ON THIS DAY: August 20, 2016

August 20th is

bee on honeycomb

International Homeless
Animals Day *

National Lemonade Day *

National Honey Bee Day *

National Radio Day

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WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Estonia – Independence Restoration Day

international Flags

Hungary – Saint Stephen’s Day

Morocco – Revolution Day

Netherlands – Amsterdam:
    Straf Werk (Electronic Dance/Music)

United States –
  Beverly Hills CA:
    Eat/See/Hear Movie Festival
  Oakland CA: Art + Soul Oakland
  New York City NY:
Summer Streets

  Virginia Beach VA:
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

  Milwaukee WI:
Journal Sentinel Zoo a la Carte

Western Sahara – Revolution Day

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On This Day in HISTORY

1000 – Future saint King Stephen founds the Hungarian state

1741 – Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska

MORE! ‘1812’ Overture, Tucson AZ and the Rolling Stones, click

1775 – Spanish establish Presidio San Augustin del Tucson,  present-day Tucson AZ


Mission San_Xavier_del_Bac_Tucson


1866 – The National Labor Union advocated an 8-hour workday in the U.S.

1882 – Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow



1885 – American premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado in NYC

1910 – The “Big Burn” destroys 3 million acres of Washington, Idaho and Montana

1920 – First commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ) goes on the air in Detroit MI

1940 – Exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky attacked with an ice ax by a KGB agent, and dies the following day

1960 – Senegal breaks from the Mali Federation, declaring its independence

1964 – LBJ signs $1 billion “war on poverty” Economic Opportunity Act

1965 – The Rolling Stones release single “Satisfaction” in the U.S.



1967 – NY Times reviews Dolby noise reduction record and tape recording process

1968 – Soviet-dominated Warsaw Pact invades Czechoslovakia, crushing Prague Spring

1977 – NASA launches Voyager 2 spacecraft, carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record with greetings in dozens of languages, music and sounds of nature

1992 – Helen Jones, founds the International Society for Animal Rights, which sponsors International Homeless Animals Day *

1998 – Canada’s Supreme Court rules Quebec can’t secede without federal consent

2007 – Michael Holthouse starts National Lemonade Day * in Houston, Texas, to celebrate the enterprise of America’s youth


lemonade stand


2009 – First National Honey Bee Day * proposed by coalition of beekeepers to spread awareness of importance of bees and beekeeping. Proclaimed by U.S. Department of Agriculture, now occurs annually on the 3rd Saturday in August

2015 – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigns over latest German economic bailout plan for the country.  Thanou-Christophilou, Court of Cassation president and Greece’s most senior judge, becomes the nation’s first female prime minister

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Visuals

  • Honey Bee on honeycomb
  • International flags
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson
  • Lemonade Stand

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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