The Coffee Shop: On This Day

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day.


There are several hosts, each host being responsible for picking a “theme of the day” and starting the discussion. But in an open thread, there’s no hard and fast rule about staying on topic, especially if you have a personal story burning a hole in your pocket trying to escape.

Pictures and videos are welcome in the comments.  If photos are used, please be sure you own the copyright. We would rather see your personal photos anyway, instead of random stuff copied from the internet.  Our only request is that if you use pictures or videos, take pity on those who don’t have broadband, and don’t post more than two or three in a single comment.

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This is an Open Thread. Grab your cup, pull up a chair, sit a spell and share what’s on your mind today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 is:


Go Skate Day


International Yoga Day

International Holidays:

international Flags

Bolivia – Aymara New Year Day

Canada – National Aboriginal Day

Congo Democratic Republic – Music Festival

Greenland – National Day

Togo – Day of the Martyrs

Uganda – Father’s Day

On this day in U.S. History:

  • 1768 – 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
  • 1834 – Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine
  • 1877 – The Molly Maguires, 10 Irish immigrants, hanged in Pennsylvania
  • 1893 – 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago’s Columbian Exposition)
  • 1945 – US defeats Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
  • 1989 – Supreme Court upholds burning US flag as a political expression
  • 2001 – Artist Frida Kahlo,1st Hispanic woman honored on US postage stamp

About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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6 Responses to The Coffee Shop: On This Day

  1. I really like this format. Interesting factoids we don’t really think about much.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Thanks Chuck

  3. I also like this! And, coincidentally, I just finished a short yoga routine, for the first morning in about forever. Something in the air perhaps. 😉

  4. wordcloud9 says:

    Good timing Joy

  5. Cloudy gloomy day here in the Blue Ridge. 77ºF with rain forecast. Unless it starts lightning, I plan to drive up to the Appalachian Trail late this afternoon and take some pictures of the Rhododendrons. They are in full bloom this week. The blooming peak only lasts about a week, so one has to move fast to get good photos.

  6. wordcloud9 says:

    90+ here – Hope you get some great pictures and share them

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