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June 14 - July 15, 2018    2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - FIFA.com 
2018 FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia


July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

July 4th    Independence Day

July 7 - 29, 2018    Official website of Tour de France 2018



14485 180710  Best Amusement Park in Every State | Reader's Digest
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14484 180710  Thailand soccer team rescued from cave won't make World Cup final  USA Today
Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and soccer coach freed - CNN
Sports  2018

14483 180710  How Old Do You Feel? | Psychology Today

14482 180710  The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - Jul 10, 1985 - HISTORY.com  " ... The Rainbow Warrior, the flagship of international conservation group Greenpeace, had been preparing for a protest voyage to a French nuclear test site in the South Pacific. ..."
Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - Wikipedia
The Death of the Rainbow Warrior - YouTube

14481 180709  More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution - Scientific American Blog Network
Plastic Pollution

14480 180709  Wimbledon tournament begins - Jul 09, 1877 - HISTORY.com
July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM
Tennis Grand Slam

14479 180708-0709     July 8, 2018    Sunny, Twin Cities metro area
Blue Heron, Great Egret, Turkey Vulture (3), Robin, House Wren, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-crested Flycatcher (calls), young Wood Duck, Mallard Duckling, Red-bellied Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Turkey female, Sparrow (unidentified), Common Yellowthroat calls, Barn Swallow, Song Sparrow calls,
Red Squirrel, young Cottontail Rabbit, 13-lined Ground Squirrel, dead Mouse on the trail, Muskrat den using a tree hollow; it looks like muskrats are still busy making the den with green cattails.
Tiger Swallowtail, Question Mark, Monarch, Green Darner, more Dragon species, Damselfly
Annual Cicada calls*, Bumblebee, Mosquito,
Daddy Longlegs (many on the trail)
Toad baby
In Bloom:  Green-headed Coneflower, Common Mullein, Wild Bergamot, Plantain, Black-eyed Susan, Fleabane, White Sweet Clover,
Fruits/Seeds: Black Raspberry, White Mulberry,
*  FOY
Nature Notes  2018

14478 180708  The Liberty Bell rings - Jul 08, 1776 - HISTORY.com
The Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - YouTube
Pennsylvania

14477 180708  Warren Harding marries Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe - Jul 08, 1891 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Warren G. Harding     #29

14476 180708  Official Oscars chef Wolfgang Puck born - Jul 08, 1949 - HISTORY.com
Wolfgang Puck - Wikipedia  born July 8, 1949, an Austrian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor.
Restaurants

14475 180707  Daredevil Will Attempt To Break Evel Knievel’s Records In High-Stakes Jumps  Sunday, July 8, 2018
Daredevils

14474 180707  Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government - Jul 07, 1865 - HISTORY.com
MARY SURRATT: Civil War Terrorist or Judicial Murder - YouTube
The Woman Who Helped Kill Lincoln - Forgotten Assholes of History - YouTube
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln        #16    |    Andrew Johnson    #17   

14473 180707  Eau Claires  July 6 & 7, 2018, Eau Claires, Wisconsin
Will Eaux Claires Arts and Music Festival's secretive strategy pay off?  Pioneer Press
Justin Vernon - Wikipedia  born April 30, 1981, an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer.  Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Bon Iver - Wikipedia
Justin Vernon - A Song For a Lover Of Long Ago - YouTube
Bon Iver - I Can't Make You Love Me - Nick of Time - YouTube
Bon Iver at AIR Studios (4AD-Jagjaguwar Session) - YouTube

Music 

14472 180706  Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon - Jul 06, 1957 - HISTORY.com
Althea Gibson becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon - YouTube
Althea Gibson: First Black Tennis Champion - Fast Facts History - YouTube

Althea Gibson - Wikipedia  August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003, an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis.
Alice Marble - Wikipedia  September 28, 1913 – December 13, 1990, an American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships (1936–40): five in singles, six in women's doubles, and seven in mixed doubles. 
Sports  2018  History
 
14471 180706  Music
Eau Claires  July 6 & 7, 2018, Eau Claires, Wisconsin
Basilica Block Party Music Festival - 2018 Lineup & Tickets    July 6 & 7, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota

14470 180706  John meets Paul for the first time - Jul 06, 1957 - HISTORY.com
It's 60 years since John Lennon met Paul McCartney - BBC News  July 6, 2017
John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney July 6th 1957 - YouTube
John meets Paul, he brings George - YouTube
George Harrison Auditions For John Lennon - YouTube
Nowhere Boy (1-10) Movie CLIP - Sex & Rock 'n' Roll (2009) HD - YouTube
Beatles  |  Music

14469 180705     Nature Notes    July 4, 2018, Bloomington, Minnesota, Rain/Cloudy
American Redstart male immature, Robins, Pewee calls, Common Yellowthroat calls, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), Yellow Warblers*, Song Sparrow (calls), Double-crested Cormorant fishing,
Red Squirrel, Deer,
Painted Turtle crossing the trail
Monarch (several), Red Admiral, Dragonfly, Damselfly, pesky Mosquitoes, Bumblebee,
In Bloom: Yarrow, Black-eyed Susan, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, White Campion, Sumac, Pineapple-weed, Field Bindweed, Common Mullein, Dandelion, Hoary Alyssum, Ox-eye Daisy, Fleabane, Mysterious tiny yellow flower (unidentified), Plantain**,
Seeds/Fruits: Ash, Black Raspberry, Dogwood, Dandelion Seedhead,
Yellow Warbler Portrait - YouTube  Yellow Warbler call: "sweet sweet sweet, I'm so sweet"
Yellow Warbler Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
** 
Plantago major - Wikipedia
Minnesota Wildflowers

Nature Notes  2018

14468 180705  Chick-Fil-A ranked top fast-food restaurant in customer satisfaction | Fox Business
Restaurants 

14467 180705  Bikini introduced - Jul 05, 1946 - HISTORY.com
History of the Bikini - YouTube 
Fashion
 

14466 180705  Elvis Presley records “That’s All Right (Mama)” - Jul 05, 1954 - HISTORY.com
Elvis Presley.... Thats Alright (Mama)- First Release - 1954 - YouTube

Music

14465 180704  Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die - Jul 04, 1826 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    John Adams    #2    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3    |    James Monroe    #5 (died July 4, 1831)
Independence Day

14464 180704  American colonies declare independence - Jul 04, 1776 - HISTORY.com
Independence Day
America
 
14463 180704  Disney's Celebrate America Fourth of July Fireworks at The Magic Kingdom (4K) - YouTube
Fireworks filmed with a drone - YouTube
New York City's Fireworks Spectacular 4th of July 2017 - YouTube
East River To Host Launch Of Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks - YouTube 2018
2018 Performers A Capitol Fourth | PBS
The Best 4th of July Fireworks in the USA | Condé Nast Traveler - YouTube
2017 Epcot 4th of July Fireworks - Heartbeat of Freedom [4K] - YouTube
Independence Day

14462 180704  Fourth of July Aspen, Colorado swaps fireworks for drones - BBC News
High-tech drones steal the show at the Winter Olympics - YouTube
EHang Egret’s 1374 drones dancing over the City Wall of Xi’an, achieving the Guinness World Records - YouTube
Intel Drone Light Show at CeBIT 2018 - YouTube
Independence Day

14461 18070 NBA  LeBron James Signs With the Los Angeles Lakers: Free Agency | Time
Sports  2018

14460 18070 Idaho becomes 43rd state - Jul 03, 1890 - HISTORY.com
Idaho

14459 18070 Washington assumes command - Jul 03, 1775 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:     George Washington    #1

14458 18070 Drones replace Fourth of July fireworks amid wildfire fears in the West - CBS News
Drone 'fireworks' offer sparkless 4th of July show - YouTube
Independence Day

14457 180702     Nature Notes from Craig's Walk, July 2, 2018, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., Clear, MN Valley NWR
Rose-breasted grosbeak, American Redstart (calls), American Redstart nest (fledged), Pewee calls, Red-eyed vireo calls, Yellow-throated vireo calls, Robins and young Robins, a young Bald Eagle, an Osprey flying by, Chimney Swift, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow, Wren, Chickadee calls, Cardinal nest?, Blue Jay, Yellow Warbler (calls), Swamp Sparrow (calls), Song Sparrow (calls), Red-winged Blackbird, young Wood Duck male, Canada Goose, Cowbird, Common Yellowthroat parents feeding their young, Catbird,
Wren cavity nest (fledged), Tree Swallow cavity nest (fledged?),
Vole? crossing the trail before us, 
Toad babies, Green Frog calls,
Garter Snake, Painted Turtle laying eggs, raided Turtle nest with broken eggshells
Monarch butterflies (around 10), Red Admiral, Cabbage White, Green Darner, Amberwing, more different dragonfly species, damselfly
Bumblebee, bee?, fly, mosquito,
Earthworms crossing the trail, Snail,
In Bloom: Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Yarrow, Fleabane, Bird's-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Canada Elderberry, Curly Dock, Common Mullein, White Sweet Clover, St. Johnswort, Black-eyed Susan, Cattail,
Fruits/Seeds: Ash, Dogwood, Red Elderberry, Black Raspberry,

Bouteloua dactyloides - Wikipedia  Buffalo grass
Nature Notes  2018

14456 180702  Cold War  Soviet Union rejects Marshall Plan assistance - Jul 02, 1947 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33

14455 180701
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