ON THIS DAY: July 25, 2016

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Red Shoe Day

Culinarians Day

Merry-Go-Round Day

Thread the Needle Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Costa Rica – Annexation of Guanacaste

Cuba – Revolution Anniversaryinternational Flags

Puerto Rico – Constitution Day

Germany – Bayreuth: Wagner Festspiele (1st day)

Japan – Aichi: Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri
(Shinto Feast honoring Emperor at end of naval battle)

Spain – Galicia:  Dìa Nacional de Galicia

Tunisia – Republic Day

US Virgin Islands –  Hurricane Supplication Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1137 – Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Prince Louis, later King Louis VII of France

Eleanor-of-Aquitaine1554 – (“Bloody”) Mary I of England marries Philip II of Spain

1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned King of England, becoming James I there

1824 – Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua


1837 – First successful demonstration of commercial electrical telegraph

1850 – Gold discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon

For MORE – Mussolini, The Supremes, and WikiLeaks –  just click

1853 – Joaquin Murrieta, Californio bandito, is killed

1866 – U.S. Congress authorizes 5 star rank of General of the Army for Ulysses S. Grant

1868 – Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory

1893 – The Corinth Canal in Greece is used for the first time

1943 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini overthrown in a coup

NYT Mussolini ousted 7-26-1943

1946 – U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll, first underwater test

1952 – Puerto Rico becomes self-governing commonwealth of U.S.

1966 – The Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love”

1975 – “A Chorus Line” debuted on Broadway, and ran for 6,137 performances

1978 – Louise Joy Brown, first in-vitro fertilization test-tube baby, born in England.

1984 – Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became first woman to walk in space.

2010 – WikiLeaks leaked more than 90,000 internal reports on the War in Afghanistan


  • Merry-Go-Round
  • International Flags
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine drawn from carving on her tomb at Fontevrault (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Guanacaste
  • New York Times headline – Mussolini Ousted

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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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