Moment's Quote:

Moment's Quote:
“A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad, and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly." ~ Emily Bronte

July 30 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1818 - Emily Brontë, Writer
1855 - Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, Industrialist
1863 - Henry Ford, Industrialist and Car Manufacturer
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, Director
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bodybuilder, Actor, and Politician
1958 - Kate Bush, Singer and songwriter
1961 - Laurence Fishburne, Actor
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, Actress
1974 - Hilary Swank, Actress

Historical Events

1898 - William Kellogg invents corn flakes. With his brother Dr. John Kellogg, he had been experimenting on grain-based health foods to offer patients at their sanitarium. He William Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Toaster Corn Flake Company in 1906 to sell his healthy cereals.

1945 - The U.S.S. Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine after delivering the components of the bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima. The survivors are spotted by chance four days later. Only about 316 men were saved from the shark-infested waters.

July 29 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1869 - Booth Tarkington, Novelist and Playwright
1883 - Benito Mussolini, Fascist Leader
1892 - William Powell, Actor
1906 - Diana Vreeland, Fashion Editor
1972 - Wil Wheaton, Actor

Historical Events

1588 - Off the coast of France, the Battle of Gravelines begins. The Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England and restore Catholicism is defeated. Philip, the Spanish king, sent 130 ships to land in Portsmouth, but they are beaten by better seamanship and gunnery off the coast of Dorset and the Isle of Wight. By August 8, the swifter ships of the English navy, commanded by Sir Francis Drake and Lord Charles Howard, defeats the 130-ship Spanish Armada.

1907 - Robert Baden-Powell, veteran of the Boer War, takes a group of boys on a camp to England's Brownsea Island, and launches the Boy Scouts movement.

July 28 Dateline


1844 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poet
1866 - Beatrix Potter, Children's Writer and Conservationist, Creator of Peter Rabbit. 
1887 - Marcel Duchamp, Painter
1902 - Kenneth Fearing, Novelist, Poet
1907 - Sir Graham Clark, Archaeologist
1922 - Jacques Piccard, Undersea Explorer
1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former U.S. First Lady  
1929 - Hugo Chavez, former President of Venezuela
1938 - Robert Hughes, Writer and Art Critic

Historical Events

1540 - Henry VIII, aged 44, marries 19-year-old Catherine Howard, wife number five.     

1914 - World War I begins when the Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia at 11:00 A.M. when it fails to meet the conditions of an ultimatum set on July 23, demanding that Serbia find the killer of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.

July 27 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1824 - Alexandre Dumas, Jr. author and playwright, son of Alexandre Dumas, Sr., writer, famous for The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
1870 - Hilaire Belloc, Writer
1882 - Geoffrey de Havilland, Aircraft Designer.
1916 - Keenan Wynn, Actor

Historical Events

1586 - Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists return to England from Virginia, bringing with them tobacco and potatoes. Raleigh soon plants the tobacco, so it no longer needs to be imported from Spain; he also plants the potatoes on his lands in Ireland.

1866 - The laying of the 2,000-mile (3,200 km) long copper Transatlantic Cable between Newfoundland and Ireland is completed. Telegraphs can now be sent from Europe to the U.S. Two previous attempts to lay cables had failed.

July 26 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1856 - George Bernard Shaw, playwright
1875 - Carl Jung, Psychiatrist
1894 - Aldous Huxley, Writer
1928 - Stanley Kubrick, Film Director
1939 - John Howard, Australian Prime Minister
1943 - Mick Jagger, Singer
1945 - Helen Mirren, Actress
1956 - Dorothy Hamill, Olympic figure skater
1959 - Kevin Stacey, Actor
1964 - Sandra Bullock, Actress

Famous Birthdays

1895 - Pierre Curie and Marie Sklodowska marry in Sceaux, France. In 1896 Marie Curie begins her doctoral thesis on the radioactivity of uranium and Pierre joins her in her work in 1898. Their daughter Irene, is born in 1897.

1945 - The Conservative Party loses the British general election and Winston Churchill is no longer Prime Minister.