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Brookston Almanac

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Holidays 7.23

  • Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafarian)
  • Feast of Sulis (Goddess of Mineral Springs)
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • Hot Enough For Ya Day
  • Mayhem New Year
  • National Hot Dog Day
  • National Mosquito Day
  • National Spongecake Day
  • Neptunalia (Old Roman festival honoring Neptune)
  • Private Eye Day
  • Remembrance Day (Papua New Guinea)
  • Renaissance Day (Oman)
  • Revolution Day (Egypt)
  • Soma No Umadi (Wild Horse Chasing; Japan)
  • Sumarauki (Iceland)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Day
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Beer Events 7.23

Events

  • Beerhouse Act went into effect (England; 1830)
  • Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association registered “Budweiser” trademark first used in January 1876 (1907)

Brewery Openings

  • Kennett Diamond Brewery (California; 1999)
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Birthdays 7.23

Beer Birthdays

  • Fergus Carey (1963)
  • Jeremy Danner (1981)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Raymond Chandler; writer (1888)
  • Calvin “Larry ‘Bud’ Melman” DeForest; comedian (1921)
  • Woody Harrelson; actor (1961)
  • Alison Krauss; country singer, violinist (1971)
  • Janis Siegel; singer (1952)

Famous Birthdays

  • Juliet “Aunt Peg” Anderson; porn actor (1938)
  • Thomas Brisbane; astronomer, governor of NSW (1773)
  • Charisma Carpenter; actor (1970)
  • Bert Convy; television game show host (1933)
  • Ronny Cox; actor (1938)
  • Don Drysdale; Brooklyn Dodgers P (1936)
  • Cleveland Duncan; pop singer (1935)
  • David Essex; rock singer (1947)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman; actor (1967)
  • Don Imus; radio DJ (1940)
  • Anthony Kennedy; U.S. Supreme Court justice (1936)
  • Steve Lacy; jazz saxophonist (1934)
  • Eriq LaSalle; actor (1962)
  • Etienne-Louis Malus; French physicist, mathematician (1775)
  • Larry Manetti; actor (1947)
  • Edie McClurg; actor (1951)
  • Daniel Radcliffe; actor (1989)
  • Pee Wee Reese; Brooklyn Dodgers SS (1918)
  • Vincent Sardi, Jr.; restaunteur (1915)
  • Haile Selassie; emperor of Ethiopia (1892)
  • Stephanie Seymour; model (1968)
  • Slash; rock guitarist (1965)
  • Annie Sprinkle; porn actor, performance artist (1954)
  • Arthur Treacher; actor (1894)
  • Marlon Wayans; actor, writer (1972)
  • Michael Wilding; English actor (1912)
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Holidays 7.22

  • Aphrodisia (Ancient Greek bathing festival of Aphrodite & Peitho)
  • Auntie’s Day
  • Blackfoot Daisy Day
  • Childbirth Education Awareness Day
  • Dornach Commemoration Day (Switzerland)
  • Festival of Boredom and Reveries
  • Hammock Day
  • IMF Day
  • King Father’s Birthday (Swaziland)
  • Lion’s Share Day
  • National Squirt A Pigeon Day
  • Penuche Fudge Day
  • Pi Approximation Day (22/7)
  • Pied Piper Day
  • Preparedness Day
  • Rat-Catcher’s Day
  • Spooner’s Day (a.k.a. Spoonerism Day)
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Beer Events 7.22

Events

  • Louis Pasteur received a patent for a yeast process (1873)
  • West Side Brewery bought a beer delivery wagon (Wisconsin; 1876)
  • Fire damaged Pabst Bottling Works but kept on bottling (Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1893)
  • Coors announced it would merge with Molson (2004)

Brewery Openings

  • Niagra Falls Brewing (Canada; 1999)
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Birthdays 7.22

Beer Birthdays

  • Steve Grossman (1952)
  • Travis Smith (1979)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • S.E. Hinton; writer (1948)
  • Edward Hopper; artist (1882)
  • Rhys Ifans; Welsh actor (1968)
  • Tom Robbins; writer (1936)
  • William A. Spooner; religious lader, dyslexic (1844)

Famous Birthdays

  • Orson Bean; comedian, actor (1928)
  • Stephen Vincent Benet; poet (1898)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel; German astronomer (1784)
  • Albert Brooks; actor, writer (1947)
  • Alexander Calder; artist, sculptor (1898)
  • George Clinton; funk singer (1940)
  • Rick Davies; rock keyboardist (1944)
  • Willem Defoe; actor (1955)
  • Oscar de la Renta; fashion designer (1932)
  • Al Di Meola; jazz guitarist (1954)
  • Bob Dole; politician (1923)
  • Colin Ferguson; actor (1972)
  • Louise Fletcher; actor (1934)
  • Giovanni Gabrieli; classical composer (1554)
  • Danny Glover; actor (1946)
  • Don Henley; pop singer, drummer (1947)
  • Emma Lazarus; poet, writer (1849)
  • John Leguizamo; comedian, actor (1964)
  • Karl Menninger; psychiatrist (1893)
  • Emily Saliers; pop singer (1963)
  • Paul Schrader; film director, writer (1946)
  • Bobby Sherman; pop singer, actor, politician (1945)
  • David Spade; comedian, actor (1964)
  • Terence Stamp; actor (1938)
  • Alex Trebek; television game show host (1940)
  • Amy Vanderbilt; etiquette writer (1908)
  • Selman Waksman; biochemist, microbiologist (1888)
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Holidays 7.21

  • Feast of Damo (Daughter of the Greek sage Pythagoras, keeper of the secrets of philosophy)
  • First Day of the World (Egypt)
  • Global Hug For Your Kids Day [3rd Monday]
  • Guelaguetza (a.k.a. Festival of Lunes del Cerro; Oaxaca, Mexico) [Monday after 16th]
  • Independence Day (Belgium; from the Netherlands, 1831)
  • Invite An Alien To Live With You Day
  • Kazanskaya (Russia)
  • Liberation Day (Guam)
  • Lucaria, Day 2 (Festival of the grove to Sucellus, Gaulish God of Alcohol)
  • Make Your Own Pop Tart Day
  • Marine Day (Japan) [3rd Monday]
  • Monkey Appreciation Day
  • Munoz-Rivera Day (Puerto Rico Day)
  • National Get Out of the Doghouse Day [3rd Monday]
  • National Junk Food Day
  • National Lamington Cake Day (Australia)
  • National Legal Drinking Age Day
  • National Tug-of-War Day
  • No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • Parks Day (Canada)
  • Racial Harmony Day (Singapore)
  • Sapporo Summer Festival begins (Japan) [Until August 15]
  • Schoelcher Day (French West Indies, Martinique)
  • Summer Kazanskaya (Russia)
  • Twin-O-Rama
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Beer Events 7.21

Events

  • Leopold I became the 1st King of Belgium (1831)
  • 1st U.S. cheese factory opened (New York; 1851)
  • Ziegle Brewing destroyed by fire (Buffalo, New York; 1877)
  • 1st Robot Homicide (1984)

Brewery Openings

  • Overland Park Brewing (Kansas; 1995)
  • Padre Island Brewing (Texas; 1995)
  • Brewers Alley (Maryland; 1997)
  • Kutztown Tavern (Pennsylvania; 1999)
  • Upstate Brewing (New York; 2012)
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Birthdays 7.21

Beer Birthdays

  • Alec Moss (1944)
  • Bryan Harrell (1954)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Ernest Hemingway; writer (1899)
  • Cat Stevens; singer (1948)
  • Garry Trudeau; cartoonist (1948)
  • Sarah Waters; writer (1966)
  • Robin Williams; comedian, actor (1952)

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Behrendt; comedian (1963)
  • Brandi Chastain; soccer player (1968)
  • Hart Crane; poet (1899)
  • John Gardner; writer (1933)
  • Lance Guest; actor (1960)
  • Josh Hartnett; actor (1978)
  • Edward Herrmann; actor (1943)
  • Norman Jewison; film director (1926)
  • Don Knotts; comedian, actor (1924)
  • Ali Landry; model, actor (1973)
  • Gene Littler; golfer (1930)
  • Jon Lovitz; comedian, actor, douchebag (1957)
  • Marshall McLuhan; writer, social critic (1911)
  • Helen Merrill; jazz singer (1930)
  • Jonathan Miller; English comedian (1934)
  • Matt Mulhern; actor (1960)
  • John Negroponte; 1st Director of National Intelligence (1939)
  • Jean Picard; astronomer (1620)
  • Matthew Prior; English writer, poet (1664)
  • Isaac Stern; violinist (1920)
  • Kaye Stevens; singer, actor (1932)
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Holidays 7.20

  • The Binding of the Wreaths (Lithuania)
  • Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Istanbul, Turkey) [3rd Sunday]
  • Chess Day
  • Cleat Dancing Day
  • Creme Brulee Day
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Friend’s Day (a.k.a. Dia del Amigo; Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay)
  • Galla Bayramy (Turkmenistan celebration of the wheat harvest) [3rd Sunday]
  • Ginibiimanaan (a.k.a. Lake Superior Day) [3rd Sunday]
  • Hot Dog Day
  • Independence Day (Colombia; from Spain, 1810)
  • International Chess Day
  • Luxembourg Beer Festival [3rd Sunday]
  • Man on the Moon Day
  • National Ice Cream & Beer Day (mix some vanilla ice cream with your favorite Porter or Stout) [3rd Sunday]
  • National Ice Cream Day [3rd Sunday]
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day [3rd Sunday]
  • National Lollipop Day
  • National POW-MIA Recognition Day
  • National Tell A Girl She’s Beautiful Day
  • Perun’s Day (Asatru/Slavic Pagan God of Thunder)
  • Space Exploration Day
  • Special Olympics Day
  • Sundae Sunday [3rd Sunday]
  • Ugly Truck Day
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