Monday, July 31, 2017

Eugene the Jeep


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The Old Curiosity Shop


The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens. The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.
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Goering orders Heydrich to prepare for the Final Solution

Goering orders Heydrich to prepare for the Final Solution » 1941 WW2

Third Battle of Ypres begins in Flanders

Third Battle of Ypres begins in Flanders » 1917 WW1

Hanoi claims that U.S. bombers have struck dikes

Hanoi claims that U.S. bombers have struck dikes » 1972

Agreement on conduct of war

Agreement on conduct of war » 1964 Vietnam War

Nolan Ryan wins 300th game

Nolan Ryan wins 300th game » 1990

Former President Andrew Johnson dies

Former President Andrew Johnson dies » 1875


Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A Democrat who…
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Apache scout Martine dies

Apache scout Martine dies » 1937

Ahmet Ertegun is born in Istanbul, Turkey

Ahmet Ertegun is born in Istanbul, Turkey » 1923


Ahmet Ertegun (/ˈɑːmɛt ˈɛərtəɡən/, Turkish spelling: Ahmet Ertegün ([ahˈmet eɾteˈɟyn]); (July 31 [O.S. 18 July] 1923 – December 14, 2006) was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist.
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Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory

Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory » 1703

J.K. Rowling born

J.K. Rowling born » 1965



Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE (/ˈroʊlɪŋ/; born 31 July 1965), who writes under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, film and television producer, screenwriter and philanthropist, best known as the author…
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Ranger 7 photographs moon

Ranger 7 photographs moon » 1964

Fugitive Vichy leader surrenders in Austria

Fugitive Vichy leader surrenders in Austria » 1945

Ignatius of Loyola dies

Ignatius of Loyola dies » 1556


Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Basque: Ignazio Loiolakoa, Spanish: Ignacio de Loyola; c. October 23, 1491[1] – July 31, 1556) was a Spanish Basque priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became…
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Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships

Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships » 1715


The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish treasure fleet returning from the New World to Spain. At two in the morning on Wednesday, July 31, 1715, seven days after departing from Havana, Cuba, all eleven ships of this fleet were lost in a hurricane…
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Senator Robert A. Taft dies

Senator Robert A. Taft dies » 1953


Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 – July 31, 1953) was an American conservative spokesman, Senate leader and presidential hopeful who served as a United States Senator from Ohio from 1939 until his death in 1953. A leader of the…
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Union General George Thomas is born in Virginia

Union General George Thomas is born in Virginia » 1816 Civil War

"First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born

"First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born » 1916


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Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay

Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay » 1777 American Revolution

Jimmy Hoffa disappears

Jimmy Hoffa disappears 1975


James Riddle Hoffa (February 14, 1913 – disappeared July 30, 1975) was an American labor union leader who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in late…
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Why New York City is Called "The Big Apple"

This is an excerpt from our new book: The Wise Book of Whys, available in: Print | Kindle | Nook | Audiobook The earliest documented reference to New York being referred to as “The Big Apple” comes from a 1909 book by Edward Martin, called…
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection

Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection » 1943 WW2

Battle of Hooge

Battle of Hooge » 1915 WW1

Nixon visits South Vietnam

Nixon visits South Vietnam » 1969

South Vietnamese boats raid islands in the Tonkin Gulf

South Vietnamese boats raid islands in the Tonkin Gulf » 1964 Vietnam War

Bruce Jenner wins decathlon

Bruce Jenner wins decathlon » 1976

President Eisenhower signs "In God We Trust" into law

President Eisenhower signs "In God We Trust" into law » 1956

Chief Pocatello signs peace treaty

Chief Pocatello signs peace treaty » 1863

The Troggs take their signature hit, "Wild Thing," to #1

The Troggs take their signature hit, "Wild Thing," to #1 » 1966

Emily Bronte's birthday

Emily Bronte's birthday » 1818


Emily Jane Brontë (/ˈbrɒnti/, commonly /ˈbrɒnteɪ/;[2] 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848)[3] was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the…
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Blair Witch Project released

Blair Witch Project released » 1999

Watergate affair approaches climax

Watergate affair approaches climax » 1974

England wins World Cup

England wins World Cup » 1966

USS Indianapolis bombed

USS Indianapolis bombed » 1945

Henry Moore born

Henry Moore born » 1898

First legislative assembly in America

First legislative assembly in America » 1619

Fighter jet collides with passenger plane

Fighter jet collides with passenger plane » 1971

Man charged in murder of Megan Kanka

Man charged in murder of Megan Kanka » 1994

Summit meeting in Helsinki begins

Summit meeting in Helsinki begins » 1975

Union forces stopped at the Battle of the Crater

Union forces stopped at the Battle of the Crater » 1864 Civil War

Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line

Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line » 2003

Isaac Shelby takes Fort Thicketty, South Carolina

Isaac Shelby takes Fort Thicketty, South Carolina » 1780 American Revolution

Johnson signs Medicare into law

Johnson signs Medicare into law 1965

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis

Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis » 1945 WW2

Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams

Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams » 1914 WW1

Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam

Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam » 1972

Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam

Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam » 1967

101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam

101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam » 1965 Vietnam War

Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35

Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35 » 1996

Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition

Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition » 1776

The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire"

The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire" » 1967

Chang-Rae Lee's birthday

Chang-Rae Lee's birthday » 1965


Chang-rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) is a Korean American novelist and a professor of creative writing at Stanford University,.[1] He was previously Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton and director of Princeton's Program in Creative Writing.
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