ON THIS DAY: July 18, 2016

July 18th is

National Ice Cream Day!

Ice-cream many scoops

Hug Your Kid Day

World Listening Day

Nelson Mandela International Day


World Festivals & National Holidays

international Flags

Botswana – Presidents’ Day

Japan – Umi No Hi (Sea Day)

Laos – Boun Khao Phansa

Myanmar – Full Moon of Waso

South Africa – Nelson Mandela Day

Thailand – Public Holiday

Uruguay – Constitution Day


On This Day in HISTORY

64 – Great Fire of Rome during Emperor Nero’s reign

1870 – First Vatican Council decrees papal infallibility ex cathedra

1877 – Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first timenelson-mandela

1918 – Nelson Mandela, future President of South Africa, is born

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf

1932 – U.S. and Canada sign treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway

1936 – The Spanish Civil War begins woth army uprising led by General Franco

1936 – The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolls off the assembly line

1936 Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

1942 – First flight of the German Me-262, the first jet-propelled combat plane

1947 – President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act – Speaker of the House, then Senate President Pro Tempore, next in line after Vice President


To see the major change in MUSIC  between 1960 and 1968, click

1960 – Elvis Presley releases “It’s Now or Never”



1968 – The Grateful Dead release their Anthem of the Sun album



1969 – Ted Kennedy’s car goes off bridge at Chappaquiddick, Mary Jo Kopechne killed

1976 – Nadia Comăneci becomes first person to score a perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics

1995 – Oldest known musical instrument, made from a 45,000-year-old bear bone, found in Indrijca River Valley, Slovenia


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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