Thursday, the 4th of June, 2015 is the 155th day in 2015 and in the 23rd calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 4, 2015 in the World
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is celebrated on June 04, 2015. The day is a United Nations observance and has been established on 19 August 1982. The day aims to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. It is a reminder that the rights of children have to be protected.
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Old Maid’s Day
June 4, 2015 in the World
Old Maids Day shouldn’t have the negative connotation the name implies. It’s actually a tradition born in 1946, after World War II.
Somewhere during this time, it was noted that there were plenty of Maidens waiting for the returning GIs. The long war had disrupted and put on hold many relationships. And, many GIs did not return home. Dances and socials were held to bring together returning soldiers and the many available, unmarried ladies. It is from this occurrence that Old Maid’s Day emerged.
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Hug Your Cat Day
June 4, 2015 in the World
In Ancient Egypt, cats were revered and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank her for all those times she has curled up next to you after a long day.
Give your cat or cats a big hug on this day! Hugs from cats and giving hugs to cats will lower a persons blood pressure, or mental goals, such as decreased stress. There is evidence that having a pet can help a person lead a longer, healthier life.
Cats are common pets in Europe and North America, and their worldwide population exceeds 500 million. For cats, life in proximity to humans and other animals kept by them amounts to a symbiotic social adaptation. They may express great affection towards their human companions, especially if they psychologically imprint on them at a very young age and are treated with consistent affection.
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Historical Events on 4th June:
781 BC – Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1070 – Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1391 – Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
1615 – Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan
1769 – A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history
1802 – Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel
1845 – Mexican-US war starts
1850 – Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
1876 – An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City
1913 – Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V’s horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby
1919 – US marines invade Costa Rica
1928 – President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents
1929 – George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1945 – US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
1954 – France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
1963 – British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
1969 – 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1974 – Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
1984 – DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
1989 – Eastern Europe’s 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
1989 – Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000
2001 – Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.