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Global Terror 2016-2017  | War on Terror  |  ISIS  

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How to help Natural Disaster Victims

2017

Moon Phases 

National Night Out     Aug. 7, 2018, 1st Tuesday in August

PGA Championship    Aug. 9-12, 2018
PGA Championship 2018 The Official Website of the PGA Championship at the Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO, USA brought to you by PGA.com
2018 PGA Championship leaderboard, scores: Brooks Koepka beasts his way to second major of season - CBSSports.com


Ryder Cup     Sept. 25-30, 2018, Paris, France    RyderCup.com

Minnesota State Fair   
Aug. 23 - Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018 
Minnesota State Fair 州祭 (Photos), State Fair Grounds, St. Paul, August-Labor Day (12 days) < http://www.mnstatefair.org/ >

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee, Minnesota    Aug. 18 - Sep. 30, 2018             
Renaissance Festival (Photos), Shakopee, MN < http://www.renaissancefest.com/

US Open    Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2018    Official Site of the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships - A USTA Event



14589 180810  Weird, 570-Million-Year-Old 'Leaf' Fossil Is Actually from an Animal  LiveScience
These Bizarre Sea Monsters Once Ruled the Ocean  LiveScience

14588 180810  Man says rabid beaver attacked him, 7-year-old daughter kayaking on river - CBS News
Wildlife

14587 180810  Smithsonian Institution created - Aug 10, 1846 - HISTORY.com
Ben Stiller Gives you Introduction To The Smithsonian - YouTube
Collecting the World: Inside the Smithsonian - YouTube
Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Smithson - YouTube
Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian - YouTube
James Smithson - Wikipedia  MA, FRS , c. 1765 – 27 June 1829, an English chemist and mineralogist.
Smithsonian Homepage | Smithsonian Institution
Presidents    James K. Polk    #11
Washington, D.C.

14586 180810 
August 10, 2018    Nature Notes, St. Paul, MN, Sunny, High Temp: around 85 F 
Barn Swallow, Mallard Duck, Wood Duck, Crow, Robin, Waxwing (2 young?), Goldfinch (calls, undulating flight), 

Dead mouse (2), on which many flies were, on the trail,
Mosquitoes, Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White, Bumblebee, Bee, Damselfly, Fly,
In Bloom: White Water Lily, Joe-pye Weed, Cardinal Flower, Canada Goldenrod, Blazing Star, Purple Coneflower, Touch-me-not, Purple Loosestrife, Bittersweet Nightshade, Ironweed, Cup Plant, Black-eyed Susan,
Fruits/Seeds: False Indigo, Ironwood, Goat's Beard seed head, Dandelion seed head,
Laetiporus - Wikipedia  Chicken of the Woods, or Sulfur Shelf mushroom
People: fishing, BBQ, biking, walking,
Nature Notes  2018

August 9, 2018    Nature Notes, St. Paul, MN, Sunny, High Temp: around 85 F       
Barn Swallow family (2 fledglings perching on a tree branch, being fed by their parents), Goldfinch, Waxwing (5, could be a family), Crow, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Phoebe, Pewee, Mallard Duck, Rock Pigeon (young?), Cliff Swallow nestling being fed by its parents, Mourning Dove, Great-crested Flycatcher calls, House Sparrow nest, Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle nest (it looks like 2 babies have fledged some time ago), a mysterious bird family,
Mosquitoes
In Bloom: White Water Lily, Purple Loosestrife
Fruits/Seeds: Apple, Bittersweet, 
Laetiporus - Wikipedia  Chicken of the Woods, or Sulfur Shelf mushroom - many on a large dead tree with the bark; they look tasty.

Nature Notes  2018

14585 180809  Boxers vs. briefs and your chances of becoming a dad - CBS News

14584 180809  Nez Perce fight Battle of Big Hole - Aug 09, 1877 - HISTORY.com
Big Hole River - Wikipedia  Montana
Chief Joseph Speech - Nez Perce - YouTube
Chief Joseph surrenders - YouTube
Chief Joseph - Wikipedia 
March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904, a leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe of the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States, in the latter half of the 19th century.
Oregon, Idaho, and Washington

Native Americans


14583 180808  Weekend Box Office Results for August 3-5, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Mission Impossible - Fallout (2018) - IMDb  2  Christopher Robin (2018) - IMDb  3  The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) - IMDb 
 
14582 180808  German saboteurs executed in Washington - Aug 08, 1942 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32    |   WWII
 

14581 180808  Spike Lee’s first feature, She’s Gotta Have It, premieres - Aug 08, 1986 - HISTORY.com
Spike Lee - IMDb
She's Gotta Have It (1986) - IMDb
Do the Right Thing (1989) - IMDb
Spike Lee - Wikipedia  born March 20, 1957, an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.
Retro Michael Jordan and Spike Lee Commercial - YouTube
Do the Right Thing (1-10) Movie CLIP - Today's Forecast (1989) HD - YouTube

Atlanta, Georgia  |  Brooklyn, New York

14577 180807-0808  Mendocino Complex wildfire becomes largest in state history - YouTube  CBS
Mendocino fire has become California's largest ever - The Washington Post
Top 20 Largest California Wildfires
Wildfires 2018: Climate change is making wildfires worse - Vox
Donald Trump will blame anything but climate change for the California wildfires - CNNPolitics
Weather  (Wildfire)  |  Climate Change

14580 180807  U.S. embassies in East Africa bombed - Aug 07, 1998 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Bill Clinton    #42    |     Osama bin Laden  (Afghanistan War)

14579 180807  Georgia institutes a State Board of Corrections - Aug 07, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Chain gang - Wikipedia
Georgia

14578 180807  🇸🇦 🇨🇦 Why is Saudi Arabia angry at Canada? | Inside Story - YouTube  Al Zaeera
Saudi Arabia severs ties with Canada - YouTube  Press TV
Saudis threaten Canada with 9-11-style attack - YouTube 

 
14577 180807-0808  Mendocino Complex wildfire becomes largest in state history - YouTube  CBS
Mendocino fire has become California's largest ever - The Washington Post
Top 20 Largest California Wildfires
Wildfires 2018: Climate change is making wildfires worse - Vox
Donald Trump will blame anything but climate change for the California wildfires - CNNPolitics
Weather  (Wildfire)  |  Climate Change

14576 180807  NORWAY - A Time-Lapse Adventure 4K - YouTube
Travel


14575 180806-0807  August 5, 2018    Nature Notes   Bass Ponds, MNV NWR, Craig's Walk, Minnesota River Valley – Audubon Chapter, Sunny
Yellow-throated Vireo* calls, Yellow Warbler, Pewee calls, Phoebe, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Chickadee (alert and spring calls), Cardinal, Robin (immature and adult), Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow** calls, Egret (8), Willow Flycatcher, Waxwing (6), Grackle, Catbird carrying food in its beak, Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk (pair), Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Gull, Red-eyed Vireo*** calls, a flock of around 10 Starlings, Wood Duck, Sandpiper (3, staging), Cowbird,
dead blackbird**** on the ground (seldom see a dead bird)
Squirrel calls, Muskrat swimming, 
Toad (adult), Leopard Frog,
Snail (4) on the trail,

Monarch, Pearl Crescent (5),
Dragonfly: Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Blue-eyed Darner (most likely) resting, Halloween Pennant, etc.
Carolina Grasshopper, Annual Cicada calls, dead Annual Cicada,
Goldenrod Crab Spider
Beetle: 2 species
In Bloom: Ironweed, Canada Hawkweed (most likely), Crown Vetch, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Wild Bergamot, Field Bindweed, Black-eyed Susan, Fleabane, Goldenrod, Wild Cucumber, False Sunflower,
Seeds/Fruits: Milkweed, Buckthorn, Curly Dock, Cattail,
Yellow-throated Vireo Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology  "three eight"
**  Swamp Sparrow Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
***  Red-eyed Vireo Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology  "
as if the bird asks a question, then answers it, over and over."
Wildlife Ten more easy bird songs you know | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  -  "
Red-eyed vireos sing short, repetitious, conversational phrases. Often they sing continuously for minutes at a time, stopping only occasionally to catch their breath. For this reason, red-eyed vireos are sometimes called 'preacher birds'."
Note: "I'm not good at remembering a bird's calls, but it's important to know the calls." One of our staff members.
****  Why Don’t You See Dead Birds Laying Around? – Ornithology
Nature Notes  2018 

14572 180805-0806   Randy Moss | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site  
Randy Moss' Ultimate Career Highlight Reel NFL Legends Highlights - YouTube
Randy Moss FULL Hall of Fame Speech 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL - YouTube
How Randy Moss transformed the Minnesota Vikings
Randy Moss - Wikipedia 
born February 13, 1977, a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
Randy Moss | Biography & Facts | Britannica.com

West Virginia  |  Minnesota
Sports  2018


14569 180804-0806  Here's Why This Mama Merganser Has More Than 50 Ducklings | Audubon*  a Mom Merganser with 76 Ducklings
Man snaps photo of mama duck with 76 ducklings - YouTube
Why This Mama Duck Has Her Ducklings in a Row—All 76 of Them Nat Geo Wild - YouTube
Birds
*  "Thank you for the info some time ago, Margaret."

14574 180806  Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima - Aug 06, 1945 - HISTORY.com   
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII  |  Cold War
 

14573 180805 
American Bandstand goes national - Aug 05, 1957 - HISTORY.com
Almanac American Bandstand - YouTube
Rock & Roll Dance 1957 (American Bandstand) - YouTube
DIck Clark's Best of American Bandstand - YouTube
ABBA - American Bandstand (1975) - YouTube
Michael Jackson - American Bandstand 1970 HD - YouTube
Music

14572 180805-0806   Randy Moss | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site  
Randy Moss' Ultimate Career Highlight Reel NFL Legends Highlights - YouTube
Randy Moss FULL Hall of Fame Speech 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL - YouTube
How Randy Moss transformed the Minnesota Vikings
Randy Moss - Wikipedia 
born February 13, 1977, a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
Randy Moss | Biography & Facts | Britannica.com

West Virginia  |  Minnesota

Sports  2018

14571 180804  August 3, 2018    Nature Notes, a short walk, St. Paul, MN, Cloudy
Goldfinch (calls), Chickadee calls, Pewee calls,
Deer Trails,
Toad
American Grasshopper (young, around 1 cm long; We've never seen such a small one.), Bumblebee, Moth (small), Dragonfly, Mosquito
In Bloom: White Clover, Crown Vetch, Ironweed, Common Tansy, Wild Cucumber, Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergamot, Big Bluestem, Birds-foot Trefoil, False Sunflower, Field Bindweed,
Seeds/Fruits: Curly Dock, Ash, Black Walnut, Sumac,
July 31, 2018    Nature Notes, Minneapolis, MN, Sunny
Goldfinch (calls, undulating flight), Mallard Duck (young), Red-winged Blackbird, Barn Swallow (calls), Northern Cardinal male (calls), Blue Jay calls, Song Sparrow calls, Bald Eagle, Baltimore Oriole nest (fledged),
In Bloom: Stickseed, Wood Nettle,
Seeds/Fruits: Acorn, Cattail,

Nature Notes  2018

14570 180804  Lab-grown pig lungs are great news for the future of organ transplantation | Popular Science

14569 180804-0806  Here's Why This Mama Merganser Has More Than 50 Ducklings | Audubon*  a Mom Merganser with 76 Ducklings
Man snaps photo of mama duck with 76 ducklings - YouTube
Why This Mama Duck Has Her Ducklings in a Row—All 76 of Them Nat Geo Wild - YouTube
Birds
*  "Thank you for the info some time ago, Margaret."


14568 180804  Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - CNET
Ships


14567 180804  Eisenhower warns of “ominous” situation in Asia - Aug 04, 1953 - HISTORY.com
Domino Theory - Cold War - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34 


14566 180804  Weekend Box Office Results for July 27-29, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Mission Impossible - Fallout (2018) - IMDb  2  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) - IMDb  3  The Equalizer 2 (2018) - IMDb

14565 180803  Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota
The 15 Best Children's Museums in the U.S.  Parents
Minnesota
 |  Travel

14564 180803  Central Lunar Eclipse  longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century   "Astronomy Photo of the Day" August 3, 2018 by NASA
Astronomy

14563 180803  “The Macarena” begins its reign atop the U.S. pop charts - Aug 03, 1996 - HISTORY.com
Los Del Rio - La Macarena. [Version Original] - YouTube

Music

14562 180803  Columbus sets sail - Aug 03, 1492 - HISTORY.com 
1492: Conquest of Paradise - Trailer - YouTube

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) - IMDb
1492 (Columbus sighting land) - YouTube
1492 Conquest of Paradise - YouTube

Columbus Ships

14561 180803  Summer Mix 2018 - Best Of Deep House Sessions Music Chill Out Mix By Magic - YouTube 
Music  |  Travel

14560 180802  20 Surprising Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore  MSN, 2/27/2018
Cancer


14559 180802  Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven born - Aug 02, 1939 - HISTORY.com
Top 10 Freddy Krueger Kills - YouTube
Top 10 Best Wes Craven Movies - YouTube
Wes Craven - IMDb
Wes Craven - Wikipedia 
Wesley Earl Craven, August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015, an American film director, writer, producer, and actor. He was known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films, where his impact on the genre was considered prolific and influential. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works in the horror film genre, Craven has been called a "Master of Horror".
Cleveland, Ohio

14558 180802  Einstein urges U.S. atomic action - Aug 02, 1939 - HISTORY.com
Manhattan Project Einstein's Letter, 1939
Manhattan Project Einstein's Letter to Roosevelt

WWII
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32

14557 180802  2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Twin Cities, MN Walk to End Alzheimer's  Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Remembering Glen Campbell: His Wife Shares Her Story of Caregiving During His Alzheimer's Battle  Parade Magazine, July 29, 2018

Glen Campbell - Wikipedia  April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017, an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor.
Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You - YouTube
Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (terrific guitar break) - YouTube
Music

14556 180801 
August 1st: Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Tragedy Aug. 1, 2007, Minneapolis, MN  
BTN: Survivor's memoir recounts bridge collapse - YouTube  July 10, 2018


14555 180801 
August Calendar - Updated  August 1, 2018
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14554 180801  MTV makes its maiden broadcast - Aug 01, 1981 - HISTORY.com
Music


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