Historical happenings

7/31/1792 ~ Cornerstone laid for 1st US government building: US Mint in Philadelphia

7/31/1813 ~ British invade Plattsburgh NY

7/31/1948 ~ US President Harry Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (now Kennedy Airport), NY

Ponder this

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Day by Day

Ponder this

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Historical happenings

7/30/1866 ~ New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

7/30/1909 ~ Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army

7/30/1916 ~ German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ

Ponder this

Never confuse motion with action.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Historical happenings

7/29/1715 ~ 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane

7/29/1920 ~ 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF

7/29/1938 ~ Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” 1st appears