ON THIS DAY: July 8, 2016

July 8th is:

Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Blueberry Day

Video Games Day

video-game-collage

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow opens



NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Eid Al Fitr, the end of Ramadan,international Flags
is celebrated in many countries

Argentina – Día de la Independencia

Malaysia – Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Ukraine – Family Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1497 – Vasco da Gama embarks on first direct Europena voyage to India

1663 – Charles II of England grants Rhode Island Royal charter to John Clarke

1822 – English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowns while sailing the Italian coast


Shelley at the Baths of Caracalla


1839 – John D. Rockefeller, future world’s richest oil tycoon, is born

1889 – The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published

1896 – William Jenning Bryan “Cross of Gold” speech at Democratic Convention

1948 – The U.S. Air Force recruits first women into its W.A.F. program

1958 – Soundtrack for Oklahoma! awarded the first gold record album

1960 – U2 Incident: USSR charges US pilot Francis Gary Powers with espionage

1966 – The Beatles release ‘Nowhere Man’



1999 – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is published

2011 – US Space Shuttle program launches Atlantis on program’s final mission


Painting: Shelley in the Baths of Caracalla by Joseph Severn

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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