A thought for the day: Youngsters of Little League can survive under-coaching a lot better than over-coaching. — baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mays.
On this date in history: In 1781, Britain’s Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence and guaranteeing the colonialists freedom from the crown.
Per The UPI: A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. — Charles Darwin
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Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836. novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889. former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1919. singer Anita O’Day in 1919. Greek actor Melina Mercouri in 1920. rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry in 1926. sports broadcaster Keith Jackson in 1928 (age 89). actor Peter Boyle in 1935. actor Dawn Wells in 1938 (age 79). Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in 1939. football Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka in 1939 (age 78). composer Howard Shore in 1946 (age 71). singer-songwriter Laura Nyro in 1947. actor Joe Morton in 1947 (age 70). playwright Wendy Wasserstein in 1950. actor Pam Dawber in 1951 (age 66). writer Terry McMillan in 1951 (age 66). tennis Hall of Fame member Martina Navratilova in 1956 (age 61). musician Wynton Marsalis in 1961 (age 56). actor Jean-Claude Van Damme in 1960 (age 57). actor Erin Moran in 1960. recording artist Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, in 1979 (age 38). Olympic gold medal-winning skier Lindsey Vonn in 1984 (age 33). conservative writer and speaker Milo Yiannopoulos in 1984 (age 33). actor Freida Pinto in 1984 (age 33). actor Zac Efron in 1987 (age 30). television personality Bristol Palin in 1990 (age 27). WNBA star Brittney Griner in 1990 (age 27). actor Tyler Posey in 1991 (age 26).
Per The UPI: On this day in history: In 1776, the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.
Thought for Today: “To talk to a child, to fascinate him, is much more difficult than to win an electoral victory. But it is also more rewarding. Colette, French author (1873-1954).