ON THIS DAY: July 29, 2016

July 29 is

Lipstick Dayamur-tiger cubs

Lasagna Day

Global Tiger Day (*continue reading)

Talk in an Elevator Day

Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

World Festivals & National Holidays

Bermuda – Somers Dayinternational Flags

Faroe Islands – Saint Olav’s Day

Buffalo NY: Chicken Wing Day
Chicago IL: Lollapalooza
Waynesburg PA: Rain Day Festival

Wales –
Abergavenny: National Eisteddfod

Wallis and Futuna – Territory Day

On This Day in HISTORY

1565 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries husband #2, cousin Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

1567 – One-year-old James VI crowned King of Scotland after Mary’s forced abdication

1588 – English fleet – and wind – defeat the Spanish Armada at Battle of Gravelines

1619 – First English legislative assembly in North America convened in Jamestown VA

1775 – Responding to General Washington’s call, U.S. Army Chaplains Corps established

1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Arc_de_Triomphe_place_de_l'Etoile_la_nuit Paris

1848 – Unsuccessful Tipperary Revolt against British rule during Irish Potato Famine

1874 – Englishman Walter Copton Winfield gets U.S. patent for the lawn-tennis court

There’s MORE – For Clara Bow, Peter Paul & Mary, and the NCAA, click 

1883 – Benito Mussolini, Italy’s future fascist dictator, is born

1894 – Silent film’s “IT Girl” Clara Bow is born


1932 – The 10th modern-era Olympic Games opening ceremonies held in Los Angeles

1945 – USS Indianapolis torpedoed by Japanese submarine, nearly 900 crewmen die

1957 – Jack Paar takes over the “Tonight” show, it’s renamed “The Jack Paar Show.”

1958 – U.S. Congress OKs National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

1963 – Peter. Paul and Mary release “Blowin’ In The Wind”

1968 – Pope Paul VI reaffirms Catholic Church’s ban on artificial birth control methods

1975 – OAS members, including U.S., vote to lift collective sanctions against Cuba.

1981 – Overblown ‘Wedding of the Century’: Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer

1997 – Japan finds Minamata Bay mercury-free 40 years after contaminated fish crisis

1998 – United Auto Worker 54-day strike against GM ends. Lost revenue: $2.8 billion

2005 – Astronomers announce discovery of Xena, larger than Pluto, in solar orbit


2014 – Concussion lawsuit: NCAA to pay $70 million for head injury study, but $0 for treatment, so injured players must sue their colleges separately.

*See the good news about Siberian Tigers in Tigers Burning Bright – https://flowersforsocrates.com/2016/07/28/tiger-burning-bright/


  • Siberian Tiger cubs
  • International Flags
  • Arc de Triomphe in Paris at night
  • Clara Bow, the ‘IT Girl’ – photo by Eugene Robert Richee (1926)
  • Orbit of Xena, the dwarf planet

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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