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Sun. Feb. 26, 2017 on ABC, Academy Awards  oscar-nominations-2017-view-the-complete-list-of-nominees
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12381 170228    born February 27, 1902    John Steinbeck 
John Steinbeck Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
John Steinbeck - Wikipedia
  February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968, an American author of 27 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939) is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies. The winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been called "a giant of American letters". His works are widely read abroad and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.       
California
 
12380 170228    born February 27, 1932    Elizabeth Taylor
Biography.com  Elizabeth Taylor, videos
Liz Taylor Memorable Movie Moments - YouTube
Elizabeth Taylor - Wikipedia  
February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011, a British-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. She began as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. The American Film Institute named her the seventh greatest female screen legend in 1999.... 
grew up in Los Angels, California (British-born)
California

12379 170228  The Best States in America  MSN, U.S. News & World, 02/28/2017
America


12378 170228  What Buffett, Icahn and Other Billionaire Investors Are Buying in the Trump Era  MSN, TheStreet

12377 170227  Kurt Busch Wins 2017 Daytona 500 | FOX NASCAR - YouTube
NASCAR 2017 Daytona 500 (FULL RACE) - YouTube

Sun. Feb. 26, 2017  Daytona 500 NASCAR.com

12376 170227  The #Oscars 2017 - 89th Academy Awards Full Show (February 26, 2017) - YouTube
Feb. 26, 2017 on ABC, Academy Awards 
Oscar Winners
Oscar-nominations-2017-view-the-complete-list-of-nominees

First Academy Awards announced - Feb 18, 1929 - HISTORY.com

Entertainment Calendar

12375 170227  Weekend Box Office Results for February 24-26, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
Get Out (2017) - IMDb  2  The LEGO Batman Movie  3  John Wick: Chapter Two

12374 170227  Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze  National Geographic
Drinks


12373 170227     born February 27, 1807    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Author, Poet - Biography.com
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Wikipedia  February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882, an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets.
The life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - YouTube
The Song of Hiawatha - Wikipedia
Minnehaha Park (Minneapolis) - Wikipedia  Minnesota
Minnehaha Falls , Minnesota, waterfall. красивый парк в Америке , водопад миннехаха - YouTube
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - FULL Audio Book - YouTube
The Song Of Hiawatha - YouTube

Frozen Minnehaha Falls photo
Maine 


12372 170227     born February 27, c. 272 AD    Constantine the Great
Constantine I - Religious Figure, Emperor, General - Biography.com - He was the first Christian emperor and saw the empire begin to become a Christian state.
Constantine the Great - Wikipedia  27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine (in the Orthodox Church as Saint Constantine the Great, Equal-to-the-Apostles), a Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD.
History Channel - Constantine the Great - YouTube

List of Roman emperors - Wikipedia

12371 170226  Snow Sculpture Photos:  "Under A Rest"  1a  |  1b   |  "The Hummingbird"  2a  |  2b   
2017 St. Paul Winter Carnival

12370 170226  Dementia Can Be Predicted Via One Simple Marker Say Experts  Inquisitr

12369 170226     born February 26, 1802     Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com

Victor Hugo - Wikipedia  26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers...
Les Misérables (2012) - IMDb
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) - IMDb

12368 170226   Seeing ‘King and I’? See where it falls in our Rodgers and Hammerstein rankings – Twin Cities  02/24/2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein - Wikipedia
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA (Broadway) - Medley [LIVE @ The 2013 Tony Awards] - YouTube

12367 170225   Readers' travel photography competition January – the winners Travel | The Guardian

12366 170225   10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Paying With Your Face  MIT Technology Review

12365 170225   The Top-Rated Cocktail Bars In The U.S.  MSN, Delish
Drinks  |  America

12364 170225   North America's Best Ski Resorts - YouTube
Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2016 - YouTube
Travel

12363 170225  Your workout could be killing your sex life | Fox News

12362 170225    born  February 25, 1842    Ida Lewis 
Who is the 'bravest woman in America' Ida Lewis?
  USA TODAY
Ida Lewis Ava Hansen - YouTube
Ida Lewis (lighthouse keeper) - Wikipedia  February 25, 1842 – October 24, 1911, an American lighthouse keeper noted for her heroism in rescuing people from the sea.

Lighthouse keeper - Wikipedia
Rhode Island

12361 170225  Samuel Colt receives patent for his revolver, February 25, 1836 | EDN
Samuel Colt - Inventions - HISTORY.com
Samuel Colt - Inventor - Biography.com  07/19/1814
If we're not mistaken, his gun is a Colt 45 "Peacemaker." It's the real McCoy.
More guns 
born February 24, 1817    Samuel Hamilton Walker
Samuel Hamilton Walker  videos
Samuel Hamilton Walker - Wikipedia 
February 24, 1817 – October 9, 1847, a Texas Ranger captain and military officer of the Republic of Texas and the United States armies. Walker served in several armed conflicts, including the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American wars.  Walker is best known as the co-inventor of the famous Walker Colt revolver, along with arms manufacturer Samuel Colt.   

12360 170224  How harmful are plastic bags to the climate?  Deutsche Welle, 02/23/2017
Plastic Pollution

 
12359 170224  How Robots And AI Could Save American Water Utilities Half A Trillion Dollars | Fast Company Business + Innovation  02/24/2017

12358 170224  Tundra - Wikipedia 
Taiga - Wikipedia  

Territories below the Arctic Circle - Reindeer and Nomads - YouTube
On Thin Ice: Inuit Way of Life Vanishing in Arctic - YouTube
Braving Alaska - YouTube

Alaska  |  Sled Dog Race

12357 170224  Dance project’s ‘Secrets of Slave Songs’ explores slavery’s impact on us all – Twin Cities
Slave Songs Excerpts - Bing video

Songs of the Underground Railroad - Wikipedia
Underground Railroad - Black History - HISTORY.com

Civil Rights

12356 170224  The 6 Worst Foods to Eat Before Having Sex and the 5 Best | LIVESTRONG.COM
Foods 

12355 170223  Weekend Box Office Results for February 17-19, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
1  The LEGO Batman Movie  2  Fifty Shades Darker  3  The Great Wall (2016) - IMDb

12354 170223 
7 Ways to Improve Bone Health After Age 50 | Lifescript.com

12353 170223  Shop this video: Keep food fresh up to 5 times longer - AOL Food
Foods


12352 170223     February 23, 1685    George Handel
Biography.com  George Handel
George Frideric Handel's - Water Music - YouTube
Handel Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV 437 - YouTube
Handel - Sarabande - YouTube
George Frideric Handel - Wikipedia  23 February 1685
(O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759, a German, later British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712; ...
   
Music 


12351 170223  NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery | NASA
Exoplanet discovery: What does Nasa's announcement mean - and should we be excited about TRAPPIST-1?

Discoveries of exoplanets - Wikipedia
Exoplanet Discoveries | NASA
Astronomy

12350 170223  Children receive first polio vaccine - Feb 23, 1954 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)    #32    |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12349 170223  Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death | The Guardian  02/22/2017

12348 170223  Legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with fewer youth suicide attempts, new study finds - The Washington Post 

12347 170222  America's New Comfort Foods  Parade
America  |  Foods

12346 170222  Circus in France is an ever-changing art form - France 24  02/21/2017

12345 170222    born February 22, 1962    Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin - Television Personality - Biography.com

Steve Irwin tribute - YouTube
The Crocodile HunterSteve's Greatest Crocodile Captures (1-8) - YouTube
Australia Zoo - Home of the Crocodile Hunter - “Conservation through Exciting Education”
Steve Irwin - Wikipedia  Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, 22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", an Australian nature expert and television personality. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri.
Steve Irwin - IMDb

Steve Irwin's page    

12344 170222     born February 22, 1732     George Washington 
George Washington | whitehouse.gov  The first President of the United States
Virginia
President's Day    George Washington    #1

12343 170221  2017 St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Carving Photos:  "in Good Hands"  1a  |  1b  (Up-Close) 

12342 170221  February 21, 1804: The world’s first railway journey of a steam locomotive takes place in Wales. | The Street and the City
Blists Hill, Ironbridge, Trevithick first steam loco - YouTube
Trains

12341 170221  FORE! 2017 Minnesota and Twin Cities Area Golf Course Opening Dates | TwinCitiesGolf.com - Voted Minnesota's #1 Golf Website
Twin Cities Driving Ranges Opening Friday, Golf Courses Saturday « WCCO CBS Minnesota  02/16/2017
Minnesota Winter

12333 170219  Photo: Many people practice golf at the driving range in St. Paul, Minnesota, which is unusual around this time of year. Feb. 18, 2017
February 19, 2017 Minneapolis, MN - High: 59
°F (15 °C)  |  Low: 48°F ( 9 °C)   weather.com
Record-Breaking Friday Heading into a Warm Holiday Weekend | KSTP.com  02/17/2017
It’s super-warm this weekend. Here’s how to enjoy it. (And a few things not to do.) – Twin Cities  02/17/2017
Minnesota Winter
12325 170217-0218  February 18, 2017 Minneapolis, MN - High: 59°F (15 °C)  |  Low: 32°F ( 0 °C)   weather.com
February 17, 2017 Minneapolis, MN - High: 64
°F (18 °C)  |  Low: 35°F ( 2 °C)   weather.com
Full on Spring Fever! Rare 60F Warmth in February - StarTribune.com  02/17/2017
Minnesota Winter 


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