ON THIS DAY: July 10, 2016

July 10th is:

Clerihew Day! (see below)

Nicola Tesla Day

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Teddy Bears Picnic

National Piña Colada Day



NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

international Flags hortizontal

The Bahamas – Independence Day

Mongolia – Political Flag Day



On This Day in HISTORY

1746 – Bonnie Prince Charlie flees disguised as a wench to the Isle of Skye

1821 – The U.S. takes possession of Florida after buying it from Spain

1856 – Nikola Tesla, future electrifying inventor, is born

1882 – Texas Governor Jim Hogg names his new-born daughter Ima

(Keep going – The CLERIHEW story is a must-read!)

1913 – Death Valley CA, temp hits 134° – hottest recorded temperature on Earth

1925 – Opening Day of Scopes “Monkey Trial” over teaching evolution

1950 – Television show Your Hit Parade premiered

1962 – World’s first communications satellite, Telstar, launched into orbit

1965 – Wilson Pickett releases “In the Midnight Hour”




1985 – Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland by French agents

1991 – Boris Yeltsin takes office as first elected President of Russia

2002 – Peter Paul Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents auctioned for $76.2 million




CLERIHEW: 

a four-line humorous biographical poem.

Novelist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956) invented the Clerihew when he was a 16-year-old student.

This was the original Clerihew:

Sir Humphrey Davy
Abominated gravy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.

RULES: 4 lines, 2 sets of rhyming couplets AA/BB, with person’s name in the first line, something about them in the poem, and it should be funny.

Edmund Clerihew Bentley

Edmund Clerihew Bentley

So now, you know!


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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