The 16th of July is celebrated as World Snake Day.
Though a relatively obscure holiday with unclear origins, it is celebrated by wildlife enthusiasts the world over with great passion.
Tributes sometimes even make the national news. Given human society‘s age-old fascination with these beautiful but misunderstood creatures, a day to celebrate them seems only fair.
About The Mont Blanc Tunnel :
The Mont Blanc Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Europe, under the Mont Blanc mountain in the Alps.
It links Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France with Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy, via European route E25.
- 1994 Died : Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. He is best known for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory.
- 1990 The cities of Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, the Philippines were stricken by the Luzon Earthquake magnitude 7.7. An estimated 1,621 people were killed.