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This Day in History for July 16 – Millennium Park Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act (More info)

1969 – Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 16 – Michael Flatley, Will Ferrell and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Michael Flatley
Age: 53
Occupation: Dancer and Choreographer
Known For: The much-parodied Irish dance shows ‘Riverdance’ and ‘Lord of the Dance,’ having his legs insured for $40 million, and generally just thinking he’s pretty darned special

Will Ferrell
Age: 44
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, and Writer
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘Anchorman’ and ‘Talladega Nights,’ and creating the popular website FunnyorDie.com

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This Day in History for July 15 – Boeing Incorporates and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

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Original Soccer Rulebook Sells for $1.42 Million

An 1857 handwritten pamphlet laying out the rules of football — or what we in the US call soccer — has sold for $1.42 million at Sotheby’s in London.

And it seems not much has changed — the pamphlet discusses several moves still used today, such as the corner kick, cross bar and indirect free kick.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 15 – Arianna Huffington, Forest Whitaker and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Arianna Huffington
Age: 61
Occupation: Writer and Online Publishing Magnate
Known For: Founding the news website The Huffington Post, which was recently purchased by AOL in a deal for $315 million, making her the president and editor-in-chief of the newly-formed Huffington Post Media Group

Forest Whitaker
Age: 50
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘The Crying Game’ and his Oscar-winning performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film ‘The Last King of Scotland’

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Trampoline Parks Popping Up All Over US — Does Your Town Have One?

Roller coasters and water slides are so last year.

The latest trend is indoor trampoline parks. Charging fees of $8 to $14 an hour, there are approximately 50 parks in the US that feature wall-to-wall trampolines. The parks are exceedingly popular, with revenues approaching $100 million.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 1 – Dan Aykroyd, Pamela Anderson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dan Aykroyd

Age: 59

Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, and Musician

Known For: His work as one of the iconic original members of ‘Saturday Night Live’ as well as starring in the well-loved films ‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’

Pamela Anderson

Age: 44

Occupation: Actress and Model

Known For: Appearances in Playboy Magazine and on the TV show ‘Baywatch,’ a rather unhealthy obsession with bad-boy rock stars, a sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee, and probably a record number of daddy issues

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NBA Owners Donate Millions to Vietnam Memorial Project

NBA team owners Michael Heisley of the Memphis Grizzlies and Peter Holt of the San Antonio Spurs have made the largest private donations toward a project that will honor the 58,000 veterans killed during the Vietnam War and be located on the site of the Washington, D.C. memorial.

Holt, a decorated Vietnam vet who contributed $1 million and will match any donations made by other Texas residents, said, “We want to create an education center that puts faces to the names on that wall, but also help people understand as less and less people serve in the military what the military has done for the United States.”

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This Day in History for June 30 – 26th Amendment Ratified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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