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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you could go back and change things, you might not be the person you are right now. -- American football star Walter Payton

Other Notable Events for July 25

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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 France as a spy for Germany in World War I. She was executed by firing squad less than three months...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Knox in 1750
- first lady Anna Harrison in 1775
- artist Thomas Eakins in 1844
- scientist Rosalind Franklin in 1920
- actor Estelle Getty in 1923
- civil rights figure Emmett Till in 1941
- musician Jim McCarty (Yardbirds) in 1943 (age ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 25, the 206th day of 2023 with 159 to follow.

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

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This Day in History, July 25

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On July 25th, 1894, the first Sino-Japanese War began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ninety percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad reputation. -- U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

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 on stage at the ...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
- writer Alexandre Dumas the Elder in 1802
- artist Alphonse Mucha in 1860
- writer Robert Graves in 1895
- aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in 1897
- actor Chief Dan George in 1899
- artist Zelda ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, July 24, the 206th day of 2024 with 160 to follow.

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

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: Art should offend people because art should challenge people. -- American actor Eriq La Salle

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:

- Pope Clement XI in 1649
- writer Raymond Chandler in 1888
- Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1892
- former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1936 (age 88)
- actor Ronny Cox in 1938 (age 86)
- talk show host Don Imus in 1940
- musician Dino Danelli (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, July 23, the 205th day of 2024 with 161 to follow.

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

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: Guns and bombs, rockets and warships are all symbols of human failure. -- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

Other Notable Events for July 22

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On this day in history:

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 San Francisco's Market Street, killing 10 people and injuring 40. The parade was...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Writer Emma Lazarus in 1849
- artist Edward Hopper in 1882
- U.S. political family matriarch Rose Kennedy in 1890
- artist Alexander Calder in 1898
- Robert Bob Dole, longtime U.S. senator/1996 GOP presidential nominee, in 1923
- fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1932...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, July 22, the 204th day of 2024 with 162 to follow.

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

Colony of Roanoke

This Day in History, July 22

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

 

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