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Swim a Lap Day

Monday, June 24, 2013

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When : June 24th

Swim a Lap Day is good for your health. And, it's a fun day, too!

Summer has arrived. It's time to enjoy all that summer has to offer, including plenty of time in and around the pool. What better way to enjoy the early days of summer, than by taking a lap or two (or three) around the pool. In addition to the fun, it's great exercise to help keep you fit.

It's likely to be sunny and hot today. Find a few friends and swim a couple laps in the pool. Then, let the pool party begin!

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This Day in History June 24

John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings. (1497)

Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England. (1509)

The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java). (1597)

Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (1604)

American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins. (1779)

Battle of Beaver Dams: a British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army. (1813)

The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France. (1846)

First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français. (1880)

Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract. (1916)

Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania. (1938)

Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country's third prime minister. (1939)

Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. (1947)

The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd. (1949)

In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment. (1957)

In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional. (2004)

John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history. (2010)

The last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies. (2012)
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