ON THIS DAY: July 17, 2016

July 17th is

Peach Ice Cream Day

Yellow Pig DayYellow Pig Day

Mathematicians obsess over the number 17.
The Yellow Pig was the brainchild of Princeton
math majors Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly
in the 1960s, while they were working on an
assignment concerning the properties of 17.
Celebrate with Yellow Pig cakes and carols!

Wrong Way Corrigan Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Australia – Darwin Beer Can Regattainternational Flags

Iraq – Republic Day

Japan – Kyoto Gion Matsuri (July ongoing)

South Korea – Constitution Day

South Korea – Boryeong Mud Festival (1st Day)

Lesotho – Birthday of King Letsie III

On This Day in HISTORY

1212 –  Spanish rulers unite forces to defeat Moorish Almohad army

1429 – Charles VII crowned King of France after Joan d’Arc wins campaign

1717 – Handel’s Water Music first heard aboard King George I’s barge on Thames River

Warer Music painting by Edouard Hamman

1762 – Catherine the Great becomes ruler of Russia after her husband’s murder

1821 – Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.

1902 – Willis Carrier completes design of first modern air conditioner

1917 – British royal family changes surname from Saxe-Coburg to Windsor

1918 – In Russia, Tsar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks

For ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan, Disneyland, the Beatles and Ollie North, click

1938 – Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn for Ireland

1945 – WWII: Churchill, Truman and Stalin in Potsdam to decide Germany’s fate

1954 –  First Newport Jazz Festival opens in Rhode Island

1955 – Disneyland Opening Day in Anaheim CA

1967 – Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

1968 – The Beatles film Yellow Submarine premiers in London

1984 – U.S. National drinking age raised from 18 to 21

1987 – Oliver North and John Poindexter testify at Congressional Iran-Contra hearings

Oliver North - Iran-Contra Hearings

1989 – First flight of B-2 Stealth Bomber

1997 – After 117 years, Woolworth Corporation closes its last stores


  • Yellow Pig Day sticker
  • International Flags
  • Water Music painting by Edouard Hamman
  • Oliver North prevaricating at the Iran-Contra Hearings

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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One Response to ON THIS DAY: July 17, 2016

  1. Pingback: Yellow Pig Day & Peach Ice Cream Day – Jennifer Nichole Wells

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