ON THIS DAY: June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 is:

United Nations Public Service DayLawn Flamingoes

International Widows’ Day

National Pink Day

Lawn Flamingo Day

AND

Typing Day



INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Estonia – Victory Dayinternational Flags

Luxenbourg – National Day

Latvia – Midsummer Eve

Moldova – Statehood Day

Poland – Father’s Day



On this Day in AMERICAN HISTORY:

1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a “Type-Writer.” Unable to find investors, he sold his patent rights to the Remington Arms Company for $12,000 in 1873.

1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane, which they completed in 8 days,15 hours and 51 minutes.

1979 – Charlie Daniels Band releases “Devil Went Down to Georgia

2015 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey completed its 60,000th orbit around Mars, after being in orbit since 2001.

Mars_Odyssey_illustration

About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 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 and a bewildered Border Collie.
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