July 31st, Full Moon is also a blue moon; a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.

Calendar day; July 31, 2015

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Friday, the 31st of July, 2015 is the 212th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.
General events:
World Ranger Day
July 31, 2015 in the World
World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures.
World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July, and is promoted by the 63 member associations of the International Ranger Federation, by our partner the Thin Green Line Foundation, and by individuals who support the work of Rangers and the IRF.
The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.
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Mutt’s Day 2015
July 31, 2015 in the World
Mutt’s Day is observed on July 31, 2015. A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog is a dog that belongs to no single organizationally recognized breed and is not the result of selective breeding. Mutt is commonly used in the U.S.A and Canada, often in an affectionate manner.
When breeds mix, their offspring manifest a wide variety of appearances; some resembling one breed closely, while others clearly exhibit features of both. However, as mixed breeds continue to interbreed, subsequent generations moderate toward a roughly similar appearance.
Where is the event?
System Administrator Appreciation Day
July 31, 2015 in the World
The System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD takes place onJuly 31, 2015. It is a day to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT-workers. The day is celebrated annually on the last Friday in July. The Day was created by system administrator Ted Kekatos.
Ted Kekatos was inspired to create the special day by a Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement in which a system administrator is presented with flowers and fruit-baskets by grateful co-workers as thanks for installing new printers. Kekatos had just installed several of the same model printer at his workplace. Many geek and Internet culture businesses also honor the holiday with special product offerings and contests. Various filk songs have been written to commemorate the day. The songs have reached a level of popularity where they are also covered by other performers.
A system administrator, IT systems administrator, systems administrator, or sysadmin is a person employed to maintain and operate a computer system and/or network. System administrators may be members of an information technology (IT) or Electronics and Communication Engineering department. The duties of a system administrator are wide-ranging, and vary widely from one organization to another. Sysadmins are usually charged with installing, supporting and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems.
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Natural Events:
2nd July Full Moon
July 31, 2015 in Eastcoast (North America)
On July 31, 2015 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, completely unilluminated.
The time interval between similar lunar phases is on average about 29.53 days. Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month. Because lunar months have a whole number of days, lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long.
Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely. Full moons trigger deer movement in North America. Hunters and fisherman rely heavily on moonphases.
Where is 2nd July Full Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Eastcoast (North America)
Historical Events on 31st July:
30 BC – Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian’s forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide
781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781)
1498 – Christopher Columbus on his third voyage discovers the island of Trinidad
1703 – Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers
1751 – Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses
1865 – The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia
1879 – The first cable connection between South Africa and Europe is laid by the British electrical engineer Charles Tilston Bright as part of his project to link the British Empire with growing telecommunications technologies
1893 – Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture
1919 – The Weimar Constitution establishing the German Republic is adopted
1928 – 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland
1938 – Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis
1958 – Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1970 – Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy
1987 – Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
1988 – Last Playboy club closes in Lansing, Michigan
1990 – Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
1991 – Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end



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Calendar day; July 30, 2015

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Thursday, the 30th of July, 2015 is the 211th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.

General Events:

International Friendship Day
July 30, 2015 in the World

The International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30, 2015. It is a day for celebrating friendship and takes place annually. Friendship Day was originally created by the greeting card industry. It was promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1919, intended to be the first Sunday of August and a day when people celebrated their friendships by sending cards.

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. The first celebration of this day was proposed for 30 July 1958. On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries celebrate the day on the first Sunday of August. This day once was chosen because of the largest lull between holiday celebrations.

The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition. The day is enthusiastically celebrated in a number of countries across the world. In 1998, Nane Annan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations.


Where is the event?

Father-in-Law Day
July 30, 2015 in the World

On July 30, 2015 Father-in-Law Day is celebrated. This is a special day to show your appreciation to your father-in-law. A parent-in-law is a person who has a legal affinity with another by being the parent of the other’s spouse. It is assumed that the greeting card industry is the originator of this day like its counterpart the Mother-in-Law Day. Since your father-in-law is the man who has brought up your spouse well and healthy you can show him your appreciation by spending time with him, sending him a greeting card or gathers the whole family and celebrates a party in his honour.

Where is the event?

National Chili Dog Day
July 30, 2015 in the USA

It’s been less than a week since National Hot Dog Day, but it’s already time to celebrate National Chili Dog Day! National Chili Dog Day is always observed on the last Thursday of July, which is also National Hot Dog Month. Chili dogs are hot dogs that are usually topped with chili con carne (sans the beans), and other optional ingredients like cheese, onions, or mustard. When the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council ran a pole in 2005, they discovered that chili was the third most popular hot dog condiment, receiving 17% of the votes tallied. The chili dog’s popularity has spawned many variations, like the Coney Dog (actually from MIchigan) with added onions and mustard, and the Texas Hot Dog (actually from Pennsylvania!), which is topped with hot sauce. Chili dogs are particularly popular in the western U.S., with several restaurant chains featuring them on their menus. Arizona is home to the Sonoran dog, a chili dog that’s also topped with bacon and salsa. Mmmm…

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 30th July:

1419 – First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm the Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members (either 7 or 13) out the windows. They all either died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside

1619 – House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body

1756 – Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers

1792 – 500 Marseillaisian men sing France’s national anthem for 1st time

1811 – Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico

1863 – President Lincoln issues “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

1866 – New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150

1870 – The Republic of Klipdrift is proclaimed by Transvaal President Andries Pretorius after the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1866 resulted in a flood of treasure hunters; ownership of the diamond fields was contested by the Boer republics

1878 – German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election

1898 – Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes

1907 – Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other’s special interests

1914 – After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; ‘Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!’ he claims

1935 – 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution

1949 – British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

1956 – US motto “In God We Trust” authorized

1980 – Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France

1981 – Belgian Senate accept laws against racism

2003 – The last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

2006 – World’s longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years




Calendar day; July 29, 2015

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Wednesday, the 29th of July, 2015 is the 210th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.
General Events:
International Tiger Day
July 29, 2015 in the World
The tiger is the largest of the world’s big cats and this magnificent creature, with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face, has a day that is dedicated to it. This was first celebrated in 2010 and was founded at an international summit that had been called in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,000 left alive. Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching and Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation. Many international organisations are involved in the day, including the WWF, the IFAW and the Smithsonian Institute.
Where is International Tiger Day?
Olsok 2015
July 29, 2015 in Norway
Olsok is observed on July 29, 2015. Olsok (literally “Olaf’s Wake” or “Olaf’s Vigil” – that is the eve of St. Olaf’s Day) is the Norwegian name for 29 July, traditionally the date of the death of King Olaf II Haraldsson of Norway in the Battle of Stiklestad, in 1030. Olaf was canonised by Bishop Grimkell in Nidaros on 3 August 1031, and is remembered as Rex perpetuus Norvegiae, the Eternal King of Norway. More so than his attempts to finally convert the country to Christianity, Olaf’s martyrdom at Stiklestad appears to have contributed decisively to establishing the Church in all parts of the country.
Where is Olsok?
Nationwide Norway
Ólavsøka 2015
July 29, 2015 in Faroe Islands
Ólavsøka takes place on July 29, 2015. Ólavsøka is a national holiday of the Faroe Islands, celebrated annually. It is the day when Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, opens its session. Ólavsøka is also a cultural and sports festival with boat races, football matches and other events. The literal meaning is “Saint Olaf’s Wake”, from Saint Olaf’s death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, but the Løgting predates this event.
Like several other Faroese holidays, the vøka begins the evening before, so Ólavsøka always starts on July 28 with an opening ceremony. Some events start even before that, i.e. there has been a Ólavsøka Concert held on 27 July for several years.
Where is Ólavsøka?
Nationwide Faroe Islands
National Lasagna Day
July 29, 2015 in the USA
National Lasagna Day is observed on July 29, 2015. Lasagne is a wide, flat pasta shape and possibly one of the oldest. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna ribbon. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.
Lasagne originated in Italy, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. A traditional lasagne bolognesi is made by interleaving layers of pasta with layers of sauce, made with ragù, bechamel, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. In other regions and outside of Italy it is common to find lasagne made with ricotta or mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, various meats, and miscellaneous vegetables. In all cases the lasagne are oven-baked. Lasagne is typically flavored with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano.
Traditionally, the dough was prepared in Southern Italy with semolina and water and in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, with flour and eggs. Today in Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for commercially sold pasta is durum wheat, commercial lasagne noodles are made of semolina.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th July:
904 – Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli
1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling
1588 – The Battle of Gravelines – Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
1609 – Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
1715 – 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1783 – Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police
1858 – Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US & Japan opening Japanese ports to trade
1899 – The First Hague Convention is signed
1905 – US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan’s non-interference with the US in the Philippines
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
1920 – Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1921 – New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
1928 – Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” is released
1932 – Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans
1937 – Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
1945 – After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
1954 – Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 1st volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien by by George Allen and Unwin in London
1973 – Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1988 – Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989


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Calendar day; July 28, 2015

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Tuesday, the 28th of July, 2015 is the 209th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.
General Events:
World Hepatitis Day
July 28, 2015 in the World
The World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28, 2015. It is a day to raise global awareness of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and to encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The day is celebrated annually. Approximately 1 in 12 people worldwide is living with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C. If left untreated and unmanaged, hepatitis B or C can lead to advanced liver scarring and other complications, including liver cancer or liver failure.
World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to focus on specific actions such as: Strengthening prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis and its related diseases, increasing hepatitis B vaccine coverage and integration into national immunization programs and coordinating a global response to hepatitis to increase access to treatment.
Hepatitis B is an infectious inflammatory illness of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus that affects hominoidea, including humans. Originally known as “serum hepatitis”, the disease has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa, and it is endemic in China. About a third of the world population has been infected at one point in their lives, including 350 million who are chronic carriers.
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus. The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis, which is generally apparent after many years. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will go on to develop liver failure, liver cancer or life-threatening esophageal and gastric varices.
Where is the event?
Independence Day Peru
July 28, 2015 in Peru
Known as ‘Fiestas Patrias’, this holiday is always celebrated on 28 July and marks Peru’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1821. The holiday lasts for two days. If 28 July falls on a Tuesday, then the Monday may be given as a bridge holiday. This is the case in 2015.
Celebrations usually begin on the evening of 27 July with folk music played across parks and plazas in Peru. On 28 July, the celebrations are patriotic, with 21-gun salutes and a flag raising ceremony in the capital, Lima. The second day of the holiday focuses on celebrating the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru and is marked by a large military parade,
In the south of Peru, festivities begin on St. James’ Day, 25 July.
Where is Independence Day Peru?
Nationwide Peru
Buffalo Soldiers Day
July 28, 2015 in the USA
Buffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th.  This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers. Buffalo Soldier Commemorations have been held throughout our nation since 1992 when the United States Congress passed a law designating July 28th as Buffalo Soldiers Day in the United States.
“Buffalo Soldiers” (one of many African-American regiments raised during the Civil War) were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.
Mark Matthews, who is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery, was the oldest living Buffalo Soldier at 111 years old when he died on September 6, 2005.
The segregated regiments were disbanded during the 1940’s and 1950’s as the U.S. armed forces embraced integration.
On the first Buffalo Soldiers Day in 1992, a monument to the Buffalo Soldier was dedicated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by General Colin Powell.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 28th July:
1586 – Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England
1741 – Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
1794 – French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of “the Terror” guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
1821 – Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1858 – First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
1868 – US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1883 – Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1893 – A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women’s suffrage, is delivered to the New Zealand parliament; signed by more 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population led by Kate Sheppard
1914 – Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia – first declaration of war of WWI
1915 – Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934
1917 – Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-American march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting against lynching
1945 – US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1951 – Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released
1957 – Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992
1976 – 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1980 – Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
1986 – NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, “Uh-oh!” as spacecraft disintegrated
1995 – Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices
2005 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland

Calendar day; July 27, 2015

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Monday, the 27th of July, 2015 is the 208th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.
General Events:
Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day
July 27, 2015 in the World
Proud plant-owners can show off their leafy friends to the neighbourhood when Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day rolls around. The idea behind this day is to celebrate plants, and to acquaint plants with their immediate environment, which is supposed to be healthy for them. Plant-owners can admire each others’ plants, and exchange stories and tips on plant-care.
For those who find this concept a little strange, there are more conservative ways to get involved. Plants grow throughout their lives, and you can use this day as an excuse to re-pot any plants that might be getting a bit big for their abode. You can take your plant for a walk to a new location within the house, perhaps one where it might get more sun. And if you don’t own a houseplant, there’s no better day to bring one home and introduce it to your family.
Where is the event?
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
July 27, 2015 in the USA
July 1998 marked the 45th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 through 1953. To mark the anniversary, President Bill Clinton proclaimed July 27 a national day of recognition to commemorate the more than 37,000 U.S. service personnel who lost their lives during the war. In doing so, the president called “upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor and give thanks to our distinguished Korean War veterans.”
Since that time, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day has been celebrated each July in community memorial services throughout the country and with speeches and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. As directed by the president’s proclamation, U.S. flags are flown at half-staff on July 27th in remembrance of the U.S. personnel who lost their lives during the 37 months of combat in Korea.
In 2013 Canada, with Royal Assent of Bill S-213: An Act Respecting a National Day of Remembrance in Honour of Veterans of the Korean War, created Korean War Veterans Day to be held each year on July 27. “This national day of recognition honours Canadian men and women in uniform who came to the aid of South Koreans during the Korean War, and further ensures that their service and sacrifices are never forgotten.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Sleepy Head Day
July 27, 2015 in Finland
National Sleepy Head Day is observed on July 27, 2015. National Sleepy Head Day (Finnish: Unikeonpäivä) is celebrated in Finland every year. Traditionally on this day, the last person in the house to wake up is woken up using water, either by being thrown into a lake or the sea, or by having water thrown on them. It is based on the story of the Saints of Ephesus who slept in a cave for some 200 years during the Middle Ages whilst hiding from persecution by Decius, the Roman Emperor at the time.
In the city of Naantali, a Finnish celebrity is chosen every year to be thrown in the sea from the city’s port at 7 a.m. The identity of the sleeper is kept secret until the event. People who are chosen have usually done something to the benefit of the city. Every city mayor has thus far been thrown to the sea at least once. The celebrations continue into the evening in Naantali and include activities for people of every age.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Finland
Historical Events on 27th July:
1280 – Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1586 – Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia
1689 – Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay
1794 – Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
1816 – US troops destroy Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
1839 – Chartist riots break out in Birmingham, England
1862 – Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
1866 – Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1921 – Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto
1931 – Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops
1935 – Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000
1940 – Bugs Bunny debuts in “Wild Hare”
1949 – 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
1953 – North Korea & UN sign armistice
1954 – Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1974 – House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1976 – 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1986 – Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq
1987 – First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
1990 – Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
1992 – Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly
1995 – In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated
2002 – Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history





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