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St. Paul Saints Baseball | Home
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"It's time for football!"
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Minnesota Renaissance Festival  Weekends Aug. 19 through Oct. 1, 2017
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Minnesota State Fair 2017  August 24 - Labor Day, September 4
Welcome to the Minnesota State Fair
The tallest traveling Ferris wheel in North America
Largest Boar: Rocky  1400 lbs. exhibited by Beise Brothers
Largest Giant Pumpkin: Adult: James Magnuson: 775 lbs.    Youth: Hannah Johnson: 571.5 lbs.

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Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017  NASA
August 21, 2017
Astronomy


Monday, September 4, 2017  
Labor Day (First Mon. in September) 
"The summer is over."

A Day after Labor Day    Schools usually start.

Here's How To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey | HuffPost
Here's how you can help victims of Hurricane Harvey - CBS News
TROPICAL STORM HARVEY
Hurricane Harvey - Wikipedia
Texas


 

 
13208 170831  William O. Douglas calls for recognition of PRC - Aug 31, 1951 - HISTORY.com
William O. Douglas - Wikipedia 
October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) was an American jurist and politician who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33

13207 170831  FDR signs Neutrality Act - Aug 31, 1935 - HISTORY.com    
Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)    #32

13206 170831  Minnesota Sports: Minnesota Vikings (NFL), Minnesota Twins (MLB), Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), Minnesota Wild (NHL), Minnesota Lynx (WNBA), Minnesota United FC (MLS  Major League Soccer), St. Paul Saints (American Association)
College: Minnesota Golden Gophers
/ Athletics  (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
Minnesota

13205 170830  Minnesota State Fair | Visitor Guide | New at the Fair
We've seen at the 2017 State Fair so far:
The tallest traveling Ferris wheel in North America

Largest Boar: Rocky  1400 lbs. exhibited by Beise Brothers
Largest Giant Pumpkin: Adult: James Magnuson: 775 lbs.    Youth: Hannah Johnson: 571.5 lbs.
Minnesota State Fair 2017  August 24 - Labor Day, September 4
Welcome to the Minnesota State Fair
Photos


13204 170830     born August 30, 1797    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Mary Shelley  biography.com
Mary Shelley: A Biography - YouTube
Frankenstein (1-8) Movie CLIP - Fritz Steals the Brain (1931) HD - YouTube  1/8 > 8/8
Mary Shelley - Wikipedia 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851, an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. ...

13203 170830     born August 30, 1930    Warren Buffet
Biography.com  Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett - Wikipedia  born August 30, 1930, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor in the world. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people....   
Nebraska


13202 170829  Truman orders Navy to seize control of petroleum refineries - Aug 29, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII 

13201 170829  Here's How To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey | HuffPost
Here's how you can help victims of Hurricane Harvey - CBS News
TROPICAL STORM HARVEY
Hurricane Harvey - Wikipedia
Texas
13186 17082 3 dead amid rescue operations as historic flooding hits Houston area - ABC News
The potential economic costs of Tropical Storm Harvey Explained - Aug. 25, 2017  CNN Money
Texas

13200 170829  Back to school sales and shopping underway video
Monday, September 4, 2017  
Labor Day (First Mon. in September) 
"The summer is over."

A Day after Labor Day    Schools usually start.

13199 170829  American Association  American Association of Professional Baseball Independent Minor League Baseball
St. Paul Saints Baseball | Home

American Association of Independent Professional Baseball - Wikipedia
Sports  2017  |  Minnesota: St. Paul Saints
 

13198 170829  NFL preseason games underway
Matt Harmon's 2017 tiered fantasy football rankings - NFL.com
"It's time for football!"
 
Patriots Ranked No. 1 In 2017 NFL Future Power Rankings SportsCenter ESPN - YouTube
NFL's Top 10 Storylines Going Into 2017-18 Season THE HERD - YouTube

Predicting Every NFL Team's Record in 2017... DO YOU AGREE WITH YOUR TEAM'S - YouTube
Sports  2017

13197 170829  Home | Brainerd International Raceway & Resort  Brainerd, MN
a little late posting:  Pritchett, DeJoria, Gray, Savoie are NHRA Nationals champs Brainerd International Raceway & Resort  08/20/2017, Brainerd, MN
2017 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals - YouTube
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals | NHRA
CPTV VIDEO - WORLD RECORDS SET IN FIRST DAY BRAINERD QUALIFYING - YouTube
NHRA Brainerd International Raceway 2017 - YouTube
History Is Made At 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals - YouTube
Mello Yello | NHRA
National Hot Rod Association - Wikipedia  NHRA
Minnesota  | 
Sports  2017

13196 170829  Vacation Rentals, Homes, Experiences & Places - Airbnb
Airbnb - Wikipedia
Brian Chesky - Wikipedia 
born August 29, 1981, an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded the hospitality exchange service Airbnb.
Travel


13195 170828  President Woodrow Wilson picketed by women suffragists - Aug 28, 1917 - HISTORY.com
Women's Rights  |  Women's Suffrage
Presidents    Woodrow Wilson    #28
 

13194 170828  The death of Emmett Till - Aug 28, 1955 - HISTORY.com  >  Jim Crow segregation in the South and African American civil rights movement
Civil Rights

13193 17082 King speaks to March on Washington - Aug 28, 1963 - HISTORY.com
Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, puts her stamp on the March on Washington - Aug 28, 1963 - HISTORY.com
Civil Rights
Presidents    John F. Kennedy    #35

13192 17082 2017 Video Music Awards  MTV VMA, Inglewood, California
Best moments from the 2017 MTV VMAs - CNN Video
2017 MTV Video Music Awards - Wikipedia
Music  |  California  |  Calendar: Entertainment

13191 17082 Weekend Box Office Results for August 25-27, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
1  The Hitman's Bodyguard  2  Annabelle: Creation  3  Leap! (2016) - IMDb


13190 17082 McGregor vs Mayweather Best Moments & Knockout | Highlights - YouTube
Mayweather Vs McGregor FULL FIGHT IN HD 50 FPS WITH POST FIGHT INTERVIEWS - YouTube
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor - Wikipedia
Sports  2017

13189 170827    born August 26, 1910    Mother Teresa, Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Biography.com  Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa - Wikipedia 
August 26, 1910 - September 5, 1997, a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in what is today Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, ...
Mother Teresa | Life of Mother Teresa - YouTube 
Mother Teresa of Calcutta Boulevard | Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street
This pic of a Cottontail rabbit was shot on the grass of Mother Teresa of Calcutta Blvd.  near the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN in 2014. The street was named (we think, renamed) after Mother Teresa in 2004.  


13188 170827  “The Guinness Book of Records” debuts - Aug 27, 1955 - HISTORY.com
Guinness World Records

13187 170827    born August 27, 1908    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36
LBJ is born - Aug 27, 1908 - HISTORY.com

Biography.com  Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson - Wikipedia
  August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969), a position which he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President (1961–1963).
Texas
Presidents    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36
 

13186 17082 3 dead amid rescue operations as historic flooding hits Houston area - ABC News
The potential economic costs of Tropical Storm Harvey Explained - Aug. 25, 2017  CNN Money
Texas

13185 17082 Uranus is probably full of giant diamonds | Popular Science  08/24/2017
Astronomy

13184 17082 19th Amendment adopted - Aug 26, 1920 - HISTORY.com
Women’s Suffrage  |  Women's Rights  
Presidents:    Woodrow Wilson    #28

13183 17082 Lewis and Clark promote Patrick Gass to sergeant - Aug 26, 1804 - HISTORY.com
Corps of Discovery - Wikipedia
Lewis and Clark Expedition - Wikipedia
Columbus Ships > Lewis and Clark

13182 17082 George Washington writes to Henry Lee - Aug 26, 1794 - HISTORY.com
Henry Lee III - Wikipedia 
Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III, January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818, an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress.
Presidents:    George Washington    #1    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3

13181 17082 Russia tests an intercontinental ballistic missile - Aug 26, 1957 - HISTORY.com
Intercontinental ballistic missile - Wikipedia  ICBM
Top 10 Deadliest Nuclear Missiles (ICBM) in the World - YouTube

13180 170826    born August 26, 1845    Mary Ann Nichols, the first known victim of serial killer Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper - Murderer - Biography.com  for videos, use Google Chrome if Google doesn't work well
Jack The Ripper | The Most Infamous Unsolved Killer The World Has Seen | Documentary - YouTube
Mary Ann Nichols - Wikipedia 
26 August 1845 – 31 August 1888, one of the Whitechapel murder victims. Her death has been attributed to the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who is believed to have killed and mutilated at least five women in the Whitechapel area of London from late August to early November 1888.
Victims of Jack the Ripper

13179 17082 7 Natural Wonders of Door County | Travel Wisconsin
Wisconsin  |  Travel

13178 17082 Paris liberated - Aug 25, 1944 - HISTORY.com
WWII

13177 17082 Truman orders army to seize control of railroads - Aug 25, 1950 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33 

13176 170825     born August 25, 1958    Tim Burton
Tim Burton - IMDb
Tim Burton - Painter, Screenwriter, Producer, Illustrator, Director - Biography.com
Tim Burton - Wikipedia  born August 25, 1958, an American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, eccentric and quirky fantasy films such as
Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film Ed Wood (1994), the horror fantasy Sleepy Hollow (1999), and later efforts such as Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012) and Frankenweenie (2012).
...
California


13175 170825    born August 25, 1919    George C. Wallace
George C. Wallace - U.S. Governor - Biography.com
George C. Wallace Stands Up in the Schoolhouse Doors at the University of Alabama - YouTube
George Wallace - Wikipedia
 
August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998, an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, ...
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35  
Alabama

13174 17082 David Hume dies - Aug 25, 1776 - HISTORY.com
David Hume - Wikipedia  7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776, a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.

Presidents:    James Madison    #


13173 17082 Weekend Box Office Results for August 18-20, 2017 - Box Office Mojo
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - IMDb  2  Annabelle: Creation  3  Logan Lucky (2017) - IMDb

13172 170824-0825  Killer in Norway massacre is sentenced - Aug 24, 2012 - HISTORY.com  ... right-wing extremist with anti-Muslim views ...
Anders Behring Breivik - Wikipedia

13171 17082 John Lennon’s killer sentenced - Aug 24, 1981 - HISTORY.com
Mark David Chapman - Wikipedia  Why Chapman killed Lennon?
Beatles


13170 17082
Eruption of Mount Vesuvius begins - YouTube  August 24, 79, Pompeii, Italy

13169 17082 First Survivor finale airs - Aug 23, 2000 - HISTORY.com
Mark Burnett - Wikipedia 
born 17 July 1960, a television and film producer and author and, since December 2015, president of MGM Television and Digital Group.

13168 17082 Dolley Madison saves portrait from British - Aug 23, 1814 - HISTORY.com
 
Presidents:    James Madison    #4

13167 170823  Nature Notes, August 23, 2017, Ramsey County, MN
Blue Jays (calls), brown medium sized birds (unidentified)
, Goldfinches (calls), a Red-tailed Hawk, About 50 Barn Swallows (calls) get together and seem to prepare to migrate south, Barn Swallow babies just fledged from the nest, Chickadee calls,
a Cottontail rabbit, a young Deer, Pocket Gopher Mounds,
a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Cabbage White butterflies, a Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly, a Little Wood-Satyr butterfly (most likely), Paper Wasps, Japanese Beetles, Carolina Grasshoppers, Ants (unidentified species)
in Bloom: Canada Goldenrod, Daisy Fleabane, Wild Cucumber, Black-eyed Susan, Common Tansy, Cup Plant, Birds-foot Trefoil, Thistle, Queen Anne's Lace, Campion, Dandelion
Fruits/Seeds:  Bur Oak, Boxelder, Amur Maple, Ash, Ironwood, Black Walnut, Sumac, Curly Dock, Dandelion seed head, Thistle seed head
Goldenrod galls, Sumac galls,
Fall Colors: some Sumac leaves begin to turn red
Nature Notes  2017     

13166 17082 ISS Transit During a Partial Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA
The Crown of the Sun
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  August 23, 2017
A Total Solar Eclipse over Wyoming
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  August 22, 2017
Time Lapse A Total Solar Eclipse
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  August 20, 2017
Total Solar Eclipse of 1979
 "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  August 19, 2017
Astronomy

13165 170822-0823  After 'Super Bowl of Eclipses,' US Looks Forward to 2024 Total Solar Eclipse  Space
List of solar eclipses in the 21st century - Wikipedia
Solar eclipse - Wikipedia
Astronomy

13164 17082 Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley - Aug 22, 1862 - HISTORY.com
Horace Greeley - Wikipedia 
February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872, founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time.
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln        #16

13163 17082 Ulysses S. Grant marries - Aug 22, 1848 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln        #16    |    Ulysses S. Grant    #18
 
13162 170822  Nature Notes, August 21, 2017, Washington County, MN, Viewed a partial solar eclipse.
Blue Jays (calls), brown medium sized birds (unidentified)
, Goldfinches (calls), a Red-tailed Hawk, a Pheasant, a mysterious bird call, Barn Swallows, Gulls, a Mallard duck family - kids are almost as large as their mom - crossing the trail just before us,
a Wild Cat (?), Pocket Gopher Mounds,
Monarch, Paper Wasp
in Bloom:  Goldenrod, Daisy Fleabane, Wild Cucumber, Black-eyed Susan, Common Tansy, Cup Plant, Birds-foot Trefoil, Thistle, Queen Anne's Lace  
Fruits/Seeds:  Bur Oak, Boxelder, Amur Maple, Ash, Ironwood, Black Walnut, Japanese Tree Lilac*, Sumac,
* Carole, a naturalist, thank you for identifying the fruits.
Nature Notes  2017

13161 170821    Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill - Aug 21, 1959 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:      Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34       
Hawaii  |  Alaska

13160 17082 WATCH LIVE: NASA coverage of the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse - YouTube
Total Eclipse 2017 - NASA TV in Idaho - The actual footage of the Total Solar Eclipse - YouTube
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 from Madras, Oregon, 21 August 2017 - YouTube
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Minnesota: Sky Watch: It’s solar eclipse time! – Twin Cities
11:44    Eclipse begins
01:07    Mid eclipse    83%
02:29    Eclipse ends
"In the Twin Cities metro area, we were able to view a partial solar eclipse until about 12:56, but after that it got cloudy. Cool to see the sun's crescent and shoot our first solar eclipse - pix." JimK, Thank you for your info and tips on how to take photos of a solar eclipse.
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Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017  NASA
August 21, 2017
Astronomy


13159 170820-0821     R.I.P.    August 20, 2017    Jerry Lewis    Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist says - CNN
Jerry Lewis - Comedian, Theater Actor, Philanthropist, Film Actor, Television Actor, Actor - Biography.com
March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017


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