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Monthly Archives: July 2016

The First Fingerprints Were Taken Today in 1858

The First Fingerprints Were Taken Today in 1858

On July 28, 1858, we have the first clear record of fingerprinting as a form of identification. Fingerprinting is far from new. Although the first documented use of fingerprinting as a means of identification was in 1851, people were fingerprinting in Ancient Babylon. They sealed clay tablets with their unique prints. It wasn’t until 1851,

Get Outside During Parks & Recreation Month This July

Get Outside During Parks & Recreation Month This July

July is the perfect time to take advantage of the outdoors. It’s Parks and Recreation month! When we think of parks and recreation, odds are we think of the hit NBC show. What we may not think of are our hard working local parks and rec department staff. They make it possible for us to

Sunday is Parents’ Day!

Sunday is Parents' Day!

Mother’s and Father’s Day may be over, but there’s still Parents’ Day! Most of our parents have given us a great deal of themselves, their time, their resources, and hopefully, their unconditional love.  Whether that meant putting in hours at the office, giving up free time to shuttle us to school, or helping us learn

Interesting Facts About the First Moon Landing on July 20, 1969

Interesting Facts About the First Moon Landing on July 20, 1969

As we remember the first moon landing, check out these fun facts about it! If you were alive in 1969, you probably remember this historic day. On July 20th, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins made one giant leap for mankind when they put Apollo 11 down on the moon. You likely know quite

Beat the Heat with a Tasty Treat. It’s National Daiquiri Day!

It's National Daiquiri Day!

It’s National Daiquiri Day! Here’s a brief history of this beloved cocktail so we can celebrate properly. On a hot summer day, it’s hard to find anything better than a cold, refreshing, and flavorful daiquiri. Not that we needed another reason to whip up this delicious concoction, but today is National Daiquiri Day. We wanted

National Give Something Away Day: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

National Give Something Away Day: One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

If you’re like most Americans, you stand to benefit from National Give Something Away Day. How much stuff do we have? If you’re like most of us, you probably answered “a lot.” Acquiring belongings is all well and good, but there’s a fine line between personal property and junk. Does that mean we should get

The First Boeing 707 Flew Tomorrow in 1954

The First Boeing 707 Flew Tomorrow in 1954

On July 15, 1954, the Boeing 707 flew us into the age of air travel.   Flying is so commonplace today we don’t think twice about boarding a giant metal tube and being hurtled through the air. But just 60 years ago, people still thought of flight as marvelous. The Boeing 707 was the first