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Brookston Almanac

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Holidays 7.28

  • Accountant’s Day
  • Ba-Maguje’s Day (Hausa; on Eid al-Fitr)
  • Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • Cheesecake Day
  • Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada)
  • Drive-Thru Day
  • Eid al-Fitr (Islam; 1 Shawwal, 2014)
  • Fingerprint Day
  • Gone-ta-Pott Day [every 28th]
  • Hurricane Supplication Day (Virgin Islands) [4th Monday]
  • Independence Day (Peru; from Spain, 1821)
  • International Clothing Day
  • Kermesse (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Longneck Day
  • National Milk Chocolate Day
  • National Tree Planting Day (Australia)
  • Ólavsøka Eve (Faroe Islands)
  • Shampoo Outdoors Day
  • Terry Fox Day
  • World Hepatitis Day
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Beer Events 7.28

Events

  • 1st Singing Telegram delivered (1933)
  • Schlitz’s Milwaukee workers ended a strike which began May 14 (1953)
  • Word “longneck" added to Merriam-Webster dictionary (2003)

Brewery Openings

  • Molson Brewery (Canada; 1786)
  • Brew Brothers, Eldorado Hotel & Casino (Nevada; 1995)
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Birthdays 7.28

Beer Birthdays

  • None Known

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Gerald Manley Hopkins; poet (1844)
  • Jake Johannsen; comedian (1960)
  • Beatrix Potter; English writer (1866)
  • Rachel Sweet; pop singer (1962)
  • Frankie Yankovic; accordionist, polka bandleader (1915)

Famous Birthdays

  • Natalie Babbitt; writer, illustrator (1932)
  • Elizabeth Berkley; actor (1972)
  • Michael Bloomfield; rock and blues guitarist (1943)
  • Vida Blue; Oakland A’s P (1949)
  • Ignaz Bosendorfer; piano manufacturer (1796)
  • Bill Bradley; New York Knicks F/G, politician (1943)
  • Joe E. Brown; comedian, actor (1892)
  • George Cummings; rock guitarist (1938)
  • Jim Davis; cartoonist (1942)
  • Marcel Duchamp; French artist (1887)
  • Jonathan Edwards; pop musician, songwriter (1946)
  • Georgia Engel; actor (1948)
  • Thomas Heyward Jr.; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1746)
  • Lori Loughlin; actor (1964)
  • Ricardo Muti; classical conductor (1941)
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis; U.S. first lady (1929)
  • Karl Popper; philosopher (1902)
  • Phil Proctor; comedian, actor (1940)
  • Sally Struthers; actor (1948)
  • Earl Tupper; Tupperware inventor (1907)
  • Rudy Vallee; singer (1901)
  • William T. Vollmann; writer (1959)
  • Rick Wright; rock keyboardist (1943)
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Holidays 7.27

  • Auntie’s Day
  • Barbie-In-A-Blender Day
  • Creme Brulee Day
  • Cross-Atlantic Communication Day
  • Day of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
  • Dodge City Days begin (Kansas)
  • Domhnach Chrom Dubh (Grain Festival; Ireland) [Last Sunday]
  • Feast of Hanseath (Dwarven God of Alcohol, Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Festival of the Seven Sleepers
  • Form A Company Quartet Day
  • Iglesia Ni Cristo Day (Philippines)
  • International Bog Day [Last Sunday]
  • José Celso Barbosa Day (Puerto Rico)
  • Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers Day (Vietnam)
  • National Blunt Object Day
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
  • National Scotch Day (a.k.a. Scotch Whisky Day)
  • National Sleepy Head Day (Finland)
  • National Tree Day (Australia) [Last Sunday]
  • Over the Moon Night
  • Parents’ Day [4th Sunday]
  • Pile of Bones (Canadian Picnic) [Last Sunday]
  • Procession of Penitence/Pleasure Fair (Belgium) [Last Sunday]
  • Procession of the Witches (Beselare, Belgium)
  • Reek Sunday [Last Sunday]
  • Siebenschläfer (if it rains today, 7 more weeks of rain; Germany)
  • Take Your Houseplants For A Walk Day
  • Take Your Pants For A Walk Day
  • Tsushima Tennoo Matsuri (津島天王祭り; Shōjō Festival, Japan) [4th Sunday]
  • Walk On Stilts Day
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Beer Events 7.27

Events

  • 1st beer tax in America imposed by Governor Krieft of New Amsterdam (1649)
  • U.S. Government established a tariff on imported bottled beer (1897)
  • Ground broken for Central Brewing (Illinois; 1901)
  • Animal House premiered (1978)

Brewery Openings

  • Palmer Lake Brewing (Colorado; 1995)
  • Stewart’s Brewing (Delaware; 1995)
  • Buckhout Brewing (New York; 1996)
  • Rocky River Brewing (Ohio; 1998)
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Birthdays 7.27

Beer Birthdays

  • John Mallett (1964)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Johann Bernoulli; Swiss mathematician (1667)
  • Confucius; Chinese philosopher (551 B.C.E.)
  • Gary Gygax; game designer (1938)
  • Maureen McGovern; singer (1949)
  • Maya Rudolph; actor (1972)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hilaire Belloc; French writer (1870)
  • Maury Chaykin; actor (1949)
  • Maria Grazia Cucinotta; actor (1968)
  • Christopher Dean; English figure skater (1958)
  • Geoffrey de Havilland; British aircraft designer (1882)
  • Erno Dohnanyi; Hungarian composer, conductor (1877)
  • Leo Durocher; baseball manager (1905)
  • Bill Engvall; comedian (1957)
  • Peggy Fleming; ice skater (1948)
  • Bobbie Gentry; country singer (1944)
  • Roxanne Hart; actor (1952)
  • Juliana Hatfield; pop singer (1967)
  • Thomas Herbst; German artist (1848)
  • Simon Jones; English actor (1950)
  • Norman Lear; television producer (1922)
  • Carol Leifer; comedian (1956)
  • Alex Rodriguez; New York Yankees 3B/SS (1975)
  • Yahoo Serious; Australian comedian (1953)
  • Allan Simmons; scrabble player, writer (1957)
  • Betty Thomas; actor (1948)
  • Joe Tinker; Chicago Cubs SS (1880)
  • Jerry Van Dyke; actor (1931)
  • Keenan Wynn; actor (1916)
  • Pete Yorn; pop singer, songwriter (1974)
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Holidays 7.26

  • All or Nothing Day
  • Aunt and Uncle Day
  • Bagelfest
  • Carousel Day
  • Curacao Day
  • Day of Iansa (Brazil)
  • Day of the National Rebellion (Cuba)
  • Groovy Chicken Day
  • Independence Day (Liberia, 1847)
  • Independence Day (Maldives; from UK, 1965)
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas (a.k.a. Kargil Victory Day; India)
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • National Dance Day
  • National Day of the Cowboy [4th Saturday]
  • New York Statehood Day (#11; 1788)
  • One Voice Day
  • Paddle for the Perthes Disease Awareness Day
  • Post Office Day
  • Procession of the Witches (Beselare, Belgium)
  • Racial Desegregation Day
  • Roquefort Cheese Day
  • Tsushima Tennoo Matsuri (津島天王祭り; Shōjō Festival, Japan) [Begins 4th Saturday night]
  • Wonderful Drinks Day
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Beer Events 7.26

Events

  • Zatecky Pivovar began brewing again at the new brewery (Czech Republic; 1800)
  • Roquefort cheese becomes 1st cheese designated with an appellation d’orgine controlee (1926)
  • Heurich Brewing closed on the site where the Kennedy Center now stands (Washington, DC; 1962)
  • Fictional pitchman “Uncle Jackson” for the Koehler Brewing declared today “Uncle’s Day" (Erie, Pennsylvania; 1969)
  • Newcastle Breweries sued cricket star Ian Botham for breaking his contract with them by not visiting enough pubs (1993)
  • 1st beer tapped at the Stone Brewery in San Marcos (1996)
  • 1st keg of Stone beer delivered (to Pizza Port; 1996)
  • Last bottles of Rolling Rock rolled off the bottling line (Latrobe, Pennsylvania; 2006)

Brewery Openings

  • Southampton Publick House (New York; 1996)
  • Stone Brewing (California; 1996)
  • Cervejara Colorado (Brazil; 1997)
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Birthdays 7.26

Beer Birthdays

  • Mark Ruedrich (1951)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Kate Beckinsale; actor (1973)
  • Carl Jung; Swiss psychiatrist (1875)
  • Stanley Kubrick; film director (1928)
  • Helen Mirren; English actor (1945)
  • George Bernard Shaw; Irish writer (1856)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gracie Allen; comedian, actor (1895)
  • Jay Berenstain; writer (1923)
  • Rick Bragg; writer (1959)
  • Sandra Bullock; actor (1964)
  • George Caitlin; artist (1796)
  • Blake Edwards; film director (1922)
  • Paul Gallico; writer (1897)
  • Vitas Gerulaitis; tennis player (1954)
  • George Grosz; German artist (1893)
  • Dorothy Hamill; figure skater (1956)
  • Erskine Hawkins; jazz trumpeter, bandleader (1914)
  • Aldous Huxley; writer (1894)
  • Mick Jagger; rock singer (1943)
  • Estes Kefauver; politician (1903)
  • Bob Lilly; Dallas Cowboys DT (1939)
  • Darlene Love; singer (1938)
  • John Pierotti; cartoonist (1911)
  • Jeremy Piven; actor (1965)
  • Anne Provoost; Belgian writer (1964)
  • Jason Robards; actor (1922)
  • Jean Shepherd; writer, radio & television personality (1921)
  • Kevin Spacey; actor (1959)
  • Roger Taylor; rock drummer, singer (1949)
  • Vivian Vance; actor (1909)
  • Hoyt Wilhelm; baseball pitcher (1922)
  • Olivia Williams; actor (1968)
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Holidays 7.25

  • Act Like a Caveman Day
  • Be Adamant About Something Day
  • Candles on a Cake Day
  • Commonwealth Constitution Day (Puerto Rico)
  • Culinarian’s Day
  • Ebernoe Horn Fair (Sussex, UK)
  • Feed the Country Ducks Day
  • Festival of Picaresque Animality
  • Furrinalia (Old Roman Goddess of Springs)
  • Guanacaste Day (Costa Rica)
  • Guayaquil Day (Ecuador)
  • Ilyap’a Festival (Inca thunder god)
  • Jumatul Bidah (Bangladesh)
  • Jumat-ul-Wida (India)
  • Merry-Go-Round Day
  • National Day of Galicia
  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • National Talk in an Elevator Day [Last Friday]
  • Rain of Black Worms Day (Romania)
  • Santiago (Spain)
  • Schools Tree Day (Australia) [Friday before Last Sunday]
  • Talk in an Elevator Day
  • Test-Tube Baby Day
  • Thread the Needle Day
  • System Administrator Appreciation Day [Last Friday]
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