On January 8th, 1958, Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship at age 14.
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A thought for the day: If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. -- Bob Hope
On this date in history:
In 1927, commercial trans-Atlantic telephone service between New York and London was inaugurated.
In 1931, as the Great Depression was getting under way, a report to U.S. ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Millard Fillmore, 13th president of the United States, in 1800
- Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, who became St. Bernadette and whose visions led to the foundation of the shrine ...Read More
Today is Saturday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2017 with 359 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On January 7th, 1610, Galileo discovered Jupiter's four largest moons.
A thought for the day: Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. -- Henry Kaiser