ON THIS DAY: July 1, 2016

July 1st is:

Zip Code Day

International Joke Day

Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

Ice-cream many scoops

National Holidaysinternational Flags

  • Bangladesh – Jumatul Bidah
  • British Virgin Islands – Territory Day
  • Burundi – Independence Day
  • Botswana – Sir Seretse Khama Day
  • Canada – Dominion Day
  • China – Communist Party of China    Founding Day
  • Ghana – Republic Day
  • Hong Kong – Administrative Region          Establishment Day
  • India – Jamat Ul-Vida
  • Rwanda – Independence Day
  • Somalia – Foundation Day
  • Suriname – Emancipation Day

On This Day in HISTORY

  • 1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte captures Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria capture by Napoleon

  • 1804 – French author George Sand (Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin) is born
  • 1862 – U.S. Bureau of Internal Revenue established
  • 1963 – U.S. Post Office introduces ZIP Codes (Zoning Improvement Plan)
  • 1969 – Britain’s Prince Charles invested as the Prince of Wales
  • 1980 – Revised lyrics version of “O Canada” proclaimed Canada’s national anthem
  • 2006 – China opens Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world’s highest railway

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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