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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

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