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Calendar day; April 6, 2015

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 Monday, the 6th of April, 2015 is the 96th day in 2015 and in the 15th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
April 6, 2015 in the World
On August 23, 2013, the UN proclaimed that the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which recognizes the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide, would be celebrated on April 6 each year. This date also marks the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes healthy lifestyles and emphasizes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) focus on giving as many people as possible access to sport. It is day when some of the world’s leading sportspeople work together with communities to bring sporting opportunities to enrich lives, particularly children.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Tartan Day 2015
April 6, 2015 in the World
Tartan Day is observed on April 06, 2015. Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. An ad hoc event was held in New York City in 1982, but the current format originated in Canada in the mid 1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s. In Australasia the similar International Tartan Day is held on July 1, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Tartan Days typically have parades of pipe bands, Highland dancing and other Scottish-themed events.
In the United States it is estimated that there are 6 million people who claim Scottish descent. Little was done to follow up the New York event in 1982. In 1998, a Coalition of Scottish Americans with the Support of Senator Trent Lott, successfully lobbied the Senate for the designation of April 6 as National Tartan Day “to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish Americans to the United States”.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Dyngus Day 2015
April 6, 2015 in Poland
Dyngus Day, also spelled Dingus Day, is observed on April 06, 2015. Dyngus, also known as lany poniedzia?, meaning “Wet Monday“, is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland. It is also observed in Polish communities across America, who call it Dyngus Day.
Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on EasterTuesday. It has become increasingly popular for the ladies to get their revenge on Monday, tossing water back at the boys.
This is accompanied by a number of other rituals, such as making verse declarations and holding door-to-door processions, in some regions involving boys dressed as bears.
Where is Dyngus Day?
Nationwide Poland
New Beers Eve
April 6, 2015 in the USA
New Beer’s Eve is an unofficial holiday in the United States, celebrating the end of Prohibition in the United States on April 6.
The beginning of the end of Prohibition in the United States occurred as a result of the Cullen–Harrison Act and its signing into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 23, 1933. Sales of beer in the U.S would become legal on April 7, 1933, provided that the state in question had enacted its own law allowing such sales. The beer had to have an alcohol content less than 3.2% (4% ABV), compared to the 0.5% limit of the Volstead Act, because 3.2% was considered too low to produce intoxication. On the evening of April 6, people lined up outside breweries and taverns, waiting for midnight when they would be able to legally purchase beer for the first time in over 13 years. Since then, the night of April 6 has been referred to as “New Beer’s Eve” and April 7 is known as “National Beer Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Plan Your Epitaph Day
April 6, 2015 in the World
Plan Your Epitaph Day is observed on April 06, 2015. The day is a chance for control freaks to plan out what their gravestone is going to say. An epitaph is a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but also used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial.
An epitaph may be in poem verse; poets have been known to compose their own epitaphs prior to their death, as William Shakespeare did. Most epitaphs are brief records of the family, and perhaps the career, of the deceased, often with an expression of love or respect – “beloved father of …” – but others are more ambitious. Some are quotes from holy texts, or aphorisms. One approach of many epitaphs is to ‘speak’ to the reader and warn them about their own mortality
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Sorry Charlie Day
April 6, 2015 in the World
Sorry Charlie Day is for all of those who have been rejected, and yet somehow survived it. Celebrate this day by taking a minute to remember a past rejection. After doing this, be happy and realize the fact that this happens to all of us.
Social rejection occurs when an individual is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or social interaction for social rather than practical reasons. The topic includes both interpersonal rejection and romantic rejection. A person can be rejected on an individual basis or by an entire group of people. Although humans are social beings, some level of rejection is an inevitable part of life.
Some website regarding this unofficial holiday made the suggestion that American catchphrase came from that commercial that ran in the late 1960s of Charlie, the Starkist Tuna.
Charlie believes that he is so hip and cultured that he has “good taste,” and he is thus the perfect tuna for StarKist.
The reason given by the narrator for the rejection was that StarKist was not looking for tuna with good taste but rather for tuna that tasted good.
Even though StarKist’s hipster tuna, Charlie, never uttered the phrase, it has entered into the American lexicon, if something didn’t work out, the jive talk expression would say, “Sorry Charlie.”
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 6th April:
610 – Lailat-ul Qadar, night Koran descended to Earth
1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath
1652 – Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck
1722 – Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
1815 – English militia shoots prisoners, 100’s killed
1830 – Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
1889 – George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
1896 – 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
1903 – The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world
1912 – Electric starter 1st appeared in cars
1917 – US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
1930 – Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
1938 – Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett
1939 – Great Britain & Poland sign military pact
1954 – TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons
1980 – Post It Notes, introduced
1988 – African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery
1992 – Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
1994 – The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down

 

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