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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Phil Jackson, who coached 11 teams to 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

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...

Notable Birthdays for July 25

Those born on this date include:

- Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Knox in 1750
- artists Thomas Eakins in 1844 and Maxfield Parrish in 1870
- actors Walter Brennan in 1894, Jack Gilford in 1908, Estelle Getty in 1923 and ...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014 with 159 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

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.