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Posting this on July 7th, I really have almost no clue as to what is going to happen tomorrow. Sorry.  Crystal ball in the shop for a major tuneup. But hows about a totally random look at what has happened on various July 8ths of the past, from the ridiculous to the sublime?

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OK, let's see:
951  The founding of Paris
1680 First confirmed tornado in North America
1777 Vermont adopts a new state constitution making it the first state to abolish slavery.
1876 Congress approves the registration of trademarks
1905 Part of Angel Is. (in SF Bay) is designated an Immigration Detention Center
1947 Demolition begins on the East River, NYC site for the UN headquarters
1963 US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
1969 US begins withdrawal of troops from Vietnam
1982 Porn star John Holmes is convicted of receiving stolen property
1988 Stevie Wonder announces a run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched, marking the end of the US Space Shuttle Program

There you have it.  Random indeed.
So, here are your essay questions:

1. Does this list spark any July memories for you?  
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2. What are you up to this July 8th?
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3.  How's your Summer going?
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