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May 28 - Indianapolis 500
May 29 - Memorial Day
May 30 - Shavuot (Sunset)

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Ellie's 2017 Video Blogs

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May 25, 1420

  Henry the Navigator Google Videos

Henry the Navigator became Grandmaster of
the Order of Christ, of the Knights Templar.

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst,

than in the beginning of danger.

Henry the Navigator

May 25, 2017 - New Moon Supermoon 4° Gemini

May 26 - June 24, 2017

Ramadan generally begins on a new moon and is observed by Muslims
worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation
of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

Ramadan ends on June 24 called Eid.
Weather permitting I generally go to the park across the street
and celebrate with my Muslim neighbors.

Wednesday May 24, 2017     2:00 PM EDT

Ellie's World Blogs
Madness in Manchester
Remembering Sir Roger Moore
Fleet Week NYC 2017
Brooklyn Bridge - UFOs and Aliens
Eric Close - Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
Ellie at the Verrazano Bridge May 23, 2017
Full Moon - Ramadan

  Manchester Bombing - Live updates   BBC - May 23, 2017

  Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis   BBC - May 24, 2017

  Trump Lawyers Up   BBC - May 24, 2017

  Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law   BBC - May 24, 2017


Largest-ever simulations help uncover the history of the galaxy   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

FDA Clears First Cancer Drug Based on Genetics of Disease, Not Tumor Location   Scientific American - May 24, 2017

  Will an asteroid collide with Earth this year? Nasa reveals the five space rocks that will come 'close' to our planet   Daily Mail - May 24, 2017

Researchers uncover new gravitational wave characteristics   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

Discovered: Fast-growing galaxies from early universe   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

  Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum   National Geographic - May 24, 2017

Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of years   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

Groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

Study provides surprisingly complex portrait of ancient trade networks   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

Earth May Once Have Been a Donut-Shaped Mass of Vaporized Rock Called a Synestia   Seeker - May 24, 2017

New type of planetary object proposed: Synestia   Science Daily - May 24, 2017

9 Craziest Skydives of All Time   Live Science - May 24, 2017

Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North America   PhysOrg - May 24, 2017

  Tooth that proves 'Triceratops-style' horned dinosaurs roamed eastern US could rewrite our planet's history   Daily Mail - May 24, 2017

  Alaska to get its biggest ever earthquake survey in bid to map the Earth's crust beneath North America   Daily Mail - May 24, 2017

  Aliens could be living closer than thought: Radioactive decay may support life on Pluto and Europa   Daily Mail - May 24, 2017

Space Aggressors Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict   Seeker - May 24, 2017

  Back to where it all began: Mark Zuckerberg returns to the Harvard dorm where he founded Facebook... as he prepares to graduate 13 years after he dropped out and changed the world   Daily Mail - May 24, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

May 24-30, 2017

Fleet Week NYC

  Fleet Week NYC  Google Videos

Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.

May 24, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge Opens   Wired

Brooklyn Bridge   Wikipedia

  Brooklyn Bridge Opens Google Videos

Ellie at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge - December 2015

Brooklyn Bridge Alien Abduction

Philips Coppens: The Linda Napolitano Alien Abduction 1989

May 24, 1967

Eric Close is an award winning American actor. Filmography

Eric Close played the alien in Steven Spielberg Presents Taken.

  Eric Close Google Videos

We all play many roles in life. I'm always looking for something different.

Eric Close Quotes

May 24, 1891 - September 19, 1971

William F. Albright

  William F. Albright Google Videos

Jewish American archaeologist, biblical scholar, leading theorist and
practitioner of biblical archaeology who was published over 800 times
Known for his role in authenticating the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948.

I know of no finding in archaeology that is properly
confirmed that is in opposition to the Scriptures.

William F. Albright

May 24, 1544 - November 30, 1603

William Gilbert

  William Gilbert  Google Videos

William Gilbert was an English scientist, the "father of electrical studies" and a pioneer researcher into magnetism. Gilbert coined the names 'electric attraction', 'electric force', and 'magnetic pole'. Like Copernicus, he believed the Earth rotates on its axis, and that the fixed stars were not all at the same distance from the earth. Gilbert's findings suggested that magnetism was the soul of the Earth, and that a perfectly spherical lodestone, when aligned with the Earth's poles, would spin on its axis, just as the Earth spins on its axis over a period of 24 hours.

Earth's Magnetic Field

Things are seldom what they seem.

William Gilbert

May 24, 1944

Patti LaBelle

  Patti LaBelle Google Videos

Patti LaBelle is an award winning American
R&B, soul singer and songwriter.
Discography -- Filmography

You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.

Patti LaBelle Quotes

May 24, 1960

Kristin Scott Thomas

  Kristin Scott Thomas Google Videos

Kristin Scott Thomas is an award
winning British actress. Filmography

Movies make you immortal and ageless.

Kristin Scott Thomas Quotes

May 24, 1978

Bryan Greenberg

  Bryan Greenberg Google Videos

Bryan Greenberg is an American
actor and musician. Filmography

In everyday life, I'm pretty much T-shirt and jeans guy.

Bryan Greenberg Quotes

May 24, 1965

John C. Reilly

  John C. Reilly Google Videos

John C. Reilly is an award winning
American film and theatre actor. Filmography

I tip my hat to you...

John C. Reilly Quotes

Tuesday May 23, 2017     6:00 PM EDT

  UK raises threat level to 'critical'   CNN - May 23, 2017

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89  
BBC - May 23, 2017

  Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: Russians contacted Trump campaign   CNN - May 23, 2017


Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we're dieting   Science Daily - May 23, 2017

New genetic roots for intelligence discovered   Science Daily - May 23, 2017

Time travel might be possible through black holes and 'a cunning plan', experts claim   Daily Mail - May 23, 2017

Intact Spine of Hominin Toddler Revealed for 1st Time   Live Science - May 23, 2017

Chaco Culture: Pueblo Builders of the Southwest   Live Science - May 23, 2017

Italy's Supervolcano Builds Up Stress - But No Eruption Coming   Live Science - May 23, 2017

Jeff Bezos reveals Blue Origin's ambitions to set up a permanent city on the MOON   Daily Mail - May 23, 2017

Black man who underwent penis transplant will have it tattooed because the donor was white   Daily Mail - May 23, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

May 23, 1974


  Jewel Google Videos

Jewel is an award winning American singer-songwriter,
guitarist, producer, actress and poet. Discography

I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars, so it was what I love to do.

Jewel Quotes

May 23, 1958

Drew Carey

  Drew Carey Google Videos

Drew Carey is an award winning American actor, singer,
comedian, photographer, and game show host. Filmography

You should never depend on the government for your retirement,
your financial security, for anything.

Drew Carey Quotes 1

Drew Carey Quotes 2

May 23, 1933

Joan Collins

  Joan Collins Google Videos

Joan Collins is an award winning British
actress and bestselling author. Filmography

Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless,

of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

Life is not life unless you make mistakes.

Joan Collins Quotes

May 23, 1946

H. Paul Shuch

H. Paul Shuch is an award winning American scientist
and engineer who has coordinated radio amateurs to help
in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. SETI

We seek to answer a fundamental question that has haunted humankind.
Are we alone?

H. Paul Shuch

Monday May 22, 2017     7:00 PM EDT

Trump Meets Orb: 5 Interesting Facts About Crystal Balls   Live Science - May 22, 2017

Research Says Autonomy Is the Secret to Being Happy at Work   NBC - May 22, 2017

Augmented Reality Viewership in the US Expected to Reach 40 Million in 2017   Seeker - May 22, 2017

Space sperm produces healthy mice, raising prospect of future human settlement   The Guardian - May 22, 2017

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find   The Telegraph - May 22, 2017

Mystery of Da Vinci's mother solved: Caterina was an orphan living in a decrepit farmhouse who got pregnant at 15 in a FIELD with son Leonardo   Daily Mail - May 22, 2017

From teleportation tubes to planes with panoramic windows: Interactive graphic reveals how you could be traveling by 2050   Daily Mail - May 22, 2017

Dossier of alien sightings that will be released after the election could help solve 'Britain's Roswell' UFO mystery   Daily Mail - May 22, 2017

'Saddle-shaped' universe could undermine general relativity   PhysOrg - May 22, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

May 22, 1979

Maggie Q

  Maggie Q Google Videos

Maggie Q is an award winning American
actress and former fashion model. Filmography

I enjoy privacy. I think it's nice to have a little mystery.

Maggie Q Quotes

May 22, 1970

Naomi Campbell

  Naomi Campbell Google Videos

Naomi Campbell is an award winning
British model and actress. Filmography

I live my life day by day, and that's how I continue to live it.

Naomi Campbell Quotes

May 22, 1978

Ginnifer Goodwin

  Ginnifer Goodwin Google Videos

Ginnifer Goodwin is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I cherish all of the times I've fallen on my face and made mistakes,
because those experiences have made me who I am.

Ginnifer Goodwin Quotes

May 22, 1969

Michael Kelly

  Michael Kelly Google Videos

Michael Kelly is an American actor. Filmography

2016 - I could not be more excited
about my first ever Emmy nomination.

Michael Kelly

May 22, 1907 - July 11, 1989

Laurence Olivier

  Laurence Olivier Google Videos

Sir Laurence Olivier was an award winning English
actor, director, and producer. Filmography

The actor should be able to create

the universe in the palm of his hand.

Laurence Olivier Quotes

May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Google Videos

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer,
most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes.

You see, but you do not observe.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes 1

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes 2

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes 3

Eye Symbology

May 22, 1688-1744

Alexander Pope

  Alexander Pope Google Videos

Alexander Pope was one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century,
directly addressing the major religious, political and intellectual problems of his time.

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

Alexander Pope Quotes