ON THIS DAY: September 25, 2016

September 25 isWorld Dream Day

Comic Book Day *

One-Hit Wonder Day

World Dream Day *

National Psychotherapy Day *

Day of Remembrance
for Murder Victims *


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France – Paris: Techno Parade

Haiti – Roi Wangol, Mousindi
(Vodou ‘Angolan King’)international Flags

Mozambique – Armed Forces Day

Rwanda – Kamarampaka Day
(Abolition of the Monarchy)

Spain – Barcelona:
Les Festes de La Mercè

Switzerland – Obwalden: 
St. Nicholas of Flüe (Swiss patron saint)

United Kingdom – Cumbria:
Cockermouth Food Festival

United States – Rockwall TX:
Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta


On This Day in HISTORY

1237 – England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, ending dispute over the border between their countries

1513 – Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa reaches the ocean after crossing Isthmus of Panama, and calls it the South Sea, first European to see the Pacific Ocean


1775 – The British capture Ethan Allen when the attack of his forces on Montreal fails

1789 – U.S Congress adopts amendments to the Constitution, now called the Bill of Rights

1790 – Peking opera is born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes perform for the Qianlong Emperor’s 80th birthday


1837 – Rodolphe Töpffer publishes The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck, considered the first comic book *

1890 – Sequoia National Park in California becomes the third U.S National Park, and the Church of Latter Day Saints renounces polygamy

1906 – Dimitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, is born

1933 – The voice of silent movie cowboy star Tom Mix is first heard by the public when his show debuts on NBC Radio

1967 – The Beatles record “Fool on the Hill” at Abbey Road Studios

1973 – The three crewmen of  Skylab II land in the Pacific Ocean after 59 days aboard the space laboratory

1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice


1983 – Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov averts worldwide nuclear war when he declares a “U.S. attack” setting off the Soviet early warning system to be a false alarm. The satellite warning system had mistaken sunlight reflecting off clouds for enemy missiles

1990 – U.N. Security Council votes to impose an air embargo on Iraq – Cuba casts the only dissenting vote

1992 – A judge in Orlando FL grants 12- year-old Gregory Kingsley a divorce from his biological parents

1995 – Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” debuts at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

1999 – First National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims * is established by the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, which was founded by Charlotte and Robert Hullinger in 1978 after their daughter was murdered

2012 – The first Psychotherapy Day * and first World Dream Day *



  • World Dream Day poster
  • International flags
  • Balboa at the Pacific Ocean
  • Anhui Troupe stock characters
  • Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as first female U.S. Supreme Court justice


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7 Responses to ON THIS DAY: September 25, 2016

  1. pete says:

    Is it a coincidence that one hit wonder day, world dream day, and remembering murder victims day is all on National Psychotherapy Day?

    “We had great songs, doc. They were about having a dream and all the poor people who have been shot and the Beatles make songs about who is a walrus and octopuses gardens and they’re hits.”

    “Where did we go wrong, doc?”

    • wordcloud9 says:

      LOL pete –

      I thought they all fit together pretty well, too. And of course Comic Book Day rounds it out nicely!

  2. pete, what a coincidence. Terry Welshans flew down to spend the afternoon with me today. He seemed to think I needed company. He was right. We talked about all kinds of things, including music from the Vietnam War era, how the country is going to hell in a handbasket, taxes, violence, flying, history, and even got around to talking about those who are long gone, but not forgotten. You guys don’t know what you are missing, because Terry has only scratched the surface so far, regarding his depth and breadth of knowledge.

    I think we started going wrong when the meme became selfishness, and altruism was declared a sin by the powers that be. Coincidentally, our sermon at church this morning was about how poorly it would be received in all too many of our religious temples if that Jesus guy got up and started preaching his stuff about sharing, caring for the poor, and how rich people could forget it when it came to getting into Heaven. It was not well received twenty centuries ago, and would still not be well received.

    This is for Terry:

    • wordcloud9 says:

      Hi Chuck –

      Really glad Terry came to see you.

      Can you imagine what would happen if some guy claiming to be the ‘Son of God’ started throwing stockbrokers and financiers out of St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church on Wall Street?

  3. Terry Welshans says:

    It was good for both of us. I was fortunate to have a professional tour guide to help me better understand two hundred years of history. The bottom line is very clear: Don’t mess around with the over the mountain boys. Doing so can be terminal!

    Thanks for taking the time today. I really enjoyed the company.

  4. You are welcome. Here is an image of Capt. James Campbell, by a sculptor who was one of his descendants. Unlike the portly reenactors, most of whom are descendants of those lean hard men, those original Overmountain Men were a force to be reckoned with.

  5. I might add, some who live or lived in modern times were still forces to be reckoned with.

    In the scene during the hearing, when Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear was required to walk a certain number of steps in full diving gear, following loss of his leg, my wife observed, “Just like one of the Brashears. Tell them they can’t do something and they will do it just to prove you wrong.”

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