Historical Events for 13th July 2024

1865 – P. T. Barnum’s museum in New York burns down, giantess Anna Haining Swan just escapes
1923 – American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognised dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
1936 – 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
1973 – Bobby Murcer’s 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0
1987 – Kylie Minogue releases her debut single “Locomotion”
1994 – Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
2011 – Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130
2017 – US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron
2018 – Large protests in London against US President Donald Trump featuring Trump-like baby blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
2019 – After Atlantic League-MLB partnership rule changes, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs’ outfielder Tony Thomas becomes first player in professional baseball history to steal first base in 7-2 win v Lancaster Barnstormers

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Historical Events for 12th July 2024

1898 – Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda, Sudan
1949 – Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
1949 – 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
1960 – USSR’s Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
1960 – Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1968 – Couve de Murville forms government in France
1973 – A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States
1994 – 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
1996 – Start of 1st “Super 8’s” tournament in Kuala Lumpur
2011 – 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix

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San Francisco 49ers Jon Feliciano Partners with His Alma Mater, Western High School, to Host Backpack and School Supply Giveaway

San Francisco 49ers Jon Feliciano Partners with His Alma Mater, Western High School, to Host Annual Backpack and School Supply Giveaway
Event Takes Place on Thursday, July 18

WHO:
Jon Feliciano, San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman and Western High School graduate; Western High School Administrators and Staff; Students; and Families       

WHAT:
San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Jon Feliciano is partnering with his alma mater, Western High School, to host a backpack and school supply giveaway on Thursday, July 18, 2024. The event is open to students in the Western High School zone, including Flamingo Elementary School, Fox Trail Elementary School, Silver Ridge Elementary School, Indian Ridge Middle School and Western High School. Distribution of the 400 pre-filled backpacks will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration is required. 

This year, Feeding South Florida will also contribute to the event by distributing 300 snack packs to help students learn about healthy snacking. 

“I’m excited to host my fourth backpack event. I see so much of myself in these kids, and I’m thrilled to do what I can to ensure they start the year off right,” Feliciano said. “I appreciate the Western High School administration and staff and Feeding South Florida for continuing to provide me the opportunity to give back.” 

WHEN:
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Noon – 2 p.m.                           

WHERE:
Western High School, Auditorium
1200 S.W. 136th Ave.
Davie, Florida 33325

                            

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT
Please do not pre-promote the giveaway as it is only open to families in the Western High School Zone.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 251,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at youtube.com/browardschoolsvideos and download the free BCPS mobile app at browardschools.com/MobileApp.

About Jon Feliciano
Jon Feliciano is a powerhouse on the field and a hero off of it. Now in his tenth NFL season, he’s making waves with the San Francisco 49ers after stints with the NY Giants, Buffalo Bills, and Oakland Raiders. Known for his fierce play, Jon has earned three Pro Bowl nominations and won the Bills’ 2020 Ed Block Courage Award. But Jon’s impact goes beyond football. He’s dedicated to giving back, hosting backpack and Thanksgiving dinner giveaways for families in the Bronx, Buffalo, and South Florida. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jon stepped up in a big way, donating $25,000 to Meals on Wheels South Florida and Feeding South Florida. He also contributed over $12,000 to support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Latinos in Action, and The Belle Center. A proud University of Miami graduate, Jon balances his demanding career with family life in South Florida, where he lives with his wife Shannon and their three children. Follow him on Instagram @JonathanFeliciano and Twitter @MongoFeliciano.

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Historical Events for 11th July 2024

1302 – Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium: Flemish coalition defeat the French army of Philip IV
1346 – Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
1656 – The first Quakers to land in America (Boston), Englishwomen Ann Austin and Mary Fisher, are arrested and jailed by the Puritan colonial government. After 5 years imprisonment they are deported back to Barbados
1859 – Big Ben’s second and current bell first chimes from inside the Clock Tower
1863 – Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4
1955 – Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”
1988 – Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
2000 – 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
2012 – Police academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana’a, Yemen
2019 – Last models of Volkswagen’s Beetle car are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years

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Historical Events for 10th July 2024

988 – The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey
1796 – Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers
1923 – All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
1928 – Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
1934 – 1st sitting US President to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1947 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee
1990 – All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
2000 – Coldplay release their debut album “Parachutes” (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)
2005 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: Peter Jacobsen wins his second Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Hale Irwin
2019 – Kawhi Leonard signs with the Los Angeles Clippers to a reported three-year, $103 million contract

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The 2024/25 School Choice Phase III Application Deadline is Approaching!

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Attention Families: The 2024/25 School Choice Phase III Application Deadline is Approaching!
Submit Your Application by Monday, July 15, 2024

There’s still time for parents and guardians to submit a School Choice Phase III application for the 2024/25 school year. The deadline is Monday, July 15, 2024. To apply online, visit browardschools.com/schoolchoice.

The School Choice Phase III application window is for magnet programs and school reassignments at schools that have available seats. Parents may also apply for kindergarten seats available at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School and Nova Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School. 

Please note:

  • Families new to BCPS and who are submitting their first School Choice application can visit any District school to receive a student number, which is required for the application process. After applying, families will receive an email confirmation. Parents will be able to monitor their child’s application status through the Check Your Status webpage, available via browardschools.com/schoolchoice.
  •  Families of students placed in a wait pool following the Phase I and Phase II application windows do not need to submit another application unless a different school or magnet program is desired. The original application remains active during the entire process.
  • Parents and guardians will be notified about their School Choice application status during the week of August 5 – 9, 2024. This includes notifications on new Phase III applications and updates on applications from Phases I and II.

Broward County Public Schools is a national leader in offering innovative, personalized learning programs to meet students’ interests and prepare them for college and careersParents and guardians are encouraged to explore all the District’s School Choice options and apply online by visiting browardschools.com/schoolchoice.

For more information, contact the Office of School Choice at schoolchoice@browardschools.com.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 251,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at youtube.com/browardschoolsvideos and download the free BCPS mobile app at browardschools.com/MobileApp.

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Historical Events for 9th July 2024

1386 – Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat Duke Leopold III of Austria
1776 – US Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington’s troops in New York
1939 – A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
1957 – 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman’s Park, St Louis
1963 – 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1973 – 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1975 – The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system
1979 – Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
2006 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
2022 – Thousands of Sri Lankan protesters storm the Presidential Palace and set the PM’s house on fire in Colombo, leading to promises both will resign amid continuing economic turmoil

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Historical Events for 8th July 2024

1849 – St Paul’s Place in the Bronx named
1902 – Baltimore manager John McGraw is accused by AL President Ban Johnson of trying to wreck the Orioles and Washington Senators; negotiates his release from the Orioles, having already signed with NY Giants
1913 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert’s patent for the Erector Set is issued, it becomes one of the most popular toys of all time
1939 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: American Alice Marble wins her only Wimbledon singles title beating Kay Stammers of England 6-2, 6-0
1943 – Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (Dutch National Socialist Movement) leader Anton Mussert meets with Heinrich Himmler
1944 – British troops march into Caen, Normandy
1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico
1988 – Miami Arena opens in Miami, Florida
2014 – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to “take their gloves off” against Hamas and to take any means necessary to “restore peace” to Israeli citizens
2023 – Airstrike on Sudanese district of Omdurman by the Sudanese army kills at least 22 people including women and children

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Historical Events for 7th July 2024

1124 – Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
1534 – European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick
1892 – Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia
1942 – Germany troop march into Woronezj
1949 – Musical revue “Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)” opens at the Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 76 performances
1950 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Troon: Bobby Locke of South Africa retains title by 2 strokes from Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina
1954 – British runner Jim Peters, 17 minutes ahead of any rival, collapses on the final stadium lap of the Commonwealth Games marathon in Vancouver
1973 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
1980 – Jineane Ford of Arizona replaces Shawn Weatherly (Miss Universe) as the 29th Miss USA
1983 – 11-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR

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Historical Events for 6th July 2024

1484 – Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
1621 – Dutch governor general John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda islands, 15,000 die
1853 – National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends
1892 – Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain
1905 – Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time
1907 – Tom Reece takes 5 weeks to compile the highest recorded billiards break in a match (499,135) in London, his ‘cradle’ cannon method is soon banned
1932 – 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
1941 – New York Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field at Yankee Stadium; the future Hall of Famer died the previous month
1949 – Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
1986 – 100th Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Germany’s Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5

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