ON THIS DAY: July 6, 2016

July 6th is:Air Traffic Control tower

National Fried Chicken Day

National Air Traffic Control Day

International Kissing Day

  • Belated News – July 2 was the final day of the ……………………..                            Wife Carrying World Championship in Sonkajärvi, Finland

National Holidays Around the World

This year, July 6 is Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan,
in many countriesaround the world

Belarus – First Day of Kupalle

Comoros Islands – Independence Dayinternational Flags

Czech Republic – Jan Hus Day

India – Rath Yatra

Kazakstan – Day of the Capital

Lithuania – King Mindaugas’ Coronation Day

Malawi – Independence Day

Peru – Teacher’s Day

Sweden – National Day

Zambia – Heroes Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1348 – Pope Clement VI’s papal bull declares Jews didn’t cause the Black Death

1483 – Richard III is crowned King of Englandcoin washington cent2

1785 – Congress designates “dollar” and decimal coinage as U.S. currency

1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests anti-rabies vaccine

1893 – Pinkerton agents fight steelworkers in Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead

1917 – T.E. Lawrence and Auda ibu Tayi lead Arab forces to capture Aqaba

1935 – Tenzin Gyatso, future 14th Dalai Lama, is born

1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union

1964 – The Beatles’ film, A Hard Day’s Night, premieres in London



1970 – California passes first “no fault” divorce law

1983 – U.S. Supreme Court rules retirement plans can’t pay women less

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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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: July 6, 2016

  1. TY Nona! Now you have me wondering how controversial decimal currency was. 😉

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Here’s a start – from the U.S. Office of the Historian: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/loans

  3. wordcloud9 says:

    From Wikipedia:

    In 1784, Thomas Jefferson proposed a decimal currency system based on the Spanish dollar, with coins for 10 dollars, 1 dollar, 1/10 dollar, and 1/100 dollar; possibly supplemented by a half-dollar,”double tenth”, and “five copper piece”. One argument he advanced in favor of this system was that the 1/100-dollar coin would be similar in value to existing copper coins

    The initial currency of the United States was of decimal denomination from the outset of home minted currency in 1792 with the dollar being equal to 100 cents, but other currencies were also accepted for some time afterwards. For example, the Spanish dollar, a non-decimalized currency, was accepted as official currency in the United States alongside the U.S. dollar until 1857

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