ON THIS DAY: July 21, 2016

July 21st isPuppy in pet store cage

No Makeup Day

National Junk Food Day

ASPCA No Pet Store Puppies Day

USATWA Tug-of-War Tournament Day


WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Belgium – National Dayinternational Flags

Canada – Vancouver Bard on the Beach

Guam – Liberation Day

Iraq – Government Holiday (Excessive Heat)

UK – Cambridgeshire Secret Garden Party (1st day)


On This Day in HISTORY

356 BC – Ephesus Temple of Artemis, ancient world Seven Wonder, destroyed by arson

365 – Alexandria, Egypt, devastated by tsunami from 8.5 earthquake on Crete

1645 – Qing regent Dorgon orders Han men to braid their hair into queue like Manchus

There’s MORE! Hemingway, Robin Williams & Janet Reno, just click

1899 – Ernest Hemingway,  author and adventurer, is born

1920 – Isaac Stern, superb violinist, is born – brief tribute posting today at 9:30 AM CDT

1925 – John Scopes convicted of violating Tennessee law banning teaching Darwin’s
theory of evolution. But the judge sets his fine instead of the jury, so case is overturned

1930 – The U.S. Veteran’s Administration is established

1938 – Janet Reno, first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General, is born

1949 – The U.S. ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty

1951 – Robin Williams, gifted actor and comedian, is born



1957 – Althea Gibson becomes first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title

1970 – Aswan Dam on the Nile in Egypt completed after 11 years of construction

1973 – Jim Croce hits #1 on the U.S. singles charts with “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”

1987 – Guns ’n Roses releases their first album “Appetite for Destruction”

2007 – J.K. Rowling’s book “Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows” is released

2011 – Space Shuttle Atlantis completes last flight of NASA’s space shuttle program

Shuttle Atlantis main_landing_full

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2012 – Erden Eruç completes first solo human-powered circumnavigation of Earth


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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