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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

Other Notable Events for July 28

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On this date in history:

In 1868, the ratified 14th Amendment was adopted into the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to African-Americans.

In 1976, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Tangshan, China, area, killing more than 240,000 people. It was among the deadliest quakes in recorded ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 28

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Those born on this date include:

- Beatrix Potter, British author/illustrator of the Peter Rabbit stories, in 1866
- French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp in 1887
- comedian Joe E. Brown in 1891
- singer/actor/band leader Rudy Vallee in 1901
- Tupperware founder Earl Tupper in 1907
- conductor Carmen ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2015 with 156 to follow.

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

Robespierre

This Day in History, July 28

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On July 28th, 1794, Robespierre was sent to the guillotine as punishment for doing the same to thousands of others before him.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. -- Martin Luther King jr.

Other Notable Events for July 27

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On this date in history:

In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. (Robespierre who encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the revolution, was himself guillotined the following day.)

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Notable Birthdays for July 27

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Those born on this date include:

- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Younger, author of Camille, in 1824
- British aircraft pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland in 1882
- baseball Hall of Fame member Leo Durocher in 1905
- actor Keenan Wynn in 1916
- bluegrass star Henry D. Homer Haynes, of the Homer and Jethro ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015 with 157 to follow.

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

Atlantic Cable

This Day in History, July 27

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On July 27th, 1866, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed.

A thought for the day

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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

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, July 26, the 207th day of 2015, with 158 to follow.

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

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 ...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 80)
- guitarist Jim McCarty...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, July 25, the 206th day of 2015 with 159 to follow.

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

Matsushima

This Day in History, July 25

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

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