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Study Shows Cooperation Among Strangers Is Increasing

You've probably heard it before. Whether it's about holding a door, helping locate a lost item or providing strangers with directions, you've encountered the idea that people aren't as helpful as they once were. Is there any truth to this idea, despite its pervasiveness? Denying the perception that people today aren't as willing to assist one another, a study published shows that the inclination to cooperate has slightly increased among strangers in the U.S. in the years since the 1950s. This slight increase, the authors say, could indicate an improvement in people's abilities to address global problems, such as pandemics and climate change. (DiscoverMagazine)

'Zombie' fungus causes males to fly to mate with female corpses.

New research out of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark reveals some interesting, albeit disgusting, facts about a fungus that affects common houseflies. The fungus is called Entomophthora muscle, and it survives by causing male flies to perform necrophilia with infected female corpses. First, the fungus infects the female fly with deadly spores that consume the fly from within slowly over roughly six days. Second, after the fungus has completely taken over the female fly, it changes the females' behavior causing the flies to reach the highest point they can get, whether on top of vegetation or a wall. Then, the fly dies. When the fungus kills the female, it releases chemical signals that bewitch male flies and cause an incredible urge for them to mate with lifeless female carcasses, infecting themselves. (TND)

Text scams surge as robocalls decline.

You may have noticed receiving fewer robocalls over the past year, but a new report finds scammers are increasingly using a new way to reach consumers: text messages. A statement from the Consumer Watchdog office of the nonprofit group U.S. PIRG is urging the Federal Communications Commission to pass new rules against robotexts, including requiring phone companies to block illegal text scams. The scamming text messages trick consumers into sharing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links. (Everythingofscience)

Insects Probably Can Feel Pain.

A new research paper published by scientists from London argues that insects most likely detect pain. Based on behavioral, neuroscientific, and molecular evidence, the authors say that insects probably have descending controls for nociception-the ability to perceive pain. The fruit fly is currently used as a model organism for human pain research because of similarities in human genetics and behavioral responses as scientists look for ways to intervene when humans have pain disorders. (Everythingofscience)

The U.K. breaks the record for the hottest day ever.

The U.K. broke its record for the hottest day ever on Tuesday as a heat wave continues to scorch Europe. The heat wave that settled over southern Europe last week moved north, bringing boiling temperatures that are breaking records and causing a national emergency in the U.K. The recorded temperature at Heathrow was 104.4 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 101.7° in 2019. The sweltering heat threatens to buckle railway lines and deplete reservoirs. There were disruptions to flights at two airports on Monday after the heat caused "surface defects" on Luton Airport's runway and caused the tarmac at the Royal Air Force's station in Brize Norton to melt. (Yahoo)

Russia Says It's Losing Because Ukraine Has Experimental Mutant Troops.

Nearly five months into its senseless war against Ukraine, Russia has concocted a wild new explanation for why the Kremlin's plans for a quick takeover fell apart, so spectacularly-because Ukrainian troops were turned into superhuman killing machines during "secret experiments" in American-run Biolabs, of course. Never mind the numerous reports of Russian troops refusing to fight by the thousands, sabotaging their own shoddy equipment, and even deliberately wounding themselves to abandon the war, Russian lawmakers claim the real setback for Moscow was "drugged up" Ukrainian soldiers. The claim was made by two Russian lawmakers heading up a commission to investigate "laboratories" in Ukraine. (Yahoo)

One cow is still loose after 70 were released onto Florida Turnpike.

The Florida Highway Patrol said one cow remained on the loose Tuesday, one day after about 70 cows were released onto the Florida Turnpike when a semi-truck caught fire. The 47-year-old driver released the cattle just before midnight when the vehicle was on fire. (UPI)

A giant eagle ray jumps into the Alabama family's boat.

An Alabama family participating in a fishing event ended up with a short catch when a 400-pound eagle ray jumped into their boat. The 5-foot ray was carrying a litter of pups-like on Finding Nemo when the teacher loaded his class onto his back. After the initial shock of having a 400-pound fish knock over one of the family members and land in the boat with her babies, the family set course for Dauphin Island Sea Lab to get help releasing it back into the water. The mother survived, but the babies did not. A family member was treated at the hospital for a sprained shoulder. (UPI)

'Sign war' between Missouri businesses goes viral.

A "sign war" between a Missouri McDonald's and a nearby Dairy Queen is going viral, with other neighboring businesses firing their own shots. The marquee melee began last week when the sign outside the Marshfield McDonald's was changed to read: "HEY DQ! WANNA HAVE A SIGN WAR?" The neighboring Dairy Queen soon accepted the challenge with the message: "WE WLD BUT WERE 2 BUSY MAKIN ICECREAM." A back-and-forth followed, with the eateries trading barbs, including a swipe at McDonald's infamously oft-broken ice cream machines. (UPI)


Chrissy Teigen is celebrating one year of sobriety. Bruce Willis visited the top of Fox Plaza in Los Angeles last Friday, better known as Nakatomi Plaza, in that first Die Hard movie he filmed 34 years ago. Dwayne Johnson is Shark Week's master of ceremonies. HBO is set to premiere a Princess Diana documentary on the 25th anniversary of her death. CBS has moved Thursday's eviction episode of "Big Brother," originally scheduled for 8pm ET, to Friday, July 22 at 8pm ET, replacing the previously scheduled second season premiere of Secret Celebrity Renovation. "Stranger Things" catapults Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" to over 100 million YouTube views. Krispy Kreme, Good Humor, and Popsicle are teaming up on a line of doughnuts inspired by ice cream truck treats. A Spanish insurer says the rate of lost luggage is up 30% from where it was back in 2019 -- yes, pre-pandemic. Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy have gone their separate ways just ah

Music Calendar...

In 1940 "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra entered the U.S. charts. In 1954 Elvis Presley gave his first public performance, playing on a flatbed truck parked outside a drug store in Memphis. In 1963 "Surf City" by Jan & Dean hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1964 The Beatles' album "Something New," containing the singles "And I Love Her" and "Slow Down," was released in the U.S. In 1965, Lovin' Spoonful's first single, "Do You Believe in Magic," was released. In 1967 Paul McCartney attended a recording session at Chappel Studios as Chris Barber recorded the first commercially released version of one of his earliest songwriting efforts, "Catcall." In 1968 Jane Asher announced on the BBC program "Dee Time" that Paul McCartney had broken off their engagement. McCartney, who was watching the program, was said to have been taken by surp

Today In History...

In 1810 Columbia gained its independence from Spain. In 1859 The first admission fee (50 cents) was charged to see a baseball game. In 1861 The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia. In 1871 British Columbia became the sixth Canadian province. In 1876 The first intercollegiate track meet took place in Saratoga, NY. In 1881 Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn surrenders to federal troops. In 1917 The draft lottery in World War I went into effect. In 1942 The first detachment of the Women's Army Corps (WACs) began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. In 1944 A group of German officials attempted to assassinate Adolph Hitler and failed during World War II. In 1944 U.S. invaded Japanese-occupied Guam during World War II. In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented 4th term of office by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In 1949 Israel's 19-month

Born On This Day...

In 1519 Religious leader, Pope Innocent IX (1591) In 1661 Explorer, Pierre Le Moyne (founded Louisiana Territory-1703) In 1804 English scientist, Sir Richard Owen (created the word "Dinosaur") In 1864 Swedish poet, Erik Karlfeldt In 1890 Actress, Theda Bara (Cleopatra) In 1890 Actress, Verna Felton (December Bride, Pete & Gladys) In 1901 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Henry "Heinie" Manush [d: 5-12-70] In 1912 Actress, Muriel Evans [d: 10-26-00] In 1919 Explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary (first to scale Mount Everest) [d: 1-11-08] In 1919 Actress, K.T. Stevens (Vanessa-Young & the Restless) [d: 6-13-94] In 1920 U.S. attorney general, Elliot Lee Richardson (1973) [d: 12-31-99] In 1922 Saxophonist, Ernie Wilkins [d: 6-5-99] In 1924 U.S. novelist, Thomas Berger (Vital Parts, Little Big Man) [d: 7-13-14] In 1925 Actress, Lola Albright (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, Peter Gunn) [d: 3-23-17] In 1929 Businessman, Mike Ilitch (founded Little Caesar's Pizza) [d: 2-10-17] In 193

Music Calendar...

In 1905 "Give My Regards To Broadway" by Billy Murray was #1 on the charts. In 1952 8-year-old Gladys Knight Winston $2000 and a gold cup for her rendition of "Too Young" on "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour." In 1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1958 John Lennon's mother, Julia, was killed in an auto accident in Liverpool. She was run over by an off-duty policeman. In 1963 Filming began on the movie "Viva Las Vegas" starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. In 1963 Paul McCartney was fined 17 pounds for speeding. In 1966 "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge is certified gold. In 1967 "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" by Jay & the Techniques entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1967 Frank & Nancy Sintra appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover for the cover story "What's Happening in Pop Music." In 1967 "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison entered the U.S. top

Today In History...

In 1099 The population of Jerusalem was massacred during the First Crusade. In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte was captured. In 1870 Georgia is is the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. In 1916 Boeing Company, originally known as Pacific Aero Products, was founded in Seattle by William Boeing. In 1918 The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I. In 1929 The first airport hotel opened in Oakland, California. In 1943 Diligenti quintuplets are born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1944 Greenwich Observatory was damaged by a World War II flying bomb. In 1946 The comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis debuted. In 1948 President Truman was nominated for another term of office by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In 1953 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," starring Marilyn Monroe, opened in U.S. theaters. In 1954 The first commercial jet transport airplane built in the U.S. was tested, the Boeing 707. In 1958 President

Born On This Day...

In 1573 Architect, Inigo Jones (restored St. Paul's Cathedral) In 1606 Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn In 1779 Author, Clement Clarke Moore ('Twas the Night Before Christmas) In 1850 Social reformer, Mother Cabrini (the first U.S. saint) In 1859 First American saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini [d: 12-22-17] In 1905 Songwriter, Dorothy Fields (I'm in the Mood for Love) [d: 3-28-74] In 1913 Singer, Lloyd T. Copas (died in Patsy Cline plane crash) [d: 3-5-63] In 1913 Actor, Murvyn Vye (Lionel-Bob Cummings Show) [d: 8-17-76] In 1919 Irish novelist, Iris Murdoch (Severed Head) [d: 2-8-99] In 1925 Actor, Phil Carey (Philip Marlowe, Asa-One Life to Live) [d: 2-6-09] In 1927 Actress, Carmen Zapata (Jude Perez-The Young & the Restless) [d: 1-5-14] In 1931 Writer, Clive Cussler (Raise The Titantic, Sahara, Deep Six) [d: 2-24-20] In 1932 Actress, Nina Van Pallandt (American Gigolo) (90) In 1935 Baseball player, Donn Clendenon (Pirates) [d: 9-17-05] In 1935 Football player/actor,


"Oh, don't go getting your frijoles in a bundle!" "I didn't mean you were ALL tacos. Some are burritos!" "You're like the Corona without the virus!" "Perpetuating stereo-types? Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down there, Speedy Gonzales!" "Don't be so el sensitive-o."


Hotels ask for your name, address, and next of kin when you register. Your Ice Cream truck plays "taps." The gun shops have "Back to School" sales. The High school newspaper has obituary columns. Restaurants serve BROKEN leg of lamb. Bowling center patrons only bowl overhand. Advice columns have hints like how to get the blood off a chainsaw. Your 911 emergency calling service has a two-day waiting list. Mothers give their kids $50 every day for the holdup, man. Your "Honor students" practice is saying, "Not anymore, your honor."

In The News

First Lady Jill Biden is apologizing for her recent comments where she compared diversity among Latinos to "breakfast tacos." She said it was her choice to apologize rather than just letting the tortilla chips fall where they may...


"Yellowstone" actor Q'Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally collecting nearly $97,000 in disability benefits while working on the TV show. Monty Norman, the composer of the iconic James Bond Theme, died at 94. The Emmy nominations came out yesterday, with "Succession" leading the nominations with 25. "Squid Game" makes Emmys history the first foreign language series nominated for Best Drama. Twitter Inc. made good Tuesday on its threat to sue Elon Musk in Delaware for attempting to escape his $44 billion offer to buy the social media giant, accusing the tech mogul of fighting the deal amid market downturns and a $100 million slide in his flagship Tesla Inc.'s value. Hulu's "Only Murders in the Building" has been renewed for a third season. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Heinz Field changed its name to Acrisure Stadium after the insurance and consulting company. Starbucks is closing some stores in western Washington and across

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Frank Sinatra made his recording debut with the Harry James band, singing "Melancholy Mood" and "From The Bottom of My Heart." In 1951 Les Baxter's single "Because Of You" is released. In 1959 "Dedicated To The One I Love" by the Shirelles entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1959 "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks. In 1964 The Supremes recorded "Come See About Me." In 1967 Herman's Hermits began an 8-week North American tour in Calgary, AB, with support from the Who and Blues Magoos. In 1968 "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf and "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Vanilla Fudge entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1971 David Cassidy had his gallbladder removed at Mount Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. In 1973 The Everly Brothers broke up when Phil, angered at brother Don's performance, smashes his guitar and walks offstage. They reunite 11 years

Today In History...

In 1787 Congress established the Northwest Territory. In 1793 French revolutionary writer Jean-Paul Marat is murdered in his bath by Charlotte Corday. In 1863 Rioting against the Civil War military draft erupted in New York City; the violence resulted in about 1,000 deaths over 3 days. In 1865 Horace Greeley advised his readers to "Go West." In 1878 The Treaty of Berlin amended the terms of the Treaty of San Stefano, which had ended the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. In 1919 The first lighter-than-air transatlantic flight was completed. In 1960 Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination at his party's convention in Los Angeles. In 1967 5 days of race-related riots began in Newark, NJ, killing 27. In 1972 George McGovern was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida. In 1974 The Senate Watergate Committee proposed sweeping reforms in campaign procedures to prevent another Waterga

Born On This Day...

In 1821 Confederate cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest In 1886 Religious leader Father Edward Joseph Flanagan (founded Boys Town) In 1890 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Stanley Coveleski (Indians 1912-24) In 1895 Actor, Sidney Alderman Blackmer (played Teddy Roosevelt in films) In 1901 Boxer, Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker [d: 4-28-81] In 1903 Author/historian Sir Kenneth MacKenzie Clark [d: 5-21-83] In 1913 TV host, Dave Garroway (Today Show 1951-61) [d: 7-1-82] In 1914 Auto racer Sam Hanks [d: 6-27-94] In 1921 Composer, Ernest Gold (It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World) [d: 3-17-99] In 1921 Publisher, Charles Jr. Scribner (Hemingway's editor) [d: 11-11-95] In 1922 Actress, Lois Kibbee (Geraldine-Edge of Night) [d: 10-18-93] In 1923 Actress, Susie Bond (Flo, Temperature Rising) [d: 11-10-84] In 1928 Actor, Bob Crane (Colonel Hogan-Hogan's Heros) [d: 5-29-78] In 1931 Actor, Bill Moor (Hanky Panky) [d: 11-27-07] In 1931 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Frank Ramsey (Celtics) [d: 7-8

Music Calendar...

In 1959 Joan Baez made her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson, recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival. In 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Hollywood Argyles was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1962 British record producer Joe Meek wrote "Telstar" to commemorate the first transatlantic satellite broadcast. It was performed by a group of session musicians who became Tornados. In 1964, Supreme's first #1 hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1967 Kenny Rogers quit the New Christy Minstrels for the New Edition. In 1969 Time magazine featured an article on Tom Jones entitled "Ladies Man." In 1969 The Rolling Stones' single "Honky Tonk Women" b/w "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was released. In 1969 Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies debuted at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. In 1970 "Summertime Blues" by the Who, "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry, and "War" by Ed

Today In History...

In 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's, King Henry VIII. In 1798 The U.S. Marine Corps was created by an act of Congress. In 1804 Vice-president Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexandar Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken, New Jersey. In 1864 General Jubal Early's Confederate troops began the invasion of Washington, DC, but turned back the next day. In 1921 Mongolia gained its independence from China. In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to travel through the Panama Canal while in office aboard the cruiser Houston. In 1952 The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president. In 1955 The new U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado. In 1962 Cosmonaut Micolaev set a longevity space flight record of 4 days. In 1974 The World Football League played its first games. In 1977 The Medal of Freedom was awa

Born On This Day...

In 1745 Revolutionary general, "Mad" Anthony Wayne In 1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. president (1825-1829) In 1838 Merchant, John Wanamaker (department store merchandising) In 1854 Actress, Georgiana Emma Drew Barrymore (mother of John and Lionel) In 1894 Actor, Walter Wanger (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Cleopatra) In 1899 Japanese novelist, Yasonari Kawabata (Thousand Cranes) In 1899 Writer, E.B. White (Charlotte's Web, The Elements of Style) In 1906 Announcer, Harry Von Zell (Burns & Allen) [d: 11-21-81] In 1910 Actress, Sally Blane (Loretta Young's sister) [d: 8-27-97] In 1910 Actress, Irene Hervey (Honey West, Cactus Flower) [d: 12-20-98] In 1912 Actor, Donald "Red" Barry (Mr. Gallo-Mr. Novak) [d: 6-17-80] In 1915 Colin Purdie Kelly, first U.S. World War II air hero [d: 12-10-41] In 1920 Actor, Yul Brynner (King and I, The Ten Commandments) [d: 10-10-85] In 1922 Actor, Gene Evans (My Friend Flicka, Matt Helm) [d: 4-1-98] In 1923 Cartoonist, Dan

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Music Calendar...

In 1950 "Mona Lisa" by Nat "King" Cole hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks. In 1957 "Whispering Bells" by the Dell-Vikings entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1957 "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks. In 1958 The soundtrack to "Oklahoma!" was the first album certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 1963 Freddie & the Dreamers recorded "I'm Telling You Now." In 1964 The Beatles appeared on BBC-TV's "Top Of The Pops." In 1965 The Dave Clark Five movie "Catch Us If You Can" opened in theaters in London. It's released later in the U.S. as "Having A Wild Weekend." In 1966 The Beatles' album "Yesterday And Today" was certified gold. In 1969 Marianne Faithful attempted suicide while co-starring in "Ned Kelly" with then-boyfriend Mick Jag

Born On This Day...

In 1831 Inventor, John Pemberton (Coca Cola) In 1838 Inventor/airship designer, Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin In 1839 Industrialist, John D. Rockefeller (Standard Oil) In 1869 Playwright/poet, William Vaughn Moody (Death of Eve, Faith Healer) In 1872 Composer/songwriter, Harry Von Tilzer (Tin Pan Alley) In 1889 Actor, Eugene Pallette (Adventures of Robin Hood, Mark of Zorro) In 1906 Banjoist, Joe Wolverton (Spike Jones) [d: 8-27-94] In 1907 U.S. Secretary of HUD, George W. Romney (1969-73) [d: 7-26-95] In 1908 Blues singer/saxophonist, Louis Jordan [d: 2-4-75] In 1908 Nelson A. Rockefeller, 41st U.S. vice president [d: 1-26-79] In 1913 Drama critic, Walter Kerr (New York Times) [d: 10-9-96] In 1914 Singer, Billy Eckstein (Tenderly, A Fool In Love) [d: 3-8-93] In 1917 Actress/panelist, Faye Emerson (I've Got A Secret) [d: 3-9-83] In 1918 Actor, Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn, Invisible Man) [d: 5-10-00] In 1923 U.S. sprinter, William Harrison Dillard (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 11-15-19]

Today In History...

In 1663 King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island.In 1776 Colonel John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence at Independence Square in Philadelphia. In 1777 Vermont became the first state to abolish slavery. In 1796 The first American Passport was issued by the U.S. State Department. In 1853 An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a diplomatic and trade mission. In 1889 John L. Sullivan won by a knockout in the last bare-knuckle bout. In 1889 The first issue of "The Wall Street Journal" was published. In 1891 Future president Warren G. Harding married Florence K. DeWolfe. In 1896 William Jennings Bryan gave his famous speech at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, saying, "You shall not crucify mankind upon a gold cross." In 1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on a New York Theater rooftop. In 1911 Nan Jane Aspinwall was the first woman to cross t

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In 1935 Benny Goodman recorded the "King Porter Stomp," signaling the beginning of the swing era. In 1956 Elvis Presley appeared on the "Steve Allen Show" and sang "Hound Dog" to a Bassett hound named "Sherlock." In 1956 Brenda Lee signed her first record contract at age 11. In 1963 The Beatles recorded "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" at the Abbey Road studios in London. In 1965 The Beatles' album "Beatles VI" was certified gold. In 1967 The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 15 straight weeks. In 1967 Following the drug convictions of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the London Times printed an editorial sympathizing with the pair. In 1967 "Windy" by the Association hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks. In 1968 The Doors' album "Waiting For The Sun" was relea

Today In History

In 1535 Sir Thomas More went on trial in England, charged with treason for rejecting the Oath of Supremacy. In 1776 The first vote was taken on the Declaration of Independence. In 1847 The first adhesive U.S. postage stamps went on sale. In 1862 Congress outlaws polygamy (multiple marriages). In 1863 The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began. In 1867 Canada became a self-governing dominion of Britain as the British North America Act took effect. In 1874 The Philadelphia Zoological Society, the first U.S. zoo, opened. In 1893 President Cleveland underwent a secret operation to remove a cancerous growth from the roof of his mouth. The procedure was successful. In 1898 During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" wage a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba. In 1915 Actress Annette Kellerman did the first movie nude scene in the movie "Daughter Of The Gods." In 1916 Dwight D. Eisenhower married Mary "Mamie" Geneva

Born On This Day

In 1730 Revolutionary, Isaac Sears (anti-British demonstrations) In 1802 U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (Lincoln, Johnson) In 1804 French novelist, George Sand In 1807 Engineer, Thomas Green Clemson (Clemson University was named for him) In 1853 Diamond merchant/politician, Cecil John Rhodes In 1857 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roger Connor (New York, St. Louis) In 1861 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, John Gibson Clarkson In 1872 Aviator, Louis Bleriot (the first to fly across the English Channel) In 1873 Director, Alice Guy-Blanche (world's first woman director) In 1892 Author, James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice) In 1899 Pianist/guitarist Thomas A. Dorsey (Father of Gospel Music) In 1899 Fictional adventurer Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. In 1899 Actor, Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Spartacus) In 1904 Physician, Mary Calderone (Planned Parenthood) [d: 10-24-98] In 1906 Cosmetics founder/executive, Estee Lauder [d: 4-24-04] In 1909 Actress/panelist, M