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July 30, 2015 Issue
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Elyse Anne Geldermann-Pesola

Died: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Age: 56
Elyse Anne Geldermann-Pesola, 56, Brookfield, Illinois, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was the beloved

Cynthia A. Thorson

Died: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Age: 77
Cynthia A. Thorson, 77, a longtime resident of the Geneva lakes area died on July 21, 2015, at Inspiration

Richard Lee Weter

Died: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Age: 74
Richard Lee Weter, 74, Evansville, died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Monroe Manor, Monroe, with his wife

Norma J. Young

Died: Monday, July 20, 2015
Age: 91
Norma J. Young, 91, Lake Geneva, died Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Matthews Senior Living, Neenah.
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1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
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1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862: The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.
1914: Germany invades Luxembourg.