ON THIS DAY: August 19, 2016

August 19th is


National Aviation Day *

International Orangutan Day

U.N. World Humanitarian Day *

World Photography Day

National Hot and Spicy Food Day



Afghanistan – Independence Dayinternational Flags

Australia –Borroloola Show Day

Finland – Helsinki Festival

Nepal – Kathmandu Valley:
Gai Jatra (Hindu Cow Festival)

Scotland – Edinburgh:
International Book Festival

South Africa – Women’s Day

United States –
Lebanon PA: Gem Miner’s Jubilee
Oxnard CA: Salsa Festival
Seattle WA: Hemp Fest


On This Day on HISTORY

295 BC – Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges, as curule aedile (city of Rome official charged with maintaining public buildings, regulating festivals and maintaining order), levies enough disorderly conduct fines on noble Roman matrons to build a Temple to Venus

1692 – Five people found guilty of witchcraft executed by hanging in Massachusetts colony, including John Proctor, who with his wife Elizabeth, was used by Arthur Miller as major characters in his play The Crucible. Elizabeth was given a stay of execution because she was pregnant, then released after witch hysteria died down.

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1839 – Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre unveils his daguerreotype photographic process to the French Académie des Sciences at a Paris meeting

Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre

1848 – The New York Herald reports the discovery of gold in California

1856 – Gail Borden patents his process of condensing milk by vacuum

1883 – Coco Chanel, influential French designer of Chanel suit and the ‘little black dress,’ is born


1929 – The radio program “Amos and Andy” debuts on NBC

1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes Fuehrer of Germany

1939 – FDR issues presidential proclamation designating Orville Wright’s birthday as National Aviation Day *

1940 – New Civil Aeronautics Administration awards Orville Wright honorary license #1

1960 – American U-2 pilot Gary Powers is convicted of espionage in Moscow

1997 – Fleetwood Mac reunion album The Dance is released

2008 – First U.N. World Humanitarian Day *– established on anniversary of Baghdad Canal Hotel bombing in 2003 where U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Sérgio Vieira del Mello was killed



  • Borneo Orangutan
  • International flags
  • Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre
  • Coco Chanel (in Chanel suit and hat) making adjustment


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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 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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