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The Whispering Reads of July

The halls of Academia beckon but the lingering touch of summer begs you to stay. You all know that feeling; it is trying to squeeze in the last pleasure read before some dreaded textbook review is assigned. 2,426 more words

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This day in baseball: A dubious record

On July 31, 1897, St. Louis pitcher John Grimes hit six batters in a single, nine-inning contest, thus establishing a Major League record.  After 1900, the most hit batsmen in a game is four, committed by multiple pitchers.  14 more words


July 31, 1851

Thursday 31st July  Was out shopping most all day but

did not purchase a great deal.  Got one of my cuff

pins & marked it at Bigelows  Returned home through… 309 more words

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Don't Care Fell In A Goose Pond

“Don’t care” – so they say – fell into a goose-pond; and “I won’t” is apt to come to no better an end. At least, my grandmother tells me that that was how the Miller had to quit his native town, and leave the tip of his nose behind him. 1,699 more words


Death of Sardanapalus by Eugene Delacroix

Artist: Eugene Delacroix (1798 – 1863)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1827

Style: Romanticism

Genre: Mythological Painting

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris…

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Fact of the day: 30th July

On this day in 1818 Emily Brontë, English author and poet, was born.

Emily Brontë remains a mysterious figure and a challenge to biographers because information about her is sparse, due to her solitary and reclusive nature. 308 more words

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The Old Pump House, Croydon

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