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Today in History for 1st August 2013

Historical Events

1785 – Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1832 – The Black Hawk War ends.
1942 – German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
1963 – Germany FR annexes Elten village
1982 – Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
1990 – Indians’ Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game

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Famous Birthdays

1630 – Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (d. 1673)
1871 – Oskar Fried, composer
1966 – Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
1971 – Julia Chilicki, Somers CT, rower (Olympics-96)
1973 – Tempestt Bledsoe, Chicago, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show)
1979 – Honeysuckle Weeks, English actress

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Famous Deaths

1922 – Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
1957 – Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
1973 – Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
1987 – Benson Fong, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
1987 – Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
2006 – Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at HistoryOrb.Com – This Day in History

The 10 Most Expensive Games On The 2013 NFL Schedule

By Jesse Lawrence, Contributor

While the 2013 NFL is still over a month away, fans and sellers have already voted with their wallets on the most compelling games of the season. With only eight home-games each season, NFL tickets are always the most expensive of all the major sports leagues. Across the league, the average price for an NFL home game is $186 on the resale market. At the high end, the Chicago Bears have an average price of $446, while the Browns have the lowest price at $109. While those prices are already expensive, when you add in key divisional match-ups, as well as legends and future stars with names like Manning, RGIII, Brady, and Wilson, ticket prices move to another level. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

America's Most Miserable Sports Cities

By Tom Van Riper, Forbes Staff

The city of Seattle hasn’t had it easy, sports wise. Its former NBA club, the Sonics, left town in 2008. This past year, efforts to get pro basketball back to the city by luring the Sacramento Kings fell short. The NFL Seahawks made a gallant playoff run behind young quarterback Russell Wilson, only to suffer a gut-wrenching 30-28 loss to Atlanta one round shy of the conference championship. The loss marked the Seahawks’ twelfth trip to the NFL postseason in their 37-year history, without a title. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Early Weeks of Training Camp Are Bloodbath

By Leigh Steinberg, Contributor Every year at this time the casualty reports from NFL training camps are filled with carnage.  So far this year, TE Dennis Pitta, WR Jeremy Maclin, CB Aaron Berry, WR Armon Binns, and C Dan Koppen are done for the year before a preseason snap is taken. Playoff chances are dramatically altered as one player after another suffers a season ending or hampering injury in early practices. What is occurring in the first weeks of training camp that seems to precipitate such serious injuries? There is a dramatic difference between coming into camp “in shape” and being “in football shape” and the first sustained contact puts extra stress on player’s bodies. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest