ON THIS DAY: July 12, 2016

July 12th is

Different Colored Eyes Day

Different colored eyes

Pecan Pie Day

Simplicity Day

Night of Nights

Barbershop Music Appreciation Day


NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

India – Kharchi Pujainternational Flags

Mongolia – Manly Games/Naadam Holiday – Day 2

Northern Ireland – Battle of the Boyne

Sao Tome and Principe – Independence Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1562 –Acting Bishop of Yucatán Diego de Landa burns the Mayan sacred books

1730 – Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood China Company


Wedgwood Flow Blue 1840


1817 –  Henry David Thoreau, future cabin-in-the-woods philosopher, is born

Don’r miss the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys – just click

1884 – Louis B. Mayer, future MGM Movie Mogul, is born

1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by U.S. Congress

1870 – William W. Lyman patents the first rotary can opener with a cutting wheel

1917 – Bisbee Arizona striking miners are kidnapped and deported by vigilantes

1933 – The U.S. Minimum wage is established: 40 cents an hour

1957 – Surgeon General Leroy Burney warns direct link between smoking and cancer

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first concert at London’s Marquee Club

1965 – The Beach Boys release “California Girls”


Beach Boys 1965



2000 – X-Men movie premieres in NYC

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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