ON THIS DAY: July 25, 2017

July 25 is

Red Shoe Day *

Culinarians Day *

Hire a Veteran Day *

Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Merry-Go-Round Day

Thread the Needle Day

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MORE! Thomas Eakins, Josephine Tey and Yitzhak Rabin, click

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World Festivals and National Holidays

Costa Rica – Annexation of Guanacaste

Cuba – Revolution Anniversary

Puerto Rico – Constitution Day

Germany – Bayreuth: Wagner Festspiele 

Spain – Galicia:  Dìa Nacional de Galicia

Tibet – Qinghai: Yushu Horse Racing Festival

Tunisia – Republic Day

US Virgin Islands – Hurricane Supplication Day

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On This Day in HISTORY

315 – The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Coliseum in Rome to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge

1137 – Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Prince Louis, later King Louis VII of France

1554 – (“Bloody”) Mary I of England marries Philip II of Spain




1593 – King Henry IV of France converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism

1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned King of England, becoming James I there

1750 – Henry Knox born, American bookstore owner becomes a Revolutionary war general; establishes artillery training centers; first U.S. Secretary of War (1789-1794)



1806 – Maria Weston Chapman born, American abolitionist; editor of anti-slavery journal Non-Resistant

1824 – Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua

1837 – First successful demonstration of commercial electrical telegraph

1840 – Flora Adams Darling born, American author, historian, organizer, instrumental in the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

1844 – Thomas Eakins born, American painter


Self Portrait, by Thomas Eakins – circa 1902


1850 – Gold discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon

1853 – Joaquin Murrieta, Californio bandito, is killed

1853 – David Belasco born, influential American theatrical producer, also playwright



1866 – U.S. Congress authorizes 5 star rank of General of the Army for Ulysses S. Grant

1868 – Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory

1870 –Maxfield Parrish born, American painter and illustrator


Morning, by Maxfield Parrish, 1922


1871 – Margaret Floy Washburn born, American psychologist, known for work in animal behavior and motor theory; first woman granted a PhD in psychology in the U.S., second woman to serve as American Psychological Association President



1873 – Anne Tracy Morgan born, American philanthropist and author, spearheaded and supplied funds for relief efforts to aid France during and after WWI and WWII; first American woman appointed a commander of Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur (French Legion of Honor)

1883 – Alfredo Casella born, Italian composer, pianist and conductor



1884 – Davidson Black born, Canadian paleoanthropologist; Chair of the Geological Survey of China; his finds expanded the knowledge of human evolution



1893 – The Corinth Canal in Greece is used for the first time

1896 – Josephine Tey born, Scottish author of mystery novels; wrote historical plays under the name Gordon Daviot



1901 – Ruth Krauss born, American author, known for children’s book such as The Carrot Seed and poems for adults

1902 – Eric Hoffer born, American longshoreman, philosopher and writer; The True Believer, The Ordeal of Change; awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983



1905 – Elias Canetti born, Bulgarian novelist and playwright; 1981 Nobel Prize

1906 – Johnny Hodges born, American jazz saxophonist; soloist for Duke Ellington



1918 – Jane Frank born, American painter and sculptor, also known for work in mixed media and textile art

1920 – Rosalind Franklin born, British scientist, made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structure of DNA which was foundational for the work of Watson and Crick

1923 – Maria Gripe, Swedish author children’s and young adult books, recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal

1930 – Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian author, journalist and essayist, associated with the sovereignty movement in Quebec

1938 – Richard Aaker Trythall born, American composer and pianist; member of  Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1964-1980)



1943 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini overthrown in a coup; King Victor Emmanuel orders Marshall Pietro Badoglio to form a military government to continue conduct of the war

1946 – U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll, first underwater test

1952 – Puerto Rico becomes self-governing commonwealth of U.S.

1966 – The Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love”



1975 – “A Chorus Line” debuts on Broadway, and runs for 6,137 performances



1978 – Louise Joy Brown, first in-vitro fertilization test-tube baby, is born in England

1980 – AC/DC releases their album Back in Black

1984 – Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to walk in space

1994 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan’s King Hussein sign a declaration at the U.S. White House ending their countries’ 46-year state of war

2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first female president (Indira Gandhi was the first woman to become India’s Prime Minister)



2008 – California becomes the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food

2010 – WikiLeaks leaks over 90,000 internal reports on the War in Afghanistan

2011 – (year uncertain) Culinarians Day * is a day to celebrate people who cook, whether they are professional chefs or cooking for their family

2013 – Red Shoe Day * is established in memory of Australian Lyme disease patient, Theda Myint, who died on this date, to remember not only Theda, but all those lost to Lyme and other ‘invisible’ illnesses, including ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, worldwide



2017 – The first official Hire a Veteran Day * is launched by Hire Our Heroes (HOH), a non-profit founded by veterans for veterans

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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 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 and a bewildered Border Collie.
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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: July 25, 2017

  1. pete says:

    guess Hot Fudge Sundae was on Tuesdae this year.

    (Larry Niven reference)

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