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By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Brigham Young, Valkyrie, Nero had no fiddle


July 18: 64—Nero does not play the fiddle while Rome burns; fiddles did not exist. There is even a question if he was in Rome at the time. 1870—Papal infallibility is declared, making folks wonder what was going on for the previous 1869 years. Died: Clergyman Horatio Alger Jr. (1999.) Baby Food Festival, International Mandela Day.

July 19: 1776—Continental Congress orders the Declaration of Independence be signed after it’s unanimously approved by the 13 colonies. 1972—Child prodigy Frank Letts lectures his parents for not living up to their potential. Born: Co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, Charles Horace Mayo (1965). Died: 937—George Safford Parker, perfecter of the fountain pe...

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