ON THIS DAY: June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 is:fairy in flight

Pralines Day

Swim a Lap Day

International Fairy Day


Canada – St. Jean Baptiste Day

Lithuania – Day of Dew

Peru – Farmer Day and Inti Raymi Day

Venezuela – Carabobo Battle


  • 1314 – Robert the Bruce led Scottish forces to victory over Edward II at Bannockburn.
  • 1717 – The Freemasons were founded in London.
  • 1844 – Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent for vulcanized rubber.
  • 1901 –1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, aged 19, opens in Paris
  • 2010 – Julia Gillard becomes Australia’s first female Prime Minister

picasso-self portrait 1901










Pablo Picasso self-portrait, 1901

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4 Responses to ON THIS DAY: June 24, 2016

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  2. Robert Burns wrote one of his most famous anthems, “Scots Wha Hae” based on an interpretation of Robert the Bruce’s exhortation to his troops just before the Battle of Bannockburn on this day in 1314. Must have worked. Seldom has there been a more decisive military victory in the history of warfare. All Bruce and the Scots wanted was to be left alone to govern themselves. Sound familiar?

  3. In 1968, Scottish folk singer Roy Williamson wrote “Flower of Scotland.” His folk song is about the Scottish victory over King Edward II at Bannockburn in 1314. The ‘Flowers’ refers to the brave Highland warriors who took on the English troops and won.

    Roy Williamson died on June 25, 1990. Tomorrow will be the 26th anniversary of his death to cancer. This video is an early performance of “Flower of Scotland” by Roy and his partner, Ronnie Browne. The duo called themselves “The Corries.”

    He did not live long enough to see his simple folk song adopted as the Scottish National Anthem.

  4. wordcloud9 says:

    Thanks Chuck for some great songs.

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