Thursday, the 5th of June, 2014 is the 156th day in 2014 and in the 23rd calendar week.
General Events:
World Environment Day
June 5, 2014 in the World
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 05, 2014 and is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. June 5 was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began in 1972. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from 5 until 16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.
The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. For example the topic for 2007 was “Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?” while the topic for 2010 was “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere. The Day is similar to Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22.
The biophysical environment is the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism, or population, and includes particularly the factors that have an influence in their survival, development and evolution. The naked term is often used as a short form for the biophysical environment. A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological green economy is an economy or economic development model based on sustainable development and a knowledge of ecological economics.
To celebrate World Environment Day, get involved! Find a way to make a difference and help preserve the earth and all its resources.
World Environment Day:
http://www.unep.org/wed/
Where is World Environment Day?
Worldwide
Constitution Day of Denmark
June 5, 2014 in Danmark
Constitution Day of Denmark takes place on June 05, 2014. Constitution Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy, and honors the constitution of 1953, which was adopted on the same day. Almost all workplaces and shops are closed at noon on this particular day and political rallies and meetings are traditionally held. The day, however, is not widely used to celebrate the constitution or national day as is seen in other countries, for example Norway or Sweden. This day is also Father’s Day in Denmark.
Where is Constitution Day of Denmark?
Nationwide Danmark
National Gingerbread Day
June 5, 2014 in the USA
This holiday is about bringing awareness of gingerbread to those who have not yet tired a version of gingerbread. Gingerbread is known for many food varieties. Everything from gingerbread “bread” to cookies and gingerbread houses too! So on this special food holiday we are encouraged to make some homemade gingerbread and share it with our family, friends and work mates!
How is this holiday celebrated?
-By making something gingerbread!
-Breakfast: Why not start out the morning by making some delicious gingerbread pancakes 🙂
-For Brunch: Some buttered and fried gingerbread “bread” would be perfect!
-For a afternoon snack try baking a batch of ginger snaps? It’s gingerbread flavored thin cookies
-Afternoon Drink: You have to give a gingerbread latte a try! Adults and kids both love this hot drink 🙂
-Afterschool Snack for kids: For the traditional gingerbread treat, it has to be the famous gingerbread man cookie. You can’t ever go wrong when it comes to eating and serving gingerbread men to kids because they absolutely love eating and playing with them.
Where is National Gingerbread Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
70 – Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
1257 – Kraków, Poland, receives city rights.
1783 – Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
1805 – 1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” (Southern Illinois)
1806 – Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
1833 – Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1849 – Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
1870 – Constantinople fire; 900 die
1873 – Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
1882 – Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
1907 – Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
1913 – Dutch Disability laws go into effect
1915 – Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
1934 – 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
1937 – Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week
1945 – USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
1953 – Denmark adopts a new constitution
1959 – The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1967 – 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin
1972 – UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1979 – Seychelles adopts constitution
1984 – Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh’s holiest site (Golden Temple)
1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize
2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.