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    more vaccinated than unvaccinated Britons are now dying from the coronavirus

    All the best Hollydolly ... I read the UK news each day and am staggered by the COVID numbers Vs the "casual" behaviour of the general public. Just don't understand it.
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    I love anything and everything blue & white.

    Beautiful pics ... thank you PamfromTx and others.
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    Signs Of Humor

    Sadly this pic is oh so true for the highly endangered cassowaries in Mission Beach, Far North Queensland. They are a magnificent large bird resembling an emu.
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    Floods in Germany and western Europe 20 dead 70 missing

    Just awful ... and very sad.
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    Also on 16 July ... 1969 – Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida. 1999 – John F. Kennedy Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of...
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    16 July 1935 – The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Conceptualised in 1932 by the chair of the Traffic Committee of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Carl C. Magee, the parking meter was a modern solution to a modern vexation, parking congestion. By 1930...
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    16 July 1661 – The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco. Stockholms Banco in Sweden was the first European bank to print banknotes. The bank was founded in 1657 by Johan Palmstruch, a commissioner in the National Board of Trade, and began printing banknotes...
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    15 July 1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele discovered in 1799 which is inscribed with three versions of a decree issued in Memphis, Egypt...
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    Get vaccinated or else, says President Macron

    Mine either Mellowyellow.
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    The key to the Bastille. On the morning of 14 July 1789, the city of Paris was in a state of alarm. Crowds gathered outside the Bastille around mid-morning, calling for the surrender of the prison, the removal of the cannon and the release of the arms and gunpowder within. Around 1.30 pm, the...
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    14 July ... Bastille Day, France. Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale and commonly and legally le 14 Juillet French National Day...
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    This was SO coo!!!

    I've got a few of those pens and use them all the time. So handy.
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    13 July 1923 – The Hollywood Sign is dedicated in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica...
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    History, anything goes, including pictures

    13 July 1863 – New York City draft riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history. The New York City draft riots of 13–16 July 1863, known at the time as Draft Week, were violent disturbances in...