Monthly Archives: July 2014

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‘Seinfeld’ ran for nine seasons on ‘NBC’ from July 5, (1989), to May 14, (1998). It was created by ‘Larry David’ and ‘Jerry Seinfeld’.

Set predominantly in an apartment block in ‘Manhattan Upper West Side’ in ‘New York City’, the show features a handful of ‘Jerry’ friends and acquaintances, particularly best friend ‘George Costanza’ [Jason Alexander], former girlfriend ‘Elaine Benes’ [Julia Louis-Dreyfus], and neighbor across the hall ‘Cosmo Kramer’ [Michael Richards].

A critical favorite, commercial blockbuster and cultural phenomenon, the show led the ‘Nielsen’ ratings in its sixth and ninth seasons. ‘Seinfeld’ began as a 23 minute pilot named ‘The Seinfeld Chronicles’. Created by standup comedian ‘Jerry Seinfeld’ and writer ‘Larry David’, developed by ‘NBC’ executive ‘Rick Ludwin’, and produced by ‘Castle Rock Entertainment’.

The pilot was filmed at ‘Stage 8’ of ‘Desilu Cahuenga studios’, the same studio where ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ was filmed.

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NASA 20:18

‘Apollo 11’ was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the ‘Moon’, ‘Americans’ ‘Neil Armstrong’ and ‘Buzz Aldrin’, on July 20, (1969), at 20:18 UTC. Launched by a ‘Saturn V’ rocket from ‘Kennedy Space Center’ in ‘Merritt Island’, ‘Florida’, on July 16, ‘Apollo 11’ was the fifth manned mission of ‘NASA Apollo program’.

Broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience, ‘Armstrong’ stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” After the crew of ‘Apollo 10’ named their spacecraft ‘Charlie Brown’ and ‘Snoopy’, assistant manager for public affairs ‘Julian Scheer’ wrote to ‘Manned Spacecraft Center’ director ‘George M. Low’ to suggest the ‘Apollo 11’ crew be less flippant in naming their craft. During early mission planning, the names ‘Snowcone’ and ‘Haystack’ were used and put in the news release, but the crew later decided to change them.

The ‘Apollo 11’ mission insignia was designed by ‘Collins’, who wanted a symbol for “peaceful lunar landing by the United States”. He chose an eagle as the symbol, put an olive branch in its beak, and drew a lunar background with the ‘Earth’ in the distance.

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Independence

‘Independence Day’ known as the ‘Fourth of July’, is a federal holiday in the ‘United States of America’ commemorating the adoption of the ‘Declaration of Independence’ on (1776).

‘Independence Day’ is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the ‘United States’.

Families often celebrate ‘Independence Day’ by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag.

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