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June 14 - July 15, 2018    2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - FIFA.com 
2018 FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia
France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup™ FINAL - HIGHLIGHTS - YouTube  France beats Croatia, 4-2 
Belgium v England - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Play-off for third place - YouTube  Belgium beats England, 2-0

July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM
Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson in men’s final ESPN - YouTube
Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win 3rd Grand Slam title ESPN - YouTube 


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

Summary - Stage 10 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
The Tour De France Explained in Animation - YouTube
 
AL defeats NL, 8-6, in 2018 All-Star Game 7-17-18 - YouTube  MLB
Bryce Harper 19 HRs in Finals Round of MLB Home Run Derby 2018 Home Run Derby - YouTube  Monday, July 16, 2018
Bregman's go-ahead HR in 10th 07-17-2018 | MLB.com  Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.


British Open 2018 live blog Francesco Molinari wins the Open at Carnoustie as Tiger Woods, pack of competitors, fall short - Golf Digest   July 19 -22, 2018
Golf Majors  | 
Sports  2018



14521 180720  Germany remembers failed Hitler assassination with attack on populism Deutsche Welle, 07/20/2018
Assassination plot against Hitler fails - Jul 20, 1944 - HISTORY.com

WWII 

14520 180720  Minnesota recycling efforts choked by Chinese import cutbacks – Twin Cities  Pioneer Press
Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste' : NPR
Recycling - Wikipedia
Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures | Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling | US EPA


14519 180720  Armstrong walks on moon - Jul 20, 1969 - HISTORY.com
Nixon watches first lunar landing - Jul 20, 1969 - HISTORY.com

Viking 1 lands on Mars - Jul 20, 1976 - HISTORY.com  
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35    |    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36    |    Richard Nixon    #37    |    Gerald Ford    #38  
In Space

 
14518 180720     July 20, 2018    Rain/Cloudy, Nature Notes, St. Paul, MN, on the run
Blue Jay calls, Goldfinch calls, Great Egret flying overhead, Song Sparrow (calls), Sparrow (unidentified), Red-tailed Hawk flying by at close range, Pewee calls,
Gray Squirrel, Chipmunk?
Toad baby (several)
In Bloom: Milkweed, Big Bluestem (Turkeyfoot), Common Tansy, Yarrow, Birds-foot Trefoil, Sumac, Black-eyed Susan, 
Seeds/Fruits: Basswood, Ash, Black Walnut, Acorn, Maple Samara, 

Nature Notes  2018

14517 180719  Cold War  United States withdraws offer of aid for Aswan Dam - Jul 19, 1956 - HISTORY.com
The History of Egypt's Aswan Dam documentary - YouTube


14516 180718  AL defeats NL, 8-6, in 2018 All-Star Game 7-17-18 - YouTube  MLB
Bryce Harper 19 HRs in Finals Round of MLB Home Run Derby 2018 Home Run Derby - YouTube  Monday, July 16, 2018
Bregman's go-ahead HR in 10th 07-17-2018 | MLB.com  Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Sports  2018

14515 180718  July 18,, 2018    Sunny, Bird Walk by Keila (?), Roberts
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Cormorant, Gull, Loon, Goldfinch (calls), Gnatcatcher, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay calls, Cowbird, Waxwing, Brown Thrasher* (3; could be a family?), nest (1: unknown bird species, 2: robin), Robin,
Squirrel calls, Chipmunk, Cottontail Rabbit (born this year), Raccoon tracks in mud, Deer,
In Bloom: Touch-me-not* (just started), Bittersweet Nightshade, Fleabane, Milkweed,
Fruits/Seeds: Fragrant Sumac**, Curly Dock,
Toad baby (many, around 1 cm),
Monarch, Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed flowers, Question Mark?, Mosquito (many)
Bumblebee, Japanese Beetle,
Ant

*  FOY
Brown Thrasher Singing - YouTube
Brown Thrasher Up Close and Natural - YouTube
Brown Thrasher Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Brown thrasher - Wikipedia
** We've never seen the fruits before.
Nature Notes  2018

14514 180718  Barack Obama’s “Dreams from My Father” is published - Jul 18, 1995 - HISTORY.com
Barack Obama - Dreams from My Father A Story of Race and Inheritance - YouTube
Dreams from My Father - Wikipedia

Presidents:    Barack Obama    #44
 
14513 180717  Summary - Stage 10 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
The Tour De France Explained in Animation - YouTube
July 7 - 29, 2018    Official website of Tour de France 2018
Le Tour De France - YouTube

Sports  2018

14512 180717  High Society, Grace Kelly’s last film, opens - Jul 17, 1956 - HISTORY.com
High Society (1956) - IMDb
High Society (1956) - YouTube
That's Jazz (High Society 1956 - Bing Crosby - Louis Armstrong) - YouTube
Grace Kelly - Wikipedia 
November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982, an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

14511 180717  Port Chicago disaster - Jul 17, 1944 - HISTORY.com
The Great Port Chicago Explosion - YouTube
Port Chicago disaster - Wikipedia
Port Chicago, California

WWII

14510 180717  July 17, 2018    Sunny, 80 F, Humidity: 38 % at 3 p.m. 
Nature Notes: Gorgeous Day, no Mosquitoes, around noon, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington
Immature (?) Common Yellowthroat* (calls), House Wren calls** near nest boxes, Song Sparrow calls, Turkey (Tom: 2), Red-winged Blackbirds,
Gray Squirrel, Cottontail, recently built Muskrat lodge, Barn Swallow,
Monarch, Red Admiral, Spring Azure (most likely),
Annual Cicada calls, Bee (several kinds of species), Japanese Beetle,
Green Darner,
Daddy longlegs,
In Bloom:  White Sweet Clover, Birds-foot Trefoil, Green-headed Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergamot, Butterflyweed, Blue Vervain, Creeping Bellflower, False Sunflower (native),
Common Yellowthroat song - YouTube
Juvenile Common Yellowthroat Warbling Song - YouTube
Common Yellowthroat Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Common yellowthroat - Wikipedia
** 
House Wren Sings the song of the day - YouTube

Nature Notes  2018

14509 180716  Tommy James and the Shondells are rescued from oblivion by their #1 hit “Hanky Panky” - Jul 16, 1966 - HISTORY.com
Tommy James & The Shondells - Hanky Panky 1966 - YouTube

Music 

14508 180716  United States conducts first test of the atomic bomb - Jul 16, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Testing The Atomic Bomb | Hiroshima | BBC - YouTube
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |    WWII 

14507 180716  Nature Notes (short)    July 15, 2018    Sunny, Maplewood Nature Center +, around 8 p.m.
Mallard Duck family, Northern Cardinal family: parents with a just fledged baby, Green Heron, Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker,
No Red-winged Blackbird?, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow,
Gray Squirrel, Cottontail Rabbit young,
Mosquito (many)
In Bloom: Cup Plant, Purple Coneflower, Thistle, Joe-pye Weed?, Daisy Fleabane, White Clover, Purple Loosestrife (most likely)
Fruits/Seeds: False Indigo, Plum, Dogwood,
A pond is completely (almost) covered with water lily pads.
Nature Notes  2018

14506 180715  Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson in men’s final ESPN - YouTube
Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win 3rd Grand Slam title ESPN - YouTube 
July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM
Sports  2018 

14505 180715  France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup™ FINAL - HIGHLIGHTS - YouTube  France beats Croatia, 4-2
Belgium v England - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Play-off for third place - YouTube  Belgium beats England, 2-0

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

14504 180715  Last kilometer - Stage 9 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Summary - Stage 9 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Last kilometer - Stage 8 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
The Tour De France Explained in Animation - YouTube

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

14503 180715  Iris Murdoch is born - Jul 15, 1919 - HISTORY.com
Iris Murdoch - Author, Philosopher, Academic, Literary Critic - Biography.com
Iris Murdoch - Wikipedia  DBE, 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999, a British novelist and philosopher born in Ireland to Irish parentage.
Iris (2001) - IMDb
Iris (1-11) Movie CLIP - The Importance of Education (2001) HD - YouTube


14502 180715  baby animals – ZOONOOZ  photos and videos
Baby Animals


14501 180714-0715  Bastille Day parade 2018 - YouTube
Fireworks over Paris to celebrate Bastille Day - YouTube
French Revolution - Storming of the Bastille and the October Days - YouTube
Bastille Day


14500 180714 "Sorry for late posting."
2018 BET Awards Winners Recap - YouTube
10 Best Moments From the 2018 BET Awards - YouTube
BET Awards 2018 - Wikipedia.
BET Awards - Wikipedia

BET Awards  Los Angels, California, June 24, 2018

14499 180714  Weekend Box Office Results for July 6-8, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - IMDb  2  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - IMDb  3  Incredibles 2 (2018) - IMDb  4  The First Purge (2018) - IMDb
Weekend Box Office Results for June 29-July 1, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - IMDb  2  Incredibles 2 (2018) - IMDb  3  Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) - IMDb  4  Uncle Drew (2018) - IMDb  

14493 180712-0714  Disco is dealt death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox - Jul 12, 1979 - HISTORY.com
The Death Of Disco - YouTube
Disco Demolition Night - Wikipedia
Disco - Wikipedia
Music  |  Chicago, Illinois

14490 180711-0714   Belgium v England - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Play-off for third place - YouTube
Croatia vs England 2-1 Highlights 2018 - YouTube
June 14 - July 15, 2018    2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - FIFA.com  
Sports  2018


14489 180711-0714  Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win 3rd Grand Slam title ESPN - YouTube 
Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in epic 2-day semifinal ESPN - YouTube
The last (50th!) game of Anderson vs. Isner's epic semifinal marathon match at Wimbledon 2018 ESPN - YouTube

Wimbledon 2018 Highlights: Federer stunned by Anderson in 5 sets ESPN - YouTube
July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM
Sports  2018 

14498 180713  Food safety alert as CDC warns ‘do not eat’ Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal - NBC News
Salmonella infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Foods

14497 180713  Virginia Teen Suffered Third Degree Burns From A Giant Hogweed Plant | TIME - YouTube
Heracleum lanatum (Common Cow Parsnip) Minnesota Wildflowers  the highly invasive non-native Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), which is not yet present in Minnesota
Heracleum mantegazzianum - Wikipedia
Invasive Plants


14496 180713  Construction begins on Fort Phil Kearny - Jul 13, 1866 - HISTORY.com
Reenactment of Fetterman Massacre for 150th anniversary - YouTube
Fort Phil Kearny - YouTube  1
Fort Phil Kearny - YouTube  2
Bozeman Trail - Wikipedia
Wyoming  |  Native Americans 


14495 180713  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

Queen - Live at LIVE AID 1985-07-13 [Best Version] - YouTube
U2 - Bad Live Aid 1985 (Best Quality) Most view - YouTube
Led Zeppelin - Live Aid. 1985 07 13. Full Concert. - YouTube
Madonna - Live Aid 1985 (Mtv Reel) - YouTube
Live Aid - Wikipedia
Music  |  Pennsylvania


14494 180712-0713  Summary - Stage 7 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Last kilometer - Stage 6 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Summary - Stage 5 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
The Tour De France Explained in Animation - YouTube

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

14493 180712-0714  Disco is dealt death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox - Jul 12, 1979 - HISTORY.com
The Death Of Disco - YouTube
Disco Demolition Night - Wikipedia
Disco - Wikipedia
Music  |  Chicago, Illinois

14489 180711-0714  Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win 3rd Grand Slam title ESPN - YouTube 
Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in epic 2-day semifinal ESPN - YouTube
The last (50th!) game of Anderson vs. Isner's epic semifinal marathon match at Wimbledon 2018 ESPN - YouTube

Wimbledon 2018 Highlights: Federer stunned by Anderson in 5 sets ESPN - YouTube
July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM
Sports  2018

14492 180712  Eisenhower takes first presidential ride in a helicopter - Jul 12, 1957 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34

14491 180712  July 12, 2018  Day 4 - GRAND SUMO Highlights - Video On Demand - NHK WORLD - English   
Sumo 
Kimarite - Wikipedia 
winning techniques in a sumo bout.
Info from Explore Japan Info

14490 180711-0714   Belgium v England - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Play-off for third place - YouTube
Croatia vs England 2-1 Highlights 2018 - YouTube
June 14 - July 15, 2018    2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - FIFA.com  
Sports  2018

14489 180711-0713  The last (50th!) game of Anderson vs. Isner's epic semifinal marathon match at Wimbledon 2018 ESPN - YouTube
Wimbledon 2018 Highlights: Federer stunned by Anderson in 5 sets ESPN - YouTube
July 2 - 15, 2018    Home - The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM
Sports  2018

14488 180711  11th July 1922: The Hollywood Bowl opens in Los Angeles - YouTube
The Hollywood Bowl is Also an Awesome Park Open to the Public During the Day - YouTube

Hollywood Bowl opens - Jul 11, 1922 - HISTORY.com
California

14487 180711  First Quaker colonists land at Boston - Jul 11, 1656 - HISTORY.com
Massachusetts


14486 180711    Nature Notes    July 11, 2018    Sunny, Minnesota
Grackle, Robin, Downy Woodpecker; it looks like a Dad woodpecker teaches his young son how to feed on a tree, Blue Heron Rookery with nestlings, Mallard duck; molting, Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Barn Swallow
Cabbage White, Monarch, Bumblebee, Ant Hill
Toad young (more than 10)
In Bloom: Milkweed, Bird's-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Thistle, Yarrow, Crown Vetch, Lily (unidentified species),
Fruits/Seeds: Sumac, Box elder (maple), Amur Maple, Ash, Basswood, Black Walnut,
   
Nature Notes  2018


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