ON THIS DAY: July 5, 2016

July 5th is:

Workaholics Daysmores

National Apple Turnover Day

National Graham Cracker Day

Work Without Your Hands Day


National Holidays Around the World

  • Algeria — Independence Dayinternational Flags
  • Armenia — Constitution Day
  • Cabo Verde — Independence Day
  • Czech Republic — Saints Cyril & Methodius
  • Isle of Man — Tynwald Day
  • Venezuela  —  Independence Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1687 – Isaac Newton publishes  Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

1810 – P. T. Barnum is born, co-founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1841 – Thomas Cook organizes first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough

1852 – Frederick Douglass speech: What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?

1921 – Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing the World Series

1948 – Britain’s National Health Service inaugurated

1961 – Ray Charles releases “Hit the Road Jack”



1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell

2009 – Largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold yet discovered near Hammerwich, England

2013 – India’s National Food Security Act enacted, giving food subsidies to the poor



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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