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    Today is Saturday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2020. There are 173 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlights in History:

    On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died the next day.)

    Also in 1877 on July 11, Kate Edger becomes New Zealand’s first woman college graduate and first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.


    On this date:

    1405 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time

    In 1533, Pope Clement VII issued a bill of excommunication against England’s King Henry VIII for the annulment of the king’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent marriage to second wife Anne Boleyn.

    In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Corps Band.

    1818 English poet John Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born", "Lines Written in the Highlands", and "Gadfly"

    In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.

    In 1915, the Chicago Sunday Tribune ran an article titled, “Blues Is Jazz and Jazz Is Blues.” (It’s believed to be one of the earliest, if not the earliest, uses of the word “jazz” as a musical term by a newspaper.)

    In 1936, New York City’s Triborough Bridge (now officially the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) linking Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx was opened to traffic.

    1944 Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

    In 1955, the U.S. Air Force Academy swore in its first class of cadets at its temporary quarters at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado.

    In 1960, the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.

    In 1972, the World Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Fischer won after 21 games.)

    In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee released volumes of evidence it had gathered in its Watergate inquiry.

    In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

    In 1995, the U.N.-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica (sreh-breh-NEET’-sah) in Bosnia-Herzegovina fell to Bosnian Serb forces, who then carried out the killings of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys. The United States normalized relations with Vietnam.

    In 2017, emails released by Donald Trump Jr. revealed that he’d been told before meeting with a Russian attorney during the presidential campaign that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Hillary Clinton. MSNBC “Morning Joe” host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough announced that he was leaving the Republican party, partly because of its loyalty to President Donald Trump.

    Ten years ago: Over the din of vuvuzela horns in Johannesburg, South Africa, Spain won soccer’s World Cup after an exhausting 1-0 victory in extra time over the Netherlands.

    The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California’s Crystal Cathedral megachurch, announced he would retire after 55 years in the pulpit.

    Paula Creamer won her first major tournament, shooting a final-round 2-under 69 for a 3-under 281 at the U.S. Women’s Open in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

    Five years ago: Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico for the second time by exiting through a secretly dug mile-long tunnel (he was recaptured in January 2016 and is serving a life sentence at a supermax prison in Colorado following a conviction on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.)

    A crowd of furious Bosnian Muslims jumped over fences and attacked Serbia’s prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, with stones and water bottles, marring the 20th anniversary commemorations of the Srebrenica (SREH’-breh-neet-sah) massacre.

    Serena Williams won her sixth title at Wimbledon, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s final; for Williams, it was her second “Serena Slam” [–] holding all four major titles at the same time.

    One year ago: Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago after he was indicted on 13 federal counts including sex crimes. (Kelly has pleaded not guilty; a trial is set for later this year.)

    President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to put a citizenship question into the 2020 census, instead telling federal agencies to try to compile the information through existing databases.

    Twitter was down for about an hour in an outage that appeared to affect users around the world; the company blamed an “internal configuration change.”
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    Never used it. Always avoided the tolls by using the Willis Ave Bridge and Third Ave Bridge. :D
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    July 11 Birthdays

    1760 Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold
    1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the US
    1834 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, painter (Whistler's Mother)
    1892 Thomas Mitchell, actor
    1899 E. B. White, essayist
    1906 Harry Von Zell, actor-announcer (Burns & Allen TV show)
    1909 Irene Hervey, actress
    1913 Cordwainer Smith, author
    1920 Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I, Magnificent Seven, Westworld)
    1922 Gene Evans, actor
    1931 Tab Hunter, actor
    1952 Stephen Lang, actor - playwright (Avatar)
    1953 Leon Spinks, boxer
    1956 Sela Ward, actress (CSI NY)
    1975 Lil' Kim, rapper
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    Today is Sunday, July 12, the 194th day of 2020. There are 172 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlights in History:

    1861 Wild Bill Hickok reputed to have shot and killed David McCanles, possibly his first kill. Hickok later acquitted after found he acted in self defense.

    0526 St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1109 Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli

    1542 French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupy Flanders

    1543 England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr

    1580 Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published

    1774 Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a symbolic declaration of independence

    1776 Captain James Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean

    1785 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands

    1790 French Revolution: The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is adopted, putting the Catholic Church in France under the control of the state

    1812 US forces led by General Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
    [dadgum Canadians always warring against peaceful USA neighbors]

    1817 1st flower show held in Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland

    1817 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course

    1859 Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Massachusetts

    1862 US Congress authorizes Medal of Honor

    1862 Federal troops occupy Helena, Arkansas

    1863 In New Zealand, British forces invade Waikato, home of the Maori King Movement, beginning a new phase of the wars between Maori and Colonial British

    1874 Ontario Agricultural College founded

    1878 Fever epidemic in New Orleans began, it will kill 4,500 people

    1879 Agricultural and industrial tariffs are introduced in Germany

    1882 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C.

    1898 Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda, Sudan

    1900 114°F (46°C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)

    1901 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47 [SIGH, now Canadians attack Japanese]

    1901 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on

    1902 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage

    1909 16th Amendment was passed by congress (power to tax incomes)

    1912 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US - "Queen Elizabeth" in NYC

    1917 The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona

    1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

    1934 US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned

    1948 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)

    1951 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero, Illinois

    1954 President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system

    1957 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower

    1957 US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer

    1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game (Why am I NOT surprised?)

    1967 Race riot in Newark, New Jersey, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested

    1970 Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic ocean on the raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco after 57 days

    1972 Democrats nominated George McGovern for US president in Miami, Florida

    1973 A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States

    1974 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights

    1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale chooses Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate

    1985 Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan's colon

    2016 Bernie Sanders (in what would become a tradition) endorses fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a New Hampshire speech
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    July 12 1968 - The day I completed my 2 year Army service requirement and went home.

    Hey Judge, can you still recite your Army service number from memory? I remember mine better than I remember my phone number.

    July 12 birthdays

    100 BC - Julius Caesar, Roman politician and genera
    1817 Henry David Thoreau, essayist-poet-philosopher (Civil Disobedience, Walden)
    1849 William Osler, physician (co-founder of Johns Hopkins)
    1854 George Eastman, businessman (Eastman Kodak)
    1880 Tod Browning, actor-director-screenwriter (Dracula, Freaks)
    1884 Louis B Mayer, film producer (MGM)
    1895 Buckminster Fuller, architect
    1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, director-producer-songwriter (Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music)
    1904 Pablo Neruda, poet
    1908 Milton Berle, comedian and actor (Uncle Miltie - early 50s TV pioneer)
    1909 Joe DeRita, actor (Three Stooges as Curly-Joe)
    1917 Andrew Wyeth, artist
    1923 James E Gunn, Science Fiction writer
    1932 Monte Hellman, director and producer (Two-Lane Blacktop)
    1934 Van Cliburn, pianist
    1937 Bill Cosby, actor - comedian - convicted rapist (now under appeal for some reason)
    1948 Richard Simmons, fitness trainer and actor
    1951 Cheryl Ladd, actress (Charlie's Angels - TV show)
    1951 Jamey Sheridan, actor (Law and Order Criminal Intent)
    1956 Mel Harris, actress
    1971 Kristi Yamaguchi, figure skater
    1978 Topher Grace, actor (That 70s Show)
    1978 Michelle Rodriguez, actress (Avatar)
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    I sure can, my enlisted RA16XXX823, as compared to draftees (US), enlisted reservists (ER), and guardsmen (NG).

    That was one of the first things a drill SGT. made recruits learn.

    I also recall my Officer serial number. O

    Wikipedia has a great article expaining how those numbers were created.

    Service number (United States Army) - Wikipedia

    I loved those days, before the army started misusing a person's SSN.
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    I have the greatest admiration for draftees.

    They were true patriots who answered their nation's call in her hour of need.

    Thank you for stepping forward when Uncle Sammy needed you.

    Those who volunteered knew (or should have known) what they stepping into, if not, shame on them.
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    Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020. There are 171 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlights in History:

    1863 - The New York City draft riots (July 13–16, 1863), often referred to as the "Manhattan" draft riots and known at the time as Draft Week, were violent disturbances in Lower Manhattan, widely regarded as the culmination of white working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War. The riots remain the largest civil and most racially-charged urban disturbance in American history.

    The military did not enter NYC until the second day of rioting, by which time the mobs had ransacked or destroyed numerous public buildings, two Protestant churches, the homes of various abolitionists and/or sympathizers, many homes of black citizens, and the Colored Orphan Asylum at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, which was burned to the ground. The area's demographics changed as a result of the riot. Black residents left Manhattan permanently moving to Brooklyn. By 1865, the black population had fallen below 11,000 for the first time since 1820.

    There were reports of rioting in Buffalo, New York, and certain other cities, but the first drawing of draft numbers—on July 11, 1863—occurred peaceably in Manhattan. The second drawing was held on Monday, July 13, 1863, ten days after the Union victory at Gettysburg. At 10 AM, an angry mob of 500 violent protesters, led by the volunteer firemen of Engine Company 33 (known as the "Black Joke"), attacked the assistant Ninth District provost marshal's office, at Third Avenue and 47th Street, where the draft was taking place.

    The mob threw large paving stones through windows, burst through the doors, and set the building ablaze. When the fire department responded, rioters assaulted their vehicles. Others killed horses that were pulling streetcars and smashed the cars. To prevent other parts of the city being notified of the riot, they cut telegraph lines.

    In all, the published death toll of the New York City draft riots was 119 people, though estimates of the actual number of people killed reached as high as 1,200.

    The New York City Draft Riots (1863) •


    NYCdata: Draft Riots of 1863

    (HMMMM = Deja vu, 2020 and the latest unrest in the Big Rotten Apple)

    1985 - Live Aid concert, watched by 1.5 billion people around the world, raises $100 million for African famine relief.

    David Bowie performing at Live Aid in front of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium, London on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster. Broadcast across the world via one of the largest satellite link-ups of all time, the concerts were seen by around 40% of the global population.

    Queen performing at Live Aid in front of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium, London on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster. Broadcast across the world via one of the largest satellite link-ups of all time, the concerts were seen by around 40% of the global population.

    1558 - The Flemish army under the Duke of Egmont in the service of Spain's King Philip II, aided by an English fleet, defeats the French at Gravelines.

    1793 - French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is murdered in his bath by patriot Charlotte Corday.

    1822 - The Greeks defeat the Turks at Thermopylae in Greece.

    1832 - Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft

    1836 - US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels

    1837 - King William IV approves the naming of Adelaide after his queen.

    1854 - Abbas I, Viceroy of Egypt, is murdered and succeeded by Mohammed Said.

    1861 - Battle of Corrick's Ford, Virginia (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia
    1862 - Battle of Murfreesboro, fought in Rutherford County, Tennessee begins (Forrest's Raid), Confederate victory (US Civil War)

    1863 - Rioting against US Civil War military conscription breaks out in New York City and about 1000 people are killed in three days of disorder.

    1863 - Battle of Bayou La Fourche, Louisiana

    1863 - Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi (Harrisburg) [->JUL 15]

    1863 - Rebellion at Morgan's, Ohio [->JUL 26]

    1865 - Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the "New-York Tribune" reputedly advises his readers to "Go west young man"

    1865 - P. T. Barnum's museum burns down

    1871 - World's first championship cat show; Organised by Harrison Weir and held in Crystal Palace, London

    1913 - First Commonwealth of Australia banknotes are circulated.

    1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949


    1930 - David Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

    1930 - The first-ever soccer World Cup competition begins in Montevideo, Uruguay.

    1934 - Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit Tigers

    1941 - World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).

    1942 - 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by Nazis

    1942 - German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages

    1942 - Nazi SS troops slaughter 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland

    1945 - Ben Chifley becomes Australian prime minister following the death of John Curtin.

    1949 - Pope Pius XII excommunicates all known communist Catholics

    1955 - Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman to be hanged in Britain, after she murdered her lover.

    1960 - John F Kennedy wins the Democratic presidential nomination at his party's convention in Los Angeles.

    1963 - Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43

    1963 - Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft

    1967 - More race riots break out in Newark, this time 27 more people die

    1976 - Court martial begins in USSR for Valery Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)

    1978 - Albania severs diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China

    1978 - Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years

    1978 - Lee Lacocca fired as president of the Ford Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford II

    1979 - Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

    1984 - The FINAL all-white Parliament in South Africa convenes

    1987 - Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who cleverly used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

    1990 - Mayors of Moscow and Leningrad show solidarity with populist Boris Yeltsin by resigning from the Communist Party on the last day of the Party Congress.

    1994 - Former NFL running back, sports broadcaster, and apprentice actor O.J. Simpson (eventually charged with murder) gives hair samples for DNA and forensic testing


    1997 - A 12-year-old Canberra girl is killed by a chunk of flying metal when the implosion to level the old Royal Canberra Hospital goes wrong.

    2000 - Vietnam signs a landmark trade deal with the US that clears the way for normal trade relations for the first time since the Vietnam War.

    2001 - Fiji's coup leaders release their remaining 18 captives, ending a two-month-old parliamentary hostage crisis.

    2003 - The International AIDS Society holds its second international conference in Paris to examine scientific developments in the fight against AIDS.

    2004 - The Red Cross says it suspects the US is holding terror suspects secretly in locations across the world despite granting the organisation access to thousands of detainees in Iraq and elsewhere.

    2005 - Bernard Ebbers, the folksy entrepreneur who built WorldCom Inc into a telecommunications giant, is sentenced to 25 years in prison for business fraud.

    2006 - Peter Costello accuses Australia's Prime Minister John Howard of reneging on a deal to hand over power in his second term in office.

    2007 - Argentina's Supreme Court throws out a 1989 presidential pardon absolving a former army general of alleged human rights abuses during Argentina's dictatorship.

    2010 - Swiss authorities declare Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski a free man.

    2011 - Rupert Murdoch's dream of controlling a British broadcasting behemoth evaporates after he withdraws his bid for BSkyB.

    2012 - Islamic insurgents based in northeast Nigeria claim responsibility for weekend raids on Christian villages in Plateau state that left at least 58 dead.

    2013 - Typhoon Soulik kills at least nine people and affects more than 160 million in East China and Taiwan.

    2014 - Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe reveals he's gay in an exclusive interview with iconic journalist Sir Michael Parkinson. Germany wins the FIFA World Cup, beating Argentina 1-0 in extra time in Rio de Janeiro.

    2017 - Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies from multiple organ failure after he wasn't allowed to leave the country for treatment of late-stage liver cancer.

    2018 - A US jury awards $US4.7 billion in damages to 22 women and their families who claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.

    2019 - New Zealand starts its gun buyback scheme for military-style semi-automatics banned after a man opened fire at two Christchurch mosques in March, killing 51 people.
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    I took his advice in 1972.

    July 13 birthdays:

    1864 John Jacob Astor IV, businessman
    1895 Sidney Blackmer, actor
    1913 Dave Garroway, journalist and TV personality
    1924 Johnny Gilbert, game show host
    1928 Bob Crane, actor (Hogan's Heroes, murdered in Scottsdale, AZ 1978)
    1935 Jack Kemp, politician
    1940 Patrick Stewart, actor (Star Trek, X-Men)
    1941 Robert Forster, actor
    1942 Harrison Ford, actor (American Graffiti, Star Wars, Blade Runner)
    1944 Erno Rubik, inventor of Rubik's Cube
    1946 Cheech Marin, actor and comedian (Cheech and Chong, Nash Bridges)
    1951 Didi Conn, actress (Grease)
    1954 Louise Mandrell, singer
    1956 Michael Spinks, boxer
    1957 Cameron Crowe, director-producer-screenwriter
    1969 Ken Jeong, actor
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    Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong is an American actor, with a compelling life story, comedian, producer, writer, television personality, and a licensed physician.
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    Greeley's advice was as useful 107 years later in your case. ;)
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    Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlights in History, July 14th:

    In 19X6, my spouse was born in Amarillo, TX. Happy birthday, darling.

    In 1789, Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison.

    In 1798, US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against the federal government.

    Further on this day, 14 July in:

    In 0982, King Otto II and his Frankish army defeated in pitched battle with Muslim army of al-Qasim at Cape Colonna, Southern Italy

    In 1223, Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II

    In 1771, Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California

    In 1798, 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves

    In 1822, Date planned for the slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina by Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas (plot already uncovered in June)

    In 1850, 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie

    in 1853, Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan

    In 1853, US President Franklin Pierce opens World Fair - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York

    In 1864, Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana

    In 1870, The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

    In 1877, General labor strike brings US railroad traffic to a stand still

    In 1891, John T Smith patents corkboard

    In 1914, Robert Goddard is granted the first patent for liquid-fueled rocket design

    In 1933, Germany begins mandatory sterilization of people with hereditary illnesses

    In 1933, All non-Nazi political parties are banned in Germany

    In 1938, Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

    In 1946, Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

    In 1951, 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)

    In 1951, George Washington Carver monument unveiled

    In 1953, First US national monument dedicated to a black American, to preserve the boyhood home of agricultural scientist and inventor George Washington Carver in Newton County, Missouri.

    George Washington Carver's boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 210 acre park has a 3/4 mile nature trail, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students. The cultural setting includes the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery.

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    July 14 is the day for celebrating or commemorating the Dragnet radio and TV show. The radio show ran from 1949-1957 and the TV show (at intervals) from 1951-2004 and starred Jack Webb as Sgt Joe Friday. Why July 14? July 14 is also written as 7/14. Joe Friday wore badge number 714 which was displayed in the credits of the episodes.

    Dum Da Dum Dum

    July 14 birthdays:

    1894 Dave Fleischer, animator (Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Superman)
    1901 George Tobias, actor
    1910 William Hannah, animator (Hannah-Barbera: The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo)
    1912 Woody Guthrie, singer-guitarist ((This Land is Your Land)
    1913 Gerald Ford, 38th President of the US
    1918 Ingmar Bergman, director
    1923 Dale Robertson, actor (Tales of Wells Fargo)
    1926 Harry Dean Stanton, actor
    1927 John Chancellor, journalist
    1928 Nancy Olsen, actress
    1930 Polly Bergen, actress-singer
    1932 Rosey Grier, football player
    1938 Jerry Rubin, activist and author
    1960 Jane Lynch, actress (Glee)
    1961 Jackie Earle Haley, actor
    1966 Matthew Fox, actor (Lost, Speed Racer)
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    Jack Webb and Harry Morgan were two of my all time favorites in the TV series.

    On radio, which I loved, too; Barney Phillips and Ben Alexander were his two best partners.

    You can enjoy over 298 free episodes from the radio show version.

    Free: Listen to 298 Episodes of the Vintage Crime Radio Series, Dragnet | Open Culture
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    Ben Alexander was on the TV show from 1952-1959 as Sgt Frank Smith.

    Barney Phillips was on the TV show from 1951-1953 and went on to become a prolific character actor until his death in 1982. With a memorable role as a bartender with a third eye in the Twilight Zone episode "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?"

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    Grant Imahara of Myth Busters, died today of a possible aneurysm at age 49.

    Kelly Preston, age 57, wife of John Travolta, died yesterday after a two year battle with breast cancer.
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    Today is Wednesday, July 15, the 197th day of 2020. There are 169 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlights in History, July 15th:

    A 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed; the kidnappers were caught.)


    Further on this day, 15 July in:

    In 1799, French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

    In 1834, the Spanish Inquisition was abolished more than 3 1/2 centuries after its creation.

    In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. Manitoba entered confederation as the fifth Canadian province.

    In 1910, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book “Clinical Psychiatry” by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois (al-WAH’) Alzheimer, in identifying the condition.

    In 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the People’s Republic of China.

    In 1983, eight people were killed when a suitcase bomb planted by Armenian extremists exploded at the Turkish Airlines counter at Orly Airport in Paris.

    In 1985, a visibly gaunt Rock Hudson appeared at a news conference with actress Doris Day (it was later revealed Hudson was suffering from AIDS).


    In 1996, MSNBC, a 24-hour all-news network, made its debut on cable and the Internet.

    In 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace (ver-SAH’-chay), 50, was shot dead outside his Miami Beach home; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan, 27, was found dead eight days later, a suicide. (Investigators believed Cunanan killed four other people before Versace in a cross-country spree that began the previous March.)

    In 2002, John Walker Lindh, an American who’d fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to two felonies in a deal sparing him life in prison.

    In 2008, in an All-Star game that began at dusk and ended at 1:37 a.m. the next morning, the American League defeated the National League 4-3 in 15 innings at Yankee Stadium.

    In 2010, after 85 days, BP stopped the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week.
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    You can't mention the Spanish Inquisition without somebody posting the Monty Python sketch.

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    Today is Thursday, July 16, the 198th day of 2020. There are 168 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlights in History, July 15th:

    On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

    On this date (16 July):

    In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; the area became Washington, D.C.

    In 1882, Former first lady (1861–65) Mary Todd Lincoln (wife of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States), died at age 63.

    In 1918, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.

    In 1928, The Bureau of Agricultural Economics part of the Department of Agriculture has reported that the wages for farm industry are lower than last years levels as the supply of farm workers is more plentiful.

    In 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo (ahl-ah-moh-GOHR’-doh), New Mexico; the same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis left Mare (mar-AY’) Island Naval Shipyard in California on a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian Island in the Marianas.

    In 1951, J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye", which centred on the sensitive, rebellious adolescent Holden Caulfield, was published and later became a classic.

    In 1957, Marine Corps Maj. John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record by flying a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.

    In 1964, as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

    In 1970, The British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling declares a state of emergency to deal with dock strikes, this will allow the use of The Army, Navy and Airforce to be on standby to handle cargo from ships affected.

    In 1973, During a senate investigation into the Watergate Affair a former White House aide reveals the existence of a secret taping system which would contain tapes possibly incriminating President Nixon.

    In 1979, Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.

    In 1980, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Detroit.

    In 1981, singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer on New York’s Long Island Expressway.

    In 1984, President Ferdinand E. Marcos (wearing full battle fatigues) led his troops to battle communist rebels in forested mountains.

    In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    In 2002, the Irish Republican Army issued an unprecedented apology for the deaths of “noncombatants” over 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland.

    In 2004, Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.

    In 2008, Florida resident Casey Anthony, whose 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, had been missing a month, was arrested on charges of child neglect, making false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. (Casey Anthony was later acquitted at trial of murdering Caylee, whose skeletal remains were found in December 2008; she was convicted of lying to police.)

    In 2009, Saying that civil rights leaders from decades past had paved the way for his election as the nation’s first black commander in chief, President Barack Obama paid homage to the NAACP during a convention in New York, and advised members that their work remained unfinished.

    In 2009, an embarrassing acknowledgement, NASA admitted that in all likelihood, it had recorded over the original videotapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

    In 2017, American filmmaker George A. Romero—who was known for his horror films, notably Night of the Living Dead (1968), which launched a series of related movies died at age 77.

    In 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and the summit proved highly controversial as Trump questioned the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia had meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  20. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    Sort of jumped the gun didn't you Judge?

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