This Day for You - July 16
The 16th of July is celebrated as World Snake Day. An important contribution of World Snake Day is to the cause of conservation of a sometimes dangerous but mostly misrepresented reptile. Snakes live on every continent except Antarctica, and can vary from 32 feet long pythons to tiny vine snakes.
The World Celebrates:
National Corn Fritters Day
National Personal Chefs Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
You Share Your Birthday With:
First U.N. Secretary-General Trygve Lie born in 1896
Actor/dancer Ginger Rogers born in 1911
Football Hall of Fame member Jimmy Johnson born in 1943
Actor Will Ferrell born in 1967
Football Hall of Fame member Barry Sanders born in 1968
American professional wrestler Franklin Roberto Lashley born in 1976
Soccer player Carli Lloyd born in 1982
English actress who works in bollywood Katrina Kaif born in 1983
Actor Rosa Salazar born in 1985
American actress AnnaLynne McCord born in 1987
South Korean model and actor Kim Woo-bin born in 1989
Singer James Maslow born in 1990
Actor Alexandra Shipp born in 1991
Singer Luke Hemmings born in 1996
On this day:
1661 - 1st banknotes in Europe are issued by Bank of Stockholm
1755 - John Adams graduates Harvard
1856 – Remarriage of Hindu Widows Is Legalized. On July 16th 1856, the remarriage of Hindu widows was legalized across all jurisdictions under the rule of the East India Company.
1940 - Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain
1945 - 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico as part of the US Manhattan Project.
1969 - Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon. Watch the landing footage in Must Watch!
1980 - Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
2001 - "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US
2005 - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs