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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable. -- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

Other Notable Events for July 1

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On this date in history:

In 1847, the first U.S. postage stamps were issued.

In 1859, the first intercollegiate baseball game was played in Pittsfield, Mass., and it was a high-scoring contest. Amherst beat Williams, 66-32.

In 1867, Canada was granted its independence by Great Britain. It consisted at the time of...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 1

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Those born on this date include:

- Author George Sand, born Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, in 1804
- cosmetics executive Estee Lauder in 1906
- blues musician Willie Dixon in 1915
- actor Olivia de Havilland in 1916
- actor Leslie Caron in 1931 (age 91)
- filmmaker/actor Sydney Pollack in 1934
- actor...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2022 with 183 to follow.

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

Russian State Library

This Day in History, July 1

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On July 1st, 1862, the Russian State Library was founded.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The good lawyer is the great salesman. -- former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno

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:

- First lady Elizabeth Monroe in 1768
- actor Susan Hayward in 1917
- singer Lena Horne in 1917
- magician Harry Blackstone Jr. in 1934
- actor Nancy Dussault in 1936 (age 86)
- singer Florence Ballard in 1943
- actor David Alan Grier in 1956 (age 66)
- former ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, June 30, the 181st day of 2022 with 184 to follow.

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

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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: I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born. I have always looked on the silence of those who do not react or who indeed applaud as the real death of a woman or man. -- Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci

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 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa ...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
- Broadway songwriter ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2022 with 185 to follow.

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

Globe Theatre

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: I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. -- American comedian Gilda Radner

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:

- Pope Paul IV in 1476
- 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
- Italian author Luigi Pirandello in 1867
- composer ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2022 with 186 to follow.

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

American Peace Commissioners

This Day in History, June 28

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

 

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