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July 4th    Independence Day



12926 170630   DI College Baseball - College World Series NCAA.com  Florida beats LSU for first national title.
2017 DI Baseball Bracket NCAA.com
College World Series - Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska
Sports  2017

12925 170630   Do the Right Thing released - Jun 30, 1989 - HISTORY.com
Do the Right Thing (1-10) Movie CLIP - Today's Forecast (1989) HD - YouTube  1 > 10


12924 170630  Ground-level lights for phone users  Deutsche Welle, 06/19/2017

12923 170630  These are the real differences between Americans and Europeans | World Economic Forum   02/24/2016
America   

12922 170630  Night of the Long Knives - Jun 30, 1934 - HISTORY.com
WWII

12921
170630  Madison makes urgent call to commission more officers to fight the British - Jun 30, 1812 - HISTORY.com
The War of 1812 - Crash Course US History #11 - YouTube
Presidents:    James Madison   #4
Canada


12920 170629  Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Dubai Police Force  Popular Mechanics

12919
170629  Late posting
Home - TonyAwards.com - The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® - Official Website by IBM
Kevin Spacey And The Rockettes Kick Off The 71st Annual Tony Awards In Style - YouTube
James Earl Jones Wins The Special Tony Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre - YouTube
71st Tony Awards - Wikipedia
Tony Awards

12918
170629   Watch Owl 'Swims' for Its Life in Rare Video - National Geographic - YouTube
Owls in the wild

12917 170629    born June 29, 1943    Little Eva
Little Eva - Loco-motion(1962) - YouTube
Little Eva - Singer - Biography.com
Little Eva - Wikipedia 
Eva Narcissus Boyd, June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003, known by the stage name of Little Eva, was an American pop singer.
Top 10 Dance Crazes - YouTube

North Carolina  |  Brooklyn, New York
Music 


12916 170628  The Best Fourth of July Celebrations Across the U.S. | Travel + Leisure
Independence Day

12915 170628     born June 28, 1926    Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks - Film Actor, Screenwriter, Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Television Producer - Biography.com
The Best of Mel Brooks Compilation - YouTube
Mel Brooks - Wikipedia  born June 28, 1926, an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film
farces and comic parodies.
born in
Brooklyn
, New York and grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, New York  

12914 170628  Archduke Ferdinand assassinated - Jun 28, 1914 - HISTORY.com
World War I: The Seminal Tragedy - II: One Fateful Day in June - Extra History - YouTube
Presidents:    Woodrow Wilson   # 28
 

12913 170628     born June 28, 1491    Henry VIII
Henry VIII - King - Biography.com

Henry VIII of England - Wikipedia  28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547, King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was the first English King of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII. ...
Henry VIII (Money, Money, Money by ABBA) - YouTube


12912 170628  John McEnroe on controversial Serena Williams comments - YouTube
Sports  2017

12911 170627     born June 27, 1880    Helen Keller
Biography.com  videos, Helen Keller
Mini Bio: Helen Keller - YouTube

Helen Keller - Wikipedia  June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968, an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree...  
Alabama

12910
170627  Smithson’s curious bequest - Jun 27, 1829 - HISTORY.com 
Presidents:    James K. Polk    #11
Washington, D.C.

12909
170627  Summer Vacation   Letter 1:  English  |  Japanese
Minnesota 
Summer 
Minnesota

12908
170627  Nature Notes, June 27, 2017, Sunny, around 70 degrees F
Great-crested Flycatchers, Red-tailed Hawks, a Turkey Vulture, a Bald Eagle, Egrets, Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, House Sparrows, a Baltimore Oriole, a House Wren (calls, baby calls), Yellowthroat calls, Barn Swallows, a Turkey, Blue Herons, Robin calls,
Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks, 13-lined Ground Squirrels,
a Garter Snake crossing the trail
a Monarch, a Cabbage White, Ants (unidentified), Mosquitoes
a bee house*
Bee Kind MN  What is the Problem?
a swift tower**
** 
Chimney Swift Conservation Project : Making Habitat for Chimney Swifts
Chimney Swift Conservation | Audubon Minnesota
Annual Chimney Swift Sit | Audubon Minnesota

in Bloom:  Milkweed, Butterfly-weed, Black-eyed Susan, Ox-eye (False Sunflower), Crown Vetch, Daisy Fleabane, Japanese Tree Lilac, Creeping Bellflower, Yarrow, Purple Coneflower (Echinacea), Hoary Alyssum, Birds-foot Trefoil, Lead Plant, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Campion, Ox-eye Daisy (most likely), a mysterious flower (could be ‘Spreading Yellow-cress’)
Fruits/Seeds:  Black Raspberry, Curly Dock,

Nature Notes  2017


12907 170626 
St. Lawrence Seaway opened - Jun 26, 1959 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34 
Canada

12906 170626  Congress approves Federal Highway Act - Jun 26, 1956 - HISTORY.com

Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34 

12905 170626  Cold War  Korean War begins - Jun 25, 1950 - HISTORY.com
Korean War Explained in 5 Mins with Drawings! (Kim Jong-Un likes it) (Battles, history, facts) - YouTube
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    # 33

12904 170626  Weekend Box Office Results for June 23-25, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
Transformers The Last Knight (2017) - IMDb  2  Cars 3  3  Wonder Woman

12903 170626  Bermuda Home of the 2017 America's Cup - 35th America's Cup
2017 America's Cup - Wikipedia
America's Cup
Sports  2017

12901 170625-0626  Nature Notes, June 25, 2017, Cloudy & Chilly; 55 degrees F (13 degrees C)
Craig’s Walk, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 
House Wrens (calls), Catbirds,
Great-crested Flycatchers (calls), a Redstart male (calls), Red-eyed Vireo calls*, Robins (calls*), a Red-tailed Hawk, Blue Herons, an Egret, a Hooded Merganser family, Cowbirds, Grackles, Waxwings, Virginia Railing calls, Goldfinches, Red-winged Blackbirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpeckers, Turkeys, Common Yellowthroat calls, Barn Swallows, a Phoebe, Pewee calls, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Chickadees, a Song Sparrow, Yellow Warblers, a Wood Duck female, Indigo Buntings (calls**), a Mourning Dove,
Gray Squirrels, 13-lined Ground Squirrels,
a Monarch caterpillar on the Milkweed leaf, a Dragonfly, a Cabbage White butterfly; we don't see many butterflies and dragonflies***, no Mosquitoes****
***  10 Things You May Not Know about Butterflies  butterflies can't fly if the temperature is below 60 degrees F.
****  Mosquito Facts - Things You Should Know hubpages
a Slug
In Bloom: Black-eyed Susan, Ox-eye (False Sunflower), Fleabane, Milkweed, Butterfly-weed, Curly Dock, Dame’s Rocket, Yellow Sweet Clover, Mullein, False Indigo, Campion, Hoary Alyssum, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Crown Vetch, Canada Thistle?,
Fruits:  Black Raspberry, Honey Suckle, False Indigo,
Growing quickly: Wood Nettle, Arrowhead, Goldenrod, Indian Hemp,

*  Calls: Red-eyed Vireo vs. Robin
Red-eyed Vireo Portrait - YouTube
Robin Singing - YouTube

**  Listen to Calls: Indigo Bunting - YouTube
Nature Notes  2017 

12902 170625     June 25, 1997    Jacques Cousteau dies
born June 11, 1910    Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau - Filmmaker, Military Leader, Scientist, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer - Biography.com
Underwater Discovery and Adventure: The Story of Jacques Cousteau - YouTube
Jacques Cousteau - Wikipedia  11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997, a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française.
  Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book,
The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He remained the only person to win a Palme d'Or for a documentary film, until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11.
 

12901 170625  Nature Notes, June 25, 2017, Cloudy & Chilly
Craig’s Walk, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 
House Wrens (calls), Catbirds, Great-crested Flycatchers (calls), a Redstart male (calls), Red-eyed Vireo calls*, Robins (calls*), a Red-tailed Hawk, Blue Herons, an Egret, a Hooded Merganser family, Cowbirds, Grackles, Waxwings, Virginia Railing calls, Goldfinches, Red-winged Blackbirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpeckers, Turkeys, Common Yellowthroat calls, Barn Swallows, a Phoebe, Pewee calls, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Chickadees, a Song Sparrow, Yellow Warblers, a Wood Duck female, Indigo Buntings (calls**), a Mourning Dove,
Gray Squirrels, 13-lined Ground Squirrels,
a Monarch caterpillar on the Milkweed leaf, a Dragonfly, a Cabbage White butterfly
In Bloom: Black-eyed Susan, Ox-eye (False Sunflower), Fleabane, Milkweed, Butterfly-weed, Curly Dock, Dame’s Rocket, Yellow Sweet Clover, Mullein, False Indigo, Campion, Hoary Alyssum, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Crown Vetch, Canada Thistle?,
Fruits:  Black Raspberry, Honey Suckle, False Indigo,
growing: Wood Nettle, Arrowhead, Goldenrod, Indian Hemp,

*  Calls: Red-eyed Vireo vs. Robin
Red-eyed Vireo Portrait - YouTube
Robin Singing - YouTube

**  Listen to Calls: Indigo Bunting - YouTube
Nature Notes  2017  

12900 170624   Refrigerated transport goes green  Deutsche Welle, 06/16/2017

Green

12899 170624  What to Do When Your Friends Want to Split the Check and You Don't  MSN

12898 170624  U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell - Jun 24, 1997 - HISTORY.com
Roswell Report Case Closed - Press Conference - 06-24-97 (1 of 3) - YouTube  1 > 3
Roswell UFO incident - Wikipedia

Your Burning Questions About The Roswell Incident, Answered - Popular Science

Roswell 1947 Finally Revealed!! Top UFO Documentary - YouTube - YouTube
1947 Roswell UFO Incident  UFO Museum
New Mexico


12897 170623  3 lifestyle changes that may help guard against dementia - CBS News

12896 170623  June 23, 1992 Gotti's Prison Sentence Video - ABC News
born October 27, 1940    John Gotti aka 'Teflon Don'
John Gotti Biography: Gambino Mafia Boss - YouTube
John Gotti - Wikipedia 
October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002, an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family's biggest earners and a protégé of Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce, operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens.
How John Gotti Became the 'Teflon Don' Mafia's Greatest Hits - YouTube

Gambino crime family - Wikipedia
Bronx, New York  |  Outlaws

12895 170623  Newspaper reveals Coolidge will be adopted into Sioux tribe - Jun 23, 1927 - HISTORY.com
American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 - YouTube
Presidents:    Calvin Coolidge    #30
Native Americans 

12894 170623   Title IX enacted - Jun 23, 1972 - HISTORY.com
Nixon signs Higher Education Act - Jun 23, 1972 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Richard Nixon    #37 

12893 170622  Moon Meets Jupiter  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  July 10, 2016
Moons and Jupiter
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  April 13, 2017 
Astronomy

12892 170622  FDR signs GI bill - Jun 22, 1944 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32

12891 170622    born June 22, 1918    Cicely Saunders
Cicely Saunders, Inventor of Hospice - YouTube
Cicely Saunders - Philanthropist, Medical Professional, Doctor - Biography.com
Cicely Saunders - Wikipedia 
Dame Cicely Mary Saunders OM DBE FRCS FRCP FRCN, 22 June 1918 – 14 July 2005, an English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. She is best known for her role in the birth of the hospice movement, emphasising the importance of palliative care in modern medicine.

12890 170622     George Carlin dies - Jun 22, 2008 - HISTORY.com
George Carlin - Wikipedia 
May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008, an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and social critic. He was noted for his black comedy and thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.
George Carlin - List of people who ought to be killed - YouTube
George Carlin --- Religion is Bullshit - YouTube
Manhattan borough of  New York, New York

12889 170621  14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference  June 25 - July 1, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota
To know St. Paul is to know F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work – Twin Cities
F. Scott Fitzgerald conference brings the world to St. Paul’s door – Twin Cities
FitzFest events open to the public. Some are even free. – Twin Cities
Minnesota's Famous Celebrities >
F. Scott Fitzgerald

12888 170621  June 22 - 24, 2017  Twin Cities Jazz Festival - Mears Park, Lowertown, Saint Paul - Minnesota's Largest
2017 Twin Cities Jazz Festival: McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard, Anat Cohen, Bobby Lyle! – Jazz Police
5 acts worth seeing at the free Twin Cities Jazz Festival, starting tonight – Twin Cities
Twin Cities Jazz festival

12887 170621  Summer solstice 2017: Stonehenge crowds as sun rises - BBC News
Watching the sun rise at Stonehenge - BBC News
June 20, 2017  Summer Solstice

12886 170621  Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts - ABC News
N. Korea releases American student Otto Warmbier sentenced to 15yrs, now in coma — RT America
US could be tougher on NK after Warmbier's death - Global Times
North Korea Travel Warning  U.S. Passports & International Travel



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