:

- HMS Bounty mutiny leader Fletcher Christian in 1764
- novelist William Faulkner in 1897
- sports columnist Walter Red Smith in 1905
- Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in 1906
- convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg in 1915
- baseball Hall of Fame member Phil Rizzuto in 1917<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2016 with 97 to follow.

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

Battle of Stamford Bridge

This Day in History, September 25

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On September 25th, 1066, the Battle of Stamford Bridge marked the end of the Viking Era.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, said, The most sophisticated people I know -- inside they are all children.

Other Notable Events for September 24

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On this date in history:

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. The number of justices became nine in 1869.

In 1929, aviator...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 24

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Those born on this date include:

- English novelist Horace Walpole in 1717
- Irish brewmaster Arthur Guinness in 1725
- John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States, in 1755
- French chemist Georges Claude, inventor of the neon lamp, in 1870
- candy company founder Franklin Mars in 1883
- golf ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2016 with 98 to follow.

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

COlumbus in the New World

This Day in History, September 24

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On September 24th, 1493, Christopher Columbus departed to the New World for the second time.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: British Prime Minister David Cameron, in a 2013 speech on making the Internet safer for children, said, I want to talk about the Internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood and how, in the darkest corners of the Internet, there are things going on that ...Read more

Other Notable Events for September 23

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On this date in history:

In 1806, U.S. explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis on their historic journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back.

In 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory. Neptune generally is the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Greek playwright Euripides in 480 B.C.
- Roman Emperor Augustus in 63 B.C.
- Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan in 1215
- educator William McGuffey, author of the McGuffey eclectic readers for schoolchildren, in 1800
- feminist/presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull in 1838
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2016 with 99 to follow.

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

Lewis and Clark

This Day in History, September 23

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On September 23rd, 1806, Lewis and Clark returned from their exploration of the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them. -- Bill Maher

Other Notable Events for September 22

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On this date in history:

In 1776, the British hanged American Revolutionary War hero and patriot Nathan Hale. His famous last words were, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

In 1888, National Geographic began publishing.

In 1927, Jack Dempsey muffed a chance to regain the heavyweight ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 22

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Those born on this date include:

- English statesman/author Philip Dormer Stanhope, earl of Chesterfield, in 1694
- English chemist/physicist Michael Faraday in 1791
- Austrian filmmaker Erich von Stroheim in 1885
- humorist Frank Sullivan in 1892
- actor Paul Muni in 1895
- producer/actor John Houseman in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2016 with 100 to follow.

This is the first day of autumn.

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