ON THIS DAY: August 21, 2016

August 21st is

confucious how slowly

National Senior Citizens Day *

World P.O.E.T. Day
(Aussie slang – Piss Off
Early Today)

Spumoni Day

Sweet Tea Day
(Southern U.S.)



Canada – Regina SK:
Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival

Croatia – Novalja:international Flags
  Sonus Festival

Micronesia – Kosrae Gospel Day

Morocco – Féte de la Jeunesse

Philippines – Aquino Day

Western Sahara –
King Mohammed VI’s Birthday

United States –
  Fairmont WV: Tomato Tasting Festival
  Philadelphia PA: Atlantic Coast Opera Festival


On This Day in HISTORY

1680 – Pueblo Indians drive Spanish out and take possession of Santa Fe NM

1770 – Captain James Cook claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it
New South Wales

1810 – Jean-Bastiste Bernadotte resigns as a Marshal of France after he is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates

Jean Bapiste Bernadotte

MORE! Nat Turner, United Nations, and The Marvelettes, click

1831 – Former slave Nat Turner leads anti-slavery revolt in Southhampton County VA

1841 – John Hampton patents the venetian blind

1888 – William Burroughs patents an adding machine

1897 – The Olds Motor Works begins designing Oldsmobiles


1911 – A Louvre employee steals the Mona Lisa

1923 – Kalamazoo MI ordinance bans dancers from gazing into each other’s eyes

1944 – “Dumbarton Oaks” conference begins groundwork for the United Nations

1959 – Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state

1961 – Motown releases its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes

1963 – Martial law declared in South Vietnam because of Buddhist anti-regime protests

1965 – Barry McQuire releases “Eve of Destruction” and The Lovin’ Spoonfuls put out “Do You Believe in Magic”

1979 – Bolshoi Ballet Premier danseur Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S.


1988 – Congress joint resolution proclaims August 21 National Senior Citizens Day *

1993 – The Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack hits #1 on the Billboard LP chart

1996 – U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act makes getting and keeping health insurance easier

2002 – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf unilaterally amends Pakistani constitution, to extend his term in office and empower him to dissolve parliament



  • Confucius with quotation
  • International flags
  • Jean-Bastiste Bernadotte
  • 1905 Oldsmobile
  • Alexander Godunov


About wordcloud9

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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