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A thought for the day: Matthew Arnold wrote, The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Other Notable Events for July 26

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On this date in history:

In 1847, Liberia became a republic and Africa's first sovereign, black-ruled democratic nation.

In 1908, the FBI was born as the BOI (Bureau of Investigation) when a group of newly hired investigators reported to the Justice Department. The special unit officially became the FBI in 1935.

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Notable Birthdays for July 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Artist George Catlin, painter of American Indian scenes, in 1796
- Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw in 1856
- Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, founder of analytic psychology, in 1875
- British novelist Aldous Huxley in 1894
- comedian Gracie Allen in 1895
- U.S. Sen. ...Read more

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Today is Tuesday, July 26, the 208th day of 2016, with 158 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

Suez Canal

This Day in History, July 26

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On July 26th, 1956, Egyptian leader Gamal Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Phil Jackson, who coached teams to 11 NBA titles, said, Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.

Other Notable Events for July 25

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On this date in history:

In 1909, French pioneer aviator Louis Bleriot became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air machine across the English Channel. It took him 36 minutes.

In 1917, Mata Hari was sentenced to death in France as a spy for Germany in World War I. She was executed by firing squad less than three months...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Knox in 1750
- artist Thomas Eakins in 1844
- artist Maxfield Parrish in 1870
- actor Walter Brennan in 1894
- actor Jack Gilford in 1908
- actor Estelle Getty in 1923
- actor Barbara Harris in 1935 (age 81)
- guitarist Jim McCarty...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, July 25, the 207th day of 2016 with 159 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

Matsushima

This Day in History, July 25

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On July 25th, 1894, the first Sino-Japanese War began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Neil Armstrong said the Apollo missions demonstrated that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.

Other Notable Events for July 24

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On this date in history:

In 1679, New Hampshire became a royal colony of the British crown.

In 1847, after 17 months and many miles of travel, Brigham Young led 148 Mormon pioneers into Utah's Valley of the Great Salt Lake.

In 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed together for the last time.

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Notable Birthdays for July 24

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Those born on this date include:

- South American revolutionary/statesman Simon Bolivar in 1783
- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Elder, author of The Three Musketeers, in 1802
- British poet/author Robert Graves in 1895
- aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in 1897
- actor Chief Dan George in 1899
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Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, July 24, the 206th day of 2016 with 160 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

Brigham Young

This Day in History, July 24

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On July 24th, 1847, Brigham Young and 148 Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. -- Erich Fromm

Other Notable Events for July 23

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On this day in history:

In 1829, William Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., patented the typographer, believed to be the first typewriter.

In 1948, legendary pioneer movie director D.W. Griffith, maker of several silent classics, including The Birth of a Nation, died at the age of 73.

In 1967, rioting erupted on 12th ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Detective novelist Raymond Chandler in 1888
- Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1892
- British actor Michael Wilding in 1912
- Broadway restaurateur Vincent Sardi Jr. in 1915
- baseball Hall of Fame member Pee Wee Reese in 1918
- actor Gloria DeHaven in 1925 (age 91)
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Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, July 23, the 205th day of 2016 with 161 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

Telstar

This Day in History, July 23

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On July 23rd, 1962, Telstar relayed the first live trans-Atlantic signal.

 
 

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