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Friday August 1, 2014

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  • 213th Day of the Year / 152 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 52 Days

  • Sunrise: 6:14
  • Sunset: 8:17
  • 14 Hours 3 Minutes

  • Moon Rise: 11:35am
  • Moon Set: 11:13pm
  • Moon’s Phase 28%
  • Full Moon August 10 @ 11:10am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

  • Tides
  • High Tide: 2:24am/3:23pm
  • Low Tide:8:38am/9:40pm

  • Holidays
  • Girlfriend’s Day
  • Respect For Parents Day
  • Admission Day/Colorado Day-Colorado
  • Braham Pie Day
  • Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Rounds Resounding Day
  • World Wide Web Day

  • International Beer Day
  • Emancipation Day-Bahamas, Trinidad, Tobago
  • Independence Day/Jamaica
  • Youth Day-Zambia
  • Independence Day-Benin
  • Armed Forces Day-Angola
  • Confederation Day-Switzerland
  • Lughnassadh (Festival of Light)-Celticism

  • On This Day
  • 1790 --- The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia 

  • 1873 --- Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car on the streets of San Francisco.

  • 1876 --- Colorado, the 38th state, entered the United States of America this day. It is the only state to enter the union in the one hundredth year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 
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    Consequently, Colorado is called the Centennial State. The Rocky Mountains are Colorado’s most famous feature; which explains why the Rocky Mountain columbine is the state flower. The lark bunting is the state bird. Denver, Colorado’s largest city, is also the state capital.

  • 1894 --- The first Sino-Japanese War erupted. The dispute was over control of Korea. 

  • 1914 --- Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war against each other, France orders a general mobilization, and the first German army units cross into Luxembourg in preparation for the German invasion of France. 
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    During the next three days, Russia, France, Belgium, and Great Britain all lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and the German army invaded Belgium. The "Great War" that ensued was one of unprecedented destruction and loss of life, resulting in the deaths of some 20 million soldiers and civilians.

  • 1932 --- The Mars Bar, candy bar, was introduced.
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  • 1936 --- The Olympic Games opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
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  • 1940 --- The first book written by 23-year-old John Fitzgerald Kennedy was published. It was titled, Why England Slept. Later, Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage would become a best-seller for the man who would become the United States’ 35th President.
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  • 1941 --- Parade magazine called it “...the Army’s most intriguing new gadget.” The gadget was “a tiny truck which can do practically everything.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower said that America 
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    couldn’t have won World War II without it. The tiny truck was the Jeep, built at the time by the Willys Truck Company. Paradewas so enthusiastic about the Jeep that it devoted three pages to the vehicle.

  • 1943 --- Race-related rioting erupted in New York City's Harlem section, resulting in several deaths.

  • 1943 --- A Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt. John F. Kennedy.
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  • 1944 --- During World War II, an advance Soviet armored column under General Konstantin Rokossovski reaches the Vistula River along the eastern suburb of Warsaw, prompting Poles in the city to launch a major uprising against the Nazi occupation. The revolt was spearheaded by Polish General Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski, who was the commander of the Home Army, an underground resistance 
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    group made up of some 40,000 poorly supplied soldiers. In addition to accelerating the liberation of Warsaw, the Home Army, which had ties with the Polish government-in-exile in London and was anti-communist in its ideology, hoped to gain at least partial control of Warsaw before the Soviets arrived.

  • 1944 --- 13-year-old Anne Frank made the last entry in her diary; a diary she had kept for two years while hiding with her family to escape Nazi deportation to a concentration camp. Three days later 
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    the Grune Polizei raided the secret annex in Amsterdam, Holland, where the Jewish family was in hiding. Anne died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at age 15

  • 1954 --- The "Moondog Jubilee of Stars Under the Stars" took place at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Acts on the bill included Fats Domino, Muddy Waters, the Clovers, the Orioles, and Little Walter. 

  • 1956 --- The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children. 

  • 1971 --- "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" was debuted on CBS-TV.
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  • 1971 --- The Concert for Bangladesh was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar and Billy Preston 
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    performed. A multirecord set commemorating the event was a super sales success. Together, the concert and the albumraised over $11 million to help the starving people of Bangladesh.

  • 1973 --- The movie "American Graffiti" opened. 
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  • 1975 --- The United States, the Soviet Union, Canada and every European nation (except Albania) sign the Helsinki Final Act on the last day of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). The act was intended to revive the sagging spirit of detente between the Soviet Union and the United States and its allies.
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  • 1976 --- The Seattle Seahawks played their first (preseason) game. The Seahawks lost 27-20 to San Francisco.
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  • 1981 --- MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. The first music video shown on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately, Video Killed the Radio Star, by the Buggles. MTV’s original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter.
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  • 1986 --- Bert Blyleven (Minnesota Twins) became only the 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters in his career. 
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  • 1988 --- Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" opened. 
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  • 1993 --- Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
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  • 1994 --- Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley announced that they had been married 11 weeks earlier in the Dominican Republic.
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  • 1996 --- Michael Johnson breaks the world record in the 200 meters to win gold at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Three days earlier, Johnson had also won the 400 meters, making him the first man in history to win both events at the Olympics.
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  • 2011 --- A Berlin court ordered breweries to stop advertising beer as good for peoples looks and health.

  • Birthdays
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Francis Scott Key
  • Herman Melville
  • Dom DeLuise
  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
  • Robert Cray
  • Chuck D
  • Adam Duritz
  • Tempest Bledsoe
  • Meir Kahane
  • Claudius I
  • Yves St Laurent