ON THIS DAY: July 30, 2016

July 30 is

Cheesecake Day

Medicare’s Birthday

National Dance Day

dancing seoul-metropolitan-library

Paperback Book Day

Against Trafficking Persons Day

National Support Public Education Day

U.N. International Day of Friendship



Canada –
Montreal: Osheaga Music Festival

Iran – Martyrdom of Imam Sadeqinternational Flags

Morocco – Feast of the Throne

South Sudan – Martyrs Day

Sweden –
Rarrvik: Into the Valley Dance Festival

United Kingdom –
Cambridge: Cambridge Folk Festival

United States –
Sweet Home OR: Oregon Jamboree

Vanuatu – Independence Day

Western Sahara – Throne Day


On This Day in HISTORY

762 – City of Baghdad founded by Caliph Al-Mansur

Baghdad medieval illuminated manuscript 14thcent

1626 – Earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills almost 10,000 people

1676 – Bacon’s Rebellion against rule of Governor William Berkeley

1715 – Spanish ‘gold and silver fleet’ lost off the coast of Florida

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1733 – First American colonial Masonic lodge founded in Massachusetts

1756 – Newly built Catherine Palace presented to Russian Empress Elizabeth


1792 – “La Marseillaise” is first sung in Paris

1818 – Emily Brontë, future author of Wuthering Heights, is born in Yorkshire

1863 – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, is born

1930 – Uruguay wins first FIFA World Cup

1932 – Disney premieres Flowers and Trees, first cartoon short in Technicolor



1942 – FDR signs legislation creating U.S. Navy W.A.V.E.S.

1955 – Johnny Cash first records “Folsom Prison Blues”



1956 – By Congressional resolution, In God we trust becomes U.S. motto

1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway opens

1965 – LBJ signs Social Security Act into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid

1974 – Watergate: House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Nixon –
Nixon complies with a Supreme Court order to release White House tapes

1999 – Enthronement of Moroccan King Mohamed VI


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2003 – Last old-style VW Beetle rolls off assembly line in Mexico

2014 – Bank of America must pay $1.3 billion in civil lawsuit over ‘Hustle’ lending fraud



  • Dancers in Seoul Metropolitan Library
  • International flags
  • City of Baghdad from Islamic illuminated Medieval manuscript
  • Catherine Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Feast of the Throne ceremony in Morocco


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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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