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Creative Ice Cream Day KALW Almanac July 1, 2015

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  • 182nd Day of 2015 183 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 84Days
  • Sunrise:5:51
  • Sunset:8:35
  • 14 Hours 44 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:8:13pm
  • Moon Set:5:41am
  • Full Moon July 1 @ 7:22pm and July 31 @ 3:45pm
  • Full Thunder Moon / Full Hay Moon/Blue Moon
  • July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
  • Tides
  • High:12:09pm/10:52pm
  • Low:5:10am/4:51pm
  • Holidays
  • American Zoo Day
  • Early Bird Day
  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
  • National Gingersnap Day
  • National Television Heritage Day
  • Second Half Of The New Year Day (noon today … ½ way point)
  • Postage Stamp Day
  • Postal Worker Day
  • Zip Code Day
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  • International Joke Day
  • International Chicken Wings Day
  • Canada Day/Canada
  • Emancipation Day-St Eustatius
  • Independence Day-Burundi
  • Republic Day-Ghana
  • On This Day
  • 0096 --- Vespasian, a Roman Army leader, was hailed as a Roman Emperor by the Egyptian legions. 
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  • 1798 --- Napoleon Bonaparte took Alexandria, Egypt. 
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  • 1847 --- The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.
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  • 1863 --- The largest military conflict in North American history begins this day when Union and Confederate forces collide at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The epic battle lasted three days and resulted in a retreat to Virginia by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.
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  • 1867 --- The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confederation of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the future provinces of Ontario and Quebec, is officially recognized by Great Britain with the passage of the British North America Act.
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  • 1874 --- The Philadelphia Zoo opened, the first zoological gardens in the U.S.
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  • 1905 --- The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations. 
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  • 1916 --- The massive Allied offensive known as the Battle of the Somme began in France. The battle was the first to use tanks. During the preceding week, 250,000 Allied shells had pounded German positions near the Somme, and 100,000 British soldiers poured out of their trenches and into no-man’s-land on July 1, expecting to find the way cleared for them. However, scores of heavy German machine guns had survived the artillery onslaught, and the infantry were massacred. By the end of the day, 20,000 British soldiers were dead and 40,000 wounded. It was the single heaviest day of casualties in British military history. The disastrous Battle of the Somme stretched on for more than four months, with the Allies advancing a total of just five miles.
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  • 1940 --- In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.
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  • 1946 --- The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. 
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  • 1951 --- Cleveland Indians ace Bob Feller pitches the third no-hit game of his career to lead the Indians over the Detroit Tigers 2-1. This made him the first modern pitcher ever to throw three no-hitters.
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  • 1956 --- Elvis Presley appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.
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  • 1963 --- The U.S. Post Office introduced five-digit ZIP codes.
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  • 1979 --- The Sony Walkman went on sale for the very first time.
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  • 1987 --- President Ronald Reagan nominated federal appeals court judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court. (Bork was later rejected by the Senate.)
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  • 1987 --- The Grateful Dead's "In The Dark" LP was released.
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  • 1991 --- President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
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  • 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. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. 
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  • 2005 --- The last Thunderbird, Ford Motor Company’s iconic sports car, emerges from a Ford factory in Wixom, Michigan. Ford began its development of the Thunderbird in the years following World War II, during which American servicemen had the opportunity to observe sleek European sports cars.
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  • Birthdays
  • Deborah Harry
  • David Ross Brower
  • Wally Amos Jr
  • Diana (Spencer) Princess of Wales
  • Gen Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau
  • George Sand
  • Charles Lawton
  • Willie Dixon
  • James Cotton
  • Estee Lauder
  • Olivia DeHavilland
  • Leslie Caron
  • Jamie Farr
  • Delaney Bramlett
  • Twyla Tharp
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Evelyn “Champagne” King
  • Pamela Anderson