ON THIS DAY: July 23, 2016

July 23rd iscowboy on bronc

Hot Enough For Ya Day

International Yada, Yada, Yada Day

National Day of the Cowboy

National Drowning Prevention Day

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day


World Festivals and National Holidays

California – Monterey Music & Craft Beer Festival

Egypt – Revolution Dayinternational Flags

Germany – Berlin Christopher St. Pride Parade

Israel – Fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz

Oman – Renaissance Day

Papua New Guinea – Remembrance Day

Rastafarians celebrate birth of Haile Selassie I


On This Day in HISTORY

636 – Arab Muslims gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire

1599 – Caravaggio’s first public commission, St. Matthew paintings in Contarelli Chapel


caravaggio-contarelli-chapel


1829 – William Austin Burt gets U.S. patent for typographer (typewriter precursor)

1840 – Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper and Lower Canada

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1903 –  Ford Motor Company sells its first car, a Model A


1903-Ford-Model A


1904 – Ice cream cone possibly invented at St. Louis World Fair by Charles Menches

1914 – Austria-Hungary demands Serbia let them control Arch Duke Ferdinand’s assassination investigation– Serbia mostly accedes, but Austria will declare war July 28

1920 – British East Africa renamed Kenya, becomes a crown colony

1921 – The Communist Party of China (CPC) formed at a national congress

1926 – Fox Films buys Movietone sound system patents for recording sound on film

1942 – Germany opens Treblinka extermination camp

1952 – Egyptian King Farouk overthrown by Free Officers Movement

1965 – Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone”



1979 – Electric Light Orchestra dedicated release of “Don’t Bring Me Down” to Skylab

1982 – International Whaling Commission votes for 1985 total commercial whaling ban

1999 – Colonel Eileen Collins is first woman to command U.S. shuttle mission, STS-93

2015 – NASA Kepler mission announces discovery of earth-like planet, Kepler-452b


Kepler 452b v 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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