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  • National Be Someone Day - Ok, I'll be me as that is what I have been doing almost seven decades now and really wouldn't know how to be anyone else!!
  • National Junk Food Day - Finally, today I have a reason to eat junk food. The other 364 days I do it without a reason!!

Born on this Day

Today in History - July 21

1899


"Never send to know for whom the bells toll; it tolls for thee!" Ernest 'Pappa' Hemingway, author, was born on this day. And...

1924


Playing a police officer, he always had to keep the bullet in his shirt pocket, Don Knotts, who played Barney Fife, was born on this day. And...

1948


"Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train" Cat Stevens, singer and songwriter, has a birthday today. And...

1952


"GOOOD MOOORNing Vietnam!!" Robin Williams, actor, comedian, most famously played Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning Vietnam (and who just passed away this week), was born on this day. 

1773

(In the "I think these guys are still around" Department) Pope Clement XIV abolishes the Jesuit order

1861


The Confederates are victorious at the First Battle of Bull Run putting the Union Army in full retreat back to Washington, D.C.

1865


Wild Bill Hickok kills gunman Dave Tutt in Springfield, Mo., in what is regarded as the first formal quick-draw duel

1925


(In the "I bet the jury consisted of all Republicans" Department) John Scopes is found guilty for teaching Evolution in Dayton, Tn., and is fined $100
1941France accepts Japan's demand for military control of Indochina
1944US forces land on Guam in the Marianas

1954


The French sign an armistice with the Viet Minh that ends the war but divides Vietnam into two countries

Today's Pet Picture

SIAM SHADE - Why not

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