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Calendar day; May 31, 2015

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Sunday, the 31st of May, 2015 is the 151th day in 2015 and in the 22nd calendar week.
General Events:
World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2015 in the World
The World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31, 2015. It is a day to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe and to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to the negative health effects. The day is celebrated annually.
The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. Each year, the WHO selects a theme for the day in order to create a more unified global message for WNTD. This theme then becomes the central component of the WHO’s tobacco-related agenda for the following year.
Groups around the world – from local clubs to city councils to national governments – are encouraged by the WHO to organize events each year to help communities celebrate World No Tobacco Day in their own way at the local level.
Past events have included letter writing campaigns to government officials and local newspapers, marches, public debates, local and national publicity campaigns, anti-tobacco activist meetings, educational programming, and public art. In addition, many governments use WNTD as the start date for implementing new smoking bans and tobacco control efforts.
Where is the event?
National Save Your Hearing Day
May 31, 2015 in the USA
Each May 31 celebrates National Save Your Hearing Day.   On this day, it is important to take some time to learn about ways to protect your hearing and that of your family.   Our hearing is vital and there are ways that hearing loss can be avoidable.
It is estimated that half of the cases of hearing impairment and deafness are preventable.  There are many preventative strategies that are effective including: immunization against rubella to reduce congenital infections, immunization against H. influenza and S. pneumonia to reduce cases of middle ear infections, and avoiding or protecting against excessive noise exposure.
Finding and utilizing the available education on the perils of hazardous noise exposure will increase your awareness in the important need of hearing protection.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 31st May:
1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan lead by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans
1417 – Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
1531 – “Women’s Revolt” in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London
1790 – US copyright law enacted
1868 – 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio
1879 – 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
1884 – Dr John Harvey Kellogg patents “flaked cereal”
1902 – Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1908 – Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)
1910 – Union of South Africa declares independence from UK
1916 – Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle betwwen British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: 10,000 die in this inconcluisve slaughter
1926 – Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia
1931 – 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead
1935 – Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan
1947 – Communists grab power in Hungary
1955 – US Supreme Court orders school integration “with all deliberate speed”
1961 – Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth
1969 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance”
1974 – Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
1985 – Guatemala adopts constitution
1985 – 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 88 dead & injured more than 1,000
1991 – Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
1997 – The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick

My last color…

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Well the last one I did.

I’m setting up the new wacom and Adobe Photoshop CS6, hope to get some new one’s done.

so here is one that I did of my original character, Briana Storm and her men. I’ll let them introduce themselves in the comments! 😉

Goldara by Pope cb Mchel 513

IOTD evening edition

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Calendar day; May 29, 2015

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Friday, the 29th of May, 2015 is the 149th day in 2015 and in the 22nd calendar week.

General Events:

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 29, 2015 in the World

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is celebrated on May 29, 2015. The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers” is “a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.”

The day is marked at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City with the presentation of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal, statements by the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General a press release regarding the state of UN Peacekeeping missions and the continued necessity of their work. There are also observances around the world, often countries will honor their own peacekeepers abroad, but the UN also organizes festivals, discussion forums, and memorials in cooperation with local and national groups.

Peacekeeping by the United Nations is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as “a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the Organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace”. It is distinguished from both peacebuilding and peacemaking.


Where is International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers?

National Learn About Composting Day
May 29, 2015 in the USA

Compost is an eco-friendly, cheap and effective option for fertilising your garden, plants and crops. Learn About Composting Day encourages you to explore the world of composting, and to identify all of the different types of household waste that can contribute to your composting efforts.

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (leaves, “green” food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials.

The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture. Worms and fungi further break up the material. Aerobic bacteria manage the chemical process by converting the inputs into heat, carbon dioxide and ammonium. The ammonium is further converted by bacteria into plant-nourishing nitrites and nitrates through the process of nitrification.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Castleton Garland Day
May 29, 2015 in Castleton

Castleton Garland Day is observed on May 29, 2015. The day which is also called Garland King Day is held on 29 May (unless that date falls on a Sunday, when the custom is transferred to the Saturday) in the town of Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District. The Garland King, on horseback, and covered to the waist in a heavy, bell-shaped floral Garland, leads a procession through the town.

Where is Castleton Garland Day?
Nationwide Castleton

Ascension of Baha’u’Llah
May 29, 2015 in the World

It commemorates the anniversary of the day that the founder of the Baha’i Faith, called Baha’u’llah by his followers, passed away from this life in 1892 and will be celebrated by Baha’is in almost two hundred countries throughout the world.

Where is Ascension of Baha’u’Llah?

Historical Events on 29th May:

1453 – Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire

1592 – Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet – first use of Korean Turtle ship

1660 – On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1677 – Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians

1727 – Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11

1733 – The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City

1849 – Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

1874 – Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect

1900 – Trademark “Escalator” registered by Otis Elevator Co

1912 – 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break

1914 – Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

1916 – US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1919 – The Republic of Prekmurje founded – a short-lived, unrecognised state, which on June 6, 1919 was incorporated into the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed “Yugoslavia” in 1929)

1922 – Ecuador becomes independent

1953 – Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

1969 – Britain’s Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice

1979 – Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe’s 1st black PM

1982 – Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war

1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months

1990 – Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1994 – Great iceball comet seen above North Sea

1997 – Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil

2001 – International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated

migraines suck


On the way home from work last night, hubs had to pull over. I got sick. 😦

Then around one o’clock I was finally able to get some sleep…for about an hour. And then I woke up crying. Took another migraine pill and waited and waited…. finally conked out and slept for two hours…UGH!

I had to call in to work today, I just couldn’t go. Not enough sleep, and couldn’t concentrate. Hubs was finally able to get me to the car, and kept it nice and frigid for me. We used a black net to keep me in the dark. Thankfully the CBOC- VA mini office in Muncie has the shots that work on me. I didn’t feel like waiting four hours at the Marion VA, when the CBOC knows the 411, and as soon as they saw me, I got the shot!

Hubs took me to get some food, and then allowed me to rest while he ran a few errands. When he got back I was feeling better. We did some other errands while in Muncie. And then came home, where I was finally able to get some sleep. Tomorrow I have another VA appointment, my migraines have been more frequent lately. I’ve been able to get through some of them, but the one I’ve had since last night…I don’t want any more of those!

For those of you that don’t suffer migraines, yay! For those of you that have a clue what I’ve gone through, yeah! This wasn’t pretty. My eyes still hurt and are puffy from the crying, my throat is sore well from-you know. Thank goodness Hubs knows how to take care of me when I’m hurting like this.

But I’m feeling better now. Going to have some more yummy water, mm. And try to just be for a bit.

so that’s why the COTD and the IOTD are late.

take care


IOTD -evening edition

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Calendar day; May 28, 2015

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Thursday, the 28th of May, 2015 is the 148th day in 2015 and in the 22nd calendar week.
General Events:
Amnesty International Day
May 28, 2015 in the World
Amnesty International Day takes place on May 28, 2015. Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article “The Forgotten Prisoners” in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on “Appeal for Amnesty, 1961” and called for “common action”.
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the organisation is “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.”
Amnesty International works to mobilise public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “campaign against torture,” and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978. (With material from: Wikipedia)
Where is Amnesty International Day?
National Brisket Day
May 28, 2015 in the
Celebrated annually on May 28, it is National Brisket Day.  As one of the nine beef prime cuts, brisket is the cut of meat that comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.
Brisket is best when it is cooked correctly to tenderize the meat.  There are many different ways that the perfect cooking process can be done such as slow braising or roasting.  Another way that is popular, in the United States, is to rub the brisket with a spice rub or marinating the meat, then cooking it very slowly over indirect heat from charcoal or wood.  Many times oak, pecan, hickory or mesquite is added to the other hardwoods to enhance the flavor.   Brisket will be fork tender when it is fully cooked and is then served with or without a sauce.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Youm-e-Takbir 2015
May 28, 2015 in Pakistan
Youm-e-Takbir is celebrated on May 28, 2015. Youm-e-Takbir is celebrated as a national day in Pakistan on May 28 in commemoration of Chagai-I and Chagai-II when Pakistan detonated six nuclear devices in response to India’s five detonations of Pokhran-II in 1998, 17 days after the incident.
Where is Youm-e-Takbir?
Nationwide Pakistan
The Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
May 28, 2015 in the World
It’s a little known secret that slimy slugs spend their winters in lovely Capistrano, and return to our patios and gardens on this date.
Slugs, like snails, are classified as gastropods. As adults these nocturnal feeders can be single sex or hermaphroditic (having both female and male body parts) and be self-fertile. Slugs are one of the most destructive pests and hardest to control.
Slugs Return from Capistrano Day is a zany copyrighted holiday that was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays. The holiday is a parody of “Swallows Return to Capistrano” when, two months earlier in March, swallows migrate to Capistrano.
Where is the event?
Historical Events on 28th May:
585 BC – Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians under Alyattes war with the Medes under Cyaxares, leading to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated
1431 – Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution
1588 – Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
1742 – 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman’s Fields, London)
1830 – US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie
1845 – Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
1892 – Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature
1918 – Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic
1919 – Armenia declares its Independence
1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy
1936 – Alan Turing submits “On Computable Numbers” for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers
1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote
1961 – Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1963 – Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
1963 – Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
1964 – Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
1972 – White House “plumbers” break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate
1987 – Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
1993 – 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
1995 – Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
1997 – Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions
1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display
2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty

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