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2015 PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin - PGA.com
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′Eventually, our universe will be completely dark′  Deutsche Welle, 08/10/2015
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9959 150815  Japan′s difficult reconciliation with its past  Deutsche Welle, 08/13/2015
World War II
 

9958 150815  Moth: Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)  This pic was shot at the Rose Garden, Minneapolis, MN, at dusk, on August 14, 2015.
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9957 150815  America’s Original Since 1982 – Game Fair
Nation's largest outdoors, pre-hunting, family participation event. America's Original Sport and Outdoor Show is Minnesota's finest hunting event. Game Fair features everything from duck boats, archery, decoys, art, dogs, ... 
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9956 150815  2015 PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin - PGA.com
Golf Majors

9955 150815  Nature Notes  August 15, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sunny
House Sparrows near the nest, House Finch nestlings on another nest, House Finches, Blue Jays (calls), Gold Finches (calls), a Kingbird, a Sparrow (dark brown, unidentified), Barn Swallows, Wood-Pewee calls, a Hawk (most likely Cooper's Hawk) flying low overhead
Butterflies: Monarch, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White
Monarch caterpillars eating Milkweed leaves,
Milkweeed Beetle pair mating on the Milkweed stem,
Dragonflies
Cicada calls:
Annual cicada - Wikipedia
a Hornet nest
a Grasshopper (unidentified)

Insect calls on the prairie
Ants

Blooming: Purple Loosestrife (non-native), Goldenrod, Thistle, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Red Clover, White Sweet Clover, Gray-headed Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Fleabane, Wild Bergamot, Thistle, Hoary Alyssum, Mullen, Big Blue Stem, Woodland Sunflower, Daylily - Wikipedia, Wild Cucumber, Hoary Alyssum, Blue Vervain, 
Fruiting (seeds): Thistle, Curley Dock, Common Milkweed, Sumac,
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper, some Sumac,

Nature Notes  August 14, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sunny
House Finches, Goldfinches (calls), Crows, Barn Swallows lined up on a utility line, a Robin, Blue Jay calls, Rock Pigeons, House Sparrows near the nest, Chimney Swifts (calls), Catbird calls, a Baltimore Oriole's empty nest, a Robin's empty nest
Chipmunks (calls), Gray Squirrels (calls),
pesky Mosquitoes
a Dragonfly
Moth: Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)    

Cicada calls: Annual cicada - Wikipedia
Blooming: Purple Loosestrife (non-native), Goldenrod, Thistle, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Red Clover, Gray-headed Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergamot, Fleabane, Thistle, Hoary Alyssum, Mullen, Woodland Sunflower, Daylily - Wikipedia, Wild Cucumber, Touch-Me-Not (Jewelweed),  
Fruiting (seeds): Thistle, Curley Dock, Common Milkweed, Sumac, Norway Spruce (cones)

Nature Notes  August 13, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sunny
a Hummingbird, House Finches, Goldfinches (calls), Crows, Barn Swallows, a Robin, Blue Jay calls, Rock Pigeons,
pesky Mosquitoes
Butterflies: Monarch, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
a Monarch caterpillar eating the Milkweed leaf

Blooming: Purple Loosestrife (non-native), Goldenrod, Thistle, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Red Clover, Gray-headed Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergamot, Fleabane, Thistle, Hoary Alyssum, Mullen, Woodland Sunflower, Daylily - Wikipedia, Plantain (very small blue/white flowers),  
Fruiting (seeds): Thistle, Curley Dock, Common Milkweed, Sumac,

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9954 150815  These are the movie quotes everyone gets wrong - AOL.com

9953 150815  Social Security explained  Yahoo

9952 150815  August 15, 1769  Happy birthday Bonaparte Napoleon!   
Biography.com
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August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821, a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars.
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9951 150815  August 15, 1925  Happy birthday Oscar Peterson! 
The timeless appeal of Oscar Peterson | Ottawa Citizen  08/14/2015

Oscar Peterson Biography  SwingMusic.net
Oscar Peterson - Wikipedia
  August 15, 1925 - December 23, 2007, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends.
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