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July 23, 2014


Saint Apollinaris: Feast Day

 

 

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland (July 23-Aug 3). See www.glasgow2014.com

 

Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH (July 23-Aug 3). See www.ohiostatefair.com

 

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR (July 23-27). See www.oregonbrewfest.com

 

 

Egypt: Revolution Day

 

Hot Enough for Ya Day

Anniversary of the 2005 terrorist attacks at Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, that killed 88 and wounded more than 200.

 

 

Birth anniversary of rancher, land baron and politician Samuel Maverick (1803-70), whose last name became the synonym for a stubborn individual.

 

Birth anniversary of crime writer Raymond Chandler (1888-1959). "She had eyes like strange sins."

 

Birth anniversary of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014).

 

 

Happy Birthday! Ronny Cox, Gloria DeHaven, Omar Epps, Nomar Garciaparra, Woody Harrelson, Don Imus, Anthony Kennedy, Daniel Radcliffe, Brandon Roy, Marlon Wayans.

 

 

 



July 24, 2014


Cousins Day

 

National Drive-Thru Day

 

National Tell an Old Joke Day

 

Pioneer Day (Utah)

 

 

Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA (July 24-27). See www.comic-con.org/cci

 

The Great Texas Mosquito Festival begins at Clute, TX (July 24-26). See www.mosquitofestival.com

 

Lumberjack World Championships, Hayward, WI (July 24-26). See www.lumberjackworldchampionships.com

 

 

Birth anniversary of Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), author of The Three Musketeers.

 

Birth Anniversary of aviator Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?).

 

 

In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed at the site that became Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit.

 

 

Happy Birthday! Barry Bonds, Ruth Buzzi, Rose Byrne, Lynda Carter, Kristen Chenoweth, Jennifer Lopez, Karl Malone, Eugene Mirman, Pat Oliphant, Anna Paquin, Chris Sarandon