Random Things 7/1/2013-7/31/2013

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7/1/2013:

Happy birthday Canada! 😀

Japanese Expression for the Day is Ueni, which means “Up”, “Above”, or “Upstairs”.

Today in history, Canada became an independent dominion in 1867.

Today in history, during the U.S. Civil War, the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg began in 1863.

Today in history, “O Canada” was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada in 1980.

Today in history, Sony introduced the Walkman in 1979.

Today in Strangeness:

Welcome to July! Originally called Quintilis in the Roman calendar, the month was later renamed July to honor Julius Caesar. On this day in 2004, the space probe Cassini-Huygens reached Saturn and sent back the closest images yet of the planet’s rings.

7/2/2013:

Today in history, Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States” was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776.

Today in historyU.S. President Johnson signed the “Civil Rights Act of 1964” into law in 1964.  The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against others because of their race.

Today in history, Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounded U.S. President James A. Garfield in Washington, DC in 1881.

Today in history, An object crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947.  The U.S. Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

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