July 17 ~ National Peach Ice Cream Day

It’s July 17th, and that means it’s hot in South Carolina.

But we are in luck, because it is National Peach Ice Cream Day and there is no better place to get a scoop of frozen creamy … peachy sweetness than the Palmetto State.

While Georgia may be the first state to come to mind when we think of peaches, 20 states produce peaches commercially.

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July 16, 1945 ~ The Birth of the Atom Bomb

July 16, 1945 – The United States conducted its first test of an atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Early in World War II, the United States learned that Nazi Germany was working to develop an atomic weapon.

This revelation raised more than a few red flags and led to the establishment of the Manhattan Project in August 1942.

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July 15, 1900 ~ Dan Daly: The Volunteer Spirit

There are countless acts of bravery, selfless courage, and distinguished conduct that our men and women of the armed forces have demonstrated throughout the history of the United States Military.

More than 3500 medals of Honor have been awarded since its inception.

But only 19 men have have earned the military’s highest award for valor twice.

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July 14, 1868 ~ One Fellows’ Tape Measure

Can you imagine a world without measurement?

What if we just eyeballed everything?

Measurement is an essential part of life. Without measurement, scientists couldn’t conduct experiments or form theories; Carpenters couldn’t build cabinets; bakers couldn’t bake; planes wouldn’t fly; we couldn’t calculate distance; and we wouldn’t even be able to tell time.

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