ON THIS DAY: July 2, 2016

July 2nd is:

I Forgot DayChicken Wings

Chicken Wing Day

World UFO Day

Cherry Pit Spitting Day


National Holidays Around the World

Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny, a Muslim holy day,
is a national holiday in many countries)international Flags

Bangladesh – 1st day of Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday

Brazil – Bahia Independence Day

Curaçao – Flag Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1777 – Vermont becomes the first American colony to abolish slavery

1865 – William Booth founds the Salvation Army

1900 – Sibelius’ Finlandia premieres in Helsinki



1908 – Thurgood Marshall, future Supreme Court Justice, is born

1928 – British Parliament accepts woman sufferage

1937 – Amelia Earhart’s plane goes missing

1941 – Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit premieres in London

1964 – LBJ signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

1979 – U.S. Mint releases ill-conceived dollar coin honoring Susan B. Anthony

2013 – Int’l Astronomical Union names Pluto’s 4th and 5th moons
                                                                                                                 Kerberos and Styx

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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5 Responses to ON THIS DAY: July 2, 2016

  1. pete says:

    Cherry pit spitting day. I’m doing my part. I found a sale on them for 1.90 per lb. I’ve bought two three lb bags in the last 3 days and I’m out again. Guess it’s time to go shopping again.

    I really like fresh cherries. Some chicken wings would be good, too. (If I don’t forget).

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    That’s alot of cherries – but they are delicious!

  3. I knew I liked you for some other reason than your rapier wit, pete.;)

    Just came home with about the 5th bag of fresh cherries in two months.
    My bedroom furniture is even made of cherry.
    Strangely enough, it doesn’t taste very good in comparison.
    I cannot tell a lie.

  4. wordcloud9 says:

    Good evening Gene – glad you came by – cherries are one of the best things about summer eating.

  5. Hands down, cherries are my favorite fruit. But alas, it is possible to eat too many of them. 😉

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