ON THIS DAY: July 27, 2016

July 27 is

Walk on Stilts DayBarbie-in-a-Blender

Scotch Whisky Day

Bagpipe Appreciation Day

Barbie-in-a-Blender Day

National Crème Brulee Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Croatia – Tisno: SuncéBeatinternational Flags

North Korea – Victory Day

Southern Hemisphere – Yulefest

On This Day in HISTORY

1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland, defeating Scottish King Macbeth


1245 – Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II excommunicated
by Pope Gregory IX for failing to honor his pledge to lead
another Holy Land Crusade when Frederick turned back
because of illness. Frederick’s governing policies at home
helped establish the primacy of the Rule of Law, which
made him unpopular with both clerics and nobles

1299 – (Traditional date) Osman I invades Nicomedia, founding day of Ottoman Empire

1549 – Jesuit Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.

1663 – Parliament passes 2nd Navigation Act, requiring all goods bound for the American colonies to be sent in English ships from English ports

There’s MORE! For Van Gogh, Bugs Bunny and Mama Cass, just click:

1694 – A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England

1775 – U.S. Army Medical Department founded, establishing an army hospital

1789 – 1st U.S. federal agency, Department of Foreign Affairs (later State) established

1794 – Robespierre, accused “soul” of French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, arrested

1866 – First permanent transatlantic telegraph cable completed

1890 – Vincent Van Gogh shoots himself, dies two days later

Van Gogh last painting maybe

1900 – Kaiser Wilhelm II speech compares Germans to Huns – ‘Hun’ becomes derogatory name for Germans

1921 – Frederick Banting’s U of Toronto team proves insulin regulates blood sugar

1929 – Geneva Convention concerning prisoner-of-war treatment signed by 53 nations

1940 – Bugs Bunny is introduced in animated short,  A Wild Hare

1949 – First flight of de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner

1953 – Korean War armistice agreement ends fighting, not signed by South Korea

1964 – 5000 more advisors join 16.000 U.S. military advisors already in South Vietnam

1968 –Mama Cass Eliot released her first solo single, ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’

1974 – U.S. House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 to recommend 1st article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon

1986 – U.S. Bill introduced to ban smoking on all public transportation

1990 – Belarus declares independence from Soviet Union

1995 – Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington DC

1996 – A pipe bomb explodes during Summer Olympics in Atlanta GA

2004 – Barbie-in-a-Blender Day started to honor free speech win over Mattel

2012 – Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in London UK



  • Barbie-in-a-Blender
  • International Flags
  • Portrait of Frederick II
  • Wheat Field – believed to be Van Gogh’s last painting
  • Fireworks over London’s Tower Bridge for 2012 Summer Olympics

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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5 Responses to ON THIS DAY: July 27, 2016

  1. pete says:

    Bugs Bunny is my favorite of the Warner Brothers cartoons and “A Wild Hare” is the best of them. Just to hear Elmer Fudd try to say Olivia de Havilland (not going to try to spell it the way he pronounces it). That and at the beginning when he looks up and says “Shh, I’m hunting wabbits.” I like that so much I use “huntingwabbits” as a name on another site.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Bugs and Elmer are classics – I also love What’s Opera Doc – “Kill da Wabbit”


  3. pete says:

    That is one fat horse.

  4. Thank you, Nona. More Cass, this time with Julie Andrews:

  5. wordcloud9 says:

    What a pair of exceptional voices! So sad that one was gone too young, and the other lost her voice to botched throat surgery.

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