ON THIS DAY: July 19, 2016

July 19th is

Daiquiri Day

daquiri-frozen 


Flitch Day

The Dunmow Flitch Trials exist to award a flitch
(side) of bacon to married couples who can satisfy
the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors
that in ‘a twelvemonth and a day’, they have2hearts
‘not wisht themselves unmarried again’.
The Dunmow Flitch was even referenced in
The Wife of Bath’s Tale from Chaucer’s 14th century
Canterbury Tales. Held every 4 years in Great Dunmow,

Essex, England, located north-east of London


Raspberry Cake Day

Stick Out Your Tongue Day



World Festivals & National Holidays

England – Flitch Trial (leap years) international Flags

India & Nepal – Guru Purnima festivals

Myanmar – Martyrs’ Day

Nicaragua – Sandinista Revolution Day

Sri Lanka – Adhi Esalla Full Moon Poya Day

Thailand – Asalha Bucha Holiday

U.S.A. – NYC Shakespeare in the Park: Troilus and Cressida 

Dharma Day – Buddhists celebrate the day when Buddha gave his followers the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path



On This Day in HISTORY

64 – Circus Maximus in Rome burns

In Ancient Rome, the Lucaria, Festival of the Grove, was celebrated on this day

1545 – The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth

1553 – Lady Jane Grey, “Nine Day Queen” of England, replaced by Mary I

1799 – The Rosetta Stone found in Rosetta, Egypt, by Pierre-François Bouchard

rosettastone-detail


1814 – Samuel Colt, future gun manufacturer, is born

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1834 – Edgar Degas, French artist, is born

Ballet painting by Edward Degas

1843 – Brunel launches SS Great Britain, first ocean-going craft with screw propeller

1848 – First day of the Woman’s Right’s Convention at Seneca Falls, NY

1900 – The Paris Metro opens its first line for service

1919 – Peace Day celebration in Great Britain – WWI Cenotaph unveiled in London

1923 – Insulin introduced in the U.S. as a treatment for Diabetes

1941 – Winston Churchill launches WWII British “V for Victory” campaign

1969 – Apollo 11 goes into orbit around the moon

1984 – Geraldine Ferraro becomes first female major party nominee for Vice President

ferraro 1984 Time

1993 – President Clinton announces “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military

2014 – R.J. Reynolds to pay $23 billion lawsuit settlement for hiding tobacco health risks

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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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