ON THIS DAY: July 7, 2016

July 7th is:

Chocolate Day!!!

Strawberry Sundae Day


Tell the Truth Day

Global Forgiveness Day

National Holidays Around the World

Belarus – 2nd day of Kupalleinternational Flags

Indonesia – Idul Fitri Day

Japan –  Tanabata/Star Festival

Malaysia – Georgetown
…………….. World Heritage City Day

Solomon Islands –  Independence Day

Tanzania – Saba Saba

Ukraine – Kupala Night

Zambia – Unity Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1456 – Joan d’Arc is retried, acquitted of heresy – 25 years after her death

1753 – Act of Parliament to establish the British Museum

1863 – First U.S. military draft – exemptions can be bought for $300

1907 – The first Ziegfeld Follies opens

1911 – US-Great Britain-Japan-Russia North Pacific Fur Seal Convention bans open-water seal hunting, 1st international treaty for wildlife preservation

1928 – Chillicothe Baking Company of Missouri sells first sliced bread

1930 – Construction begins on Hoover Dam

1940 – Richard Starkey, future Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, is born

1954 – WHBQ Memphis is first radio station to play Elvis Presley – ‘That’s All Right’


1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor nominated to be first woman on U.S. Supreme Court

2000 – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire goes on sale

Photo of Elvis Presley with Sweet Pea – 1956 (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 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.
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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: July 7, 2016

  1. Glad that strawberry sundaes have a day of their own, but like chocolate, strawberry sundaes need no excuse. One of those things that if God had invented anything better, she kept it to herself.

  2. Young Elvis … oh my, oh my 😉
    This likely won’t embed but it is well worth opening in another tab for listening …

  3. wordcloud9 says:

    Glad today appealed to your sweet tooth Chuck, and Young Elvis gave Joy a flutter.

    And thanks for the tunes JoF!

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