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ON THIS DAY: July 16, 2017

July 16th is

Corn Fritters Day

Fresh Spinach Day

World Snake Day

National Ice Cream Day

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day *

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History

July 16 in history

622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

1054 Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of… 876 more words

History

New Hurtigruten ship 'will bring Antarctica to the masses', says UK MD 

The launch of a new Hurtigruten expedition ship will bring Antarctica to the masses, the UK MD of the Norwegian-based company said last night.

The 500 passengers on Roald Amundsen will not be merely ‘waving at penguins’, as guests on some other ships do, but be standing beside them, said Magnus Zetterberg at the launch of virtual reality headsets to give Hurtigruten agents and guests a 3D preview of some of the highlights of the voyages. 477 more words

News

Midwinter in Antarctica with Roald Amundsen

With midwinter upon us and an ever-so-slight chill in the air, my thoughts go straight to the land of ice, where the darkest day of a four-month twilight darkness means so much – the coming of the sun. 1,696 more words

Exhibitions

ON THIS DAY: June 16, 2017

June 16th is

National Flip Flop Day *

National Fudge Day

World Sea Turtle Day *

International Day of the African Child *
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History

N is for Nanwalek

My 2017 A to Z Challenge theme is “The History of Kanata”, the parallel world that is the setting for “Eagle Passage”, my alternative history novel that all began when I wondered, “What would have happened if Leif Eriksson had settled Vinland permanently in 1000 AD? 461 more words

Writing

FROM POLES TO TELEPHONES

March 7th in history:

On March 7th, 1912, explorer Roald Amundsen publicly announced that he had reached the South Pole nearly three months earlier. Amundsen had to wait until arriving in Australia before announcing his feat, because there were no telephone poles at the South Pole. 108 more words

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