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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You cannot go into a shop and buy a good game of golf. -- Sam Snead

Other Notable Events for July 31

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On this date in history:

In 1498, on his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad.

In 1556 Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order of Roman Catholic missionaries and educators, died in Rome.

In 1792, director David Rittenhouse laid the cornerstone in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 31

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Those born on this date include:

- Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill in 1837
- Kmart founder S.S. Kresge in 1867
- pollster Elmo Burns Roper Jr. in 1900
- economist Milton Friedman in 1912
- former TV talk-show host Irv Kupcinet in 1912: sports announcer Curt Gowdy in 1919
- actor Don Murray ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, July 31, the 212th day of 2015 with 153 to follow.

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

Mt. Fuji

This Day in History, July 31

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On July 31st, 781, the oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.

Other Notable Events for July 30

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On this date in history:

In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.

In 1729, Baltimore (Md.) was founded.

In 1930, Uruguay won the World Cup soccer tournament.

In 1932, Walt Disney ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 30

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Those born on this date include:

- English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818
- auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863
- baseball Hall of Fame member Casey Stengel in 1890
- English sculptor Henry Moore in 1898
- businessman/philanthropist Henry W. Bloch in 1922 (age 93)
- longtime Major League Baseball Commissioner ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015 with 154 to follow.

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

Freemason Lodge

This Day in History, July 30

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On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Samuel Davies, 18th-century American educator, said, Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.

Other Notable Events for July 29

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On this date in history:

In 1588, off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain's Invincible Armada was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake.

In 1848, at the height of the potato famine in Ireland, an abortive nationalist revolt against English rule was crushed by government ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 29

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Those born on this date include:

- French historian Alexis de Tocqueville in 1805
- novelist Booth Tarkington in 1869
- Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1883
- actor Theda Bara in 1885
- composer Sigmund Romberg ( Lover Come Back to Me, When I Grow Too Old to Dream), in 1887
- Dag Hammarskjold, second ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015 with 155 to follow.

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

Arc de Triomphe

This Day in History, July 29

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On July 29th, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe in France was inaugurated.

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.

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