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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. -- Albert Einstein

Other Notable Events for June 30

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On this date in history:

In 1859, Frenchman Jean Francois Gravelet, known professionally as the Great Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

In 1870, Ada Kepley became the first woman to graduate from an accredited law school in the United States -- Union College of Law in Chicago.<...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 30

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Those born on this date include:

- English socialist leader Harold Laski in 1893
- actor Susan Hayward in 1917
- singer Lena Horne in 1917
- magician Harry Blackstone Jr. in 1934
- actor Nancy Dussault in 1936 (age 79)
- singer Florence Ballard of The Supremes in 1943
- actor David Alan Grier in 1955...Read more

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Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 181st day of 2015 with 184 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, June 30

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On June 30th, 188, Robert Louis Stevenson published his adventure novel "The Black Arrow."

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde

Other Notable Events for June 29

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On this date in history:

In 1853, the U.S. Senate ratified the $10 million Gadsden Purchase from Mexico, adding more than 29,000 square miles to the territories of Arizona and New Mexico and completing the modern geographical boundaries of the contiguous 48 states.

In 1933, Fatty Arbuckle, silent film comedian and one of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 29

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Those born on this date include:

- William Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1861
- astronomer George Ellery Hale, founder of the Yerkes and Mount Palomar observatories, in 1868
- French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1900
- actor/singer Nelson Eddy in 1901
- composer/arranger Leroy...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015 with 185 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, June 29

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On June 29th, 1613, the Globe Theatre in London burned down.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The people of [the United States] are more united than it seems on what is needed to secure their families and give their children a better life. It is the responsibility of leaders to lead America in that direction, not to score points or win re-election. -- Leon Panetta

Other Notable Events for June 28

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On this date in history:

In 1778, the Continental Army under command of Gen. George Washington defeated the British at Monmouth, N.J.

In 1838, Victoria was crowned queen of England. (She would rule for 63 years, 7 months.)

In 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated in Sarajevo, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 28

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Those born on this date include:

- English King Henry VIII in 1491
- Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens in 1577
- English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism, in 1703
- French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau in 1712
- French physician Paul Broca in 1824
- Italian author Luigi Pirandello in 1867
...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, June 28, the 179th day of 2015 with 186 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, June 28

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On June 28th, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Without a strong educational system, democracy is crippled. Knowledge is not only key to power, it is the citadel of human freedom. -- Harry S. Truman

Other Notable Events for June 27

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On this date in history:

In 1829, English scientist James Smithson left a will that eventually funded the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington -- in a country he never visited.

In 1844, Mormon founder Joseph Smith was slain by a mob at a jail in Carthage, Ill.

In 1847, the first telegraph ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Irish patriot Charles Stewart Parnell in 1846
- anarchist Emma Goldman in 1869
- poet Paul Laurence Dunbar in 1872
- blind/deaf author Helen Keller in 1880
- billiards champion Willie Mosconi in 1913
- Captain Kangaroo Bob Keeshan in 1927
- U.S. businessman/former ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2015 with 187 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, June 27

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On June 27th, 1972, Nolan Bushnell established ATARI.

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