ON THIS DAY: July 20, 2016

July 20th is

Moon DayFirst_Man_on_Moon_1969_Stamp

Space Exploration Day

National Lollipop Day

Ugly Truck Day

World Jump Day

International Cake Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Columbia –Declaration of Independence Dayinternational Flags

Lao – Lao Womens Union Establishment Day

Morocco – Marrakesh Popular Arts Festival

U.S.A. – Key West Hemingway Days & Papa
……………Look-Alike Contest

On This Day in HISTORY

  • 1248 – The University of Oxford receives its Royal Charter
  • 1756 – British POWs interned in the “Black Hole of Calcutta”
  • 1782 – U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States


  • 1837 – Queen Victoria succeeds to the throne of the British Empire

There’s More! Sitting Bull, Carlos Santana and Jaws, just click

  • 1840 – Samuel Morse gets the patent for the telegraph
  • 1877 – First commercial telephone service is installed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1881 – Sitting Bull surrenders to federal troops in Montana
  • 1887 – Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
  • 1900 – Imperial Chinese forces begin a 55-day siege of the Beijing Legation Quarter.
  • 1917 – WWI draft lottery becomes operational
  • 1942 – Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WACS) first detachment begins basic training
  • 1944 – FDR nominated for unprecedented fourth term at Democratic Convention
  • 1947 – Carlos Santana, Grammy winning guitarist, is born                                   ………….. (Birthday tribute will post at 9:30 AM CDT today)
  • 1961 – “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off” opens in London
  • 1968 ­– Hugh Masekela’s “Grazing in the Grass” is #1 on the singles chart

  • 1969 – Neil Armstrong and ‘Buzz’ Aldrin are the first men to walk on moon
  • 1975 – The movie Jaws opens, starting the “summer blockbuster” phenomenon
  • 1991 –  The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • 2002 – U.S. Supreme Court rules 6-3 that executing mentally retarded murderers is …………….cruel and unusual punishment.

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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