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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators - Penguins win: 4-2

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olden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers -  GSW wins the series: 4-1

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2017 French Open - Wikipedia
Nadal beats Wawrinka; Ostapenko beats Halep

Saturday, June 10, 2017  Belmont Stakes (Triple Crown), Elmont, NY
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12843 170610    born: June 10, 19221    Judy Garland
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz (1-8) Movie CLIP (1939) HD - YouTube
Mini BIO - Judy Garland - YouTube
Information: < >
Wizard of Oz Festival (formerly known as Judy Garland Festival), Grand Rapids, MN, early June < >
Best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz.
Judy Garland - IMDb
Judy Garland - Actress, Film Actor-Film Actress, Film Actress, Singer, Television Actress, Classic Pin-Ups -
Minnesota's Famous People

12842 170610    June 9, 1672    Peter the Great    
Peter the Great - Tsar-Tsarina -
Peter the Great - Wikipedia Peter I or Peter Alexeyevich, 9 June 1672 – 8 February 1725, ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, westernized, and based on The Enlightenment. Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia and many institutions of Russian government trace their origins to his reign. ...
St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great - May 27, 1703 -

Russia Map - Geography of Russia - Map of Russia -
12841 170610  Matt’s Walk with Karen @ Arboretum; one of our staff members joined Matt for his nature walk.
a hot, sunny, and windy day, no pesky mosquitoes: a Red-tailed Hawk in flight, Clay-colored Sparrows (calls),  Kingbirds,  Field Sparrow calls, Song Sparrow calls, Mourning Doves, Turkeys, Eastern Bluebird nest box* (blue eggs), Tree Swallow nest box (white eggs); wren nest/bluebird nest - nest box, Common Yellowthroat calls, Bobolink males (calls), a Dickcissel (calls), a Turkey Vulture flying overhead, Crows, Savannah Sparrow calls?
Tiger Swallowtail, Monarch, Green Darner, Bumblebee
In Bloom: Lady’s Slippers: Pink and Yellow, Blue Flag iris, Vetch, Alfalfa, Spurge, Fleabane, Curly Dock, Japanese Tree Lilac, Basswood,
Seeds/Fruits: Ash, Boxelder, Black Walnut (still small green fruits),
Cattle grid - Wikipedia
Welcome Bluebirds With Nestboxes | Audubon
Eastern Bluebird
: Audubon Field Guide
Eastern Bluebird, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology  Listen to calls
Eastern bluebird - Wikipedia
Our Bluebird photos
Nature Notes  2017 

12840 170609  Northern Spark 2017  June 10, 2017, 8:59 p.m. (sunset) - 5:26 a.m. (sunrise)
Northern Spark 2017: A guide to the all-night arts festival  Pioneer Press

12839 170609  Saturday, June 10, 2017  Belmont Stakes (Triple Crown), Elmont, NY
Sports  2017

12838 170609    2017 NBA Playoffs | Series Schedules, Scores, Playoff Bracket and Video Recaps
Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers -  GSW leads the series: 3-0

Stanley Cup Playoffs | Hockey Bracket |
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators - Penguins lead the series: 3-2
Penguins: Phil Kessel - Wikipedia  Wisconsin, U of Minnesota; Jake Guentzel - Wikipedia  Minnesota
Sports  2017

12837 170608  Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood The Fighter LIVE at 2017 CMT Music Awards Full Performance - YouTube
2017 CMT Music Awards: The Winners | CMT  June 7, 2017
CMT Music Awards - Wikipedia
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Music  |  Entertainment Calendar

12836 170608  Texas boy dies of 'dry drowning' after swimming trip, family says | Fox News
Dry Drowning
: Know the Signs

12835 170608  Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins - Scientific American

12834 170608     born June 8, 1867     Frank Lloyd Wright
"So Long Frank Lloyd Wright" by Simon and Garfunkel - YouTube
150 years of Frank Lloyd Wright - Chicago Tribune
Frank Lloyd Wright Biography
Frank Lloyd Wright - Wikipedia
  June 8, 1867 - April 9, 1959, an American architect, interior designer,
writer, and educator
House on the Rock - Wikipedia  ... the inspiration for the house in a meeting between Alex Jordan, Jr. and Frank Lloyd Wright, ...
Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel (1923) - YouTube Tokyo, Japan
Wisconsin  |  Buildings  

12833 170608    born c. 570 CE    Muhammad     
History Channel - Muhammad The Prophet - YouTube
Founder of Islam dies - Jun 08, 632 -
Muhammad - Wikipedia
c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE, the prophet and founder of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was God's Messenger (rasūl Allāh) sent to confirm the essential teachings of monotheism preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is viewed as the final prophet of God in primary branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief. Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity and ensured that his teachings, practices, and the Quran, formed the basis of Islamic religious belief.
Islam vs Christianity vs Judaism Comparison - YouTube

12832 170607    born c. 1786    Chief Seattle 
Chief Seattle's speech (by Mark Sawalha) - YouTube
Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him - Jun 07, 1866 -
Chief Seattle - Wikipedia
c. 1786 – June 7, 1866, a Suquamish Tribe (Suquamish) and Dkhw'Duw'Absh (Duwamish) chief. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with "Doc" Maynard. The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, was named after him.
Native Americans  |  Washington
Presidents    Franklin Pierce    #14

12831 170607    born June 7, 1958     Prince  Prince
Prince Best Songs from the Legend's Life - YouTube
Top 10 Songs You Didn't Know Were Written by Prince - YouTube
Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show NFL - YouTube
Prince Cream - YouTube
Prince (musician) - Wikipedia
  Prince Rogers Nelson, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016, known by his mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, serving as a major figure in popular music for over three decades. ...
Prince - IMDb
Minnesota's Famous People 
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12830 170606   Top 50 Songs Of The Week - June 17, 2017 - YouTube

12829 170606   D-Day  General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord - Jun 06, 1944 -
D-Day in Pictures
  MSN, 06/06/2017
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)    #32  

12828 170606   The Ashmolean opens - Jun 06, 1683 - - the world's first university museum, Oxford, England
Ashmolean Museum

12827 170606  President Jackson rides the Iron Horse - Jun 06, 1833 -
Presidents:    Andrew Jackson    #7
Baltimore, Maryland 

12826 170606     born 849     Alfred the Great
BBC - History - Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great - Wikipedia  849 – 26 October 899, King of Wessex from 871 to 899.
  Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the
Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.
  Alfred had a reputation as a learned and merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged education, proposing that primary education be taught in
English, and improved his kingdom's legal system, military structure and his people's quality of life 
Alfred the Great - YouTube
100 Greatest Britons - Wikipedia

12825 170605  Weekend Box Office Results for June 2-4, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
Wonder Woman (2017) - IMDb  2  Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) - IMDb  3  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

12824 170605    Robert F. Kennedy shot - Jun 05, 1968 -
Robert F. Kennedy - Wikipedia
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968, an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as the United States junior senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, serving under his older brother President John F. Kennedy and his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Kennedy was a member of the Democratic Party, and is seen as an icon of modern American liberalism.

12823 170605  Discoverer of Klondike Gold dies - Jun 05, 1922 -
George Carmack discovers Klondike gold - Aug 16, 1896 -
George Carmack - Wikipedia
Klondike Gold Rush - Wikipedia
Canada  |  Alaska
Our photos:  a Prospector (far right in photo)  |  Gold Panning 
12822 170604  Nature Notes: June 4, 2017:  Sunny, High Temp: 88 F (31 C), Bloomington
 Tree Swallow nests, Blue Herons in flight, Mallard families, a Hooded Merganser family; babies dive to hunt, Robins, Song Sparrows, a Sparrow?, Catbirds (calls), a Turkey Vulture flying overhead, Red-tailed Hawks, a pair of Turkeys: Tom displays, a Cardinal, a Goldfinch, a Chickadee nest, a Mourning Dove, Grackles,
 Gray Squirrels,
 Painted Turtles laying eggs on nests, a Snapping Turtle coming out of the pond
 Monarch, Red-spotted Purple?, Dragonflies including Green Darner
 In Bloom: Fleabane, Highbush Cranberry, Basswood, Yarrow, Canada Anemone, Wild Rose
 Seeds: Cottonwood, Ash, Dandelion
 170603 St. Paul & Woodbury
 Canada Goose families, very young Swallows
(unidentified species), Wood Ducks, a Blue Jay, Mallards, Barn Swallows in flight, a Cliff Swallow colony, Starlings, House Sparrow nests, House Finch nests (fledged)
 Painted Turtles summing on the log 
 Dragonfly larval skin* (Jean found)

The Secret World of Dragonflies | Short Film Showcase - YouTube
In Bloom: Water Lily, Golden Alexander,
Nature Notes  2017

12821 170604  Express train crosses the nation in 83 hours - Jun 04, 1876 -
Presidents:    Thomas Jefferson    #3    |    Ulysses S. Grant    #18

12820 170603  The world's most dangerous mushroom and what it did to an 18-month-old girl - Chicago Tribune

12819 170603  President John Adams moves into a tavern in Washington, D.C. - Jun 03, 1800 -
Presidents    John Adams    #2

12818 170603  Toyota patriarch born - Feb 14, 1867 -
Sakichi Toyoda - Wikipedia
Kiichiro Toyoda - Wikipedia
History of Toyota - Wikipedia

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12817 170603      born June 3, 1906    Josephine Baker
JOSEPHINE BAKER 1926 Banana Skirt - YouTube
Josephine Baker, Zouzou, Dances With Her Shadow - YouTube
Josephine Baker - Wikipedia  Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975, an American-born entertainer, whose career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted country, France.
Josephine Baker - Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer, Singer -
St. Louis, Missouri  |  France

Civil Rights  

12812 170601-0603  President Trump Makes a Statement Regarding the Paris Accord |  video, 06/01/2017
The last time a US president dumped a global climate deal - ABC News
Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate agreement: Nature News & Comment
5 Changes That Could Come From The U.S. Leaving The Paris Climate Deal | NPR
Mayor Peduto slams Trump for name-dropping Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Presidents    Donald Trump    #45    |    George W. Bush    #43
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12816 170602    born June 1, 1926    Marilyn Monroe    
Mini Bio: Marilyn Monroe - YouTube
Marilyn Monroe - Wikipedia  Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962, an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture iconn.
Marilyn Monroe - Actress, Film Actor-Film Actress, Film Actress, Classic Pin-Ups -
Marilyn Monroe - IMDb
The Greatest Films of Marilyn Monroe - YouTube
The most beautiful woman in the world-Marilyn Monroe - YouTube
LA, California

12815 170602  McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing - Jun 02, 1997 -

12814 170602  Coolidge signs Indian Citizen Act - Jun 02, 1924 -
Presidents:    Calvin Coolidge    #30
Native Americans

12812 170601-0602  President Trump Makes a Statement Regarding the Paris Accord |  video, 06/01/2017
The last time a US president dumped a global climate deal - ABC News
Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate agreement: Nature News & Comment
5 Changes That Could Come From The U.S. Leaving The Paris Climate Deal | NPR
Presidents    Donald Trump    #45    |    George W. Bush    #43

12813 170601  Weekend Box Office Results for May 26-28, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) - IMDb  2  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  3  Baywatch (2017) - IMDb

12812 170601  President Trump Makes a Statement Regarding the Paris Accord |  video, 06/01/2017
Presidents    Donald Trump    #45

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