July 10, 2020 - As of yesterday, there have been 3,047,671 reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 132,056 deaths from the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There is still much to learn about the virus but basic infection control practices are well known to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
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Week of July 06domestic: adjective; related to home, a home state or home country;
Navy hospital ships deploy in US for first time
futuristic: adjective; having qualities of the future;
Dragon launch scrubbed
lenient: adjective; not strict, relaxed, forgiving;
Find refuge, if permitted, at a National Wildlife Refuge
unanimous: adjective; noted by everyone voting the same way, either yes or no;
Protect pollinators - a lot of your food depends on it
Today In History
July 101972: Due to drought and a heat wave, elephants in India seeking water went on a rampage through five villages, killing 24 people.
1941: Library of Congress: Legendary jazz pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton died in Los Angeles. His musical innovations accelerated the development of jazz. Born Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 20, 1890, Morton began playing piano as a child. At age twelve he worked nightspots in the city's Storyville district. Between 1904 and 1917, Morton crisscrossed the nation playing minstrel and vaudeville shows. Billing himself as "Jelly Roll" Morton, by 1910 his style embraced a range of influences from ragtime and popular music to blues and spirituals.
1913: The world’s highest surface air temperature ever recorded - 134 degrees Fahrenheit - was recorded at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California.
1905: Millie Augustine Wirt Benson, ghostwriter for the early Nancy Drew mysteries, was born in Ladora, Iowa.
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