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

May 14, 2017    Mother's Day 

Sat. May 20, 2017    2017 Preakness | Home of the 142nd Preakness Stakes
Cloud Computing pulls upset to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes - YouTube
3rd Sat. in May  Preakness Stakes (Triple Crown)
Baltimore, Maryland

Sports  2017

Sun. May 28, 2017    Indianapolis 500, Indiana

Mon. May 29, 2017    Memorial Day

12765 170520  Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings - NPR
12764 170520  Cloud Computing pulls upset to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes - YouTube
2017 Preakness | Home of the 142nd Preakness Stakes
3rd Sat. in May  Preakness Stakes (Triple Crown)
Baltimore, Maryland

Sports  2017

12763 170520     born May 20, 1908    Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart - Film Actor, Actor, Theater Actor -
James Stewart - IMDb
James Stewart - Wikipedia 
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart, May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997, an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. A major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona, which helped him often portray American middle-class men struggling in crisis. Many of the films he starred in have become enduring classics.
Indiana, Pennsylvania

12762 170520  United States drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll - May 20, 1956 -
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Wikipedia
Combat Comparison Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Vs B-29 Superfortress. #B52… misc Pinterest

12761 170520  The Homestead Act - May 20, 1862 -
Abraham Lincoln     #16  

12760 170519  Get the Best Sun Protection - Consumer Reports

12759 170 519  What makes you attractive Voice and smell, too -

12758 170519  Churchill and FDR plot D-Day - May 19, 1943 -
D-Day Invasion of Normandy Video - D-Day -
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt     #32  

12757 170519     born c. May 19, 1881    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - President (non-U.S.) -
Biography of Ataturk (english) - YouTube
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - Wikipedia  19 May 1881 – 10 November 1938, a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first President from 1923 until his death in 1938. ...  The Turkish Parliament granted him the surname Atatürk in 1934, which means "Father of the Turks", in recognition of the role he played in building the modern Turkish Republic.
Atatürk's Speech that Recreated a Nation Bir Milleti Baştan Yaratan Nutuk (10. Yıl Nutku) - YouTube

12756 170518  China Reportedly Bans Dog Meat Sales at Notorious Yulin Festival  National Geographic
Lychee and Dog Meat Festival - Wikipedia 
The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival began in 2009 and spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. The festival has been censured by animal welfare and animal rights supporters.

12755 170518 - Official Site of the WNBA
Key Dates: 2017 WNBA Season - - Official Site of the WNBA
Minnesota Lynx
Sports  2017

12754 170518  Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson - May 18, 1896 -
Presidents:    Grover Cleveland    #24
Civil Rights  
12749 170517     May 17, 1954
Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia -
The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Brown v. Board of Education in PBS' The Supreme Court - YouTube
Brown v. Board of Education - YouTube|
Presidents:        Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34  
Civil Rights   

12753 170518  Lotus makes Formula One debut - May 18, 1958 -
Team Lotus - Wikipedia
Monaco Grand Prix - Wikipedia
Formula One - Wikipedia
007 Cars Scenes - The Spy Who Love Me (1977) - Lotus Esprit - YouTube

12752 170518    May 18, 1920     Pope John Paul II
John Paul II - Pope -
Pope John Paul II - Wikipedia  Pope Saint John Paul II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła, 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005, Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is called by some Catholics Saint John Paul the Great.
"In honor of Pope John Paul II" photos

12751 170517  Watch This RC Car Walk on Water  Popular Mechanics

12750 170517  Final episode of Beverly Hills 90210 airs - May 17, 2000 -
Beverly Hills 90210 - Watch Full Episodes Online -

12749 170517     May 17, 1954
Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia -
The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Brown v. Board of Education in PBS' The Supreme Court - YouTube
Brown v. Board of Education - YouTube|
Presidents:        Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34  
Civil Rights

12748 170517  Overwatch celebrates its one year anniversary with a new event and a Game of the Year edition - The Verge
Overwatch (video game) - Wikipedia  Released: May 24, 2016

12747 170516  Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island  Yahoo
Galleria mellonella - a plastic-eating caterpillar - YouTube
Plastic Pollution

12746 170516  Weekend Box Office Results for May 12-14, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
1  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2  2  Snatched (2017) - IMDb  3  King Arthur Legend of the Sword (2017) - IMDb

12745 170516  3-D printed ovary allows infertile mouse to mate and give birth -

12744 170516  East Liverpool police officer suffers fentanyl overdose from drug call | Ohio
Fentanyl - Wikipedia

12743 170516     born May 16, 1919    Liberace
Liberace - Pianist -
Mini Bio Liberace - YouTube
1969 Liberace Show Boogie Woogie - YouTube
Liberace - Wikipedia 
Władziu Valentino Liberace, May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987, mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist, singer, and actor. ...  At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, with established residencies in Las Vegas, and an international touring schedule. Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet "Mr. Showmanship". 
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12742 170516  Mary Wells gives Motown Records its first #1 hit with “My Guy” - May 16, 1964 -
Mary Wells - My Guy - YouTube
Sister Act- My God (My Guy) - YouTube

Motown - Wikipedia  Detroit, Michigan

12741 170515  Nature Notes, May 15, 2017, Rain    Red-tailed Hawks, Red-winged Blackbirds, Robins, Blue Herons, Egrets, Mallards, Mourning Doves, Crows, Blue Jay calls,
a group of three White-tailed Deer

May 14, 2017, Sunny   
Trumpeter Swans, Red-winged Blackbirds, Mallard Duck families (ducklings), Canada Goose families (goslings), a Downy Woodpecker, a Baltimore Oriole pair
Muskrats, Muskrat lodges, a Beaver lodge, a Weasel (most likely Long-tailed Weasel)
A intense and long territorial fight between two huge male Snapping Turtles in a pond, Painted turtles sunning,
a Northern Watersnake swimming on the water surface
American Toad calls
Paper Wasps, Green Darner dragonflies, Gnats
In Bloom: Golden Alexander, Dandelion, Prairie Smoke, Columbine, Spurge, Shooting Star, Crabapple, Wild Blue Phlox, Blue Flag Iris, Lilac, Anemone?, Violet, Canada Violet, Ohio Buckeye, Spring Beauty, Bellflower?, Cherry?, and more
Seeds: Dandelion Seedheads, Boxelder samaras,
Nature Notes  2017

12740 170515     born May 15, 1856    Frank Baum  Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum - Wikipedia 
Lyman Frank Baum, May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919, better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum, an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularlyThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz....
The Wizard of Oz (1939) - IMDb 

12739 170515  DuPont Nylon is Still Changing the World - YouTube
Game Changers: Nylon, the fiber that changed America  NorthJersey
Wallace Carothers invented Nylon but killed himself before World War 2 | - Wallace Carothers: Tragedy of the father of Nylon
Wallace Carothers - Wikipedia  April 27, 1896 – April 29, 1937, an American chemist, inventor and the leader of organic chemistry at DuPont, credited with the invention of nylon.
May 15  National Nylon Stocking Day | Roodepoort Record

12738 170514  15 Signs That You're Going to Die Early  CheatSheet

12737 170514     born May 14, 1936    Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin - Film Actor, Actor, Singer -
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife (Live 1970) - YouTube
Bobby Darin - Wikipedia  May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973, an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of musical genres, including jazz, pop, rock 'n' roll, folk, swing, and country.
East Harlem neighborhood of New York City, New York

12736 170514  The Warsaw Pact is formed - May 14, 1955 -
Presidents:        Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34  

12735 170513  Mother′s Day:  Commercialization vs. gratitude  Deutsche Welle, 05/13/2017
May 14, 2017    Mother's Day

12734 170513  The food porn phenomenon  Deutsche Welle, 05/11/2017

12733 170513   Jamestown settlers arrive - May 13, 1607 -
Watch The Value of Tobacco Clip - America the Story of Us HISTORY

12732 170513    born May 13, 1907    Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier - Author, Playwright -  Rebecca, The Birds
Daphne Du Maurier, author of Rebecca, is born - May 13, 1907 -
Daphne Du Maurier - IMDb
The Birds (1963) trailer - YouTube
Personality Meet Daphne Du Maurier (1946) - YouTube    

12731 170513  AP-NORC poll: Most know little about charter schools  Yahoo
Charter school - Wikipedia

12730 170512  This revolting video of a spurting clam is going viral - AOL News

12729 170512  Cold War
Berlin blockade lifted - May 12, 1949 -

Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33

12728 170512  Cold War / Vietnam War
American ship Mayaguez seized - May 12, 1975 -
Presidents:    Gerald Ford    #38

12727 170512    born May 12, 1907    Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn - Actress, Theater Actress, Film Actor-Film Actress, Film Actress -
Top 10 Katharine Hepburn Performances - YouTube
Hartford, Connecticut  

12726 170511  Sat. May 13, 2017  Minnesota Fishing Opener  Letter 56 | レター  56    
Minnesota Walleye Fishing Opener 2017 - Minnesota Resort Vacation
Fishing Opener 2017 - Warroad on Lake of the Woods, MN  May 13, 2017, Mother's Day: May 14, 2017

12725 170511 
Demi Moore Sued in 2015 Swimming Pool Drowning Death  People
Man Drowned in Demi Moore's Pool - Celebrity Justice
6 Tips to Lawsuit-Proof Your Pool Party - Injured
Being Liability Smart for Your Backyard Pool Party - Lerner's Personal Injury Blog

12724 170511  Courting trouble: Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again | The Economist  05/13/2017

12723 170511    born May 11, 1888    Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin - Biography
Irving Berlin - Wikipedia 
May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989, an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook...  Many songs became popular themes and anthems, including "Easter Parade", "White Christmas", "Happy Holiday", "This Is the Army, Mr. Jones", and "There's No Business Like Show Business". His Broadway musical and 1942 film, This is the Army, with Ronald Reagan, had Kate Smith singing Berlin's "God Bless America" which was first performed in 1938.
Irving Berlin - IMDb

Irving Berlin God Bless America - The Ed Sullivan Show - YouTube
God Bless America - Celine Dion - YouTube
Music  |  Russian Empire  |  New York

12722 170511    born May 11, 1896     Mari Sandoz
Western writer Mari Sandoz is born - May 11, 1896 -
An Intereview with Mari Sandoz - a Nebraska Story - YouTube
Mari Sandoz - Wikipedia 
May 11, 1896 – March 10, 1966, a Nebraska novelist, biographer, lecturer, and teacher. She became one of the West's foremost writers, and wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians.

12721 170511  Nature Notes on Kris' Morning Walk: May 9, 2017:  Sunny    Warblers: an Ovenbird, a Redstart, Waterthrushes, Black and White Warblers, a Canada Warbler, a Common Yellowthroat, Cape May Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Magnolia Warblers, a Northern Parula, a Nashville Warbler, a Mourning Warbler, a Palm Warbler, Wilson’s Warblers, etc.
a Vireo (Blue-headed?), a Great Crested Flycatcher, a Gnatcatcher, a Least Flycatcher (calls), a Great Horned Owl in flight, Crows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Mallards, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), Robins (calls), a Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Baltimore Orioles, a House Wren, a Swift, a Tom Turkey in display, Robins, Grackles,
Gray Squirrels
In Bloom: Redbud, Crabapple, Prairie Smoke, Downy Yellow Violet, Violet, Canada Violet, Dandelion, Elderberry, Garlic Mustard (invasive), Trillium, Oak
River Birch with catkins, White Birch with catkins, Dandelion seedheads, Boxelder samaras

Nature Notes  2017

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