ON THIS DAY: July 9, 2016

July 9th is:

Bald Is In Day

Body Painting Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

(George Washington) Carver Day

(Alexander) Hamilton Grange Day



Canada – Nunavut Dayinternational Flags

Malaysia – Penang Governor’s Birthday

Palau – Constitution Day

South Sudan – Independence Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1540 – King Henry VIII annuls his 6-month marriage to Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves by Bartholomäus Bruyn the elder (1540s)

1609 – Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia religious freedom

1793 – Upper Canada ‘Act Against Slavery’ – Lower Canada bans importing slaves

1811 – Explorer David Thompson claims Pacific NW Columbia River area for Britain

1816 – Argentina declares its independence from the Spanish Empire

1850 – The Bab, Herald of the faith, is executed in Tabriz, Persia

1868 – 14th Amendment to U.S. Constitution is ratified

1893 – Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery
– without anesthesia!

1900 – Britain’s separate Australian colonies are unified into one country

1937 – 20th Century Fox vault fire destroys over 40,000 reels of silent films

1955 – Bill Hailey and His Comets Rock Around the Clock becomes first rock-n-roll song to top Billboard’s Pop Chart

1962 – Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibit opens in Los Angelestumblr_nk72yftPJn1s4jsnro1_1280 Mario

1981 – Nintendo releases Donkey Kong – mascot Mario makes his debut 

1986 – New Zealand’s Homosexual Law Reform Act legalizes homosexuality

1993 – Canada’s Nunavut Act leads to dividing the Northwest Territories

2016 – Carver Day at George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri

2016 – Grange Day at Hamilton Grange Memorial, Alexander Hamilton’s NYC home

Top Section: Print of The Grange, Alexander Hamilton’s home, circa 1888
Bottom Section: Anne of Cleves, painted by Bartholomäus Bruyn the elder (circa 1540s)

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 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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