ON THIS DAY: July 24, 2016

July 24 is

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National Tequila Day

Tell An Old Joke Day

Thermal Engineers Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Ecuador – Simón Bolívar Dayinternational Flags

Greece – Restoration of Democracy

Oman – Renaissance Day Holiday (2nd day)

United States – Utah Mormon Pioneer Day

Vanuatu – Children’s Day

Venezuela – Simón Bolívar’s Birthday

On This Day in HISTORY

1148 – French King Louis VII’s troops lay siege to Damascus during Second Crusade.

1487 – Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, go on strike against ban on imported beer

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, forced to abdicate in favor of her year-old son, James VI

1783 – Simón Bolívar “El Libertador” is born, Venezuelan commander

1823 – Slavery is abolished in Chile

1847 – Brigham Young and his followers arrive at the Great Salt Lake in Utah

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1847 – Richard M. Hoe patents rotary-type printing press

1897 – Amelia Earhart, future pilot, is born

1911 – Hiram Bingham finds ruins of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes


1920 – Bella Abzug, Congresswoman (D-NY 1973-77), is born

1922 – Draft of British Mandate of Palestine confirmed by League of Nations Council

1929 – Kellogg-Briand Act, renouncing war as instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (first signed in Paris in August, 1928, by most leading world powers)

1938 – Artie Shaw records “Begin the Beguine”

1950 – Cape Canaveral begins operations, launching a Bumper rocket

1974 – U.S. Supreme Court rules 9-0 that President Nixon must turn over subpoenaed White House tapes to Watergate special prosecutor

1985 – Disney releases animated film, The Black Cauldron

1987 – Hulda Crooks, 91-years-old, becomes oldest person to climb Japan’s Mount Fuji

1995 – Three-night celebration of  Frank Sinatra’s 80th birthday begins at Carnegie Hall


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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: July 24, 2016

  1. Well then. Tequila day! I need to make a margarita for dinner this evening.

    As for old jokes, here is an old Scottish tale:

    An Englishman is being shown around a Scottish hospital.

    At the end of his visit, he is shown into a ward with a number of patients who show no obvious signs of injury. He goes to examine the first man he sees, and the man proclaims:

    “Fair fa’ yer honest, sonsie face,
    Great chieftain e’ the puddin’ race!
    Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
    painch tripe or thairm:
    Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace
    as lang’s my arm.”

    The Englishman, somewhat taken aback, goes to the next patient, and immediately the patient launches into:

    “Some hae meat, and canna eat,
    And some wad eat that want it,
    But we hae meat and we can eat,
    And sae the Lord be thankit.”

    This continues with the next patient:

    “Wee sleekit cow’rin tim’rous beastie,
    O what a panic’s in thy breastie!
    Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
    wi’ bickering brattle.
    I wad be laith to run and chase thee,
    wi’ murdering prattle!”

    “Well,” the Englishman mutters to his Scottish colleague, “I see you saved the psychiatric ward for the last.”

    “Nay, nay,” the Scottish doctor corrected him, “this is the Serious Burns unit.”

    Credit: Rampant Scotland, Scottish Snippets, 23-Feb-02

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    LOL – Thanks Chuck – I needed that!

    But Scotch whisky really doesn’t go with Tequila.

  3. I have a few other choices in the cabinet besides Scotch. Besides, that stuff is too expensive for casual sipping.

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