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14300 180510  From the world′s workshop to the world′s tech hub: China′s economic leap forward  Deutsche Welle, 05/10/2018

14299 180510  Major depression on the rise among everyone, new data shows  NBC News

14298 180510  Hayes has first phone installed in White House - May 10, 1877 - HISTORY.com  
Presidents    Rutherford B. Hayes    #19

14297 180510  First transcontinental railroad is completed - May 10, 1869 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln    #16    |    Ulysses S. Grant    #18
Trains 

Utah

14296 180509  Last Honeymooners episode airs - May 09, 1971 - HISTORY.com
The Honeymooners: Mind your own business - YouTube
The Honeymooners - Topic - YouTube
The Honeymooners - Wikipedia

The Honeymooners (TV Series 1955–1956) - IMDb

14295 180509  FDA approves the pill - May 09, 1960 - HISTORY.com
A brief history of the birth control pill - The pill timeline | Need to Know | PBS

How do contraceptives work? - NWHunter - YouTube
 
14294 180508  Best hats from the 2018 Kentucky Derby  MSN
14285 180505-0506  2018 Kentucky Derby I FULL RACE I NBC Sports - YouTube
Texas woman wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby bet
- the woman made a Pick 5 wager to win $1.2 million on $18 bet, Yahoo
Sports  2018
Kentucky Derby

14293 180508  Zachary Taylor fights the Battle of Palo Alto - May 08, 1846 - HISTORY.com
Virginia
Presidents:     Zachary Taylor    #12

14292 180508     Harry S. Truman is born - May 08, 1884 - HISTORY.com
Missouri
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33
 
14291 180508     Nature Notes: Kris' Walk
Cloudy, around 60 degrees F, @ Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Mallard, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Pileated Woodpecker male (calls, drumming), Redstart*, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler*, Chestnut-sided Warbler*, Magnolia Warbler*, Blackburnian Warbler*, Northern (or Louisiana*) Waterthrush, Blue-headed Vireo*, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (calls), Baltimore Oriole*, Robin (calls), Coot, Sharp-shinned Hawk (or Cooper's) flying overhead, Turkey*; a Tom Turkey displays, House Wren, Chickadee, Red-winged Blackbird (calls), White-throated Sparrow, Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak*, Blue Jay calls, Cardinal calls
Gray Squirrel, 
In Bloom: Dandelion*, Serviceberry* (or Juneberry), Crabapple?*, Baneberry* (Red or White?) 
Trees and shrubs are leafing out.
No insects - probably it's too cold to fly. 
No frog calls
* FOY (First of the Year)

Nature Notes  2018  

14290 180508  Weekend Box Office Results for May 4-6, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - IMDb  2  Overboard (2018) - IMDb  3  A Quiet Place (2018) - IMDb

14289 180507  Meghan and Harry: Everything You Need to Know About the Royal Wedding  Parade

14288 180507  French defeated at Dien Bien Phu - May 07, 1954 - HISTORY.com
Dien Bien Phu French Defeat in Vietnam. - YouTube

Vietnam War
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34  
 
14287 180507  Lusitania sinks - May 07, 1915 - HISTORY.com
Sinking of the Lusitania - The Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive I THE GREAT WAR - Week 41 - YouTube

WWI
 
14286 180506  Grant and Lee continue fighting in the Wilderness - May 06, 1864 - HISTORY.com
Grant versus Lee: The Wilderness to Petersburg - YouTube

Civil War 


14285 180505-0506  2018 Kentucky Derby I FULL RACE I NBC Sports - YouTube
Texas woman wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby bet
- the woman made a Pick 5 wager to win $1.2 million on $18 bet, Yahoo
Sports  2018

14284 180506  John Steinbeck wins a Pulitzer for The Grapes of Wrath - May 06, 1940 - HISTORY.com

14283 180506     Gray-cheeked Thrush  The pic was taken on Steve and Jason's Bird Walk at Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, on May 5, 2018.  Gray-cheeked Thrush Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Nature Notes  2018

14282 180505-0506  May 5, 2018  Nature Notes - Steve and Jason's Walk, Sunny, Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota   
Blue Jay calls, Woodpecker: Pileated, Downy, Turkey calls, Wood Duck, Red-winged Blackbird (calls), Crow, Loon, Pied Billed Grebe, Mallard, Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Kinglet: Ruby-crowned, Golden-crowned*, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* (calls), Phoebe*,
Gray-cheeked Thrush*, White-throated Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow*, Grackle, Cardinal Calls, Chickadee, House Wren, Swamp Sparrow*,
Raccoon*, Little Brown Bat*, Muskrat, Gray Squirrel, Cottontail Rabbit*,

Trees and shrubs begin to leaf out
* FOY (First of the Year)
Lake Harriet: Ice-out most likely occurred on May 2, 2018.
Perfect Rainbow, St. Paul, MN, around 7:30 p.m.

Nature Notes  2018

14281 180505  Sitting Bull leads his people into Canada - May 05, 1877 - HISTORY.com
Native Americans
Canada


14280 180505  May 5, 1891
Carnegie Hall's Opening Night 1891 (From the Carnegie Hall Archives) - YouTube  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
May 5, 1891: Andrew Carnegie’s Music Hall Opens Sound & Vision

Carnegie Hall - YouTube
Carnegie Hall - Wikipedia

Presidents:    Benjamin Harrison    #23
Music  

14279 180504  May 4, 2018  Nature Notes, Sunny, Maplewood, MN    Blue Jay calls, Chickadee calls, Barred Owl calls, Barn Swallow, Canada Goose, Red-winged Blackbird (calls), Crow, Red-breasted Merganser, Blue-winged Teal*, Northern Shoveler, Mallard,
Western Chorus Frog calls
Trees and shrubs begin to leaf out
* FOY (First of the Year)
Nature Notes  2018

14278 180504  Lake Phalen, St. Paul, MN: Ice-out occurred on May 1, 2018
White Bear, Phalen, state’s other lakes seeing record late ice-outs – Twin Cities
Best rain chance stays south; record lake ice-out | Updraft | Minnesota Public Radio News

Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN: around 70% ice-free, May 1, 2018
Ice-out

14277 180504    May 4, 1961    Freedom Riders
Freedom Riders Freedom Rides HISTORY.com
Meet the Freedom Riders Who Survived a Deadly Attack from the KKK The Oprah Winfrey Show OWN - YouTube
Freedom Riders - Wikipedia 
May 4 – December 10, 1961
Civil Rights

14276 180503  Hawaii Approves Bill Banning Sunscreen Believed To Kill Coral Reefs | NPR
Conservation  |  Hawaii

14275 180503  Cold War  Congressional hearings on General MacArthur - May 03, 1951 - HISTORY.com
Douglas MacArthur - Address to Congress (1951) Part 1 of 4 - YouTube
Lessons Learned: General MacArthur's Dismissal - YouTube

Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33

14274 180503  May 3, 1948  Shelley v. Kraemer - Wikipedia
Shelley v. Kraemer quimbee.com - YouTube

Civil Rights

14273 180503  360 Google Doodles/Spotlight Stories: Back to the Moon - YouTube
Celebrating Georges Méliès Google Doodle
Georges Méliès official website
Georges Méliès: how the filmmaker revolutionized cinema 100 years ago - Vox
Georges Méliès - Wikipedia 
8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938, a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well-known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color. He was also one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards.
 
14272 180502  Cambridge Analytica shuts down following Facebook data scandal  Deutsche Welle, 05/02/2018
Cambridge Analytica shutting down, files for bankruptcy - ABC News

14271 180502  'Chinawood' hopes to challenge Hollywood for cinematic dominance - France 24

14270 180502  Dallas Flyers Club: What Uber's Flying Taxi Future Feels Like  Popular Mechanics
Airplane

14269 180502  End of an era at the FBI - May 02, 1972 - HISTORY.com
J. Edgar Hoover - Government Official - Biography
J. Edgar Hoover - Wikipedia  January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972, an American detective and the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.


14268 180502  May 2, 1933 -- First sighting of Loch Ness Monster! - YouTube
Loch Ness Monster sighted - May 02, 1933 - HISTORY.com
Loch Ness Monster - Wikipedia
Minne – Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Minnesota

14267 180501     May Calendar - Updated  May 1, 2018
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14266 180501  Nature Notes from Kris' Walk, Sunny, Roberts
Immature Hawk (Red-tailed Hawk?), Hawk (possibly Sharp-shinned Hawk) flying overhead, Swainson's Thrush*, Golden-crowned Kinglet*, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Least Flycatcher?*, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Coot?, Robin's gathering (noisy), a flock of about 10 White-throated Sparrows*, Northern Cardinal (calls), Blue Jay (calls), Crow, Grackle's gathering, Red-winged Blackbird (calls), Orange-crowned Warbler*, Northern Waterthrush*, Mallard, Song Sparrow songs, Barn Swallow,
Lake Harriet: around 70% ice-free
Willet* standing on ice, Canada Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Gull
Gray Squirrel, Chipmunk
Red admiral*, Green Darner*
In Bloom: Crocus*,
Siberian Squill*+
*  Our first one of the season
+
Scilla siberica (Siberian Squill) Minnesota Wildflowers
Nature Notes  2018


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