ON THIS DAY: July 16, 2016

July 16th isOmo child - Erhiopia

Fresh Spinach Day

Woodie Wagon Day

National Hot Dog Day

World Snake Day

Celebration of the Horse (1st Day)

International Day of the African Child

World Festivals and National Holidays

American Samoa – Manu’a Cession Dayinternational Flags

Bolivia – La Paz Day

Chile – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Germany – Kölner Lichter Festival – Cologne

Kiribati – Uniwane Day (2nd day)

On This Day in HISTORY

622 – Muhammad begins Hejira from to Mecca to Yathrib (re-named Medina)

1661 – First European banknotes issued by Stockholms Banco in Sweden

1769 – Father Junipero Serra founds first California Mission, San Diego de Alcalá

San Diego Mission

1782 – First performance of Mozart’s opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio

1790 – The District of Columbia established as permanent seat of U.S. government

1861 – Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the American Civil War

1862 – Ida Bell Wells, civil rights and woman suffrage activist, is born

For the Atom Bomb, J.D. Salinger, and Men on the Moon, click

1900 – “His Master’s Voice” the RCA Victor logo registered with U.S. Patent Office

1926 – First color underwater photographs appear in  National Geographic magazine

NtGeo 1st underw photo hogfish

1935 – Oklahoma City is first U.S. city to install parking meters

1942 – Vichy French government orders mass arrest of Jews, deported to Auschwitz

1945 – U.S. detonates the first atomic bomb at Alamogordo NM test site

1951 – J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is published


1959 – The Coasters recorded “Poison Ivy”

1969 – Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy on first manned mission to the moon


1994 – Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter

2007 – Niigata, Japan: 2 earthquakes injure 800, damages nuclear power plant

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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