The Pryor Times

Points of Interest

March 13, 2012

Today in history

Today is the 73rd day of 2012 and the 83rd day of winter.


TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1781, William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

In 1884, the United States adopted Standard Time.

In 1925, Tennessee's law prohibiting the teaching of evolution went into effect.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Percival Lowell (1855-1916), astronomer; Walter Annenberg (1908-2002), publisher/philanthropist; L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), author/Church of Scientology founder; Neil Sedaka (1939- ), singer; William H. Macy (1950- ), actor; Johan Santana (1979- ), baseball player.


TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1992, Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn called his 2,500th consecutive game. He hadn't missed a broadcast since November 1965.


TODAY'S FACT: Railroad companies instigated the introduction of Standard Time in the United States so that they could better plan train schedules across the country.


TODAY'S QUOTE: "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." -- Victor Hugo


TODAY'S NUMBER: 27 -- known natural satellites (moons) orbiting the planet Uranus.


TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (March 8) and last quarter (March 14).

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Points of Interest