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Today is Saturday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2010. There are 27 days left in the year.

On this date:

In 1619, settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va.

In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York, telling them, “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you.”

In 1965, the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard.

Thought for Today:

“There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.” Diana Trilling, American author and literary critic (1905-1996).

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Published December 04, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 10:10 am)

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