ON THIS DAY: June 30, 2016

June 30th is:

Meteor Watch Day

meteor shower 1-2-16Social Media Day

National Hand Shake Day

National Organization for Women Day

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day


National Holidays Around the World

international Flags

Congo Democratic Republic – Independence Day

Central African Republic – National Payer Day

Egypt – June 30 Uprising

Guatemala – Army Day

Sudan – Revolution Day




On This Day in HISTORY

  • 1520 – Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan
  • 1860 – Oxford Evolution Debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • 1917 – Lena Horne, singer, actress and civil rights activist, is born

Lena Horne - Stormy Weather poster

  • 1937 – World’s first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London
  • 1966 – National Organization for Women founded, largest U.S. feminist organization
  • 1972 – First leap second added to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) system
  • 1986 – U.S. Supreme Court rules, 5–4, (Bowers v. Hardwick) that the right to privacy did not apply to homosexual acts between consenting adults (overturned in 2003)

 

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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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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: June 30, 2016

  1. Lena Thorne was so beautiful, and what a wonderful voice!! Thank you, Nona.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Beautiful inside and out –

    “You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.”

    “Always be smarter than the people who hire you.”

    “I’m not alone, I’m free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don’t have to be a symbol to anybody; I don’t have to be a first to anybody.”

    “I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.”

    “It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.”

    “I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.”

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