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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
2018 PGA Championship leaderboard, scores: Brooks Koepka beasts his way to second major of season -

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

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) < >

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee, Minnesota    Aug. 18 - Sep. 30, 2018             
Renaissance Festival (Photos), Shakopee, MN <

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

14629 180820  2018 Post State - Video Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez Accepts the Video Vanguard Award 2018 Video Music Awards - YouTube
Ariana Grande Performs 'God Is a Woman' 2018 Video Music Awards - YouTube
Nicki Minaj Performs 'Majesty', 'Barbie Dreams' & More (Live Performance) 2018 Video Music Awards - YouTube
2018 MTV Video Music Awards - Wikipedia

Music  |  New York  |  Entertainment
14628 180820  Cold War  Soviet Union intervenes in Czechoslovakia - Aug 20, 1968 -
Presidents:    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36  

14627 180820  Rain/Cloudy     Goldfinch (calls, undulating flight), Northern Cardinal calls, Barn Swallow, Green Heron (calls), Sparrow (unidentified)
Pocket Gopher's Mound, Deer Trail,  
In Bloom:  Canada Goldenrod, Wild Cucumber, Ironweed, Crown Vetch, White Clover, Tansy, Big Bluestem, Burdock,
Seeds/Fruits:  Ash, Wild Grape, Black Walnut, Boxelder samara, Acorn, Burdock, Curly Dock, Sumac,
Fall Color (began a little bit):  Virginia Creeper, Sumac, River Birch

Nature Notes  2018 
14626 180820  "A few days ago, we found a mysterious bug in our bathroom, We caught it in a bottle and released it in a yard. Now, we know that that bug was a House Centipede. We've never seen the House Centipede before. St. Paul, Minnesota, Aug. 20, 2018."
Why You Should Not Kill House Centipedes - YouTube
Scutigera coleoptrata - Wikipedia  House Centipede
Centipede - Wikipedia
10 Nasty Creatures That Can Live In Your Home - YouTube

Nature Notes  2018 

14625 180819  What America Eats: Guy Fieri's Guide to Tailgating  Parade, Aug. 17, 2018
Eat  |  Tailgating

14624 180819  Massive flower carpet blossoms in Brussels' iconic Grand Place - YouTube
Brussels' Grand Place adorned with flower carpets - YouTube
Flower Carpet Brussels 2018 - YouTube
Travel  Brussels, Belgium 

14623 180819  NFL Power Rankings: Giants climb after 2018 draft; Bills drop -
Jaguars vs. Vikings Highlights | NFL 2018 Preseason Week 2 - YouTube
Sports  2018

14622 180819  Allies raid Dieppe - Aug 19, 1942 -  Dieppe, France
(1-4) History's Raiders - The Dieppe Raid - Part 1 - YouTube

14621 180818  Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe | NASA  Aug. 16, 2018

14620 180818  Chic’s “Good Times” hits #1 on the U.S. pop charts - Aug 18, 1979 -
Chic - Good Times (Atlantic Records 1979) - YouTube
CHIC Good times 1979 extended version HD and HQ - YouTube
Chic (band) - Wikipedia

14619 180818  George Washington signs Jay Treaty with Britain - Aug 18, 1795 -
John Jay - Wikipedia  December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829, an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signatory of the Treaty of Paris, and first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–95). ...
Presidents:  Founding Father, John Jay    |    George Washington    #1    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3    |    James Madison    #4

14618 180818  August 18, 2018  In Japan, 100 Years of Glory Days for High School Baseball:The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese High School Baseball Championship - Wikipedia
第100回全国高校野球選手権記念大会 第14日 準々決勝 Part 1 - YouTube  Quarterfinals
Info from
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14617 180818  August 18, 2018  Nature Notes   Bass Ponds, MNV NWR, Craig's Walk, Minnesota River Valley – Audubon Chapter, Sunny
a Robin, Chickadees, a possible young Blackburnian Warbler, Baltimore Orioles, Blue Jays, a Cardinal family (a pair and their young), Blue Herons including a young heron, Egrets, a few Green Herons, Song Sparrows, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Solitary Sandpipers*, a flock of several Waxwings, Olive-sided flycatchers, Wood Ducks, a young Bald Eagle perching on a tree branch near the nest, a Pileated Woodpecker flying overhead while making calls, Hummingbirds, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak male, a few Goldfinches, a Red-winged Blackbird, a Phoebe, a Pewee, several Mallard Ducks: males and females look almost same due to molting, a Cormorant, a Willow Flycatcher, Mourning Doves, a Redstart male
Monarch butterflies, a Cabbage White, Bumblebees, a Damselfly, many Mosquitoes, Water striders, annual Cicada calls, two dead annual Cicadas, 
a Slug on a leaf,
In Bloom: Wild Cucumber, Field Bindweed, Ironweed, Canada Hawkweed, Woodland Sunflower, Goldenrod, Joe-pye Weed, Wood Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Purple Loosestrife, and more
Fruits/Seeds: Ash, Milkweed, Cattail, Canada Hawkweed seed heads
Solitary Sandpiper - YouTube
Solitary Sandpiper Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Identifying Shorebirds - YouTube

Nature Notes  2018

14616 180817  Apple's New iPhones Have A Great Secret Feature#704b43a23cb3  Forbes, 08/16/2018

14615 180817  Dakota uprising begins in Minnesota - Aug 17, 1862 -
Civil War  |  Minnesota  |  Native Americans
Presidents    Abraham Lincoln    #16 

14614 180817  Cold War  East Germans kill man trying to cross Berlin Wall - Aug 17, 1962 -
Presidents    John F. Kennedy    #35

14613 180816     R.I.P.    August 16, 2018    Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin The Official Aretha Franklin Site
Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76 Music The Guardian
Aretha Franklin has died, report says Video - ABC News
born March 25, 1942    Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin Celebrates Six Decades as the Queen of Soul - Billboard
Aretha Franklin Live Watch 10 Must-See Performances - Billboard
Aretha Franklin - Wikipedi 
March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018, an American singer and musician. ... Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade. ...
Soul music - Wikipedia
Tennessee, New York, and Michigan

14612 180816 
Cold War  Paul Robeson loses appeal over his passport - Aug 16, 1955 -
Presidents    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34

14611 180816  Bat found on path near Lake Harriet tests positive for rabies - Minneapolis, MN, August 15, 2018
A Woman Dies Of Rabies After Waking Up To Find A Bat In Her Bed Shots - Health News NPR  June 2, 2016
Find A Bat In Your Home? Be Careful, It Could Have Rabies - YouTube
Rabies  |  Bats 

14610 180816     Nature Notes, Bird Walk @ Roberts, led by Kara (a naturalist, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden). August 15, 2018   
Female Redstarts, a Hairy Woodpecker, a Juvenile Robin, Catbird calls, Cardinal calls, 
Oriole nest (fledged),
a Deer, two Fawns wandering without their mom, Gray Squirrel, 
a baby Toad
Annual Cicada calls, Mosquitoes, Hornet nest (active),
In Bloom:  Touch-me-not,
Fruits/Seeds: Wild Strawberry fruits, Touch-me-not seed pods, Elderberry, Ash,

Nature Notes 

14609 180815  Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere  Aug. 14, 2018
Magnesite - Wikipedia
Climate Change
14608 180815  Malcolm slays Macbeth - Aug 15, 1057 -
Macbeth, King of Scotland - Wikipedia
Holinshed's Chronicles - Wikipedia
Macbeth - Wikipedia  by William Shakespeare;
MACBETH 1978 | Ian McKellen | Judi Dench - YouTube

Macbeth (1971) - IMDb
Macbeth (Polanski, 1971) - HD Trailer - YouTube

14607 180815  Edna Ferber, author of Show Boat, is born - Aug 15, 1887 -
Show Boat (1951) - IMDb
Show Boat (1951) - Trailer - YouTube
Show Boat - 1936 - YouTube
Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River (Showboat - 1936) J.Kern O. Hammerstein II - YouTube
Giant (1956) - IMDb
Giant (1956) Official Trailer - Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson Movie HD - YouTube
Edna Ferber - Wikipedia 
August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968, an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958) filmed in 1960
Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin


14606 180814  50 Hidden Gems in Every State  MSN

14605 180814  Cold War
Massive labor strikes hit Poland - Aug 14, 1980 -
Solidarity Poland 1981 - YouTube
Solidarity and the fall of communism in Poland - YouTube
Presidents    Jimmy Carter    #39    |    Ronald Reagan    #40

14604 180814  FDR signs Social Security Act - Aug 14, 1935 -

Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32

14603 180814  Endangered orca keeping dead calf afloat - YouTube
Grieving orca Tahlequah finally drops her dead calf after 17 days - YouTube
Orca Baby Boom Off Vancouver Island - YouTube

14602 180814  阿波踊り2016 総集編 Awaodori Festival in Tokushima, Japan - YouTube
Bon Festival - Wikipedia
Obon in 2018-2019 - When, Where, Why, How is Celebrated
Info from Explore Japan Info > What's New?

14601 180813  The average retirement savings by age and why you need more  MSN

14600 180813  States that are falling apart  MSN

14599 180813 
First victim of Memphis yellow-fever epidemic dies - Aug 13, 1878 -
Yellow Fever - YouTube
Memphis (Tennessee), New York City, Philadelphia, New Orleans

14598 180813  Ryder Cup  Sept. 25-30, 2018, Paris, France
2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team's top 8 players decided; Tiger Woods ranked 11th - Golf 
‘Tiger Effect’ boosts PGA Championship final round viewership by 69 percent over last year  MSN
Golf Majors  |  Sports  2018

14596 180812-0813  PGA Championship 2018 The Official Website of the PGA Championship at the Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO, USA brought to you by
2018 PGA Championship leaderboard, scores: Brooks Koepka beasts his way to second major of season -
Brooks Koepka: 2018 PGA Championship Press Conference - YouTube
Tiger Woods: PGA Championship final round highlights - YouTube
‘Tiger Effect’ boosts PGA Championship final round viewership by 69 percent over last year  MSN
Golf Majors  |  Sports  2018 

14597 180812  Louvre Museum opens - Aug 10, 1793 -
Visit the Louvre Museum - YouTube
Twenty Minutes at the Louvre Museum - YouTube
Louvre Museum Official Website

14596 180812-0813  PGA Championship 2018 The Official Website of the PGA Championship at the Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO, USA brought to you by
2018 PGA Championship leaderboard, scores: Brooks Koepka beasts his way to second major of season -
Brooks Koepka: 2018 PGA Championship Press Conference - YouTube
Tiger Woods: PGA Championship final round highlights - YouTube
‘Tiger Effect’ boosts PGA Championship final round viewership by 69 percent over last year  MSN
Golf Majors  |  Sports  2018

14595 180812  Rising NFL star paralyzed by hit - Aug 12, 1978 -
The 15 Worst Injuries in NFL History  CheatSheet

14594 180812  Cold War  East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall - Aug 12, 1961 -
The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall - Konrad H. Jarausch - YouTube
History Channel - Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - YouTube
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35

14593 180811  Wisconsin woman's death attributed to infection from a dog lick - YouTube  Aug. 9, 2018

14592 180811     August 11, 2018    Nature Notes, on the run, St. Paul, MN, Sunny,
Goldfinch (calls, undulating flight), Crow,
Cottontail Rabbit, Deer Trail, Pocket Gopher's Mound,
In Bloom:  Canada Goldenrod, Ironweed, Crown Vetch, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Tansy, Big Bluestem, False Sunflower, Black-eyed Susan, Wild Cucumber, Field Bindweed,
Fruits/Seeds: Crabapple, Black Walnut, Ash, Sumac, Amur Maple Samara, Basswood, Curly Dock, Plantain,
People: Walking Dog - Dog Park, Walking, Biking
Nature Notes 

14591 180811 
Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz - Aug 11, 1934 -
14590 180811  Corals Collaborating to Eat Jellyfish First-Ever Video | National Geographic - YouTube

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