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  Oshkosh to host aviation celebration
Oshkosh to host aviation celebration
July 22, 2016 - An estimated 700,000 people and many vintage airplanes will converge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin next week for an international aviation celebration – the EAA AirVenture. A major focus will be the centennial of World War I aviation with vintage aircraft and replicas on loan from museums and private collections throughout the United States.
 
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'Standing Lincoln' returns home'Standing Lincoln' returns home
June 28, 2016 - A full size bronze cast of Standing Lincoln was unveiled Sunday at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
 
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Week of July 25

benevolent: adjective; kind, good;
'Merci beaucoup' to France

feisty: adjective; animated, willing to argue to make a point;
Summer and political season heats up

recreational: adjective; related to recreation, leisure activities;
Life jackets save lives

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July 25

1952: Puerto Rico proclaimed its constitution. The day is now called Constitution Day, Commonwealth Day, or Occupation Day.

1936: Library of Congress: After a five-night run, the audience at the Park Theater in Bridgeport, Connecticut, applauded the closing night performance of Macbeth, produced by John Houseman and directed by Orson Welles for the Federal Theater Project (FTP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The FTP was one of five arts-related projects established during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to assist unemployed writers, actors, and artists during the Great Depression.

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1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found
April 4, 2016 - Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 patent for their “Flying Machine” was last seen in 1979 until it was recently found.

 

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Oshkosh to host aviation celebrationOshkosh to host aviation celebration
July 22, 2016 - An estimated 700,000 people and many vintage airplanes will converge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin next week for an international aviation celebration – the EAA AirVenture. A major focus will be the centennial of World War I aviation with vintage aircraft and replicas on loan from museums and private collections throughout the United States.
Summer and political season heats upSummer and political season heats up
July 19, 2016 - Summer is heating up and so is the political season as back-to-back political conventions are underway.
'Merci beaucoup' to France'Merci beaucoup' to France
July 18, 2016 - After World II, France sent 48 boxcars filled with gifts to say thank you to the United States. Many of those cars, called Merci cars, remain intact.
Life jackets save livesLife jackets save lives
July 11, 2016 - A personal flotation device, also called a life jacket or life vest, can mean the difference between life and death.
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