ON THIS DAY: August 1, 2016

August 1st is

Girlfriend’s DayBF card

(Musical) Rounds Resounding Day

National U.S. Air Force Day

International Albariño (Wine) Day

World Wide Web Day



Carnival: August Monday/J’ouvert/Culturama in
Anquilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius
and Saba, British St. Kitts and Nevis, and Virgin Islands

Emancipation Day in
the Bahamas, Dominica, Guyana,
Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia,
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad
and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Island

Australia – Picnic Dayinternational Flags

Barbados – Kadooment Day

Benin – Independence Day

Iceland – Fridagur verslunarmanna

Kribati – Youth Day Holiday

North Cyprus –Social Resistance Day

Scotland – Lùnastal

Switzerland – National Day

Tuvalu – National Children’s Day

Vanuatu – Independence Day

Nicaragua –
Managua:  Treida de Santo Domingo de Guzmán Zambia – Farmers’ Day

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Parents’ Day


On This Day in HISTORY

30 BC – Octavian enters Alexandria, Egypt, as a Roman conqueror

527 – Justinian I becomes sole ruler of Byzantine Empire

MORE! For Moby Dick, Jerry Garcia, and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, click  

902 – The Muslim Aghlabids army takes Taormina, completing the conquest of Sicily

1714 – George, elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain

1779 – Frances Scott Key, “Star-Spangled Banner” lyricist, is born

1800 – The Acts of Union unite the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland

1819 – Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, is born

1834 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 goes into effect in the British Empire; by 1840 existing slaves are emancipated

1911 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an aviator’s certificate

1942 – Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead guitarist-songwriter, is born

jerry garcia

1944 – The Warsaw Uprising  against Nazi occupation breaks out in Poland

1947 – President Truman signs Air Force Day proclamation on 40th Anniversary of Aeronautical Division established under Chief Signal Officer of the Army

1957 – U.S. and Canada form NORAD, aerospace defense

1960 – Chubby Checkers releases “The Twist”

1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people from the University of Texas-Austin tower

1972 – The Eagles release “Witchy Woman”

1980 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir elected Iceland’s president, first democratically elected female head of state

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

1990 – Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau develop prototype browser and introduce HTML at the Europe Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland, which marks birth of the Worldwide Web.

2014 – The Convention on preventing violence against women and domestic violence goes into force.



  • Card for a best friend
  • International Flags
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

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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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