July 10th is:
Clerihew Day! (see below)
Nicola Tesla Day
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
National Piña Colada Day
NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD
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
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
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.