ON THIS DAY: September 16, 2016

September 16th is

Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day *


Constitution Day *

Guacamole Day

Working Parents Day

Mayflower Day *

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day *

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

MORE! Meet Anne Bradstreet, Owain Glyndwr and Nadia Boulanger, click



Canada – Toronto:
TURF 2016

Malaysia – Malaysia Day and
Yang di-Pertua of Sabah Birthdayinternational Flags

Macau – Chong Chao (Autumn Festival)

Mexico – Día de la Independencia

Morocco – Marrakech
Oasis Festival

Papua New Guinea – Constitution/Independence Day

St. Kitts and Nevis –
National Heroes Day

United States – Monterey CA
Monterey Jazz Festival

Wales – Owain Glyndwr Day *


On This Day in HISTORY

1400 – Owain Glyndwr * rebels against English rule, is proclaimed Prince of Wales, the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales


1620 – The Mayflower embarks from Plymouth, England for Massachusetts *

1630 – The village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston

1672 – Anne Dudley Bradstreet,* the first woman to be recognized as an accomplished  colonial American poet, dies in Andover, MA

from In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth:

Now say, have women worth, or have they none
Or had they some, but with our Queen is’t gone?
Nay, masculines, you have taxed us long;
But she, though dead, will vindicate our wrong.
Let such as say our sex is void of reason,
Know ’tis a slander now, but once was treason.

1782 – First use of the Great Seal of the U.S. on prisoners of war agreement with Britain


1787 – U.S. Constitution adopted on September 17 by the Constitutional Convention. Celebrated annually as Constitution Day * on September 17th or the nearest week day when the 17th falls on a weekend

1830 – The Indian Removal Act: President Andrew Jackson’s persistent lobbying of Congress results in its passage, by a single vote.  Several tribes reluctantly moved from their homes in the southeastern U.S. to less desirable land west of the Mississippi, but 15,000 Cherokees were forced marched by U.S. army troops over a 1,000 miles. 4,000 died, many of disease or starvation on the ‘Trial of Tears’ *

1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun, now the oldest U.S. continuously-independent college daily, prints its first issue in Ithaca NY

1887 – Nadia Boulanger born, French composer, mentor to Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and Quincy Jones among others

1893 – “Cherokee Strip” Land Run in Oklahoma: 100,000 settlers race to claim land that had once been given to the Cherokees and other tribes “as long as the grass grows and the water runs” to replace their original homelands in the Southeastern U.S.

1908 – Buick and Olds car companies merge as General Motors under William Durant

1919 – The America Legion is incorporated

1940 – Sam Rayburn of Texas elected Speaker of the House of Representatives

1953 – The Robe, first movie filmed in CinemaScope, premieres in New York City

1959 – Xerox demonstrates their new Xerox 914 photocopier on live television

1963 – The Outer Limits debuts on ABC, The Beach Boys release their Surfer Girl album and The Beatles single “She Loves You” debuts in the U.S.

1965 – Duke Ellington concert of sacred music in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral

1972 – The Bob Newhart Show premieres on CBS

1974 – U.S. President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War draft-evaders and deserters

1976 – The Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as clergy

1978 – The Grateful Dead concert by the pyramids at Giza, Egypt

1987 – 24 countries sign the Montreal Protocol to reduce emissions damaging to the ozone layer by the year 2000

1992 – Deposed dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, is sentenced to 40 years for drug trafficking and money laundering in a U.S. District Court Miami Fl

1994 – Exxon Corporation ordered to pay $5 billion in punitive damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska


2008 – U.S. federal government commits to an $85 billion emergency loan to rescue AIG, the world’s largest insurance company


  • Constitution Day poster
  • International flags
  • Owain Glyndwr Statue in Corwen Wales by Colin Spofforth (2007)
  • Stanza from Anne Bradstreet poem on Queen Elizabeth I
  • Great Seal of the United States
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill, photo by Natalie B. Fobes/National Geographic/Getty Images


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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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4 Responses to ON THIS DAY: September 16, 2016

  1. pete says:

    I guess in 1893 Oklahoma the grass stopped growing and the water stopped running. Maybe that’s why it dried up and blew away in the 1930’s.

    It’s 10:00pm and now I want some cinnamon bread.
    thanks, Nona.

  2. September 16, 2016 has turned out to be one of the singularly worst days of my life. More when I can write more.

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