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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.

In ...Read more

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
- ...Read more

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.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. -- Rabindranath Tagore

Other Notable Events for July 22

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On this day in history:

In 1793, Canadian explorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific.

In 1864, in the first battle of Atlanta, Confederate troops under Gen. John Hood were defeated by Union forces under Gen. William Sherman.

In 1916, a bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded during a Preparedness Day parade on ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet Emma Lazarus in 1849
- painter Edward Hopper in 1882
- U.S. political family matriarch Rose Kennedy in 1890
- U.S. psychiatrist Karl Menninger in 1893
- poet Stephen Vincent Benet in 1898
- sculptor Alexander Calder in 1898
- Robert Dole, longtime U.S. senator/...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, July 22, the 204th day of 2016 with 162 to follow.

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

Colony of Roanoke

This Day in History, July 22

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On July 22nd, 1587, the Colony of Roanoke was re-established.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: John Wayne said, Talk low, talk slow -- and don't say too much.

Other Notable Events for July 21

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On this date in history:

In 1861, the first major military engagement of the Civil War occurred at Bull Run Creek, Va.

In 1925, the so-called Monkey Trial, which pitted Clarence Darrow against William Jennings Bryan in Dayton, Tenn., in one of the great confrontations in legal history, ended with John Thomas Scopes ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Composer Chauncey Olcott (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling) in 1858
- author Ernest Hemingway in 1899
- poet Hart Crane in 1899
- Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan in 1911
- violinist Isaac Stern in 1920
- singer Kay Starr in 1922 (age 94)
- producer ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2016 with 163 to follow.

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

Moonwalk

This Day in History, July 21

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On July 21st, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to walk on the moon.

 
 

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