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A thought for the day: Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes clean to the bone. -- Dorothy Parker

Other Notable Events for July 20

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On this date in history:

In 1859, American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. About 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.

In 1881, five years after U.S. Army Gen. George A. Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered to the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.
- Austrian monk/pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822
- New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1919
- Elliot Richardson, attorney general under U.S. President Richard Nixon,...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2017 with 164 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Harry S. Truman

This Day in History, July 20

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On July 20th, 1948, President Truman issued the first peacetime military draft in the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -- Mark Twain

Other Notable Events for July 19

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On this date in history:

In 1848, bloomers, a radical departure in women's clothing, were introduced to the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. They were named after Amelia Jenks Bloomer.

In 1911, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to pass laws censoring movies.

In 1946, Marilyn Monroe was...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 19

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Those born on this date include:

- American firearms inventor Samuel Colt in 1814
- French painter Edgar Degas in 1834
- Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, in 1865
- author A.J. Cronin in 1896
- former U.S. Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota (1972 Democratic presidential nominee) in 1922
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Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2017 with 165 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Fraco-Prussian War

This Day in History, July 19

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On July 19th, 1870, France declared war on Prussia.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. -- Booker T. Washington

Other Notable Events for July 18

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On this date in history:

In 1925, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf was published.

In 1939, after a sneak preview of The Wizard of Oz, producers debated about removing one of the songs because it seemed to slow things down. The song: Over the Rainbow.

In 1969, a car driven by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., plunged from a ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 18

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Those born on this date include:

- English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray in 1811
- Titanic survivor Margaret Brown The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1867
- playwright Clifford Odets in 1906
- comedian Red Skelton in 1913
- South African leader/Nobel Peace Price laureate Nelson Mandela in 1918
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, July 18, the 199th day of 2017 with 166 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Douglas Corrigan

This Day in History, July 18

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On July 18th, 1938, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrived in Ireland after departing from New York -- he was attempting to fly to California.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Democracy must be our answer to terrorism. -- Angela Merkel

Other Notable Events for July 17

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On this date in history:

In 1936, the Spanish Civil War began with an army revolt led by Gen. Francisco Franco.

In 1938, Douglas Corrigan took off from Floyd Bennett Field in New York for a return flight to California but lost his bearings in the clouds, he said, and flew instead to Ireland. He became an instant celebrity ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 17

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Those born on this date include:

- English clergyman/author Isaac Watts in 1674
- financier John Jacob Astor in 1763
- mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner in 1889
- actor James Cagney in 1899
- TV personality Art Linkletter in 1912
- comedian Phyllis Diller in 1917
- actor Donald Sutherland in 1935 (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, July 17, the 198th day of 2017 with 167 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Klondike

This Day in History, July 17

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On July 17th, 1816, the Klondike gold rush began.

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