ON THIS DAY: July 4, 2016

July 4th is:

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day


National Country Music Day

Independence From Meat Day


National Barbecued Spareribs Day

National Holidays from Around the World

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Cayman Islands – Constitution Day

Columbia – Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

Guam – Independence Day (U.S.)

Philippines – Philippine Republic Day

Puerto Rico – Independence Day (U.S.)

Rwanda – Liberation Day

South Sudan – Mother’s Day

Tonga – Birth of His Majesty King Tupou VI

United States – 4th of July/Independence Day

U.S. Virgin Islands – Independence Day (U.S.)

On This Day in HISTORY

1054 – Chinese and Arab observers record supernova – remnants form Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula

1776Continental Congress adopts Declaration of Independence

1817 – Erie Canal Construction begins, to connect Lake Erie with the Hudson River

1826 – Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on the same day

1827 – Slavery is abolished in New York state

1855 – Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass is published

1903  – Dorothy Levitt becomes first English woman to compete in a ‘motor race’

1966 – LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act into law

1969 – The Rolling Stones U.K. release of “Honky Talk Women”

I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis,
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
‘Cause I just can’t seem to drink you off my mind.

It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

I laid a divorcee in New York City,
I had to put up some kind of a fight.
The lady then she covered me with roses,
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.

It’s the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

It’s the honky tonk women.
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

It’s the honky tonk women.
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

1997 – The Mars Pathfinder deploys Sojourner on Mars

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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