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May 5     Cinco de Mayo    Letter 59 | レター  59   フォトギャラリー

May 14, 2017    Mother's Day

Sat. May 13, 2017   
Minnesota Fishing Opener  Letter 56 | レター  56 



12720 170510  A side effect of peace in Colombia? A cocaine boom in the U.S.  MSN, Washington Post

12719 170510  The Prettiest Town in Every State  MSN, The Daily Meal
America

12718 170510  The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869.
Transcontinental Railroad and the American West - YouTube
First Transcontinental Railroad - Wikipedia
Who Was Who - The Transcontinental Railroad
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln    #16    |    Ulysses S. Grant    #18
Trains


12717 170510    born May 10, 1899    Fred Astaire 
Fred Astaire - Dancer - Biography.com  videos
Fred Astaire - Wikipedia 
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz, May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987, an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter.
Swing Time - Rogers and Astaire - YouTube

12716 170510  New Swiss Guards take an oath to protect the Pope - YouTube
Swiss Guard & Vatican Police (documentary) - YouTube
Pontifical Swiss Guard - Wikipedia
Sack of Rome (1527) - Wikipedia   May 6, 1527


12715 170509  Weekend Box Office Results for May 5-7, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
1  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2    2  The Fate of the Furious  3  The Boss Baby
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Official Trailer #1 (2017) Chris Pratt Sci-Fi Action Movie HD - YouTube  #1 > #3
 
12714 170509    born May 9, 1860    J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie - Author, Playwright - Biography.com 
J. M. Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing the play Peter Pan.
James Barrie is born - May 09, 1860 - HISTORY.com
 

12713 170509  L. Ron Hubbard publishes Dianetics - May 09, 1950 - HISTORY.com
L. Ron Hubbard - Wikipedia 
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986, better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.

12712 170509  Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Mother’s Day holiday - May 09, 1914 - HISTORY.com
Anna Jarvis Was Sorry She Ever Invented Mother’s Day  buzzfeed

Presidents:    Woodrow Wilson    #28    |    George W. Bush    #43
Mother's Day

12711 170509  May 9, 2017  Tuesday of the first full week of May National Teacher Day   全米先生の日(先生に感謝する週)

12710 170508  Eliud Kipchoge misses sub two-hour marathon by 26 seconds – video highlights - YouTube  Italy, 05/06/2017
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of breaking 2-hour barrier in marathon - LA Times
Marathons

12709 170508     born May 8, 1886    Coca-Cola    Atlanta, Georgia
Animated History of Coca-Cola - YouTube
John Pemberton - Wikipedia
  July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888, an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the founder of Coca-Cola.  
Drinks


12708 170508  V E Day in London - 1945 - YouTube
Stock Footage - Harry Truman announces victory over Germany WWII - YouTube
V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Stalin's Victory Speech on May 9, 1945 (English subtitles) - YouTube
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII

12707 170508     born May 8, 1884    Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman - U.S. President - Biography.com
Harry S. Truman | whitehouse.gov

Harry S. Truman - Wikipedia  May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972, 33rd President of the United States (1945–53), an American politician of the Democratic Party. ...
Missouri

Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33

12706 170507  Live: Emmanuel Macron elected French president with 65.8% of the vote - France 24
France
: Help this man! Opinion  Deutsche Welle, 05/07/2017
Emmanuel Macron Wins the French Presidency - The Atlantic
The Guardian view on the French election
: Good luck, Mr Macron. You will need it Editorial Opinion | The Guardian

12705 170507  13 Most Useless Job Skills Employers Don't Want Anymore  CheatSheet

12704 170507  19 US cities where you can live comfortably on less than $50,000 a year  MSN, BI
America

12703 170507     born May 7, 1909    Edwin Land
Edwin Land - Physicist, Scientist, Inventor - Biography.com
Edwin H. Land - Wikipedia 
May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991, an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation.
BBC News - The Polaroid genius who re-imagined the way we take photos - YouTube
Connecticut


12702 170507     born May 7, 1919    Eva Perón
Eva Perón - Actress, Politician - Biography.com
Eva Perón - Wikipedia
 
María Eva Duarte de Perón, 7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón (Spanish: [ˈeβa peˈɾon]), or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita.
EVITA 1980 Tony Awards - YouTube
Evita (1996) - IMDb


12691 170505-0506  Derby Results 2017 Kentucky Derby & Oaks May 5 and 6, 2017 Tickets, Events, News
Always Dreaming 2017 Kentucky Derby & Oaks May 5 and 6, 2017 Tickets, Events, News
Always Dreaming wins 143rd Kentucky Derby - YouTube
Home: 2017 Kentucky Derby & Oaks May 5 and 6, 2017 Tickets, Events, News
Visiting Lexington ahead of 2017 Kentucky Derby - YouTube

Kentucky Derby 2017 By the Numbers E! News - YouTube
HorseCenter - Kentucky Derby 2017 Picks & Analysis - YouTube
May 6, 2017, First Sat.  Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky at the Churchill Downs Racecourse (Triple Crown)
Kentucky


12701 170506  Final episode of Friends airs on NBC - May 06, 2004 - HISTORY.com

12700 170506  First four-minute mile - May 06, 1954 - HISTORY.com
First Four Minute Mile-HQ(Roger Bannister1954) - YouTube
Four-minute mile - Wikipedia

12699 170506     born May 6, 1915    Orson Welles
Orson Welles - Film Actor, Actor, Director - Biography.com
Citizen Kane released - May 01, 1941 - HISTORY.com
Orson Welles - Wikipedia 
May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985, an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is remembered for his innovative work in all three: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937), a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; in radio, the legendary 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds"; and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.
Citizen Kane (1941) - IMDb
Citizen Kane - The Theatrical Trailer - YouTube

Wisconsin


12698 170506  Portland is weird? St. Paul is boring? Well, yes and no – Twin Cities
Portland, Oregon  |  St. Paul, Minnesota  |  Travel

12697 170506  Nature Notes on Steve's Walk with Jason @ Roberts, May 6, 2017:  Sunny    Northern Waterthrushes, Palm Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a White-throated Sparrow, a Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrows (calls), Wood Ducks, Mallards, Crows, an Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warblers (calls), Gnatcatchers, Robins, a Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpeckers (calls), Cowbirds, Grackles, a Broad-winged Hawk flying in circles, a Cooper’s Hawk chased by several Crows, Chickadees, a Crow chased by a Red-winged Blackbird, Turkeys: a Tom Turkey displays, a Great Egret, Cardinals, a White-bellied Nuthatch, a House Wren calls
a Muskrat, Gray Squirrels, a Red Squirrel,
American Toad calls
Blooming: Redbud, Crabapple, Juneberry (almost done), Columbine, Elderberry, Violet, Canada Violet, Dandelion, Creeping Charlie
Fallen fruits or flowers: Black Willow?, Maple?, unidentified seeds: looking like a sort of a green leaf (half an inch long).
Activities: Walking, Birding, Running, Biking, Playing Golf,

Nature Notes  2017

12696 170506  Famous People who everybody knows in Japan
The Three Unifiers - Japan Under the Shoguns  Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu

Info from Explore Japan Info

12695 170505  Battle of Puebla
May 5     Cinco de Mayo    Letter 59 | レター  59   フォトギャラリー

12694 170505  Noise created by humans is pervasive in US protected areas  Phys.org
Green

12693 170505     born May 5, 1942    Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette - Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer - Biography.com
Tammy Wynette - Wikipedia
  born Virginia Wynette Pugh; May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998, an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers. Wynette was called the "First Lady of Country Music", and her best-known song, "Stand by Your Man", is one of the best-selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music. Many of her hits dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce, and the difficulties of life and relationships.
tammy wynette - stand by your man - YouTube
Stand by Your Man - Wikipedia
Music  |  Mississippi

12692 170505  Golden Week  April 29 - May 5 each year
Golden Week (Japan) - Wikipedia
Children's Day (Japan) - Wikipedia  May 5 each year
Info from Explore Japan Info


12691 170505  Home: 2017 Kentucky Derby & Oaks May 5 and 6, 2017 Tickets, Events, News
Visiting Lexington ahead of 2017 Kentucky Derby - YouTube

Kentucky Derby 2017 By the Numbers E! News - YouTube
HorseCenter - Kentucky Derby 2017 Picks & Analysis - YouTube
May 6, 2017, First Sat.  Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky at the Churchill Downs Racecourse (Triple Crown)
Kentucky

 
12689 170504-0505    born May 4, 1958    Keith Haring 
Keith Haring - Artist, Activist - Biography.com
From 1982: Keith Haring - YouTube
Keith Haring Documentary - YouTube
Keith Haring Uncovered (Collingwood mural doco) - YouTube
Keith Haring - Wikipedia  May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990, an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century. 
Pennsylvania  |  Art

12690 170504  The world's biggest snowkiting race  Norway, MSN 

12689 170504    born May 4, 1958    Keith Haring 
Keith Haring - Artist, Activist - Biography.com
Keith Haring Documentary - YouTube
Keith Haring - Wikipedia  May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990, an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century. 
Pennsylvania  |  Art

12688 170504  May The 4th (Be With You) Compilation from the JukinVideo Vault - YouTube
Star Wars Day, May the 4th

12687 170504  Gene Vincent records “Be-Bop-A-Lula” - May 04, 1956 - HISTORY.com
Be Bop A Lula ( best version ) Gene VINCENT - YouTube

Music

12686 170503
  What People Earn 2017: Celebrity Salaries Then and Now  Parade
America
12643 170424   What People Earn  Parade 

12685 170503  World Press Freedom Day 3 May  United Nations
World Press Freedom Day - Wikipedia  May 3

12684 170503  Weekend Box Office Results for April 28-30, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
1  The Fate of the Furious  2  How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) - IMDb  3  Baahubali 2 The Conclusion (2017) - IMDb  4  The Boss Baby  5 The Circle (2017) - IMDb

12683 170503     born May 3, 1919    Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger - Environmental Activist, Anti-War Activist, Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer - Biography.com
Pete Seeger Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - YouTube

Pete Seeger & Judy Collins - Turn, Turn, Turn - YouTube
Pete Seeger - Wikipedia 
Peter "Pete" Seeger, May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014, an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes.
Pete Seeger - We shall overcome - YouTube
New York  |  Music


12682 170503  On this date: Joe DiMaggio makes his MLB debut - Stats & Info- ESPN  May 3, 1936
Mrs. Robinson - Wikipedia

Simon And Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson (with lyrics) - YouTube
Music 

12681 170502  End of an era at the FBI - May 02, 1972 - HISTORY.com
J. Edgar Hoover the Spy Video - Prohibition - HISTORY.com
Joseph McCarthy dies - May 02, 1957 - HISTORY.com

12680 170502    born May 2, 1729     Catherine the Great
Catherine II  biography.com  known as Catherine the Great
Documentary Films: Getting to Know the Real Catherine the Great - YouTube

Catherine the Great - Wikipedia  Catherine II of Russia (Russian: Екатерина Алексеевна Yekaterina Alekseyevna), also known as Catherine the Great (Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina Velikaya; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796, the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, she came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Russia was revitalised under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognised as one of the great powers of Europe. ...
Catherine the Great (Poker Face by Lady Gaga) - YouTube
List of Russian rulers - Wikipedia

12679 170502  Nature Notes on Kris' Morning Walk: May 2, 2017:  Sunny    Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, a Northern Waterthrush, a Palm Warbler, a Black and White Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Cardinals (calls), Blue Jay calls, Robins, Horned Grebes, Ruddy Ducks, White-throated Sparrows, a Lincoln Sparrow, a Swamp Sparrow, Chickadees, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), a Nuthatch, Coots, Mallards, a Sharp-shinned Hawk (most likely) flying overhead, a young Bald Eagle soaring in circles, a Least Bittern* flying overhead
Least Bittern, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology  Note: Our first bird in our lives.
Herons
Gray Squirrels
Western Chorus Frog calls
Listen to the calls  Chorus Frog Call - YouTube
Tree frogs: Western/Boreal chorus frog: Minnesota DN
R 
The western chorus frog is among Minnesota's smallest frogs.
Frogs
a Bee House for native bees
Blooming: Dandelion, Eastern Redbud (Judas-tree), Juneberry (Serviceberry), Elderberry, Violet, Canada Violet, 
River Birch catkins, catkin-like fruits fallen on the ground (Laurel or Black Willow),
Mushrooms: several kinds, for example, inky caps?
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Yellow-rumped Warblers, Phoebes, Mallards, a Downy Woodpecker nest?, Red-winged Blackbirds
, Crows, Canada Geese, Egrets, a Blue Heron in flight, sparrows (unidentified)
a bee (our first one of the season, unidentified species) sucking nectar from Dandelion flowers, a Green Darner dragonfly,
Several Painted Turtles sunning on logs in the pond
Two people, who we met in the park, are saying that they spotted a Northern Harrier.
Pocket Gopher's Mounds
Blooming: Dandelion, Violet, Creeping Charlie, Elderberry,
Crabapples almost begin to bloom and their leaves begin to appear, a tree has catkins, leafing out (unidentified),
River Birch with catkins, Boxelder with tiny samaras,
Duckweed, Moss

May 1, 2017:  It snowed for a while, St. Paul, MN.

Nature Notes  2017

12678 170501  May Day around the world  photos, MSN
0501 May Day (Springtime Festival: 春祭り)  < http://www.infoplease.com/spot/mayday.html > For example: Mayday Parade and Festival (Photos)   フォトギャラリー Mayday Baskets 

12677 170501  Herbert Hoover dedicates Empire State Building - May 01, 1931 - HISTORY.com
Developing the Empire State Building Video - New York City - HISTORY.com
New York
Presidents:    Herbert Hoover    #31            

12676 170501  May Calendar - Updated  05/01/2017
May Calendar: Nationwide & Local
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