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A Shockingly Realistic Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln by artist Kazuhiro Tsuji

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Sen. George McGovern would have been 92 today. McGovern (1922–2012), born in Avon, SD, was a veteran of WWII, an American historian, author, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election.

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MASTERPIECE Garners 24 Emmy Nominations!

Congratulations MASTERPIECE! They have been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with 24 nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy® Awards — 12 for Downton Abbey and 12 for Sherlock.

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Mark your calendars!

Join Ian McKellen this Friday at 1p ET for a live Twitter chat to talk about his new series VICIOUS. Use the hashtag #ViciousPBS.

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South Dakota Public Broadcasting turned 1 today! Well…our Tumblr turned 1, anyway. We’ve been at it for 95 years with radio and 61 years with TV.

Thanks for following us. Invite your friends, and let us know how we can enhance your Tumbling experience!

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The keel of the dauntless USS South Dakota, otherwise known as “Battleship X”, was laid July 5, 1939 at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ. The USS South Dakota was christened June 7 1941. The trial run for Battleship X was June 4, 1942. In her subsequent numerous exploits against the Japanese in the South Pacific, she became a legend before she was a year old. The identity of this valiant ship was finally released October 2, 1943. She was Admiral Halsey’s Flagship, Queen of the Fleet. [Photo via Shorpy.com]

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Happy Birthday Billy Mills! The Olympics Gold Medal winner & member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe, was born in Pine Ridge on this date in 1938.

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The shots that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand (and his wife Sophie) and started World War I was fired a hundred years ago today by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. The consequences of that act were devastating, but it began almost like a farce—complete with bad aim, botched poisoning and a wrong turn on the road. Learn more via NPR Morning Edition: http://n.pr/1jTL0uS

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Pop this reminder onto your calendar: August 19 - Take A Photo!

SDPB is asking South Dakotans across the state to take a photo that day (no matter where you are or your photographic skill level) and submit it to us so we can get a snapshot of A Day in South Dakota. The subject is completely up to you - family, the neighborhood, work, your favorite spot. It’s part of our LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH DAKOTA project. More details at SDPB.org/Landscapes

Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkzJuHrCnhs #SDLandscapes