ON THIS DAY: July 15, 2016

July 15 is

Gummi Worm Day


Pet Fire Safety Day

Tapioca Pudding Day

Cow Appreciation Day

Give Something Away Day


Britain – St. Swithun’s Dayinternational Flags

Brunei – His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday

Canada – Montreal Just for Laughs Festival

Germany – Dinkelsbühl Kinderzeche Festival (1st day)

Italy – Feast of St Rosalia, Palermo

Kiribati – Unimwane Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1099 – The First Crusade: Christian soldiers take Jerusalem

1606 – Rembrandt Van Rijn, Dutch master of the art of painting, is born

Rembrandt self-portrait 1660s

There’s More! The Spanish Inquisition, the Duck-Billed Platypus and Mars close up…

1834 – The Spanish Inquisition officially disbanded after 356 years

1858 – Emmeline Pankhurst, British Woman’s Suffrage leader, is born

1870 – Georgia is the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union

1901 – Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike

1904 – First Buddhist temple in the U.S. established in Los Angeles

1922 – First duck-billed platypus seen in America exhibited at Bronx Zoo NYC

1933 – Julian Bream, classical guitarist and lutenist, is born in London

1942 – Glenn Miller and the Moderaires recorded “Jukebox Saturday Night”

1965 – Mariner IV spacecraft sends back first close-up photos of planet Mars

Mars - Mariner IV picture

1987 – Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law

2009 – The movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens in U.S. theaters


  • Gummy Worms
  • International Flags
  • Self Portrait, Rembrandt-1660s
  • NASA Mariner IV flyby photo of Mars surface

About wordcloud9

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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