Friday, the 11th of July, 2014 is the 192th day in 2014 and in the 28th calendar week.

General Events:

World Population Day
July 11, 2014 in the World

The World Population Day is observed on July 11, 2014. It is an annual event which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people. World Population Day was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989

The world population is the total number of living humans on the planet Earth. It is estimated that the population of the world reached one billion in 1804, two billion in 1927, three billion in 1960, four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, and six billion in 1999. It is projected to reach seven billion in October 2011, and around eight billion by 2025 – 2030. By 2045 – 2050, the world’s population is currently projected to reach around nine billion, with alternative scenarios ranging from 7.4 billion to 10.6 billion.

The scientific consensus is that the current population expansion and accompanying increase in usage of resources is linked to threats to the ecosystem. The InterAcademy Panel Statement on Population Growth, which was ratified by 58 member national academies in 1994, called the growth in human numbers “unprecedented”, and stated that many environmental problems, such as rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global warming, and pollution, were aggravated by the population expansion.

World Population Day:

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Flemish Community Day
July 11, 2014 in Belgium

Flemish Community Day takes place on July 11, 2014. The Day of the Flemish Community of Belgium, also known as the Flemish Community Day, is celebrated every year on 11 July in remembrance for the Battle of Golden Spurs or Guldensporenslag and is observed only by the Flemish Community of Belgium.

Where is Flemish Community Day?
Nationwide Belgium

National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
July 11, 2014 in the USA

If you know someone who is lonely or going through a difficult time due to health issues, financial reasons, grief from loss, or personal reasons, today was created as a day to reach out to them and try to cheer them up. Your small act of kindness can make a big difference to them.

Today on National Cheer Up The Lonely Day, visit someone, send flowers, make a phone call, send a card or etc., but somehow, find a way to cheer up someone’s day!

This day was created by Francis Pesek of Detroit, Michigan. His daughter, L.J. Pesek reports that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold. The idea came to him as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in nursing homes July 10 was the birth date of Mr. Pesek. National Cheer Up The Lonely Day is an “unofficial” national holiday.

Where is Cheer up the Lonely Day?
Nationwide USA

Cow Appreciation Day
July 11, 2014 in the World

It’s easy to ignore cows, or at least to forget how important they are to our food chain. Cow Appreciation Day sets out to change all of that, and to remind you just how integral cows are to our daily life.

Where is Cow Appreciation Day?

Historical Events:

911 – Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.

1156 – Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.

1302 – Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army

1405 – Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

1576 – Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979.

1750 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.

1812 – US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)

1892 – US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

1921 – Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)

1940 – Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.

1960 – Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution

1975 – Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC

1977 – US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

1981 – Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony

1995 – 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN ‘safe haven’ of Srebrenica.