Wednesday, the 4th of June, 2014 is the 155th day in 2014 and in the 23rd calendar week.
General Events:
Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 4, 2014 in the World
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is cobserved on June 4 each year. The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance. It was established on 19 August 1982. The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
According to the United Nations in China, the statistics of child abuse include:
¦More than two million children killed in conflict in the last two decades.
¦About 10 million child refugees cared for by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
¦In the Latin America and in the Caribbean region about 80 thousand children die annually from violence that breaks out within the family.
Child abuse is now in the spotlight of global attention and the UN is working hard to help protect children around the world. One key factor is the process of international negotiation and action centered around the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression:
http://www.un.org/en/events/childvictimday/
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Old Maid’s Day
June 4, 2014 in the World
Old Maid’s Day is observed on June 04, 2014. Old Maid’s Day brings awareness to those of us who have not yet found their Prince Charming. An old maid, or spinster, is an older, childless woman who has never been married.
A “spinster” is not simply a “single” woman, but a woman who has not formed a human pair bond by the time she is approaching or has reached menopause and the end of her reproductive lifespan.
Old Maid’s Day has it’s origin in the ending of World War II. Many GIs did not return home, why dances and socials were held to bring together returning soldiers and the available, unmarried ladies.
Where is Old Maid’s Day?
Worldwide
Hug Your Cat Day
June 4, 2014 in the World
Hug Your Cat Day takes place on June 04, 2014. Give your cat or cats a big hug on this day! Hugs from cats and giving hugs to cats will lower a persons blood pressure, or mental goals, such as decreased stress. There is evidence that having a pet can help a person lead a longer, healthier life.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were revered and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank her for all those times she has curled up next to you after a long day.
Cats are common pets in Europe and North America, and their worldwide population exceeds 500 million. For cats, life in proximity to humans and other animals kept by them amounts to a symbiotic social adaptation. They may express great affection towards their human companions, especially if they psychologically imprint on them at a very young age and are treated with consistent affection.
Where is Hug Your Cat Day?
Worldwide
National Running Day
June 4, 2014 in the USA
Today is National Running Day! Every year on the first Wednesday of June, runners everywhere celebrate their love for this age-old sport. Did you know that running was the most important athletic event during the first Olympic games in 776 BC? A cook named Koroibos won the 200-yard “stadium race.” He was crowned with an olive wreath.
The official National Running Day website suggests ten different ways to celebrate the occasion. These include creative ideas like “change happy hour into running hour” and “choose a running resolution.” You can also find out about the local Running Day events going on in your community!
To celebrate National Running Day, go out for a run on your own or with a friend. Ready? Set? Run!
National Running Day:
http://www.runningday.org/
Where is National Running Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
781 BC – Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1070 – Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1615 – Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
1666 – Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
1760 – Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
1789 – US constitution goes into effect
1845 – Mexican-US war starts
1878 – Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1907 – Automatic washer & dryer introduced
1917 – Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1
1929 – George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1943 – Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron
1945 – US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
1964 – Maldives adopts constitution
1967 – Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
1970 – Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
1984 – DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
1989 – Eastern Europe’s 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power