ON THIS DAY: July 26, 2016

July 26 is

One Voice DayADA sign

All or Nothing Day

Aunt and Uncle’s Day

Disability Independence Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Canada – Montréal: Festival Haïti en Folieinternational Flags

Cuba – Día de la Rebeldía

India – Tripura: Ker Puja

Liberia – Independence Day

Maldives – Independence Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1775 – U.S. postal system established with Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General

1847 – Liberia declares its independence

1856 – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, is born

GB Shaw

1875 – Carl Jung, pioneer in analytical psychology, is born

1891 – France annexes Tahiti

There’s More! – For Mick Jagger, Purple Rain, and Marilyn Monroe, click

1943 – Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones, singer-songwriter, is born

1946 – Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport

1947 – National Security Act forms Department of Defense, CIA,  Joints Chiefs of Staff.

1948 – Truman’s executive order desegregates U.S military and federal agencies

1953 – Governor Pyle orders raid on polygamists in Short Creek AZ

1963 – World’s first geosynchronous satellite, Syncom 2, is launched

1971 – NASA launches Apollo 15 from Cape Kennedy, FL

1977 – Quebec’s National Assembly declares French the province’s official language

1984 – Prince’s movie Purple Rain premiered in Hollywood

Purple Rain poster

1990 – The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law.

1999 – NY Christie’s displays 1,500 of Marilyn Monroe’s personal things for future sale


2002 – The international grassroots peace movement, One Voice, is started

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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