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"Spring is the time of plans and projects." —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

July 14 in History

July 14 in Pop Culture History July 14th is… Bastille Day Grand Marnier Day Mac & Cheese Day National Nude Day Pandemonium Day Shark Awareness day Tape Measure Day 1789 – Bastille Day. Tens of thousands of the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, the Paris fortress used as a prison to hold political prisoners

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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

"In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside 24 hours." —Mark Twain

July 3 in History

July 3 in Pop Culture History July 3rd is… Chocolate Wafer Day National Compliment Your Mirror Day Eat Your Beans Day National Fried Clam Day 1035 – William the Conqueror became the Duke of Normandy. 1819 – The Bank of Savings in New York City, an early savings bank in the United States, opened. Many ...
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July 2 in History

July 2 in Pop Culture History July 2nd is… Anisette Day Freedom From Fear of Speaking Day Made in the USA Day Second Half of the Year Day (Non-Leap Years) National Wildland Firefighter Day World UFO Day 1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine. 1776 – The Continental Congress declared its freedom from ...
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July 1 in History

July 1 in Pop Culture History July 1st is… 701 Day (in North Dakota) Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day Gingersnap Day Postal Worker Day US Postage Stamp Day Wine Cooler Day 1770 – Lexell’s Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history. 1819 – Johann Georg Tralles discovered the Great ...
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June 30 in History

June 30 in Pop Culture History June 30th is… International Asteroid Day Corvette Day Mai Tai Day National Meteor Watch Day Social Media Day 1831 – A patent for a platform scale was issued to brothers Erastus and Thaddeus S. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. 1859 – Jean-Francois Gravelet, Emile Blondin, became the first daredevil ...
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June 29 in History

June 29 in Pop Culture History June 29th is… Almond Buttercrunch Day Camera Day Waffle Iron Day 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground. 1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in ...
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June 28 in History

June 28 in Pop Culture History June 28th is… Alaska Day Ceviche Day Insurance Awareness Day National Logistics Day Paul Bunyan Day Tapioca Day 1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony. 1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City. 1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the ...
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June 27 in History

June 27 in Pop Culture History June 27th is… National HIV Testing Day National Ice Cream Cake Day National Onion Day National Orange Blossom Day National PTSD Awareness Day National Sunglasses Day 1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs. 1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder ...
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June 26 in History

June 26 in Pop Culture History June 26th is… National Barcode Day National Beautician’s Day Chocolate Pudding Day National Coconut Day 1498 – The bristle toothbrush was invented in China. 1797 – Charles Newbold was issued a patent (#X000177) for an improvement for the cast-iron plow 1807 – Lightning struck a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, ...
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June 25 in History

June 25 in Pop Culture History June 25th is… Bourdain Day Catfish Day Color TV Day Fatherless Children Day Goat Cheese Day Log Cabin Day Day of the Seafarer Strawberry Parfait Day 1867 – Barbed wire was patented (#66,182) by Lucien B. Smith of Kent, Ohio. 1876 – Native American forces, led by Chiefs Crazy ...
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June 24 in History

June 24 in Pop Culture History June 24th is… International Fairies Day Jani Midsummer National Pralines Day Summersgiving Swim A Lap Day Take Back the Lunch Break Day Upcycling Day 1374 – An early morning sudden outbreak of ‘St. John’s Dance’ caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to ...
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