The Northern Edge 49° 59

A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:11 PM GMT on July 31, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. The high will be 29C(84F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods and a continuing 30% chance of showers early this evening and before morning. There is a rsk of a thunderstorm early this evening. The overnight low will be 17C(63F).
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July 31 Events in History From BrainyHistory.Com
1997 A's trade Mark McGwire to St. Louis Cardinals07940601
1994 102.7 degrees F (39.3 degrees C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
1994 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
1994 Arcen Limburg averages 71.6 degrees F (22.0 degrees C) in July: record
1994 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1994 Netherlands averages 21.4 degrees C; their warmest July since 1783
1994 Phil Rizzuto (Yankees) and Steve Carlton enter the Hall of Fame
1994 Sergei Bubka ploe vaults his 35th world record (6.14 m)
1994 Stockholms avgs 21.5 degrees C; their warmest July since 1855
1994 U.N. votes 12-0 (2 abstentions) to authorize use of force against Haiti
1993 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays
1993 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
1993 Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
1993 Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda
1992 Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
1992 Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)
1992 Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
1992 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
1992 Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)
1991 Russia and U.S. sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
1991 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
1990 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
1990 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
1989 Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets
1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
1988 Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 home runs in 1st 3 years
1988 Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers 27-21 in London
1988 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
1987 "Living Daylights" premieres in U.S.
1987 Battle between Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
1987 Eddie Murray hits his 300th home run
1987 Guns and Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released
1987 Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs
1987 Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
1984 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1984 U.S. men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
1984 Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed
1983 38th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1983 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
1983 Dutch July avg temp is 20.1 degrees C; warmest July since 1852
1982 46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France
1982 Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
1982 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
1981 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
1981 Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of National Bar Association
1980 John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges
1980 Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
1980 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 7 performances
1978 Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
1978 New York Yankees now 7 out of 1st, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks
1978 Pete Rose ties NL record hitting streak at 44
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
1977 E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1977 John F. Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA
1976 Seychelles Independence, Independence day
1976 Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)
1973 ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to New York Nets
1973 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
1973 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut vs. WI as England lose
1972 Dick Allen is 7th to hit 2 inside-the-park homers in a game
1972 Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic Vice Presidential candidate
1971 Apollo 15 astronauts take 6 hour electric car ride on Moon
1971 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
1970 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
1970 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
1969 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 Mariner 6 flies past Mars
1969 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1967 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence
1966 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
1966 Charles Whitman wounds 46 and kills 5 at University of Texas
1965 Cigarette Ads banned on British TV
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
1964 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell
1964 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
1964 U.S. Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
1963 Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina
1963 Cleveland ties record of 4 consecutive home runs (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)
1963 Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, and Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)
1962 Federation of Malaysia forms
1962 Statham is Test crickets' leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
1961 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
1961 Israel welcomes its 1,000,000th immigrant
1960 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
1960 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1956 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1955 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1954 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 home runs, 1 double)
1953 Department of Health, Education and Welfare created
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Florida, kills SS and 3rd baseman
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 581 performances
1948 President Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), New York
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
1944 Transport nr 77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 U.S. troops occupy Sansapor New-Guinea
1943 Transport nr 58 departs with French Jews to nazi Germany
1942 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1942 U boats sank 96 allied ships this month: 476,000 ton
1941 U boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton
1940 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)
1940 Riech's commissar Seyss-Inquart bans homosexuals
1938 New York Yankees suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club"
1937 Politburo enables Operative Order 00447: execute 193,000 Russians
1936 Tokyo, Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics, later cancelled
1935 3rd Dutch government of Colijn sworn in
1934 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
1934 St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean and Tony Freitos go the distant
1932 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
1932 Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Philadelphia A's beat Indians 1-0
1932 George Washington quarter goes into circulation
1932 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
1930 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yankees beat Red Sox 14-13
1929 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France
1925 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
1925 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in England
1923 Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University
1922 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)
1922 Italy's general strike against fascist violence
1919 Germany accepts Weimar Constitution
1917 3rd battle of Ypres begins
1914 German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
1914 Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo
1912 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
1912 U.S. government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights
1911 Hungarian education is only taught in German
1910 Chicago Cub King Cole no-hits St. Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
1910 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
1909 Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1905 Matumbi rebellion at Samanga German East Africa
1901 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands
1900 Boer Generals Prinsloo and Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin
1899 Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's
1893 Henry Perky patents shredded wheat
1876 U.S. Coast Guard officers' training school established New Bedford, Massachusetts
1874 Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as President of Georgetown U
1864 Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers
1861 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record
1855 Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4 degrees C avg)
1852 Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4 degrees F (20.2 degrees C) avg)
1849 Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon
1830 Charles X of France resigns by force
1813 British invade Plattsburgh, New York
1809 1st practical U.S. railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Philadelphia
1794 All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem
1792 Cornerstone laid for 1st U.S. government building: U.S. Mint in Philadelphia
1790 1st U.S. patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
1777 Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army
1774 Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
1751 Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses
1737 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1667 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
1664 Pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris
1658 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1653 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
1291 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
904 Saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies and plunders Thessalonica
768 [Philip] begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
432 St. Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Updated: 12:31 PM GMT on August 01, 2010

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Showers and TStorms for the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:28 PM GMT on July 30, 2010

Today will a few showers or thunderstorms ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with a 30% chance of showers. There is the risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. The high will be 26C(79F).
Tonight start with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers early this evening and risk of thunderstorms. There will be clearing this evening with fog patches developing overnight. The overnight low will be 15C(59F.
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There was a lightning strike in Portage today. The strike was on a hydro line and the power was off for a short time. I wonder how many people will be late for work.

Today in History from BrainyHistory.com
1975 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit
1956 U.S. motto, In God We Trust, authorized
1954 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
1909 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
1898 Will Kieth Kellogg invents Corn Flakes

Updated: 2:09 PM GMT on July 31, 2010

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A Mixed Bag of Weather on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:04 PM GMT on July 29, 2010

Today will be sunny early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with a 30% chance of showers late this afternoon and a risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Today's high will be 25C(77F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm. Tonights low will be 16C(61F).
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Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.com


1997 U.S. Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields Golf Club Illinois
1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
1994 200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin
1994 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8 year jail sentenced
1994 H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
1994 India army kills 27 Moslem militants
1994 Parliamentary election in Aruba
1993 Cincinnati Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
1993 Walter Koenig, Checkov-Star Trek, suffers a mild heart attack
1993 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
1992 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 18 performances
1992 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
1992 Ray Sharkey, actor, Wiseguys, arrested for narcotic possession
1991 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium, Mets beat Cubs 6-0
1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
1990 26th Curtis Cup: U.S. wins 14-4
1990 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats U.S.S.R. in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
1990 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
1990 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
1990 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
1989 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher and Sam Sosa
1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989
1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 Last U.S. Playboy Club, Lansing, Michigan, closes
1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
1987 Ben and Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
1986 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
1986 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire vs. Lancashire
1986 New York jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1984 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
1984 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
1983 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1982 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
1981 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
1981 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
1978 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York
1978 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h 40m
1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings
1978 On Old Timer's Day, New York Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as New York Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become General Manager
1976 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1975 Ford became 1st U.S. President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1975 Military coup by General Mohammed/President Jakubu Gowon fired
1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 St. Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1973 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York, Hilton
1973 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1972 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 6 days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut
1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
1968 Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
1968 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
1968 Washington D.C. Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs. Cleveland
1967 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
1967 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock New York
1966 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1965 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
1961 Wallis and Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
1958 President Eisenhower signs NASA and Space Act of 1958
1958 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by U.N.
1957 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1956 11th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius
1956 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 Smokey Burgess hits 3 home runs to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
1953 U.S. bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok
1952 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
1949 Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends
1949 BBC radio begins broadcasting
1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
1947 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia
1945 After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine
1944 Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
1944 Frank McCormick (Reds) home run off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH
1944 U.S. 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches
1943 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
1943 Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
1942 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd
1940 Urk soccer team forms
1938 Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
1938 Olympic National Park forms
1937 Japanese troops occupies Peking and Tientsin
1936 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road and comedy)
1934 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
1930 115 degrees F (46 degrees C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
1930 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
1929 Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
1928 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
1928 Cleveland Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yankees 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
1927 1st iron lung installed, Bellevue hospital, New York
1927 Bellevue Hospital in New York installs 1st iron lung
1927 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire vs. Northants
1924 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
1923 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
1923 KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
1921 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 innings
1921 New rules of language assumed, equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium
1920 1st transcontinental airmail flight from New York to SF
1920 Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1916 Postal check and Girodienst establishes
1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam home run
1914 1st transcontinental phone link made between New York City and SF
1914 Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
1914 British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
1914 Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
1913 Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied
1911 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St. Louis Browns, 5-0
1910 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
1908 St. Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia Athletics
1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
1902 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of U.S. and Canada forms
1899 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, New York
1899 Southern California Golf Association forms
1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
1864 3rd and last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
1864 Battle of Macon, Georgia (Stoneman's Raid)
1858 1st commercial treaty between U.S. and Japan signed
1858 U.S. citizens allowed to live anywhere in Japan
1844 New York Yacht Club forms
1786 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
1783 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1773 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
1751 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 minutes in England
1715 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1696 French king Louis XIV and Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
1693 Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army
1676 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
1655 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
1634 Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
1588 Attacking Spanish Armada defeated and scattered by English defenders
1588 Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
1585 Friese academy opens
1579 Antwerp request union with of Utrecht
1579 King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez and princess van Eboli
1565 Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
1563 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
1560 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
1179 Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
1030 Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim)
1014 Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
626 Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople
362 Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws

Updated: 1:26 PM GMT on July 30, 2010

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More Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:50 PM GMT on July 28, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 25C(77F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 14C(57F).

Updated: 1:02 PM GMT on July 29, 2010

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Still Warm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:51 PM GMT on July 27, 2010

Today will start cloudy with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. The wind becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. The high will be 27C(81F).
Tonight will see clearing this evening as the northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light late this evening. The overnight low will be 14C(57F).
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Updated: 1:49 PM GMT on July 28, 2010

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A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:04 PM GMT on July 26, 2010



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We filled a small pool for the ggranddaughters yesterday. They had a goos time splashing eachother. I think it took them less time getting the water out than it did putting it in.

Updated: 1:50 PM GMT on July 27, 2010

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Warm and Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:58 PM GMT on July 25, 2010

Today will start sunny then becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. The high will be 28C(82F).
Tonight will see clearing and an overnight low of 19C(66F).


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My greatgrandmother and Grandfathers resting place in Carman Manitoba

We've no feild trips planned for today. The Queen is looking after the greatgranddaughters while mom works. The next trip will be to the St. Boniface Cemitary in Winnipeg. The Queen will have to drive in the city for that one and it may not happen for a while.

Updated: 12:00 PM GMT on July 26, 2010

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Another Cemitery Field Trip

By: plapman, 6:32 PM GMT on July 24, 2010

Today will b e sunny with cloudy periods and a high of 27C(81F).
Tonight will satart with cloudy periods then becoming clear this evening. The overnight low will be 14C(57F).
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The Queen took me on another graveyard search for my relatives. Today we visted Carman. We found my great grandmother and grandfather and 3 great uncles. I was there about 6 or 7 years ago and still remember where they were buried. When she finds a gravesite she gets a picture of the headstone to add to the information she has collected.

Updated: 1:00 PM GMT on July 25, 2010

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Another day with Sun and Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:14 PM GMT on July 23, 2010

Today will start sunny then becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. The high will be 24C(75F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods and a low of 15C(59F).
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Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
1986 Britain's Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
1968 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
1903 Ford Motor sells 1st Model A car
1664 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of New York, arrive in Boston
All Events on July 23

Updated: 6:30 PM GMT on July 24, 2010

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Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:06 PM GMT on July 22, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm. Todays high will be 22C(72F).
Tonight will see clearing this evening and a low of 14C(57F).



Updated: 1:10 PM GMT on July 23, 2010

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Showers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:44 PM GMT on July 21, 2010

Today will start sunny then see increasing cloudiness near noon with a 40% chance of showers late this afternoon. There will be the risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. The high will be 24C(75F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers early this evening. Showers beginning overnight. The overnight low will be 16C(61F).

Updated: 1:05 PM GMT on July 22, 2010

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Sun Clouds and the Risk of a Thunderstorm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:36 PM GMT on July 20, 2010

Today will start sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40% chance of showers this afternoon. There is the risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. The high will be a comfortable 23C(73F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods with a 40% chance of showers early this evening and the risk of a thunderstorm will continue. it will clear this evening as the overnight low fall to 14C(57F).
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10 facts That You Never Need to Know from Gomestic.Com

•Crocodiles can’t stick out their tongues.
•One of the ingredients in dynamite is peanuts.
•A baby is born with 300 bones while an adult has only 206.
•A cockroach can live about 9 days without it’s head.
•An elastic band will last longer if it is refrigerated.
•Elephants are the only animal in the world who can’t jump.
•The full name for Los Angeles is, “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncul.
•The chicken is the closest relative to the T Rex.
•One ounce of chocolate contains 6 mg of caffeine.
•Each year Americans eat about 4 pounds of preservatives, artificial flavor, and color


Updated: 12:43 PM GMT on July 21, 2010

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A Mix of Sun and Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:35 PM GMT on July 19, 2010

Today will start saunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with a 40% chance of showers this afternoon. The wind will be northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this afternoon. The high will be 23C(73F).
Tonight will see cloudy periods with a 40% chance of showers early this evening. There will be clearing near midnight. The overnight low will be 14C(57F).
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Updated: 1:32 PM GMT on July 20, 2010

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No Showers in the Forecast Yahoo!

By: plapman, 1:45 PM GMT on July 18, 2010

Today will start sunny then increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. The wind becoming west at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be 24C(75F).
Tonight will bring clearing this evening as the west wind west 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening. The low tonight will be 14C(57F).

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Abbey and me stopped in at my mother's old house yesterday on our walk. The new owners have put new siding, windows and door in it. They've ripped out and moved interior walls. The place sure looks different, my parents ould never recognize it.

Updated: 1:33 PM GMT on July 19, 2010

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Clouda, Showers and Maybe some Noise on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on July 17, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods with showers or thunderstorms beginning this morning. There is the risk of a severe thunderstorm. The wind will be southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. Today's high sill be near 27C(81F).
Tonight will bring a few showers or thunderstorms ending this evening then clearing. The risk of a severe thunderstorm early this evening is continued. the wind will be southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light after midnight. The overnight low will be 13C(55F).
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The neighbor has asked me to move my webcam location. They want it aimed back on their home. it seems they used it to keep track of their teenagers while they were away from home. lol
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Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on July 18, 2010

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A Warm Weekend For the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:43 PM GMT on July 16, 2010

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Tonigh will remain clear with a low of 14C(57F).
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It looks like I'll have to get Abbey out early today. If she'd leave the critters alone the warmer weather wouldn't bother her but she has to keep the gophers in thier holes and comes home panting.

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Sun and Clouds on the Prairie and a Bit of Metis History

By: plapman, 12:20 PM GMT on July 15, 2010

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Today will be a mix of sun and cloud.The wind will be westwely at 30 km/h (19 mph). High 24C(75F).
Tonight will bring clearing late this evening as the west wind at west 30 km/h (19 mph) becomes light early this evening. The overnight low will be15C(59F).
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Some Metis History from Asham Stompers.Com
The European Exploration and the eventual settlement of Canada began with the fur trade. The merchants of New France were the first to realize its potential riches, but their traditional English enemies were not far behind. It was the English who first organized the fur trade after the Hudson Bay Company received its royal charter in 1670 which granted it sole trading privileges to the vast area which drained into the Hudson Bay. In the next few years the Company built trading posts around the shores of Hudson Bay. The Most important of these was York Factory, established in 1682. Here Company ships came each summer from England, bringing trade goods and supplies and returning with rich cargo of furs for sale in Europe

Such a cold climate demanded warm human relations and within a few brief years officers of the Hudson Bay Company were eagerly taking Native wives. By 1763, the majority of the HBC’s employees were of “mixed blood”. This new class of people, “Half-breeds’’ as they were called, inherited unexpected new skills (European AND Native) necessary for the fur trade. In fact the fur trade could not have been carried out without the Company’s acquisition of the traditional skills of the Native women. The Native wives made pemmican which the Voyagers could live on for months without any other food supplement. They also made snowshoes and made and repaired canoes which were of coarse vital to the fur trade. Today, all Canadians of Native and European descent proudly call themselves Métis. These Métis people were the first to journey into the interior. The formation of the province of Manitoba was largely a Métis achievement.

The Red River Settlement (now the City of Winnipeg) was founded at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in 1812. Indeed most of the important historical events concerning the fur trade happened in or near the Red River Settlement. The Red River colony was unique. For years the settlers at the Red River were virtually isolated from the outside world. In order to attract men from the remote posts with their dog trains laden with goods to trade at the Company store the settlers engaged in lively parties which often lasted all night. The Scots and the Métis both had a long tradition of dancing and considered it a perfect way to cheer up winter evenings. One onlooker reported:

“Jigs, reels, and quadrilles were danced in rapid succession, fresh dancers taking the place of those on the floor every two or three moments. A black-eyed beauty and a strapping Bois Brule would jump up on the floor and out do their predecessor in figure and velocity and above the thumps of the dancers’ heels and the frequent Ho! Ho! Were the loud laughter of the crowd and the fiddle-shrieks of trembling strings as if the devil were at the bow. It was not uncommon for a dancer to wear out a pair of moccasins in one evening. The festivities continued till dawn when the fiddlers and dancers were all exhausted.”

From 1822 to 1869 Red River was the home to this rich cultural mix of people who, on a whole, lived in harmony with each other. Said one resident of the Red River, “There is hardly a lock and key, bolt or bar, on any dwelling house, barn or store amongst us and our windows are … without any shutters. We are all like one family.”

As the number of settlers increased however the Métis found themselves unable to adjust to the settled life of farming and moved westward toward Portage La Prairie and smaller communities in an attempt to recreate their traditional lifestyle.

Updated: 1:38 PM GMT on July 15, 2010

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Showers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:46 PM GMT on July 14, 2010

Today
Showers or thunderstorms with risk of a severe thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23C(73F). UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Clearing overnight. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Wind west 20 km/h (12 mph). Low 14C(57F).
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Updated: 12:09 PM GMT on July 15, 2010

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Clouds, Showers and Tstorms on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:28 PM GMT on July 13, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms early this morning. Showers with thunderstorms beginning this afternoon. Risk of a severe thunderstorm. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning then light late this afternoon. High 22C(72F). UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight will eremain cloudy with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms this evening with risk of a severe thunderstorm. Clearing before morning. The overnight low will be 14C(57F).
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Updated: 1:45 PM GMT on July 14, 2010

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A Sunday Feild Trip and Another Nice Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:30 PM GMT on July 12, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 24C(75F).
Tonight will remain clear with a south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. The overnight low will be near17C(63F).
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The Queen took me on a feild trip yesterday. Her hobby is geneaology and she's currently working on my family tree. We went to St. Francis Xavier cemetary where my Metis ancestors lived in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Though we never found any relavent tombstones the trip was great. We were hoping to find traces of Pierre Falcon who would have been my many tines great grandfather.

Updated: 2:27 PM GMT on July 13, 2010

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Another Comfortable Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:50 PM GMT on July 11, 2010

Today will be sunny with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph. The high will be 22C(72F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of 12C(54F).
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The neighbors invited me and Abbey for for a trip to the Beach last night. They take their dog, a black lab, there for exercise often. Abbey was a bit shy of going so much water, Lake Manitoba, at the start but soon found out how much fun it was chasing Bella into the lake.
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Today in HISTORY FROM braunyHISTORY.com
1999 20th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington, Texas
1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
1993 14th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1993 Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1992 President candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
1991 Nigerian DC-8 crashes near Saudi-Arabia, 261 die
1991 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
1990 New York City police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (Kansas City Royals)
1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
1987 Heart's "Alone," single goes #1 for 3 weeks
1987 Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
1986 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
1985 Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
1985 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
1984 All star MVP: Gary Carter, Mont Expos
1984 England's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe
1984 Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
1984 Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana
1983 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of New Zealand, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
1982 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 5 performances
1982 3rd U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Miller Barber
1982 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1982 Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid
1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
1981 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
1980 American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
1979 U.S. Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
1978 Auto with liquid gas crashes and explodes in Spain, 160 killed
1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Martin Luther King, Jr.
1976 1st U.S. football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
1976 31st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1976 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks and Wedlocks"
1975 Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
1974 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
1974 World Football League plays 1st games
1973 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
1971 Chilean parliament nationalizes U.S. copper mines
1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 home runs caps his 4 in a row
1969 David Bowie releases 'Space Oddity'
1969 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
1968 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
1965 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
1963 South African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
1962 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962 Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
1962 Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
1962 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF
1961 Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
1960 Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
1960 Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence
1960 Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence
1955 Congress authorizes all U.S. currency to say "In God We Trust"
1955 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets
1954 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss
1952 General Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chicago Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
1948 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
1946 Kingman Douglass, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt says he would run for a 4th term
1943 7th day of battle at Kursk
1943 Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armour division in Sicily
1943 U.S. 45th Division occupies airport Comiso, Sicily
1943 U.S. 82nd Airborne division shot at, by "friendly fire" in Sicily
1941 German troops attack Dnjepr
1940 British and German dogfight above Lyme Bay
1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York New York Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
1936 Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx and Queens opens
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt became 1st President to travel through Panama Canal
1931 New York Giants beat Phillies 23-8
1930 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
1925 Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
1924 Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi
1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
1921 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
1919 Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work
1916 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted
1916 Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
1915 Germany cruiser Konigsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam
1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleveland 4-3
1905 Black intellectuals and activists organize Niagara movement
1905 Niagara Movement founded by W. E. B. Dubois
1902 British premier Lord Salisbury resigns
1900 Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys and Lincolns
1897 Solomon Andree leaves Spitsbergen by balloon towards North Pole
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere show film for scientists
1892 U.S. Patent Office says J. W. Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
1889 Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city
1888 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)
1888 Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall
1882 British fleet bombs Alexandria
1864 Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, MD)
1864 Confederate forces led by General J Early begin invasion of Washington D.C.
1863 Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4
1862 Lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief
1861 Battle of Laurel Mountain Virginia - General Morris forces retreat of rebels
1861 Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia - Rosecrans forces rebels to surrender
1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published
1848 Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent vs. England)
1848 London's Waterloo Station opens
1818 Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born," "Lines Written in the Highlands," and "Gadfly"
1812 U.S. invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
1801 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
1792 Prussia army moves into French territory
1789 U.S. Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
1781 Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of US
1740 Czarina Anne of Little Russia, expels Jews
1740 Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne
1708 Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
1690 Battle of Drogheda Boyne (Willem III (Netherlands-England) beat Jacobus II (Ire)
1673 Netherlands and Denmark signs defense treaty
1635 Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan
1588 French king Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius at The Hague
1423 Arnold van Egmont becomes duke of Gelre
1376 English "Good Parliament" meets
1347 Bohemia heir to the throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
1302 Battle of Kortrijk Belgium (France vs Flanders)
1302 Guldensporen battle of Belgium
1244 Chwarizneense Turken defeats Jerusalem





Updated: 12:39 PM GMT on July 12, 2010

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Still Warm on thr Prairie

By: plapman, 2:08 PM GMT on July 10, 2010

Today will start sunny with cloudy periods then increasing cloudiness this afternoon with a 30% chance of showers. There uis a risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. The high will be 27C(81F).
Tonight will start cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early this evening and the risk of a thunderstorm. There will be cClearing near midnight. The wind will be nnorth at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light after midnight. Low 13C(55F).
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The Portage Exhibition and Fair starts today. It's billed as the longest continuously running fair in Western Canada. This is its 138th year.
This years grandstand attractions include Paul Brandt and Crystal Shawanda.
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Today's History from BrainyHistory.Com

1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
1985 French agents sink Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior
1956 650,000 U.S. steel workers go on strike
1929 U.S. issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
1892 1st concrete-paved street built, Bellefountaine, Ohio

Updated: 12:47 PM GMT on July 11, 2010

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A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:33 PM GMT on July 09, 2010

Today will see clearing this morning and a high of 28C(82F).
Tonight will start cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this evening and after midnight with risk of a thunderstorm then clearing overnight. The low will be 13C(55F).
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Updated: 2:02 PM GMT on July 10, 2010

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Sun, Clouds and Comfortable on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:03 PM GMT on July 08, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods. The high will be near 23C(73F).
Tonight will see a few clouds and an overnight low of 12C(54F).
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July 8 Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
2007 Boeing launches it's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
2003 Sudan Airways flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan, killing 116
2001 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter
2001 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer beat Jiri Novak and David Rikl
2001 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs beat Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama
2000 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport
2000 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde beat Paul Haarhuis and Sandon Stolle
1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
1997 NATO invites Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to join
1995 102nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Graf beats Arantxa S Vicario (46 61 75)
1995 1st CFL game between 2 U.S. teams, Las Vegas Posse vs. Sacramento Gold
1994 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O. J. Simpson
1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
1994 Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
1994 St. Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1 years
1992 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
1992 Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
1991 Pittsburgh Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
1991 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
1990 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
1990 Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990 Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)
1990 Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game
1990 Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels and then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
1989 Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
1988 Miami Arena opens
1988 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" and Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1987 Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1986 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
1986 NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain and Quality Assurance
1986 Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
1985 99th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)
1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
1984 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (61 61 62)
1984 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1983 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
1982 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 5 performances
1982 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
1981 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
1980 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
1979 Congo adopts constitution
1979 Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
1979 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1979 Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
1978 92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
1978 Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hours)
1976 Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
1975 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
1975 President Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for president
1975 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
1973 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
1973 New York Mets are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1972 English prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)
1972 U.S. sells grain to U.S.S.R. for $750 million
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 San Francisco Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1969 Thor Heyerdahl and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
1969 U.S. troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1968 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
1967 74th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats A Jones (63 64)
1967 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
1966 U.S. airline strike, until Aug 19th
1965 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
1963 Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move Kansas City A's to Oakland
1963 U.S. bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
1961 Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
1961 Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
1960 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to NJ
1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
1957 Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
1957 CDC incorporates
1957 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn-Fein leaders
1956 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
1956 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1954 KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala
1953 U.S. stops aid to Persia
1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
1951 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
1950 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
1950 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61)
1950 General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, United Nations forces in Korea
1950 Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1949 Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for New York Giants
1948 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1947 Demolition begins for United Nations HQ in New York City
1946 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 8 performances
1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
1944 British troops march into Caen
1944 Japanese kamakize attacks on U.S. lines at Saipan
1943 4th day of battle at Kursk: General Model uses last tank reserve
1943 British air raid sinks U-232
1943 U.S. invasion fleet passes Bizerta, Tunisia
1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
1941 All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish Star
1939 59th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (26 86 36 63 62)
1938 Would be start of Eng/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1935 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1933 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (64 68 63)
1933 Public Works Administration becomes effective
1932 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
1932 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire vs. Gloucs
1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
1923 Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
1923 Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland
1922 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (62 60)
1919 President Wilson returns to New York City from Versailles Peace Conference
1918 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleveland, prevailing rules reduce Babe's Hhome runR to a triple
1912 G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles vs. Cambridge
1912 Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight
1911 Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
1909 1st pro baseball game, minor league, played under lights
1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st 'Follies' on New York Theater roof
1905 Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
1898 Phillies Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1898 U.S. battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila
1897 Harbor Hospital formally opens
1896 William Jennings Bryan "cross of gold" speech at Dem convention
1895 Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa
1892 American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Massacgysetts
1891 61 degrees F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore and Philadelphia
1891 Future president Harding marries Florence K DeWolfe in Marion Ohio
1889 John L. Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
1889 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1876 White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina, killing 5
1870 Congress authorizes registration of trademarks
1870 Governor Holden of North Carolina declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection
1862 Odore R Timby patents revolving gun turret
1861 CS General Sibley is given command of rebel troops in New Mexico territory
1853 Commodore Matthew Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay
1849 St. Paul's Place in the Bronx named
1838 Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed
1836 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach Saint-Helena
1835 Liberty Bell cracks, again
1833 Russia and Turkey sign defense treaty
1816 Frost in Waltham, Massachusetts
1805 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
1800 Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox
1797 1st U.S. senator, William Blount of Tennessee, expelled by impeachment
1796 U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
1792 France declares war on Prussia
1778 George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army
1777 Vermont becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male suffrage
1776 John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Decleration of Independence in Philadelphia
1758 English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, New York
1709 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes
1693 New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
1672 Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
1663 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
1654 1st Jewish colonist arrive in U.S. (Jacob Barsimson in Manhattan)
1551 Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond and Buren
1497 Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India
951 Paris is founded

Updated: 1:33 PM GMT on July 09, 2010

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More Sun and Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:31 PM GMT on July 07, 2010

Today will start sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30% chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. High 25C(77F). UV index 7 or high.
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Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southwest 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. Low 13C(55F).

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Updated: 1:00 PM GMT on July 08, 2010

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A Comfortable Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:29 PM GMT on July 06, 2010

Today will start sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with a 40% chance of showers this afternoon. The wind becoming southwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. The high today will be 22C(72F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods along with a 40% chance of showers this evening. The wind west at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be 14C(57F).
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The neighbors came back from their cottage yesterday and broght back a lawnmower they weren't using for the granddaughter. I won't have to use mine and cut her grass. With her own mower she can do her own :).
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July 6 Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com

2005 London is declared the host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics
2003 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Roger Federer beat Mark Philippoussis
2003 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama beat Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez
2003 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Findals, Martina Navratilova and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram and Anastassia Rodionova,
2002 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale New York City after 109 performances
1997 111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)
1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
1997 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10
1997 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva beat Nicole Arendt and Manon Bollegraf
1996 103rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (63, 75)
1996 Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
1995 Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
1994 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
1994 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
1993 Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England vs. Australia
1993 John F. Kennedy, Jr., gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan
1992 Fay Vincent realigns NL, putting Cubs, Cards and Rockies in West and Cards, Braves and Marlins in East
1991 98th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (64 36 86)
1990 "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, New York Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game and loses 2-0
1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
1988 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
1988 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
1987 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1986 100th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)
1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
1986 Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
1986 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
1986 Premier Nakasones Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election
1983 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
1983 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1980 France performs nuclear test
1980 Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
1979 86th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (64 64)
1979 IRA-bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
1975 Argentine government falls
1975 Comoros declare independence from France
1975 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Sonate for alto opus 147
1975 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1974 88th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
1971 Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
1971 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
1970 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
1970 Italian Rumor government resigns
1969 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger
1969 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
1968 75th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
1968 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade
1966 Malawi becomes a republic, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
1964 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
1964 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from U.K.
1963 70th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64)
1963 77th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
1963 South African worker's union leader Billy Nair arrested
1962 76th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
1962 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
1962 Mantle hits his 3rd and 4th consecutive homer
1961 Portuguese ship explode near Mozambique, kills 300
1960 Dr. Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from Los Angeles to New York City
1959 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
1959 WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
1958 Alaska becomes 49th state
1957 64th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (63 62)
1957 Beatle John Lennon 1st meets Paul McCartney
1957 Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri
1956 70th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (62 46 75 64)
1956 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
1956 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
1956 Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats
1954 Elvis Presley records his 1st hit, "That's All Right"
1954 KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns
1952 Last tram ride in London
1951 65th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (64 64 64)
1950 East Germany recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
1949 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
1949 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158 degrees F for 2 minutes
1946 "St. Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 113 performances
1946 53rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (62 64)
1946 60th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (62 64 79 57 64)
1945 Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept United Nations Charter
1945 President Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
1945 Washington Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games
1944 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford, Connecticut
1944 French General De Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.
1944 U.S. General Patton lands in France
1943 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
1943 U.S. destroyer William D. Porter [Willie Dee] launched
1942 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
1942 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
1942 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
1941 New York Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield
1939 German Nazi's close last Jewish enterprises
1938 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
1936 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
1936 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
1935 48th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (63 36 75)
1935 Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
1933 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
1932 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
1932 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
1931 35th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
1929 St. Louis has 2, 10 run innings and beats Phillies 28-6
1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown in New York (Lights of New York)
1928 Worlds largest hailstone 1 lbs (17') falls in Potter Nebraska
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, U.S. - England
1923 36th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (62 62)
1923 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics form
1922 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
1920 Yankees score 14 in 5th inning and beat Washington Senators, 17-0
1919 British R-34 lands in New York, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hours)
1919 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
1917 T. E. Lawrence captures Port of Agaba from Turkey
1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm opens
1912 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
1908 Robert Peary's expedition sails from New York City for north pole
1903 George Wyman arrives in New York City by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
1893 British King George V marries princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary)
1892 Dr. Jose Rizal forms League Filipina
1892 Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania fire on scabs, killing 7
1887 4th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (62 60)
1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
1882 14 Russian Jews of Bilu, arrive in Jaffa Palestine
1869 Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr. J H Harris, defeated
1863 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
1862 Skirmish at Devall's Bluff Arkansas (106 casualties)
1858 Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
1854 1st Republican state convention in Ripon, Wisconsin
1853 National Black convention meets, Rochester New York
1853 William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by black American
1848 Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
1840 Christian Hebbel's "Judith," premieres in Berlin
1801 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
1798 U.S. law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... and removed as alien enemies"
1787 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
1787 Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
1785 Congress resolves U.S. currency named "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage
1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (South-Indies)
1777 British General Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
1776 Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "Pennsylvania Evening Gazette"
1775 Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent
1770 Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish
1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
1687 Newton publishes "Principia"
1685 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats duke of Monmouth
1673 French troops conquer Maastricht
1669 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
1652 Fire on Dutch Dam, Amsterdam's city hall burns
1641 Battle at La Marfee Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army
1634 Johan van Walbeecks ships bypass St-Anna Bay, Curacao
1630 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
1621 Dutch Governor-General John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die
1609 Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
1590 English Admiral Francis Drake takess Portuguese Forts at Taag
1573 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
1560 England/Scotland signs Treaty of Edinburgh
1495 Battle at Fornovo, French king Charles VIII beats St. League
1491 Opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple
1483 England's King Richard III crowned

Updated: 12:32 PM GMT on July 06, 2010

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Sunshine Then Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:58 AM GMT on July 05, 2010

Today will start sunny then increasing cloudiness this afternoon with showers and thunderstorms. The high is expected to be near 24C(75F).
Tonight will bring continued Showers with thunderstorms ending near midnight then clearing. The overnight low will be 12C(54F).
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July 5 Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com

2003 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
2003 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi
1998 53rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI
1998 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic
1998 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Martina Hingis and Jana Novotna beat Lindsay Davenport and Natasha Zvereva
1998 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Max Mirnyi and Serena Williams beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Mirjana Lucic
1997 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
1997 New York Yankees withdraw Kenny Rogers and Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
1996 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
1996 New York Yankee John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
1995 Columbia U beats Hartferd College to be 1st U.S. to win Henley Regatta
1994 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
1994 U.S. changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
1993 A's Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader
1993 Kurd guerrilla's murder 32 villagers in East Turkey
1993 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
1992 106th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1992 Sixto Duran Ballen elected president of Ecuador
1991 Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
1990 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals
1989 Barry Bond's home run sets father-son (Bobby) home run record at 408
1989 Mark McGwire's gets 100th home run, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)
1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out
1989 South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
1989 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
1988 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
1987 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (76 62 75)
1987 A's Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1986 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63)
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)
1986 Nancy Reagan cuts red, white and blue ribbon; reopens Statue of Liberty
1986 Statue of Liberty is reopened after it is refurbished
1985 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), St. George, Utah (state rec) (103 degrees spread, UT 1985)
1985 Premier Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
1985 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hours, 30 minutes
1984 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
1983 France invades Algeria
1983 New Jersey Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
1983 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death in Roanoke, Virginia
1982 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1982 ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol vs. Malay
1981 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
1981 Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert (61 76)
1980 94th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
1978 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 Pakistan's army, led by General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
1975 89th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors
1975 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
1974 81st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)
1973 "Live and Let Die," James Bond film premieres
1973 Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps
1973 Major General Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda
1973 Rwanda military coup under general-major Habyalimana
1973 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird vs. New Zealand at Leeds
1972 Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
1971 26th amendment certified, reduces voting age to 18
1971 Simon Gray's "Butley," premieres in London
1970 25th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1970 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
1969 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
1968 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
1968 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (63 64 62)
1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
1968 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to Los Angeles Lakers
1967 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
1966 New York City transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
1966 National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
1966 Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
1963 1st Beatle tune to hit U.S. charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
1962 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
1962 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
1962 Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
1961 80 die in collisions in Algiers
1961 KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 St. Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 home runs and a double
1960 Mongolia adopts constitution
1959 Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
1959 Indonesia restores constitution
1959 Jack Gelber's "Connection," premieres in New York City
1958 65th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (86 62)
1958 J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
1957 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)
1957 Tom Graveney scores 258 vs. West Indies at Trent Bridge
1956 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
1955 English harbor strike ends
1954 B-52A bomber made its maiden flight
1954 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1953 WANorth Carolina TV channel 21 in Asheville, North Carolina (IND) begins broadcasting
1952 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 72 performances
1952 59th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (75 63)
1951 Dodgers sweep the Giants and lead by 7 games (Giants will win pennant)
1951 Dr. William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)
1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
1949 New York Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, their 1st blacks
1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 108 performances
1947 54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (62 64)
1947 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
1946 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
1945 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1944 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
1943 Battle of Gulf of Kula
1943 Battle of Koersk, U.S.S.R. begins (6,000 tanks)
1943 Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
1943 U.S. invasion fleet of 96 ships sails to Sicily
1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
1942 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
1941 German occupiers disband political parties
1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy government in France
1938 Herb Caen's 1st column in San Francisco Chronicle
1937 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
1937 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game and 2 in 2nd game
1937 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer
1937 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
1936 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1935 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
1935 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit home runs, Tony and Al Cuccunello
1935 Chicago Cubs are 10 games back in NL, and go on to win the pennant
1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs National Labor Relations Act
1933 German party Catholic Center disbands
1932 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
1930 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (63 97 64)
1929 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (61 62)
1929 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
1924 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
1922 1st general election in Netherlands
1922 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
1922 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
1919 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 46 97)
1919 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
1914 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, and win World Series
1914 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
1913 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
1904 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
1902 Australia won the one and only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
1891 Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
1884 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
1884 U.S. Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
1871 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) and Big Tree, begins
1865 Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws
1865 Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department
1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, Mississippi (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
1863 Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi
1861 Battle of Carthage, Missouri - U.S. General Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
1859 Captain N. C. Brooks discovers Midway Islands
1843 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country
1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
1834 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
1832 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin depart Rio de Janeiro
1830 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
1814 Americans defeat British and Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
1811 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
1808 Battle of Buenos Aires
1791 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)
1687 Isaac Newton's 'Principia' published by Royal Society in England
1643 1st recorded tornado in U.S. (Essex County, Massachusetts)
1626 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
1596 English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
1450 Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
1436 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
1295 Scotland and France sign anti-English covenant
1294 Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
1054 Brightest supernova (Crab Nebula) 1st reported
767 Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II
649 St. Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:15 PM GMT on July 04, 2010

Today will see clearing this morning and a high of 26C(79F).
Tonight will start with cloudy periods then clearing near midnight with an overnight low of 15C(59F).
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The greatgranddaughters were here last night for a sleep over. Those little girls are like chickens. The wake as soon as the sun comes up. This morning I heard them playing at 5:30.

Updated: 11:57 AM GMT on July 05, 2010

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Thunder Storms on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:22 PM GMT on July 03, 2010

Today will bring a few showers with thunderstorms ending this morning then cloudy. The showers with thunderstorms will start again this afternoon with thw risk of a severe thunderstorm.
Tonight will see showers at times heavy with thunderstorms ending after midnight then clearing. The risk of a severe thunderstorm will continue this evening then bring clearing after midnight..The wind will be northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this evening. The overnight low will be 15C(59F).
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Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
1997 Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
1986 President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1952 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by U.S. Congress
1890 Idaho admitted as 43rd U.S. state
1886 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

Updated: 2:14 PM GMT on July 04, 2010

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Another Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:45 PM GMT on July 02, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and with a 40% chance of showers this morning with risk of thunderstorms. The wind will be south at 30 km/h (19 mph) near noon. Today's high will be near 32C(90F).
Tonight will see more cloudy periods with a 40% chance of showers late this evening and overnight with risk of thunderstorms. The wind will ontinye to be southerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) then becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be 20C(68F).
Yesterday was the warmest day so far this year with the yemp reaching 31C. I enjoy the heat and spent most of the day outside. Today is forecast to be even warmer.
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I missed the fireworks last night. It's the first time in many years that I never made it to see them The Queen doesn't like driving in heavy traffic and didn't want to get caught up in the rush when they were over. reprts on the radio say they were the best in seen in a long time. :(.

Updated: 1:21 PM GMT on July 03, 2010

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Hot on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:44 PM GMT on July 01, 2010

today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of showers late this morning with risk of thunderstorms. The high will be near 30.
Tonight will be cloudy with the 30% chance of showers this evening and after midnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Thw Wind becoming south at 20 km/h after midnight with a low of 19.
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The Queen is off work till Tuesday. The McCain's plant where shw works is on a shutdown for maitenance. t'd nice to have her company in the evening.

Updated: 1:44 PM GMT on July 02, 2010

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About plapman

Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)