July 14th is
Shark Awareness Day
Mac and Cheese Day
World Nude Day
FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD
Czech Republic – Colors of Ostrava, Moravo-Shlezia
France – Bastille Day/Feté de la Fédération
(French Polynesia, Martinque, New Caledonia,
and St. Martin also celebrate Bastille Day)
Guadeloupe – Feté Nationale
Iraq – Republic Day
Montenegro – Statehood Day (2nd day)
Mayotte – French Day of the Republic
New Zealand – Dunedin Nude Rugby International
Spain –Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona (last day)
On This Day in HISTORY
1430 – The Burgundians remand Joan d’Arc to Bishop Cauchon, of Beauvais
1789 – French Revolution – Parisians storm the Bastille to release prisoners
1790 – Celebration in Paris of national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération
1798 – The Alien Friends, Alien Enemies and Sedition Acts become U.S. law, making it harder for immigrants to become citizens and easier to deport them, and criminalizing making false statements critical of the federal government. Under Thomas Jefferson, all but the Alien Enemies Act lapsed. The Alien Enemies Act was revised for WWI, then used by the FDR and Truman administrations to imprison or deport resident aliens from Japan, Germany and Italy, even after the war was over. It remains in effect as 50 USC Sections 21-24.
For fantastic views of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft flyby, click
1874 – The Great Chicago Fire destroys 47 acres of the city
1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett
1912 – Woody Guthrie, American Folk and Protest Songwriter and Singer, is born
1957 – Tawya Ateya takes her seat in Egypt’s National Assembly, first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
1960 – Jane Goodall begins her study of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream Reserve
1966 – Richard Speck murders 8 student nurses in their shared Chicago housing
2015 – NASA spacecraft New Horizons performs first flyby of Pluto.
- International Union for Conservation of Nature – Shark Facts
- International Flags
- The Storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789 painted by Jean-Pierre Houël
- NASA – image of Pluto taken by New Horizons spacecraft
Nude rugby??? Okay, crossing my legs now.
LOL – Must be a “Down Under” thing!