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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


Labor Day    Monday, September 3, 2018    Photo Gallery (フォトギャラリー) ; Letter: 5 | 62 | 136 ; レター: 5 | 62 | 136

NFL 2018 Regular Season Week 1 Schedule - NFL.com   Sept. 6, 9, and 10, 2018

September 11, 2018    Patriot Day (9-11) Photo Gallery (フォトギャラリー) , Letter | レター 166



14665 180831   Polish government signs accord with Gdansk shipyard workers - Aug 31, 1980 - HISTORY.com
Gdansk Agreement Signing & Interview with Lech Walesa - CBS Evening News - August 31, 1980 - YouTube
Lech Wałęsa - Wikipedia
  born 29 September 1943, a retired Polish politician and labour activist. He co-founded and headed Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995.
Solidarity (Polish trade union) - Wikipedia
Solidarity Poland 1981 - YouTube


14664 180831   New Foods for 2018 Minnesota State Fair
10 Insane Foods At The Minnesota State Fair | Delish - YouTube
2018 MN State Fair Food Calorie Challenge + Mukbang! - YouTube
Andrew Zimmern’s Top 5 Minnesota State Fair Foods - YouTube
Full list of new Minnesota State Fair Foods for 2018 - YouTube
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New Attractions for 2018 Minnesota State Fair
MN State Fair announces new attractions for 2018 - YouTube
Minnesota State Fair Announces Seven New Rides For 2018 - YouTube
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Minnesota State Fair 2017 Highlights - YouTube

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/ >

14663 180830  Today at the MN State Fair we saw:
The
Giant Pumpkin Contest, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: First Place Youth - 674.5 pounds, Zach Johnson, Foley
Largest Boar: "Johnny"  1040 pounds, 4 years old, Yorkshire, Widmor Pork, New Prague

Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned at the Minnesota State Fair - Video KMSP
Meet Sweet Martha, who brings in $4M in 12 days selling cookies at the fair - StarTribune.com

Ecuador Manta - Huama Chayay LIVE at the Minnesota State Fair 2016 - YouTube  "We like Ecuador Manta. Aug. 30, 2018"
Ecuador Manta - Cristalino (Andean Music) - YouTube

and many more.
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/ >

14662 180830  Washington refuses Howe’s letter - Aug 30, 1776 - HISTORY.com
Today in History Battle of Brooklyn Heights (1776) - YouTube  Aug. 27, 1776

Presidents:     George Washington    #1  

14661 180829  Ciao Cannes: Venice Film Festival eyes top spot, but not in gender equality - France 24
Biennale Cinema 2018 | Homepage 2018
Venice Film Festival - Wikipedia

Film Festivals

14660 180829  US Airways Flight 1549 - Wikipedia   January 15, 2009, New York
Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash - YouTube

Captain Sully Only Had 208 Seconds To Save The Lives Of His Passengers And Crew This Morning - YouTube
Sully Meets NY 1549 Survivors - YouTube

It Was a Day Like 10,000 Other Days - YouTube
Sully (2016) - IMDb
Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash (TV Movie 2009) - IMDb
New York

14659 180829  Top 10 Most Important Moments in Music History - YouTube 

14658 180829  “La Bamba” is a #1 hit for Los Lobos and, posthumously, Ritchie Valens - Aug 29, 1987 - HISTORY.com   
Los Lobos - La Bamba (HQ,169) - YouTube
The Real Ritchie Valens - La Bamba - YouTube

Music

14657 180829  August 29, 2018  Phalen Park, Temperature: 54 - 66 F, Cloudy/Sunny, on the run
Mallard Duck in the distance, Song Sparrow, Chickadee (calls),
Monarch butterfly (resting due to the low temperature), Lady's bug, Ant Hill,
In Bloom:  Rough Blazing Star, Ironweed, Canada Goldenrod, Jewelweed, Woodland Sunflower, Evening Primrose, Smartweed, Purple Coneflower,
Seeds/Fruits:  Milkweed, Ironweed, Purple Coneflower, Acorn (most likely Bur Oak), Honey-locust, Samara, Goat's Beard,
Snake Grass
Activities: Some people are swimming at the beach, biking, dog walking, jogging,
Today, we noticed that a Chinese Garden is being built in the Phalen Park.

Nature Notes  2018

14656 180828  Protests at Democratic National Convention in Chicago - Aug 28, 1968 - HISTORY.com  
Chicago Convention The Whole World is Watching 1968 ElectionWallDotOrg.flv - YouTube
1968 Democratic Convention - YouTube
Hubert Humphrey and the death of Robert Kennedy - Austin Daily Herald Austin Daily Herald  June 6, 2018

Vietnam War  |  Chicago, Illinois

14655 180828  California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial | Fox News  
California


14654 180827  50 Fall Staycation Locations by State | Arizona  Mom.me
Travel  |  America

14653 180827    R.I.P.    Neil Simon    August 26, 2018
Neil Simon, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, dies - CNN

born July 4, 1927    Neil Simon
Neil Simon was one of our greatest playwrights These 4 works show why. - Vox
Remembering Brilliant Playwright Neil Simon | TODAY - YouTube
Why Neil Simon was ‘the perfect troubadour’ for middle-class America - YouTube
Neil Simon - Wikipedia  July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018, an American playwright, screenwriter and author.
The Bronx  New York


14652 180827  Madden Tournament Shooting Raises Questions About Security | Time
Madden NFL 19 - Wikipedia
eSports - Wikipedia
List of eSports leagues and tournaments - Wikipedia


14651 180827  Top 10 Businesses Killed by the Internet - YouTube

14650 180826  Grease movie soundtrack earns its second #1 hit - Aug 26, 1978 - HISTORY.com
Grease-Grease is the Word - YouTube
Top 10 Greatest Grease Songs - YouTube
Grease- You're the one that I want [HQ+lyrics] - YouTube
Grease - Trailer - YouTube
Grease (1978) - IMDb

Musical/Movie

14649 180826    R.I.P.    Sen. John McCain    August 25, 2018 
Sen. John McCain to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol  MSNBC
McCain To Lie In State At U.S. And Arizona Capitols | NPR
United States Senator John McCain
Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising heroism of McCain - Chicago Tribune
John McCain - Wikipedia 
August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018, an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his dea th. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
Panama Canal Zone

'Lying In Repose' vs. 'Lying In State' vs. 'Lying In Honor.' What's The Difference? | NPR

Presidents:    George W. Bush    #43    |    Barack Obama    #44

14648 180826  George Washington writes to Henry Lee - Aug 26, 1794 - HISTORY.com
Henry Lee III - Wikipedia  Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III, January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818, an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress.
Presidents:    George Washington    #1    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3 
 
14647 180826    August 25, 2018  Battle Creek Park, on the run, Cloudy > Sunny
Crow, Catbird (calls), Blue Jay calls, Northern Cardinal calls, Chickadee calls, 
Young Cottontail, Deer Trail,
Young Toad crossing the trail
moth
In Bloom: Big Bluestem, Crown Vetch, Canada Goldenrod, Birds-foot Trefoil, Ironweed,
Seeds/Fruits: Big Bluestem, Cattail, Ash, Black Walnut, Sumac, Acorn, Boxelder samara, Tansy, Basswood,
Fall Colors (a little bit): Sumac (red), Virginia Creeper (red), River Birch (yellow)
Nature Notes 
2018

14646 180825     born 25 August 1930    Sean Connery
Sean Connery - IMDb

Sir Sean Connery - Wikipedia  born 25 August 1930, a retired Scottish actor and producer ...
15 Reasons Connery was the best Bond - YouTube
50 great james bond quotes (sean connery) - YouTube
Top 10 Sean Connery Performances - YouTube


14645 180825  In Cold Blood author dies - Aug 25, 1984 - HISTORY.com
born September 30, 1924    Truman Capote 
Truman Capote - IMDb

Breakfast at Tiffany's Opening Scene - HQ - YouTube
In Cold Blood (1-8) Movie CLIP - A Sharp Con (1967) HD - YouTube

Truman Capote - Wikipedia 
September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984, an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of Capote's short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel".
Louisiana  |  Alabama  |  New York  |  Connecticut


14644 180824  Consumer Reports: running or walking  Aug. 24, 2018

14643 180824  Blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' spreading dangerous parasitic disease in US, health officials warn | Fox News  Aug. 24, 2018
CDC - Chagas Disease


14642 180824  A.S. Byatt, author of Possession, is born - Aug 24, 1936 - HISTORY.com
A. S. Byatt - Wikipedia 
DBE HonFBA born 24 August 1936), an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner.
Possession (2002) - IMDb
Possession (2002) Possessão - Trailer - YouTube

14641 180824  Paul Anka has a #1 hit with “(You’re) Having My Baby” - Aug 24, 1974 - HISTORY.com
born July 30, 1941    Paul Anka
(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates - YouTube
Paul Anka - Topic - YouTube
Paul Anka  Home Page
Paul Anka - Wikipedia 
born July 30, 1941, a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous during the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady", as well as the English lyrics on Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music, for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many including Elvis Presley. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005.
Canada  |  Music


14640 180823     August 23, 2018    Nature Notes    Cloudy, Maplewood Nature Center
a Goldfinch pair, Cardinal male, a flock of several Chickadees (calls), Wood Duck, Mallard Duck, Green Heron (2; one of them is young), a flock of several Robins, a Blue Jay family? (7), Phoebe, Hummingbird, a mysterious Flycatcher, a Sparrow?,
Red Squirrel (calls); one of them seems to be mad at me, which is unusual, Gray Squirrel,
Monarch butterfly

In Bloom: Cardinal Flower, Ironweed, Cup Plant, Blazing Star, Canada Goldenrod, Joe-pye Weed, Turtlehead (purple, white), Thistle, Woodland Sunflower, Purple Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan,
Fruits/Seeds: Highbush Cranberry, Ironwood, Elderberry, False Indigo, Thistle, Apple, Acorn,
Nature Notes 
2018

14639 180823  Modern slavery in Germany: Preying on the vulnerable  Deutsche Welle, 08/23/2018

14638 180823     born August 23, 1868    Edgar Lee Masters
Edgar Lee Masters, author of Spoon River Anthology, is born - Aug 23, 1869 - HISTORY.com
Spoon River Anthology - Wikipedia
Edgar Lee Masters - Wikipedia  August 23, 1868 – March 5, 1950, an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist.
Kansas  |  Illinois


14637 180823  NYC reports first cases of West Nile virus - Aug 23, 1999 - HISTORY.com
West Nile virus - Wikipedia

Killer Outbreaks- West Nile Virus - YouTube
West Nile virus | West Nile Virus | CDC
West NIle Virus FAQ: 17 Frequently Asked Questions


14636 180822  The Most Iconic Restaurant in Every Single U.S. State  MSN
The 101 Most Iconic Restaurant Dishes in America  MSN, The Daily Meal

Restaurants  |  America

14635 180822  WNBA Playoff Picture 2018 - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA
WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA
Roar For Four: Minnesota Lynx Win Fourth WNBA Championship in Seven Seasons - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA  Oct. 4, 2017

Sports  2018

14634 180822  Ulysses S. Grant marries - Aug 22, 1848 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln        #16    |    Ulysses S. Grant    #18

14633 180822    born August 22, 1935    Annie Proulx
Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx is born - Aug 22, 1935 - HISTORY.com
Annie Proulx - IMDb
The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx, wins the National Book Award - Nov 17, 1993 - HISTORY.com
The Shipping News - Trailer - YouTube
The Shipping News (2001) - IMDb
Brokeback Mountain (2005) - IMDb
Annie Proulx on 'Brokeback Mountain' - YouTube
Annie Proulx - Wikipedia 
born August 22, 1935, an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. 
Connecticut  |  Maine  |  Vermont


14632 180821    R.I.P.     Kofi Annan    August 18, 2018
born April 8, 1938    Kofi Annan    Gold Coast (now Ghana)

In Memory Of Kofi Annan: Father Of The Modern Corporate Sustainability Movement  Forbes
Kofi Annan: A life of service to people across the world. UN News 

Kofi Annan, Former UN Head And Macalester College Grad, Dies  MSN, CBS Minnesota
Kofi Annan - Wikipedia  8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
Gold Coast (now Ghana)
  |  Minnesota

14631 180821  Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill - Aug 21, 1959 - HISTORY.com
Hawaii, The 50th State, 1959 - YouTube
Alaska Becomes 49th State - 1959 | Today in History | 3 Jan 17 - YouTube  Jan. 3, 1959
Hawaii  |  Alaska


14630 180821  The Swing Era begins with Benny Goodman’s triumphant Palomar Ballroom performance - Aug 21, 1935 - HISTORY.com
Benny Goodman At the Palomar Ballroom, Los Angeles Calif 1935 - YouTube
Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing from Carnegie Hall 1938, Newsreel footage! - YouTube
Benny Goodman Let's Dance - Don't Be That Way - YouTube
Benny Goodman - Wikipedia  May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986, an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing".
Los Angels, California
Chicago, Illinois  |  Music



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