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Beach Bound Vacation!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014      13 comments

Well, I am packed up & ready to go! EXCEPT, I have to work til 2 emoticonRead more

On This Day In History...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      7 comments

Jul 9, 1877: Wimbledon Tournament Begins ~~"On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer-suburb of London. Twenty-one amateurs showed up to compete in t... Read more

On This Day In History...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      5 comments

Jul 8, 1776: Liberty Bell Tolls To Announce Declaration of Independence ~~"On this day in 1776, a 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell now known as the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence ... Read more

On This Day In History...

Monday, July 07, 2014      5 comments

Jul 7, 1930: Building of Hoover Dam Begins ~~"On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as wel... Read more

On This Day In History...

Sunday, July 06, 2014      5 comments

Jul 6, 1957: Althea Gibson Is First African American To Win Wimbledon ~~"On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women's singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London's All... Read more

On This Day In History...

Saturday, July 05, 2014      2 comments

Jul 5, 1946: Bikini Introduced ~~"On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, ... Read more

The History Of Independence Day

Friday, July 04, 2014      4 comments

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-8... Read more

On This Day In History...

Thursday, July 03, 2014      6 comments

Jul 3, 1863: Battle of Gettysburg Ends ~~"On the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the Amer... Read more

On This Day In History...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      5 comments

Jul 2, 1964: Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act ~~"On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In the landmark 1954 case Brown... Read more

On This Day In History...

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      8 comments

Jul 1, 1997: Hong Kong Returned to China ~~"At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S.... Read more

On This Day In History...

Monday, June 30, 2014      8 comments

Jun 30, 1981: A First-Time Offender Ends Up On The FBI's Ten Most Wanted List ~~"Glen Godwin, a young business owner, is convicted of murder in Riverside County, California, and sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison. According to his r... Read more

On This Day In History...

Sunday, June 29, 2014      7 comments

Jun 29, 1995: U.S. Space Shuttle Docks with Russian Space Station ~~"On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. T... Read more

On This Day In History...

Saturday, June 28, 2014      6 comments

Jun 28, 1953: Workers Assemble First Corvette In Flint, Michigan ~~"On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first ... Read more

On This Day In History...

Friday, June 27, 2014      6 comments

Jun 27, 1950: Truman Orders U.S. Forces to Korea ~~"On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist Nor... Read more

On This Day In History...

Thursday, June 26, 2014      4 comments

Jun 26, 1948: U.S. Begins Berlin Airlift ~~"On this day in 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. When World War II ended in 1945... Read more

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