ON THIS DAY: June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016 is:Global Beatles Day

National Catfish Day

Color TV Day

Global Beatles Day

International Day of the Seafarer

Please Take My Children to Work Day


NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD:

international Flags

Finland – Midsummer

Croatia –Statehood Day

Mozambique – Independence Day 

Sweden – Midsummer Day

Slovenia – Statehood Day


On This Day in INTERNATIONAL HISTORY:

  • 1667 – French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys performs first blood transfusion
  • 1867 – Lucien B. Smith patents the first barbed wire.
  • 1876 – Custer defeated at Little Big Horn by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors
  • 1903 – Author George Orwell is born
  • 1910 – Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes premiers Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird 
  • 1946 – Ho Chi Minh goes to France for talks on Vietnamese independence.
  • 1951 – CBS broadcasts the first commercial color television program.

Ballets Russes Firebird


Poster art for Ballets Russes 1910 Firebird

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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