ON THIS DAY: September 13, 2016

September 13th is


International Chocolate Day

Peanut Day

Defy Superstition Day

Fortune Cookie Day

Positive Thinking Day

Roald Dahl Day *


MORE! Howard Hughes, NYC Marathon and Desmond Tutu, click



Muslim Eid al-Adha festivals international Flags
continue world-wide

Argentina – Librarian’s Day

Peru – Mahuayani:
Qoyllur Rit’i (Star Snow Festival)


On This Day in HISTORY

1583 – Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, is born

1584 – San Lorenzo del Escorial Palacio is completed near Madrid


1789 – The U.S. Government took out its first loan

1814 – Frances Scott Key is inspired to write his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”

1898 – Hannibal W. Goodwin patented celluloid film, used to make movies

1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the U.S. killed in an automobile accident

1916 – Roald Dahl, * author of  James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is born in Wales


1922 – Highest shade temperature 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit recorded at El Azizia, Libya

1924 – Maurice Jarre, French composer noted for film scores, is born

1933 – Elizabeth McCombs is the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament

1935 – Howard Hughes sets new airspeed record, 352 mph, in his H-1 plane


1938 – Judith Martin is born, aka modern etiquette author ‘Miss Manners’

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith is elected U.S. Senator, first woman to serve in both house of Congress, and the School of the Performing Arts, the first specialized public school for the arts, opens in New York

1956 – IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, first computer to use disk storage

1960 – The FCC bans payola (bribes for more airplay of a record company’s product)

1970 – First New York City Marathon

1989 – Desmond Tutu leads largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa


1993 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chair Yasser Arafat sign first major agreement, granting Palestine limited self-government in Gaza Strip and Jericho

2001 – U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell calls Osama bin Laden a prime suspect in 9-11 attacks on the U.S. Some U.S. commercial flights resume after being grounded for 2 days


  • Chocolate
  • International flags
  • El Escorial Biblioteca (library), Spain
  • Roald Dahl with some of his books
  • Hughes H-1 airplane
  • Desmond Tutu


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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