This is Turning Out to be a Bad Summer

I have 0 energy today. I will try to get posts done but not sure. So, far this summer it has been one yuck day after another physically for me.

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

July 28 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1794 French Revolutionary figure Maximilien robespierre and 22 other leaders of “the Terror” guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris

1914 Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia – first declaration of war of WWI

1917 Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-Americans who march on 5th Ave in NYC to protest against lynching

1943 Operation Gomorrah: RAF bombing over Hamburg causes a firestorm that kills 42,600 German civilians

1976 Tangshan Earthquake, 8.2 in magnitude kills over 240,000 Northern China in the largest loss of life from an earthquake in the 20th century

2005 The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland

Today’s Historical Events

388 Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis

754 Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France

1148 Second Crusade: Crusaders abandon their siege of Damascus

1330 Battle of Velbuzd: Serbian forces defeats Bulgarian army

1434 Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon

1579 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid

1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England

1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1932 “White Zombie” – 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi is released in the US

1951 Walt Disney‘s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released

1954 “On the Waterfront”, directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1955)

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

1971 Dutch ends censorship of “Blue Movie”

2014 Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. [1]

2019 Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox

1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC

1951 Cole Porter‘s musical “Kiss Me, Kate”, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ” The Taming of the Shrew”, closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

1954 Ernest Bloch’s 4th string quartet premieres

1978 600,000 attend the “Summer Jam” rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival

1989 Gloria Estefan releases her debut solo album “Cuts Both Ways”

1991 “Gypsy” closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

1992 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album “What’s the 411?”, with production by Puff Daddy

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4

1912 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium

1928 IX Summer Olympic Games open in Amsterdam, Netherlands

1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)

1929 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)

1929 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium

1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Home team wins 3 straight titles as Henri Cochet beats American George Lott 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 for a 3-2 victory

1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12

A Laugh for Today