ON THIS DAY: September 29, 2016

September 29th is


Inventor’s Day

MAGS Day *

National Biscotti Day

International Coffee Day

World Heart Day



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Botswana – Botswana Dayinternational Flags

Haiti – Manman Aloumandia

(Voudin Mama Aloumandia)

Paraguay – Boquerón Battle Day

(Paraguayan Victory in Chaco War)

Spain – St. Michael’s Day

United Kingdom – Michaelmas


On This Day in HISTORY

1547 – Miguel de Cervantes is born, Spanish author of Don Quixote


1578 – Spanish settlers found Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, on the site of existing settlement of the Pech, Tolupans and Twahkas

1789 – The U.S. War Department establishes a regular army of several hundred men

1829 – First appearance of London’s Metropolitan Police Force, re-organized by Sir Robert Peel, is jeered by political opponents, and dubbed “Bobbies” after Sir Robert


1885 – First practical public electric tramway opens in Blackpool, England

1902 – David Belasco opens his first Broadway theatre in NYC


1923 – League of Nations ‘British Mandate for Palestine’ goes into effect, legitimizing temporary British rule of the newly formed territory, along with the ‘French Mandate’ for Syria and Lebanon

1938 – The Munich Agreement settles the Sudetenland dispute in Germany’s favor

1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer, is born

1951 – Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society chartered  dedicated to the preservation of paleoindian Chucalissa Indian Village site – celebrated as MAGS Day*

1954 – The re-make of A Star Is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason has its world premiere in Hollywood

1955 – Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge opens at New York’s Coronet Theatre

1962 – President Kennedy nationalizes the Mississippi National Guard when officials defy federal court orders to enroll James Meredith at University of Mississippi

1963 – My Favorite Martian debuts on CBS-TV

1969 – The Dmitri Shostakovich 14th Symphony premieres

1975 – WGPR in Detroit MI becomes first black-owned-and-operated TV station

1983 – U.S. Congress  uses the War Powers Act for the first time to authorized President Reagan to keep Marines in Lebanon for 18 more months, and A Chorus Line becomes Broadway’s longest-running show: 3,389 performances

1984 –“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince is the #1 single and Elizabeth Taylor is voted “the world’s most beautiful woman” in a Harris poll

1988 – NASA shuttle Discovery launches, the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster

1990 – Millie’s Book by Barbara Bush becomes “non-fiction” #1 best-seller

1993 – Bosnian Parliament overwhelmingly rejects an international peace plan unless Bosnian Serbs return land they took by force

1994 – U.S. House votes to end lobbyists buying meals/entertainment for its members

2008 – Dow Industrial Average drops 777 points, its largest one-day point decline, after  U.S. House of Representatives votes down $700 billion bank bailout plan, then Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual declare bankruptcy




  • Coffee with biscotti
  • International flags
  • Miguel de Cervantes with sanity quote
  • London Metropolitan Police ‘Bobbies’
  • Belasco Theatre in New York City
  • News headline – Dow drops 777 points


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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