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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:22 pm

An era defining man is Nelson Mandela.
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Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am

8th July

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY
NATIONAL FREEZER POP DAY

A selection of events from history.

1099 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on
1836 Charles Darwin reaches Saint Helena in HMS Beagle and takes up lodgings near the tomb of Napoleon
1913 Alfred Carlton Gilbert's patent for the Erector Set is issued, it becomes one of the most popular toys of all time
1944 British troops march into Caen, Normandy
1944 Japanese kamikaze attacks on US lines at Saipan
1948 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
1953 US stops aid to Persia
1956 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1957 First Pugwash Conference, the "Thinkers Lodge" held on nuclear disarmament at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, founded by Joseph Rotblat and hosted by Cyrus Eaton
1969 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 French Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1996 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK
1999 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
2000 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)
2017 Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings
2018 British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns in a stand against Theresa May's new softer Brexit policy

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Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:44 am

9th July

NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY

A selection of events from this day in history.

455 Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire
660 Battle of Hwangsanbeol: At Nonsan, China a 50,000 strong Silla force led by general Kim Yu-shin annihilate the army of Baekje and kill their leader general Gyebaek
1401 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000
1572 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's warship Elisabeth battles HMS Lion
1815 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
1835 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
1872 Doughnut cutter patents granted to John Blondel, Thomaston, Maine
1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
1910 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1917 British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804
1934 SS-Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
1947 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
1947 Spain votes for Franco monarchy
1955 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops the billboards chart, one of the best-selling singles ever
1971 Henry Kissinger visits the People's Republic of China to negotiate a detente between the US and China
1980 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil
1982 Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom in Buckingham Palace, London
1986 The New Zealand parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older
2001 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK
2017 CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3
2018 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns after Theresa May takes a softer Brexit stance
2018 US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year
2019 Northern Ireland MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage and make abortion legal to bring it in line with rest of UK

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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:50 pm

[1815] 1st natural gas well in US is discovered and ushered in a new era of human genius.
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Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:40 am

10th July
NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... y-july-10/
NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY
COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY
NATIONAL KITTEN DAY

A selection of events from this day in history.

48 BC Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania)
988 The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey
1040 Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
1212 The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground
1376 English "Good Parliament" ends, longest-sitting parliament at that time
1460 Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
1520 King Charles V France and King Henry VIII of England sign Treaty of Calais
1553 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England, succeeds Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.
1645 Battle at Langport, Somerset: Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army beats Royalists
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
1862 US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
1892 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
1908 H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C)
1925 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
1938 Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
1947 200 die when train derails and falls into a river in Canton, China
1956 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1958 1st parking meters installed in England (625 installed)
1962 Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1964 The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night", their 3rd studio album
1965 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
1965 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
1967 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Alexandra Palace in London burnt down for a second time
1981 Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.
2016 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title
2018 Original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by EH Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, record price for a book illustration
2019 Earliest evidence of modern humans outside Africa found with 210,000 year old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece published in "Nature"
2019 British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch resigns after his secret cables calling the US president "inept" were published

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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:57 pm

[1908] H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C).

Mega cool and setup several new industries in the process.
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Post by Richard Frost » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:33 am

11th July

World Population Day (UNDP decision 89/46 15, A/RES/45/216)
ALL AMERICAN PET PHOTO DAY
NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY
NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY
NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY

1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
1536 The Convocation of the clergy subscribe to the Ten Articles, beliefs of the English Church under Henry VIII
1776 Captain James Cook begins his third voyage
1818 English poet John Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born", "Lines Written in the Highlands", and "Gadfly"
1848 London's Waterloo Station opens
1892 US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
1921 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
1960 "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is first published by J. B. Lippincott & Co.
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 David Bowie releases the single "Space Oddity" 9 days before Apollo 11 lands on the moon
1969 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
1971 Chilean parliament nationalizes American copper mines
1976 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1977 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
1978 Auto with liquid gas crashes and explodes in Spain, 160 killed
1979 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
1981 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1984 Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
2018 Oldest stone tools outside Africa discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated 2.12 million years old made by hominins

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Post by Richard Frost » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 am

12th July

EAT YOUR JELLO DAY
NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY
NATIONAL PECAN PIE DAY
NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... y-july-12/
PAPER BAG DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/paper-bag-day-july-12/

1191 English King Richard I the Lionheart and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
1549 Kett's uprising occupies Norwich, England
1690 Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II
1691 Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) Ireland, William III beats James II
1843 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy
1861 Wild Bill Hickok reputed to have shot and killed David McCanles, possibly his first kill. Hickok later acquitted after found he acted in self defense.
1878 Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
1951 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero, Illinois
1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1967 Race riot in Newark, New Jersey, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many familles in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1998 South African President Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London
2013 Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education
2018 US President Donald Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by macliam » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:52 pm

Not a good time to be out on your own in NI......
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Post by pakefield » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:31 pm

Most importantly it is Sea Sunday when churches around the world have special services to pray, celebrate and fundraise for seafarers around the world. Without the seamen and women we would not have most of our food and goods for ourselves or our houses. Now they are stuck on ships not knowing when the pandemic will end and they can go home. Others were at home and now have no way of earning an income. Even those at sea cannot be sure they will be paid or if their company will go bankrupt.

If you appreciate them you can donate here: https://www.missiontoseafarers.org/donate

Thank you from an ex Merchant Seaman
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