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International Day of the Seafarer
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NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD:
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.
Poster art for Ballets Russes 1910 Firebird