Friday, July 20, 2012

Aimal Kingdom, Drive My Car, -and- Who Let the Dogs Out

In the News Today
  • Animal Kingdom - More than 200 Chihuahuas removed from Pennsylvania home
  • Drive My Car - Bay Area drivers could be tracked by GPS, taxed per mile driven
  • Who Let the Dogs Out - 300 pit bulls living in filth in Texas home

    Technology in the News Today
  • Google, Bing Maps Upgrades Add Detail, High-Def Photos
  • Google Revenue Jumps 35 Percent as Motorola Transition Begins
  • Microsoft Reality: Understanding Touch

    Born on this Day in History: July 20, 1938 - Natalie Wood was an American film actress. She won acclaim for her role in Miracle on 34th Street when she was only 9. A dark-haired beauty of Russian-French extraction, she successfully transitioned to teenage and adult roles in Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story, Love with the Proper Stranger and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. She drowned in a boating accident.

    On this Day in History: July 20, 1969 - At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. The American effort to send astronauts to the moon has its origins in a famous appeal President John F. Kennedy made to a special joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: "I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth." At the time, the United States was still trailing the Soviet Union in space developments, and Cold War-era America welcomed Kennedy's bold proposal.

    Scripture of the Day
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    Walmart People - Click to enlarge