Independence Day, fireflies, thunderstorms

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 4, 2017

fireflies

A moon-flooded prairie; a straying 
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying 
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming 
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming 
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July
!

–James N. Matthews(1852–1910)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
185th day of the year


Geraldo Rivera (journalist) was born on this day in 1943.
Steve McNair (football player) died on this day in 2009.


 

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Independence Day History

Independence Day 2018: The Fourth of July
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Thunderstorm Facts and Folklore

Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
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Why Do Fireflies Glow?

Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
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