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On July 23 in :

1995, Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered;

1940, Don Imus, American radio host is born;

1965, The Beatles release "Help" in the UK; and

1925, NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his first of 23 career grand slams. 


God Bless Willis Carrier; the "boy who lived" makes history

On July 21 in


1902, Willis Carrier creates the first air condtioner in Buffalo, NY;


356 BC, The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is destroyed by arson;


1925, in Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and is                    fined  $100; 


1873, At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West;


2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows becomes the fastest-selling novel ever published when it sells15 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release; and in 


1899, American author and Nobel Prize laureate Ernest Hemingway is born. 



A perfect 10 and Mein Kampf is published

On July 18 in:


1817, Jane Austen dies at the age of 42;


1976, Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Games;


1870, The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility;


1925, Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf; and in


1969,  After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy drives a car off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies. 

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On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

The collectiion: Books

Someone - Alice McDermott

One ordinary life told from the perspective of she who is living it. I do not normally read realistic or historical fiction but this book caught my eye...

Kids cook

Best Breakfast Smoothie

Slurp down this smoothie at breakfast, and you'll feel satisfied until lunchtime.What you will need:1 cup plain nonfat yogurt1 banana½ cup orange juice...

New DVD5

Call the Midwife

Your favorite midwives return for a new season of BBC's immensely absorbing and popular drama, set in poverty-ridden East London in the late 1950s...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Twin Forks - Twin Forks

Each track has its own feel and rhythm. Really unique sound. Very nice blend of rhythm with some incredible guitar playing. It's easy to get lost into...

Science fair

The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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