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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. -- founder of Pennsylvania William Penn

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
- English sculptor Henry Moore in 1898
- businessman/philanthropist Henry W. Bloch in 1922
- longtime Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan Bud Selig in 1934 (age 87)
- film director Peter ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2021 with 154 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, 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: Use what is dominant in a culture to change it quickly. -- American artist Jenny Holzer

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 1794, the first African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mother Bethel, was dedicated in Philadelphia. The church was founded by Black ...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
- Dag Hammarskjold, second U.N. secretary-general/Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1905
- actor Clara Bow in 1905
- author Chester Himes in 1909
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Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day of 2021 with 155 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, 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: I had felt for a long time, that if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit, that I would refuse to do so. -- American civil rights activist Rosa Parks

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 1917, thousands of Black Americans marched down New York City's Fifth Avenue as part of the so-called Silent Parade to protest racial violence.
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Notable Birthdays for July 28

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Those born on this date include:

- Author Beatrix Potter in 1866
- suffragist Lucy Burns in 1879
- French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp in 1887
- singer/actor/band leader Rudy Vallee in 1901
- Tupperware founder Earl Tupper in 1907
- former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1929
- Bill...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2021 with 156 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Friendship is love without his wings. -- British poet Lord Byron

Other Notable Events for July 27

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On this date in history:

In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. Robespierre, who encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the revolution, was himself guillotined the following day.

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Notable Birthdays for July 27

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Those born on this date include:

- French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Younger in 1824
- British aircraft pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland in 1882
- TV producer Norman Lear in 1922 (age 99)
- actor Jerry Van Dyke in 1931
- singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry in 1942 (age 79)
- actor/director Betty Thomas in 1947 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2021 with 157 to follow.

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

Atlantic Cable

This Day in History, July 27

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On July 27th, 1866, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed.

 

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