ON THIS DAY: September 10, 2016

September 10th is


Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day*

International Drive Your Studebaker Day *

National Hot Dog Day

National Swap Ideas Day

World Suicide Prevention Day *

MORE! Nathan Hale, Simón Bolivar and TV’s Gunsmoke, click



Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim holiday honoring Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s command

Belize – Saint George’s Caye Day

China – Teacher’s Dayinternational Flags

Egypt – Wakfet Arafat

Gibraltar – National Day

India –Baba Sri Chand Ji Birthday

Malaysia – State Public Holiday

Spain – Sant Antoni de Portmany:
The Zoo Project Ibiza

Turkey – Kurban Bayramy Holiday

United Kingdom –
Petersfield: Butserfest

United States –
Brooklyn NY: Brooklyn Kite Festival
Seattle WA: Night Market & Autumn Moon Festival


On This Day in HISTORY

1509 – An earthquake, known as “The Lesser Judgement Day,” hits Constantinople

1570 – Spanish Jesuits attempt to establish a mission near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in what they call Ajacán (present-day Virginia), but they are killed by local Native Americans five months later

1515 – Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal


1608 – John Smith is elected president of the Jamestown VA council

1776 – Nathan Hale volunteers to spy on the British for the Continental Army

1823 – Simón Bolivar is named president of  Peru

1862 – Rabbi Jacob Frankel becomes the first Jewish U.S. Army chaplain

1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist


1913 – The Lincoln Highway opens, the first paved coast-to-coast U.S. highway

1937 – Nine nations meet at the Nyon Conference to discuss the international piracy problem in the Mediterranean

1953 – Swanson sells its first “TV dinner”

1955 – Western series Gunsmoke premieres on CBS television, then airs for 20 years, with a record 635 episodes


1960 – Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia wins the marathon at the Rome Olympics, running barefoot, the first of his nation to win a medal at the Olympic games


1964 – The Kinks single “You Really Got Me” hits #1 in the UK

1966 – The Beatles album Revolver is #1 on the U.S. album chart, while The Supremes are #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “You Can’t Hurry Love”


1967 – Gibraltar voters choose to remain a British dependent instead of part of Spain

1968 – “Hey Jude” is #1 on the UK singles chart for The Beatles

1974 – Guinea-Bissau becomes independent from Portugal

1977 – A convicted torturer-murderer is the last person executed in France by guillotine

1981 – Farmer Dennis Higashiyama of Quincy WA decided that too many consumers had no idea where their food really came from, so he founded Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day * to invite the public to see how crops get from farm fields to processing plants on the way to their kitchens


1996 – Walmart bans Sheryl Crow’s second album because of this lyric: “Watch out sister/Watch out brother/Watch our children as they kill each other/with a gun they bought at the Wal-Mart discount stores”  in the song “Love is A Good Thing”

2002 – Switzerland, a long-time neutral country, joins the United Nations

2003 – The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health organization join together to launch World Suicide Prevention Day *

2008 – The Large Hadron Colider at CERN, “largest scientific experiment in history” powers up in Geneva, Switzerland


2009 – First ‘Drive Your Studebaker Day’ * sponsored by the Studebaker Drivers Club




  • Vintage Studebakers
  • International flags
  • Cardinal Wolsey at Christ Church (1610) by Sampson Strong
  • Uncredited artist’s drawing of the assassination of Empress Elisabeth
  • Gunsmoke with Marshall Dillon
  • Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia in the 1960 Rome Olympics
  • Album cover of The Beatles Revolver
  • Harvesting tomatoes
  • Large Hadron Colider at CERN
  • Fozzie Bear and Muppets in his Studebaker


About wordcloud9

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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