(Quotes source: Brainyquote.com)

James Russell Lowell, (American poet,b.1819, d.1891):

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

Robert Baden Powell, (soldier and founder of the Scouts movement, b.1857-1941):

We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.”


Eric Gill,  (English sculptor b.1882, d.1940):

Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.


Other birthdays today include: former American President, George Washington (18th C); artist Norman Lindsay; British comedy actor, Kenneth Williams, actress Julie Walters, and James Blunt (b.1977).

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On this day, in 1879, the first Woolworth store opened in New York, USA; in 1924 the first radio address was delivered from the White House by U.S. president Calvin Coolidge; in 1959 the first Daytona500 motor race was held, won by Lee Petty; and in 2006, Britain’s biggest ever robbery took place from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.


This year today is also the fknown as ifteenth day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar, known as  Lantern Day.