ON THIS DAY: July 28, 2016

July 28th is


Buffalo Soldiers Day

Chili Dog Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

World Hepatitis Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

BermudaEmancipation Dayinternational Flags

Peru – Día de la Independencia

San Marino – Fall of Fascism Anniversary

Spain – Día de las Instituciones

Switzerland – Verbier Festival
(Classical Music – through August 4)

United Kingdom –
Cumbria: Kendal Calling
Wiltshire: Womad

On This Day in HISTORY

1540 – Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister, executed for treason

1635 – Robert Hook, astronomy- biology-light refraction pioneer, is born
1809 – Wellington’s British/Iberian troops defeat French at Battle of Talavera

1821 – José de San Martín declares Peru’s independence from Spain

1854 – The last all-sail U.S. Navy warship, USS Constellation, is commissioned

1866 – Beatrix Potter, beloved English author-illustrator of Peter Rabbit, is born

Beatrix Potter book cover

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1868 – 14th Amendment to U.S. Constitution certified, establishing citizenship of black males, and guaranteeing due process of law

1896 – Miami FL becomes incorporated city

1914 – Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, igniting WWI

1915 – U.S. begins a 20-year occupation of Haiti

1932 – After DC police confrontation with WWI “Bonus Army” fails, President Hoover orders U.S. Army troops to evict the veterans from their Washington DC encampment


1935 – First flight of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

1939 – Judy Garland recorded Over the Rainbow for The Wizard of Oz

1965 – LBJ orders increase of U.S. troops in Viet Nam from 75,000 to 125,000

1973 – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen – ‘Grateful Dead’ sparks massive turnout

Watkins Glen Summer Jam

1984 – Summer Olympics (XXIII Olympiad) Opening Ceremonies in Los Angeles CA

1996 – “Kennewick Man’s” prehistoric remains found near Kennewick, WA

2005 – Provisional Irish Republican Army ends its 30-year Northern Ireland campaign

2009 – Tanzania Banking for Women opens in Dar es Salaam

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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