Tuesday, the 2nd of June, 2015 is the 153th day in 2015 and in the 23rd calendar week.
General Events:
International Sex Workers’ Day
June 2, 2015 in the World
International Sex Workers’ Day takes place on June 02, 2015. The day which is also known as International Whore’s Day is a celebratory day, which remembers the discrimination of prostitutes and their often exploitative living and conditions of working. The starting point of the International Whore’s Day as a memorial was the second June 1975 in which more than 100 prostitutes occupied the Church Saint-Nizier in Lyon in order to get attention to their situation. This remembrance day is celebrated annually since 1976 on the 2nd of June.
In the beginning of the 70 law enforcement agencies keeped the prostitutes in France under increasing pressure. The police reprisals forced the women to work more in secret. As a result, the protection by the public has been removed and led to more violence against the girls. After two murders and the unwillingness of the government to improve the situation of prostitutes, sex workers in Lyon occupied finally one of the local churches – Saint-Nizier in rue de Brest – and went on strike. After eight days the church was cleared by the police. The event is regarded as the starting point of a movement of prostitutes and sex workers’ rights.
Where is International Sex Workers’ Day?
Worldwide
Republic Day in Italy
June 2, 2015 in Italy
Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica in Italian (Festival of the Republic), is a national holiday in Italy on June 2 each year. It celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a republic.
On June 2, 1946, many Italians voted in a referendum to rid of the monarchy and for the country to become a republic. The public was hostile to the monarchy, which had supported Benito Mussolini’s rule. Around that time, the Italian royal family was also exiled from Italy.
Where is Republic Day in Italy?
Nationwide Italy
National Leave the Office Early Day
June 2, 2015 in the USA
Everyone is sure to enjoy celebrating this holiday, National Leave the Office Early Day.  Observed each year on June 2nd, (unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day) National Leave the Office Early Day is an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week.
On this day, upon completion of all the necessary day’s work and the needed approval, it is suggested that you can then leave work early to enjoy the rest of the day with fun activities of your choosing.
National Leave The Office Early Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created by Employee Productivity Specialist, Laura Stack.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural Events:
June Full Moon
June 2, 2015 in Eastcoast (North America)
On June 02, 2015 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, completely unilluminated.
The time interval between similar lunar phases is on average about 29.53 days. Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month. Because lunar months have a whole number of days, lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long.
Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely. Full moons trigger deer movement in North America. Hunters and fisherman rely heavily on moonphases.
Where is June Full Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Eastcoast (North America)
Historical Events on 2nd June:
455 – King Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome – Rome looted for 14 days
1619 – England & Netherlands sign treaty about business in the Indies
1763 – Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison’s attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort
1835 – P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US
1863 – Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
1875 – Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission
1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897
1901 – Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
1910 – Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
1928 – Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
1946 – Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
1955 – The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948
1965 – 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
1974 – Malta’s constitution goes into effect
1976 – East Timor People’s Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
1989 – 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan