ON THIS DAY: July 22, 2016

July 22nd is

Hammock Dayhammock between palms

Lion’s Share Day

Pi Approximation Day

Spoonerism Day

Summer Leisure Day



World Festivals and National Holidays

Austria – Salzburg Festival (1st day)international Flags

Canada – Vancouver Spirit of  the People Powwow

Gambia – Revolution Day

Malaysia – Sarawak Day

Swaziland – King Father’s Birthday


On This Day in HISTORY

1099 – Godfrey of Bouillon elected first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

1298 – Edward I’s longbowmen defeat William Wallace’s Scottish schiltrons at Falkirk

1706 – England and Scotland Acts of Union agreed, the beginning of Great Britain

1796 – Cleveland was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (the city name is mispelled!)

1812 – Duke of Wellington’s troops defeated the French at Battle of Salamanca in Spain

1844 – William Spooner, Oxford don, mose whixed up letters gave us “spoonerism”

For Emma Lazurus,  John Dillinger, and Don Henley – just click

1849 – Emma Lazurus born, author of the poem on the Statue of Liberty’s base

Lazurus Poem


1893 – Katharine Lee Bates writes “America the Beautiful” lyrics in Colorado



1894 – First-ever motorcar race held between Paris and Rouen

1926 – Babe Ruth caught a baseball dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet

1933 – Wiley Post makes around-the-world trip in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes

1934 – “Public Enemy #1” John Dillinger mortally wounded by FBI agents in Chicago

1941 – Plans for the Pentagon viewed by the House Subcommittee on Appropriations

1942 – WWII: U.S. begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing

1947 – Don Henley born, singer-songwriter-drummer with the Eagles, Hotel California



1951 – Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”), furst dogs to make sub-orbital flight

1963 – The Beach Boys released the single “Surfer Girl”

1991 – Jeffrey Daumer arrested after police find human remains in his apartment

2000 – University of Arizona astronomers announce discovery of 17th Jupiter moon


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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