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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule | NASCAR.com

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Minnesota United FC


The Championships, Wimbledon 2017 - Official Site by IBM
Wimbledon Championships, England; see Tennis Grand Slams
Wimbledon 2017 Roger Federer wins record eighth title – video highlights Sport The Guardian
Wimbledon 2017 Garbiñe Muguruza beats Venus Williams in women's final – video highlights Sport The Guardian
Sports  2017


Tour de France, France < http://www.letour.frLetter 165 | レター 165   

 

13011 170720  Armstrong walks on moon - Jul 20, 1969 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35    |    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36    |    Richard Nixon    #37   

13010 170720  Viking 1 lands on Mars - Jul 20, 1976 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Gerald Ford    #38    |    John F. Kennedy    #35
 
13009 170720  Bruce Lee dies at age 32 - Jul 20, 1973 - HISTORY.com
born November 27, 1940    Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee - Film Actor, Martial Arts Expert, Actor, Television Actor - Biography.com 
Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments - YouTube
Bruce Lee - IMDb
Bruce Lee - Wikipedia  Lee Jun-fan, Chinese: 李振藩, November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973, known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. ...
San Francisco, California  |  Hong Kong

13008 170720  Minneapolis police release 911 transcript in fatal shooting of bride-to-be from Australia - ABC News  07/20/2017
Minn. officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile during traffic stop, dismissed from police force - The Washington Post  06/16/2017
 
13007 170720    born July 20, 1947    Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana - Guitarist, Songwriter - Biography.com

Santana - Soul Sacrifice 1969 Woodstock Live Video HQ - YouTube
Santana - Evil Ways 1969 Woodstock Live Video Sound HQ - YouTube
Santana ~ Black Magic Woman with sensational belly dancer - YouTube
Carlos Santana - Wikipedia
  born July 20, 1947, a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. ...
Carlos Santana - Topic - YouTube
Top 10 Carlos Santana Songs - YouTube
Mexico  |  San Francisco, California  |  Music

13006 170720    born July 20, 1908    Mad Dog Coll 
Mobster - Vincent Mad Dog Coll - YouTube
Mad Dog Coll - Wikipedia 
July 20, 1908 – February 7, 1932, an Irish American mob hitman in the 1920s and early 1930s in New York City. Coll gained notoriety for the alleged accidental killing of a young child during a mob kidnap attempt.
Mad Dog Coll (Character) - Biography  IMDb
Mobster - Vincent Mad Dog Coll - YouTube
Mad Dog Coll (1993) - YouTube
Ireland  |  The Bronx, New York
Outlaws
 
13005 170720  words:  Doppelgänger - Wikipedia  a look-alike
Speakeasy - Wikipedia


13004 170719    born February 21, 1996    Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones
Sophie Turner on Game of Thrones Season 7 and Life After Playing Sansa Stark  Parade Magazine, 07/07/2017
Sophie Turner - IMDb
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011– ) - IMDb
Sophie Turner - Wikipedia 
born 21 February 1996, an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–present), which brought her international recognition and critical praise.
Game of Thrones Season 7 Official Trailer (HBO) - YouTube

13003 170719  Seneca Falls Convention begins - Jul 19, 1848 - HISTORY.com  Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights  |  Women's Suffrage

Seneca Falls, New York

13002 170719  July 19, 1993     "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

The history of 'don't ask, don't tell' - YouTube

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) United States policy Britannica.com
Pres. Clinton at Homosexuals in Military Policy Announcement [DADT] (1993) - YouTube  July 19, 1993

President Obama Signs Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell - YouTube  Dec. 22, 2010
Presidents:    Bill Clinton    #42    |    Barack Obama    #44 

13001 170719     born July 19, 1834    Edgar Degas 

Biography.com  Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas - The Complete Works HD - YouTube
Edgar Degas - Wikipedia
  19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917, a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. ...
Impressionism


12997 170718-0719  America the Unique: Celebrating Our True National Treasures  Parade Magazine, 07/14/2017
America  |  Travel 


13000 170718  Fifteen-year-old Brenda Lee earns a #1 hit with “I’m Sorry” - Jul 18, 1960 - HISTORY.com
Brenda Lee - Wikipedia  December 11, 1944, an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s.
Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry - YouTube

Music

12999 170718  Barack Obama’s “Dreams from My Father” is published - Jul 18, 1995 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Barack Obama    #44

12998 170718     born July 18, 1918     Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
Nelson Mandela Biography - Birthday, Facts, Life Story, Quotes, Timeline, Video - Biography.com
Nelson Mandela - Wikipedia 
18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, ...
Mandela Day - Wikipedia  Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday....
For more info on Nelson Mandela, check out Nelson Mandela page

12997 170718  America the Unique: Celebrating Our True National Treasures  Parade Magazine, 07/14/2017
America  |  Travel

12996 170718    born July 18, 1895    Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly - Criminal - Biography.com
What Happened to George "Machine Gun" Kelly? - YouTube
Machine Gun Kelly - Wikipedia  George Kelly Barnes, July 18, 1895 – July 18, 1954, better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era. He attended Central High School in Memphis. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most infamous crime was ...
George “Machine Gun” Kelly — FBI
Memphis
, Tennessee  |  Outlaws

12995 170718    born July 18, 1950    Richard Branson
Richard Branson - Entrepreneur - Biography.com

Richard Branson - Wikipedia  Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born 18 July 1950, an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.

12994 170717  Port Chicago disaster - Jul 17, 1944 - HISTORY.com 
California
    |  WWII    
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32

12993 170717  Truman records impressions of Stalin - Jul 17, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Potsdam Conference begins - Jul 17, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII 

12992 170717    born July 17, 1954    Angela Merkel 
Angela Merkel - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Angela Merkel - Chancellor - Biography.com  born in Hamburg, West Germany


12991 170717    born July 12, 1938    Eiko Ishioka 
Eiko Ishioka’s 79th Birthday  Google Doodle
6 Facts About Legendary Designer Eiko Ishioka | Mental Floss  07/12/2017
Eiko Ishioka - Wikipedia 
July 12, 1938 – January 21, 2012, a Japanese art director, costume designer, and graphic designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising, and print media.
Eiko Ishioka - IMDb
Bram Stoker's Dracula Wins Costume Design 1993 Oscars - YouTube
The Costumes of Bram Stoker's Dracula - YouTube

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12990 170717  Weekend Box Office Results for July 14-16, 2017 - Box Office Mojo  
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - IMDb  2  Spider-Man: Homecoming  3  Despicable Me 3
War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer (Official Trailer) - IMDb

12989 170717  2017 Women's Cricket World Cup - Wikipedia
The Basic Rules of Cricket Explained - YouTube
International Cricket Council
Sports  2017

12988 170717  'Performance-enhancing' drug that cost Lance Armstrong his seven Tour de France titles doesn't work, finds study | The Independent  06/30/2017
Blood doping - Wikipedia  EPO
The Placebo Effect: What Is It?  WebMD
Tour de France, France < http://www.letour.frLetter 165 | レター 165 
Sports  2017

12987 170716  The Championships, Wimbledon 2017 - Official Site by IBM
Wimbledon 2017 Roger Federer wins record eighth title – video highlights Sport The Guardian
Wimbledon 2017 Garbiñe Muguruza beats Venus Williams in women's final – video highlights Sport The Guardian
Sports  2017

12986 170716  JFK Jr. killed in plane crash - Jul 16, 1999 - HISTORY.com
John F. Kennedy Jr. - Wikipedia 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999, often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and the younger brother of former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. His father was assassinated, just three days before his third birthday.
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35

12985 170716  Draft riots continue to rock New York City - Jul 16, 1863 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln     #16

12984 170716    born July 16, 1872    Roald Amundsen
Amundsen Becomes First to Reach South Pole, December 14, 1911 - Scientific American  12/14/2011
Explorers - Amundsen - YouTube
Roald Amundsen - Wikipedia
  16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928, a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12 which was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader for the air expedition to the North Pole.
  Amundsen is recognized as the first person, without dispute, to reach both poles. He is also known as having the first expedition to traverse the
Northwest Passage (1903–06) in the Arctic.
14th December 1911 Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole - YouTube
Captain Scott reaches The South Pole, 1912 - YouTube

Explorers  

12983 170715    R.I.P.    June 22, 2017    Sheila Michaels
Sheila Michaels, Who Helped Bring Honorific 'Ms.' To The Masses, Dies At 78 | NPR
Sheila Michaels - Wikipedia  Sheila Babs Michaels, also known as Sheila Shiki-y-Michaels, May 8, 1939 – June 22, 2017, an American feminist and civil rights activist credited with popularizing Ms. as a default form of address for women regardless of their marital status.


12982 170715     born July 15, 1606    Rembrandt
Biography.com  Rembrandt
Famous Rembrandt Paintings - YouTube
Rembrandt - Wikipedia
  Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669, a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history.
Art

12981 170715  Jimmy Carter speaks about a national “crisis in confidence” - Jul 15, 1979 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Jimmy Carter    #39 

12980 170715  Nixon announces trip to China - Jul 15, 1971 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Richard Nixon    #37

12976 170714-0715  Fireworks illuminate Eiffel Tower for Bastille Day - YouTube
Live: Eiffel Tower Fireworks Bastille Day 14th July in Paris, France 7-14-17 - YouTube  no longer available as of July 15, 2017
FULL. President Trump to attend French National Day Parade with President Macron. 14 juillet 2017 - YouTube
Bastille Day  July 14

12979 170714     born July 14, 1868    Gertrude Bell
Gertrude Bell - Archaeologist, Academic, Writer, Explorer - Biography.com
Queen of the Desert Trailer #1 (2017) Movieclips Trailers - YouTube
Gertrude Bell - Britain's 'Queen of the Desert' - YouTube

Gertrude Bell - Wikipedia  CBE, 14 July 1868 – 12 July 1926, an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist (and possible spy) who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq.

12978 170714  Gunfighter John Ringo found dead - Jul 14, 1882 - HISTORY.com
Johnny Ringo - Wikipedia 
May 3, 1850 – July 13, 1882 —known as Johnny Ringo—  a known associate of the loosely federated group of outlaw Cochise County Cowboys in frontier Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona Territory, United States.
Tombstone Doc Holliday meets Johnny Ringo - YouTube
Tombstone - Standoff between Doc Holiday and Johnny Ringo - YouTube

Indiana  |  Outlaws

12977 170714    born July 14, 1913    Gerald Ford    #38
Future President Gerald R. Ford is born - Jul 14, 1913 - HISTORY.com
Nebraska  |  Michigan
Presidents:    Gerald R. Ford    #38 

12976 170714  Live: Eiffel Tower Fireworks Bastille Day 14th July in Paris, France 7-14-17 - YouTube
Bastille Day  July 14


12975 170713   Temperature: High 69 F (21 C); Low 57 F (14 C)
pretty cool, cloudy
July 13, 2017  Minneapolis, MN
Nature Notes:  Broad-winged Hawks at close range (calls; Rod, thank you for spotting those), a Red-tailed Hawk, Robins, Catbird calls, Blue Jay calls, Chickadee calls, a Great-crested Flycatcher (calls); to our surprise, it showed up, responding to our fake calls, a Song Sparrow, Starling nests, Mourning Doves, Common Yellowthroat calls, Rock Pigeons, Double-crested Cormorants flying low overhead (flight calls were heard), Crows, Red-eyed Vireo calls
Gray Squirrels,
No insects on the wing in the morning (too cold)
in Bloom:  Black-eyed Susan, Fleabane, Goat's Beard, Thistle (we don't know which thistle), Sumac, Cow Parsnip (almost done), Yarrow, Wild Blue Phlox, Campion, Birds-foot Trefoil, Creeping Bellflower, Hoary Alyssum, Milkweed,
Seeds/Fruits: 
Goat's Beard, Blue Beech, White Cedar, Black Raspberry, Ash, Boxelder, Honeysuckle, Black Walnut, Curly Dock, mysterious fruits on the trail (green, a half inch in size; not black walnut)
Many mysterious grass fruits (trying to identify species)
Fall Colors: some Sumac leaves (vivid red),
Nature Notes  2017

12974 170713   The U.S. is one of the world's laziest countries — and it's making us fat  USA TODAY
America

12973 170713   Democratic Party platform defends Roosevelt-Truman foreign policies - Jul 13, 1948 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    # 33    |    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32    
 
12972 170713   Live Aid is held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia and broadcast live throughout the world - Jul 13, 1985 - HISTORY.com
Live Aid 85' Full Concert P1 - Intro and Royal Salute - YouTube
Live aid - 1985 USA For Africa - We Are The World - YouTube
Music

12971 170712   2017 All-Star Game MLB.com  Marlins Park, Miami, Florida, July 11, 2017
2017 MLB ALL STAR GAME HIGHLIGHTS! (BEST MLB PLAYS 2017 ASG) - YouTube
2017 MLB HOME RUN DERBY HIGHLIGHTS - YouTube
2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Wikipedia
Sports  2017

12970 170712  A Mesmerizing Look at Hummingbirds in Flight videos, National Geographic
Hummingbirds

12969 170712     born July 12, 1895    Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II - Songwriter - Biography.com
Rodgers and Hammerstein - Wikipedia
Oscar Hammerstein II - Wikipedia 
July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. ...    but he is best known for his collaborations with Richard Rodgers, which include Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. 
Oscar Hammerstein II - Topic - YouTube
The Sound of Music - YouTube
Do Re Mi - YouTube
New York  |  Music

12968 170712    
born July 12, 1817     David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau | Biography  Philosopher, Poet, Journalist  (1817-1862)
Henry David Thoreau - Wikipedia 
July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862, an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. And a leading transcendentalist ...
Concord,
Massachusetts 
NATURE - TigerLion Arts  Sep. & Oct., 2017
9305 150526  "Last October, we attended the play, 'Nature: A Walking Play' presented by TigerLion Arts, at the Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota."
NATURE - TigerLion Arts  a video & photos,  Nature: A Walking Play - The mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau's mutual love affair
with the natural world -
Created by the great-great-great grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Tyson Forbes and directed by Markell Kiefer
"We are very happy to meet two greatest American
philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tyson Forbes, great-great-great grandson of Emerson)
and Henry David Thoreau (John Catron) after their awesome performance." Check out pix of Emerson and Thoreau


12967 170711  Weekend Box Office Results for July 7-9, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) - IMDb  2  Despicable Me 3  3  Baby Driver

12966 170711  Eagan school teaches the art of Viking combat — and we’re not talking football – Twin Cities
Asfolk Viking Martial Arts  Eagan, Minnesota

12965 170711     born July 11, 1934    Giorgio Armani   
Giorgio Armani - Fashion Designer - Biography.com
Giorgio Armani - Wikipedia  born 11 July 1934, an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer that Italy has produced, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $8.1 billion as of 2017. He is credited with pioneering red-carpet fashion.
Giorgio Armani Spring Summer 2018 Men's Fashion Show - YouTube

Fashion

12964 170711     born July 11, 1767    John Quincy Adams    #6
John Quincy Adams is born - Jul 11, 1767 - HISTORY.com
John Quincy Adams - Wikipedia  July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848, an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives...Quincy Adams was the son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams...
John Quincy Adams and abolitionism - Wikipedia
Massachusetts
Presidents:    John Quincy Adams    #6    |    John Adams    #2


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