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12258 170131  What Your Poop Says About Your Health |

12257 170131  Jacks at Cabo Pulmo | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian  Photo of the Day, Natural World, 01/31/2017

12256 170131     born January 31, 1919    Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Biography
Jackie Robinson - Wikipedia  January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972, an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era.

Jackie Robinson Day  April 15

12255 170131  Today in History: Truman Announce H-Bomb - YouTube  Cold War
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Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33

12254 170131  It's Fred Korematsu Day: Celebrating A Foe Of U.S. Internment Camps | NPR  01/30/2017
Fred Korematsu Story - YouTube
Japanese Internment during WW II - YouTube
Fred Korematsu - Wikipedia 
Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, January 30, 1919 – March 30, 2005, an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Shortly after the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized that individuals of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast were to be removed from their homes and forced to live in internment camps, but Korematsu instead challenged the orders and became a fugitive. ...
Why I love a country that once betrayed me | George Takei - YouTube

Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32

12253 170131  These adorable birds are sexual nomads—and that helps protect their species | Popular Science
Pectoral Sandpipers photos

12252 170130  Bag-like sea creature was humans' oldest known ancestor  -  Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans—a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived about 540 million years ago.  -

12251 170130    King Charles I executed for treason - Jan 30, 1649 -

The Trial and Execution of King Charles I from 'The Devil's Whore' - YouTube
Charles I 
Charles I of England - Wikipedia 
19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649, monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ...  by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army had consolidated its control over England. Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. The monarchy was restored to Charles's son, Charles II, in 1660. ... 

12250 170130    January 30, 1882    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)
  Franklin D. Roosevelt
The New Deal in Three Minutes - YouTube

The New Deal Crash Course US History #34 - YouTube
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Wikipedia  January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945, commonly known as FDR, an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. His program for relief, recovery and reform, known as the New Deal, ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt     32nd President
Criticism of Franklin D. Roosevelt - Wikipedia
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12249 170129-0130  Miss Universe 2016-2017 - Miss France Crowning Moment - Iris Mittenaere Druart - YouTube
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12248 170129-0130  SAG Awards: A night when politics trumped the prizes themselves - LA Times
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Hidden Figures Cast Acceptance Speech 23rd Annual SAG Awards TNT - YouTube
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Lily Tomlin Wins Lifetime Achievement Award 23rd Annual SAG Awards TNT - YouTube
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12247 170129     born January 29, 1843    William McKinley
William McKinley |
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William McKinley - Wikipedia 
January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901, 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.... 
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12246 170129     born January 29, 1874    John D. Rockefeller Jr.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Philanthropist -
John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Wikipedia 
January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960, an American financier and philanthropist who was a prominent member of the Rockefeller family. He was the only son among the five children of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller and the father of the five famous Rockefeller brothers. ...
Rockefeller Center - Wikipedia
List of philanthropists - Wikipedia

12245 170128  Putin's 2017 NYE Address Full Speech - YouTube  RT 

12244 170128  Chinese New Year,  New Moon (Jan. 28, 2017, Rooster)  Letter (only in Japanese) レター 25      When is Chinese New Year? 
China's Lunar New Year holiday to become global 'Golden Week' - Global Times
Xi's Lunar New Year speech inspires nation - Global Times
Chinese President Xi Jinping's 2017 New Year Address - YouTube
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12243 170128     born January 28, 1912    Jackson Pollock  Jackson Pollock
Top Twenty Jackson Pollock Paintings - YouTube
Art with Mati and Dada – Jackson Pollock | Kids Animated Short Stories in English - YouTube
Jackson Pollock - Wikipedia 
January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956, an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting....

12242 170128     born January 28, 1841    Henry Morton Stanley
BBC - History - Historic Figures: Henry Stanley (1841 - 1904)
Henry Morton Stanley's Unbreakable Will I Smithsonian
Stanley and Livingstone Movie Clip "Dr Livingstone, I Presume" - YouTube
Henry Morton Stanley - Wikipedia  Sir Henry Morton Stanley GCB, born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904, a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, ...

12241 170128     R.I.P.    John Hurt    January 27, 2017
John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77 | The Guardian
John Hurt - Wikipedia  Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE, 22 January 1940 – 27 January 2017, an English actor and voice actor whose career spanned six decades. He initially came to prominence for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966). After this, he played leading roles as Quentin Crisp in the film The Naked Civil Servant (1975), John Merrick in David Lynch's biopic The Elephant Man (1980), Winston Smith in the dystopian drama Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama The Hit (1984), and Stephen Ward in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989). He is also known for his television roles such as Caligula in I, Claudius (1976), and the War Doctor in Doctor Who
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12240 170127  Sentinels of a Northern Sky  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  January 10, 2017
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12239 170127  Robotic food delivery is rolling into the United States in February | Popular Science

12238 170127  You Are Probably Doing This Online and You Need to Stop Immediately  Popular Science

12237 170127    born January 27, 1756     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Mozart Biography  Austrian composer, pianist, songwriter
The Best of Mozart - YouTube

When Beethoven met Mozart for the first time! - YouTube

Amadeus (1984) - IMDb
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Mozart Vs Salieri - YouTube
Mozart and Salieri 'lost' composition played in Prague - BBC News  Feb. 16, 2016 ... Deadly jealousy? "It is false. Salieri did not poison Mozart, but they both worked in Vienna and were competitors." ... What the 1984 film Amadeus gets wrong ...
Happy Birthday, by Beethoven Bach Mozart - Nicole Pesce on piano - YouTube

12236 170127     born January 27, 1832    Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll - Author -
Lewis Carroll - Wikipedia  Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. ...
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) - IMDb
Alice Through the Looking Glass Clip Compilation (2016) - YouTube

12235 170126  Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionise technology and spaceflight | The Independent
Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality
Silvera Group: High Pressure Physics Harvard Univ.

12234 170126  Layer Cake Sunset  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  January 20, 2017

12233 170126     born January 26, 1891    Frank Costello
Frank "the Prime Minister" Costello - Organized Crime -
Frank Costello | The Mob Museum
Frank Costello - Wikipedia
  Frank "the Prime Minister" Costello, born Francesco Castiglia; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973, an Italian-American gangster and crime boss. Costello rose to the top of the United States underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States, and enjoyed political influence.
Nicknamed "The Prime Minister of the Underworld," he became one of the most powerful and influential
mob bosses in American history, eventually leading the Luciano crime family (later called the Genovese crime family), one of the Five Families that operates in New York City.

Mobsters Frank Costello - YouTube

12232 170126  38 Stunning Photos From Women's Marches Around The World | The Huffington Post  Women's Marches, Jan. 21, 2017
Most marches on Washington are about politics. The Women’s March was about parenting, too. - The Washington Post
More Than 1 Million Rally at Women's Marches in US and Around World - ABC News
The Radical Possibility of the Women’s March - The New Yorker
The Much Needed Humor of the Women’s March - The New Yorker
Women's March in St. Paul MN draws an estimated 90,000 to 100,000  Pioneer Press
2017 Women's March - Wikipedia
Women's Rights

12231 170126  First Australian penal colony established - Jan 26, 1788 -
Australian History - Penal Colonies - YouTube
Australia Day - Wikipedia 
National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. In present-day Australia, celebrations ...
Australia. History of Australia in 10 minutes. - YouTube

12230 170125  Balancing natural priorities  Deutsche Welle, 01/23/2017

12229 170125  US no longer a 'full democracy,' but it's not Trump's fault: Report - AOL News

12228 170125    R.I.P.    Mary Tyler Moore    January 25, 2017        
Mary Tyler Moore, beloved TV actress, dies at 80 -   
Mary Tyler Moore, groundbreaking television actor, dies aged 80 | The Guardian

born December 29, 1936    Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore - Actress -  videos
A bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore's iconic hat toss,  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia  December 29, 1936
– January 25, 2017, an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirty-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis; and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother. ...
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12227 170125    born January 24, 1941    Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond - Songwriter, Singer -
Neil Diamond - Topic - YouTube
Neil Diamond - Wikipedia  born January 24, 1941, an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
Neil Diamond. Solitary Man.Documentary. Part 1. - YouTube 1&2  not available: 3 &4
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12226 170125  World's largest diamond found | This Day History  On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered ...
The Cullinan Diamond | Priceless Pieces - YouTube
Cullinan Diamond- The largest gem-quality diamond ever found - YouTube
Cullinan Diamond - Wikipedia 

12225 170124  The 42 Best Foods For a Good Night's Sleep  MSN, Zero Belly
12224 170124  20 Foods That Keep You Young  MSN, Men's Fitness

12223 170124  Picturesque small towns in every state  USA TODAY

12222 170124     born January 24, 1712    Frederick the Great (Frederick II)
Frederick II

Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia 1-5 - YouTube  Part 1 > 5
Frederick the Great - Wikipedia 
Frederick II, 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786, King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War. Frederick was the last titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving full sovereignty for all historical Prussian lands. ...
Frederick II - Facts & Summary -

12221 170124  Gold discovered at Sutter’s Creek - Jan 24, 1848 -
The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849) - YouTube    

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10707 160114  Gold Rush
The Gold Rush of 1849 - Facts & Summary -
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1898 Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Story, Dawson City, Yukon River - YouTube
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12220 170124  January 24, 2003: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Becomes Operational - History and Headlines
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12219 170123-0124  The Most Terrifying Bridges in the World |

12218 170123     born February 3, 1821    Elizabeth Blackwell
First woman M.D. - Jan 23, 1849 -
Elizabeth Blackwell - Author, Doctor, Educator -
Women's History Month - Elizabeth Blackwell - YouTube
How Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor in the U.S. PBS NewsHour
Elizabeth Blackwell - Wikipedia  3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910, a British-born physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in the United Kingdom. ...

Women's Rights

12217 170123     born January 23, 1832    Édouard Manet    
Edouard Manet - Painter -

Art Music & Painting - Édouard Manet on Chopin , Mendelssohn and Liszt - YouTube
Édouard Manet - Wikipedia  23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883, a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
...  His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art. ...

12216 170122  January 22  March for Life  (photos) Pro-Life
March for Life
Rally and March Info  Friday, 01/27/2017, D.C.
March for Life 2017 - Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life MCCL March for Life, Sun., 01/22/2017, Minnesota Capitol Mall
Supreme Court legalizes abortion - Jan 22, 1973 -
Roe v. Wade - Jan 22, 1973 -

12215 170122  President Carter pardons draft dodgers - Jan 21, 1977 -
Jan. 21, 1977: Carter Pardons Draft Evaders Video - ABC News
40 years later, remembering Jimmy Carter's pardon for draft dodgers - British Columbia - CBC News
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Vietnam War - Wikipedia
Presidents:    Jimmy Carter    #39
Minnesota Honors Vietnam War Era Veterans

12213 170121-0122  The World's First Nuclear Submarine Was Launched 60 Years Ago  Gizmodo, 01/21/2014
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) - Wikipedia   the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. The vessel was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole on 3 August 1958.
The First Nuclear Submarine in The World - YouTube
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12214 170121     January 21, 1824    Stonewall Jackson  Stonewall Jackson, with a video

Stonewall Jackson - Wikipedia  January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. ...
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12213 170121  The World's First Nuclear Submarine Was Launched 60 Years Ago  Gizmodo, 01/21/2014
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) - Wikipedia   the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. The vessel was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole on 3 August 1958.
The First Nuclear Submarine in The World - YouTube
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12212 170121  The 45th president | The Economist
What Donald Trump’s appointments reveal about his incoming administration | The Economist
On a largely ceremonial day, Trump revamps the White House website and takes a few executive actions - The Washington Post
Women’s Marches: Millions of protesters around the country vow to resist Donald Trump - The Washington Post  01/21/2017
Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare | Reuters
Watching Trump’s Inauguration from the Cheap Seats - The New Yorker
Trump quick off the mark to target Obama′s health care system  Deutsche Welle, 01/20/2017
‘Months, not weeks’ before a Trump-Putin meeting can be organized – Kremlin — R
ussia Today
Russia's Putin ready to meet President Trump 'in coming months' - France 24

Trump era signals dramatic changes - Global Times  China
How the world reacted to Trump's inauguration as US president | The Guardian
Japan business leaders react to Trump inauguration - News - NHK WORLD - English
PressTV-‘Trump inaugural speech hyper-nationalistic’
Presidents    Donald Trump    #45 

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