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July 7 - 29, 2018    Summary - Stage 21 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Best of - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Who Is Geraint Thomas? Tour de France Winner 2018 - YouTube
Official website of Tour de France 2018


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

Maya Moore wins third straight MVP as Team Parker wins WNBA All-Star Game  July 28, 2018, Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
2018 WNBA All-Star Game - Wikipedia
The Top 5 Plays From The Verizon WNBA All-Star Game 2018 - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA




14553 180731  Maya Moore wins third straight MVP as Team Parker wins WNBA All-Star Game  July 28, 2018, Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
2018 WNBA All-Star Game - Wikipedia
The Top 5 Plays From The Verizon WNBA All-Star Game 2018 - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA
Maya Moore Takes Home 2018 All-Star MVP - Minnesota Lynx
Home - Minnesota Lynx  Maya Moore
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14552 180731 
Ignatius of Loyola dies - Jul 31, 1556 - HISTORY.com
St. Ignatius of Loyola HD - YouTube
Society of Jesus - Wikipedia
Ignatius of Loyola - Wikipedia  c. October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556, a Spanish Basque priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General. The Jesuit order served the Pope as missionaries, and they were bound by a vow of special obedience to the sovereign pontiff in regard to the missions. They therefore emerged as an important political force during the time of the Counter-Reformation.

Ignatius of Loyola...... Christian History

14551 180731  Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships - Jul 31, 1715 - HISTORY.com
Florida Travel: Searching for Real Treasure on Florida's Treasure Coast - YouTube
1715 Treasure Fleet Gold Coin Recovery - YouTube
13 BIGGEST Treasures Ever Discovered - YouTube

Florida

14550 180730  Johnson signs Medicare into law - Jul 30, 1965 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33    |    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36

14549 180730    born July 30, 1898    Henry Moore
Henry Moore born - Jul 30, 1898 - HISTORY.com
HENRY MOORE SCULPTOR JAZZ - YouTube

Henry Moore – Meet 500 Years of British Art - YouTube
Henry Moore - YouTube
Henry Moore - Wikipedia 
OM CH FBA, 30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986, an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other graphic works on paper.
Art


14548 180730  July 7 - 29, 2018   Summary - Stage 21 - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Best of - Tour de France 2018 - YouTube
Who Is Geraint Thomas? Tour de France Winner 2018 - YouTube
Official website of Tour de France 2018

Le Tour De France - YouTube

2018 Tour de France - Wikipedia
List of Tour de France general classification winners - Wikipedia
The Tour De France Explained in Animation - YouTube
Sports  2018  |  Extreme Sports

14547 180730  Morris, Jack Baseball | Hall of Fame
Jack Morris joins Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor for St. Paul wing at hall of fame  Pioneer Press
Jack Morris, a St. Paul native; St. Paul, Minnesota
Jack Morris inducted into Hall of Fame - YouTube  July 29, 2018, Cooperstown, New York
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Wikipedia
Jack Morris - Wikipedia

Minnesota 

14546 180729  Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles! Audubon
Powdermill baby pictures Summer 2004
Pictorial_Highlights_June_2002
SATPM4JuvenileBirdID42016.pdf  Identifying Juvenile Birds (photos)
Birdwatching  Birds

14545 180729  Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition - Jul 29, 1776 - HISTORY.com
The Domínguez-Escalante Journal University Press Catalog
Dominguez-Escalante Expedition
Dominguez–Escalante expedition - Wikipedia

Explorers (Columbus Ships)

14544 180729  NASA established - Jul 29, 1958 - HISTORY.com
President Eisenhower authorizes creation of NASA - Jul 29, 1958 - HISTORY.com

Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34
In Space

14543 180728  July 28, 2018    Nature Notes, Tammy’s Walk @ Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, Sunny
Scarlet Tanager* male at close range, Eastern Kingbird family (one parent & its kid), Red-breasted Nuthatch**, White-breasted Nuthatch, Chimney Swift, Green Heron (calls) fishing, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, House Finch family (5-6), Red-bellied Woodpecker calls, Downy Woodpecker family? (5), Blue Jay (calls), Cardinal calls, Goldfinch (calls), Baltimore Oriole, House Wren, Catbird, Cowbird, Common Yellowthroat calls, Song Sparrow calls, Robin, Grackle, Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird; no calls, Chickadee, Swamp Sparrow calls***
Chipmunk, Red Squirrel,
Monarch, Cabbage White, Small butterfly
Green Darner, Japanese Beetle, Bumblebee, Paper Wasp, Annual Cicada calls, Ant,
Slug (one inch long)
in Bloom:  Buttonbush 
Cephalanthus occidentalis - Wikipedia,
Pickerelweed, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, White Sweet Clover, Crown Vetch, Joe-pye Weed, Big Bluestem, Wild Bergamot, Blue Vervain, Black-eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, Ironweed (or New England Aster?), Wood Nettle, Purple Loosestrife,
Fruits/Seeds:  Cattail, Amur Maple samara, Milkweed, Canada Rye, ? Sticktight (or Stickseed)

Scarlet Tanager—Flame of Spring - YouTube
Scarlet Tanager Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
**  Cindy is saying, "Some Red-breasted Nuthatches nest here in the Twin Cities metro area."
*** 
Swamp Sparrow - YouTube
Activities: Beech Volleyball, Dog Walking, Walking, Jogging, Cycling,

Nature Notes  2018

14542 180728  Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia - Jul 28, 1914 - HISTORY.com
HOW World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209 - YouTube
Who Started World War I: Crash Course World History 210 - YouTube
A Shot that Changed the World - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand I PRELUDE TO WW1 - Part 3-3 - YouTube


14541 180728  Worst modern earthquake - Jul 28, 1976 - HISTORY.com
The 10 deadliest earthquakes in history - World news - Asia-Pacific NBC News

14540 180727  facebook  Liberty on the Lake Featuring Tim McGraw 2018  July 28, 2018, Lake Minnetonka, MN - Liberty on the Lake is a benefit dedicated to raising funds for charities that support soldiers and soldiers’ families. From raising educational funds for families of fallen soldiers to providing resources to victims of PTSD, we seek to benefit military families in any way that we can.
Liberty on the Lake feat. Tim McGraw | Lavender Magazine
Tim McGraw - Humble And Kind (Official Video) - YouTube
Tim McGraw - YouTube
Tim McGraw - Wikipedia 
born May 1, 1967
Music 

14539 180727  Weekend Box Office Results for July 20-22, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
The Equalizer 2 (2018) - IMDb  2  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) - IMDb  3  Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (2018) - IMDb   
Weekend Box Office Results for July 13-15, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (2018) - IMDb  2  Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - IMDb  Skyscraper (2018) - IMDb

14538 180727  July 27, 2018  Why is Japan so Clean? - YouTube
Why Japan's streets are spotless | World Economic Forum
Why are Japanese cities so clean? - Quora

Info from Explore Japan Info > What's New?

14537 180727  Google Doodle honors Lyudmila Rudenko, first woman to win chess International Master title | 9to5Google
Lyudmila Rudenko Who was the Soviet chess champion and why was she so influential - YouTube
Lyudmila Rudenko - Wikipedia 
27 July 1904 – 4 March 1986, a Soviet chess player and the second women's world chess champion, from 1950 until 1953.

14536 180727  Stalin issues Order No. 227—outlawing cowards - Jul 27, 1943 - HISTORY.com
WWII     
      
14535 180726  Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Significantly Slowed Patients' Cognitive Decline - Scientific American  07/25/2018
Alzheimer's drug developed by Biogen and Eisai shows promise  USA TODAY, 07/26/2018
       
14534 180726     born 26 July 1943    Mick Jagger
Entertainer Mick Jagger born - Jul 26, 1943 - HISTORY.com
The Rolling Stones - Topic - YouTube
Mick Jagger - Wikipedia  born 26 July 1943,
an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger Net Worth, Lifestyle, Family, Biography, House and Cars mp4 - YouTube
Mick Jagger - IMDb
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Hampton Live 1981 OFFICIAL - YouTube
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash (Live) - OFFICIAL - YouTube
The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (Live) - OFFICIAL - YouTube
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Baby Please Don't Go - Live At Checkerboard Lounge - YouTube
Music 

14533 180726  Truman signs the National Security Act - Jul 26, 1947 - HISTORY.com
National Security Act of 1947 - Wikipedia
Today in Military History 7-26 - National Security Act signed - YouTube
The National Security Act of 1947 The Law that Created the CIA - YouTube

Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33

14532 180725  Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival - Jul 25, 1965 - HISTORY.com
Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival - YouTube
  1965
Mr. Tambourine Man (Live at the Newport Folk Festival. 1964) - YouTube
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14531 180725     July 25, 2018    Nature Notes, Rain/Lightning, Cloudy, Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, 2 p.m.
Eastern Kingbird (fledglings* 2, the parents), Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird families, Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird mom feeds a Brown-headed Cowbird fledgling (most likely), Goldfinch (calls), Wood Duck family, young Mallard Duck, Mallard Duck, Gull, Song Sparrow calls, Starling, Red-tailed Hawk in flight, Sharp-shinned Hawk** in flight
Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White, no Mosquitoes,
In Bloom: Pickerelweed, White Water Lily, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Yellow Sweet Clover,
Fruits/Seeds: Acorn, Cattail, Buckthorn, Curly Dock,
*  Lifer, "Rod, thank you for info on the fledglings."
Nature - Eastern Kingbird - YouTube
Eastern Kingbird fledgling - YouTube
Eastern Kingbird - YouTube
Eastern Kingbird Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
** 
Sharp-shinned Hawk Versus Cooper's Hawk - FeederWatch
Nature Notes  2018

14530 180724  Inequality is rising relatively slowly among black and Hispanic Americans - Daily chart  The Economist, July 24, 2018
 
14529 180724  Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley - Jul 24, 1847 - HISTORY.com
Chapter 63: The Pioneers Go to the Salt Lake Valley April-July 1847 - YouTube
Salt Lake Valley, Utah
Joseph Smith, December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844, Vermont
Brigham Young, June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877, Vermont


14528 180724     born c. AD 1    Saint Peter
St. Peter, the First Pope HD - YouTube
The Bible Series - Jesus and Peter - YouTube
Vatican displays reputed bones of St. Peter - YouTube
Saint Peter - Wikipedia 
c. AD 1 - between AD 64 and 68, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simōn, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church. Hippolytus of Rome, a 3rd-century theologian, gave him the title of "Apostle of the Apostles". According to Catholic teaching, Peter was ordained by Jesus in the "Rock of My Church" dialogue in Matthew 16:18. He is traditionally counted as the first Bishop of Rome (pope) and ...
Death of the Apostles - YouTube
Jesus Christ and His 12 Apostles - YouTube

14527 180723  The 147th Open - Final Round highlights - YouTube
The Open - The official site of The 147th Open at Carnoustie
British Open 2018 live blog Francesco Molinari wins the Open at Carnoustie as Tiger Woods, pack of competitors, fall short - Golf Digest
Golf Majors  | 
Sports  2018

14526 180723  July 23, 2018    Nature Notes from Craig’s Walk, Sunny, 8 -10 a.m., Bass Ponds, Minnesota Valley NWR, Bloomington, MN
Great-crested Flycatcher, Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Robin, Pewee (calls), Northern Cardinal, Egret, Blue Heron, Song Sparrow (calls), Red-winged Blackbird family, Willow Flycatcher (calls), Wood Duck, Bald Eagle, Crow, Catbird, Marsh Wren calls, Robin (adult & Immature), Barn Swallow, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Cooper's Hawk, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Yellow-throated Vireo calls, Waxwing,
Garter Snake crossing the trail
Green Frog* (calls, 3), Leopard Frog,
Butterfly: Monarch, Cabbage White, Pearl Crescent
Caterpillars crossing the trail: Woollybear**,
Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar*** (identified using "iNaturalist" by Craig)
Dragonflies:
Damselflies:
Annual Cicada calls, Gnat Clouds
Bumblebee, Wasp, Japanese Beetle,
Ant colony (different from an ant hill)
In Bloom:  Birds-foot Trefoil, Swamp Milkweed, Field Bindweed, Wild Bergamot, Fleabane, False Sunflower
Seeds/Fruits: Cattail, Milkweed, Ash, Maple Samara, Wild Grape, Thistle,

Green frog - Wikipedia  ... The distinctive call sounds like a plucked banjo string, usually given as a single note, but sometimes repeated.
** 
Pyrrharctia isabella - Wikipedia  Woolybear
*** 
Euchaetes egle - Wikipedia  Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar

Nature Notes  2018 

14525 180723  1967 Detroit Riots - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
Detroit 1967: When a city went up in flames - YouTube
Summer of '67 - how Detroit changed forever in 5 days - YouTube
1967 Newark riots - Wikipedia 
July 23, 1967 – July 27, 1967
Detroit, Michigan
----------------------------------------------
1967 Newark riots - Wikipedia  July 12–17, 1967
Riots in Newark New Jersey 1967 - YouTube
50th anniversary of the Newark riots - YouTube  2017
Newark, New Jersey


14524 180722  Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean - Jul 22, 1793 - HISTORY.com: ... Twelve years later, the discoveries he made on his “failed” voyage played a key role in President Thomas Jefferson’s decision to send Lewis and Clark on their two-year journey to the Pacific.
born 1764    Alexander Mackenzie

Alexander Mackenzie (explorer) - Wikipedia  1764 – 12 March 1820, a Scottish explorer known for accomplishing the first east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico, which preceded the more famous Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years.
Explorers (Columbus Ships)

14523 180721  July 21, 2018    Sunny, Nature Notes
a flock of around 20 Egrets flying overhead, The Twin Cities metro area, MN
Two Red-tailed hawks, Bald Eagle,
Tammy’s Walk @ Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Great-crested Flycatcher* family (several), Hummingbird, Pewee (calls), Cardinal (calls), Raptor?, Scarlet Tanager female (calls)
Yellowthroat having a worm in its beak, young bird?, Robin nest (fledged), Waxwing, Oriole nest (fledged), Goldfinch, Orchard Oriole male, Baltimore Oriole (adult, young), Kingbird, Red-winged Blackbird (calls), Blue Heron, Wood Duck young (male & female), Yellow-throated Vireo?, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Swamp Sparrow calls,
Red Admiral, Tiger Swallowtail, Monarch
Dragonfly, Bee
Annual Cicada calls,
Ant
In Bloom: Turk’s-cap Lily, Cup Plant, Culver’s Root, Joe-pye Weed, Purple Coneflower, Chicory, Creeping Bellflower, Pickerelweed, Big Bluestem, Jewelweed (Touch-me-not), Daisy Fleabane, Wild Bergamot, Bittersweet Nightshade,
Seeds/Fruits: Highbush Cranberry, Red Baneberry, White Baneberry, Ash, Acorn, False Indigo, Buckthorn, Eastern Red Cedar, Asparagus, American Elderberry, Bladdernut, Ohio Buckeye,
Great Crested Flycatcher Calls - Up Close! - YouTube

Great Crested Flycatcher Babies Fly the Nest - A Documentary - YouTube
Great Crested Flycatcher Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Great crested flycatcher - Wikipedia

Nature Notes  2018

14522 180721  Eisenhower presents his “Open Skies” plan - Jul 21, 1955 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34    |    Ronald Reagan    #40
 

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