On February 24th, 1839, William Otis received a patent for his steam shovel.
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On July 26th, 1956, Egyptian leader Gamal Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
On July 25th, 1894, the first Sino-Japanese War began.