September 20

A truck bomber with the Iranian-backed "Islamic Jihad" group blew up the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, 1984. 20 people were killed. The embassy had recently reopened after the previous building had been blown up in April 1983.

Why would Beatles star Paul McCartney and his wife Linda want to own a farm? Police had their suspicions after marijuana plants were discovered growing there, 1972.

The Soviet Luna 16 became the first unmanned space probe to visit the moon and retrieve rock samples, 1970.

Theodore Judah organized a convention in San Francisco to promote a railroad to the Pacific, 1859. Attendees asked Judah to be the lobbyist for the cause.

Congress made the first land grant to promote railroad construction, 1850.

The Portugese-born explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain on a voyage that would circle the globe, 1519.

Alexander the Great was born, 356 B.C.

Pickup artist -- "If you'll give me your phone number I'll call you sometime."
She -- "It's in the book."
He -- "Fine! What's your name?"
She -- "That's in the book, too."

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -- Mark Twain

Proverbs 13:15 (American Standard Version)

  Good understanding gives favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

Curdled Quotes from Caustic Writers: The first requisite for the people's happiness is the abolition of religion. -- Karl Marx

75 Average High Temperature in Boise

50 Average Low Temperature in Boise

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7 45 p.m. Sunset