A thought for the day: Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle said, A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
In 1881, the Los Angeles Times published its first edition.
In 1942, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered liquidation of the Works Progress Administration, created during the Great Depression to provide work for the unemployed.
Those born on this date include:
- Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle in 1795
- English novelist Samuel Butler in 1835
- Actor/singer Lillian Russell in 1861
- Spanish dictator Francisco Franco in 1892
- U.S. ...
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2013 with 27 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On December 4th, 1110, the Crusaders conquered Sidon in the First Crusade.
A thought for the day: Robert F. Kennedy said, The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.