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Today's Events: 7/1/11


July 1, when the Battle of Gettysburg began (1863), when SOS was adapted as the international distress signal (1908), when The Communist Party in China was founded (1921), when ZIP codes were introduced for U.S. mail (1963), when Sony introduced the Walkman, when the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating (1984), when Sydney Pollack (1934) and Missy Elliott (1971) were born, and when Harriet Beecher Stowe (1896) and Argentina’s 29th and 41st president Juan Perón (1974) died. So let’s hear it for The Way We Were, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and obsolete technology:


Today's Events: 6/30/11


June 30, when Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fought their way out of Tenochtitlan (1520), when French acrobat Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope (1859), (1864), when the U.S. Congress passed the the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), when the Congo gained independence from Belgium (1960),  and when Spain legalized gay marriage (2005); it’s when Mike Tyson (1966), Matisyahu (1979), and Michael ‘Stoner’ Phelps (1985) were born, and when two of film’s finest, Ingar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni, died on the same day in 2007. So watch L’Avventura and Fanny & Alexander, and then do this:


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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