ON THIS DAY: July 18, 2019

July 18th is

Caviar Day

Sour Candy Day

World Listening Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

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First Heard: ‘Water Music’

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I don’t envy Royalty very often – I’ve never had a lust for power, and most of the job just looks tedious and stuffy to me.

But I would love to be able to say, “I’m going to be boating on the Thames – write some music for me to listen to, would you?” — and listen to George Frideric Handel’s Water Music played for me by an orchestra in a boat following mine while I relaxed, sipping wine and eating tempting dainties.

Warer Music painting by Edouard Hamman

And 302 years ago, on July 17, 1717, King George I of England did take that cruise on the Thames, listening for the first time to this glorious music.

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ON THIS DAY: July 17, 2019

July 17th is

Yellow Pig Day *

World Emoji Day *

National Tattoo Day

Peach Ice Cream Day

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International Firgun Day *

Wrong Way Corrigan Day *

World Day for International Justice *

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ON THIS DAY: July 16, 2019

July 16th is

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day *

Personal Chef Day

Corn Fritters Day

Fresh Spinach Day

World Snake Day

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ON THIS DAY: July 15, 2019

July 15 is

Tapioca Pudding Day

Gummi Worm Day

Pet Fire Safety Day

Give Something Away Day

Celebration of the Horse Day

World Youth Skills Day

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TCS – Something Greater: Poems for Give Something Away Day

Good Morning!

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings.
This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning
a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.

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The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.

― Pablo Picasso

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ON THIS DAY: July 14, 2019

July 14th is

Grand Marnier Day

Mac and Cheese Day

Shark Awareness Day

National Tape Measure Day *

Pandemonium Day
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