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Calendar day; June 9, 2015

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Tuesday, the 9th of June, 2015 is the 160th day in 2015 and in the 24th calendar week.
General Event:
Donald Duck Day
June 9, 2015 in the World
Donald Duck Day is observed on June 09, 2015. It’s the official birthday of Donald Duck, the funny animal cartoon character of Walt Disney. Donald Duck first appeared in the 1934 cartoon “The Wise Little Hen” which was part of the Silly Symphonies series of theatrical cartoon shorts. The film’s release date of June 9 is officially recognized by the Walt Disney Company as Donald’s birthday despite a couple in-universe contradictions. .
Donald is one of the most popular Disney characters. He is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie. Donald is most famous for his semi-intelligible speech and his mischievous and irritable personality. Donald’s two dominant personality traits are his short temper and his positive outlook on life. Many Donald shorts start with Donald in a happy mood, without a care in the world until something comes along and spoils his day.
The origins of Donald Duck’s name was said to have been inspired by Australian cricket legend Donald Bradman. In 1932 Bradman and the Australian team were touring North America and he made the news after being dismissed for a duck against New York West Indians. Walt Disney was in the process of creating a “friend” for Mickey Mouse when he read about Bradman’s dismissal in the papers and decided to name the new character “Donald Duck”.
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World Pet Memorial Day
June 9, 2015 in the World
Each year in the second week of June, pet owners and advocates around the world take time to remember their furry, feathered and finned friends that have died.
Losing a pet is a painful event. World Pet Memorial Day, observed on June 12 this year, is designated to honor, remember and celebrate the much-loved animal companions who have passed on. This is a day when people who have lost a pet can pay their respects to their departed friends and remember the times once shared together.
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World APS Day
June 9, 2015 in the World
In 2007, the APS Foundation of America, Inc. (APSFA) had June declared as “APS Awareness Month.” We encourage people living with APS as well we their family and friends to help us spread awareness during the month of June by wearing burgundy ribbons.
Since June 9, 2010, the 5 year birthday of the APSFA, June 9 was also declare “WORLD APS DAY”.
Where is the event?
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National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
June 9, 2015 in the USA
This sweet and tangy treat was first made popular during the early 1800’s, about 30 years after Benjamin Franklin introduced rhubarb, nicknamed “pieplant,” to the East Coast. With strawberry season starting, what better way to celebrate this old favorite than to bake one yourself. Yum!
Did you know that rhubarb is actually a vegetable? This makes strawberry rhubarb pie one of the rare (tasty) pies that combines fruits and vegetables. Any dessert that gets us to eat our veggies definitely deserves its own day. So whether you bake or buy, go grab yourself a strawberry rhubarb pie!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 9th June:
68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
721 – Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse
1534 – Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
1752 – French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set
1856 – 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts
1869 – Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Phila)
1873 – Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days
1898 – China leases Hong Kong’s new territories to Britain for 99 years
1900 – In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege
1910 – A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
1923 – Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
1934 – 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
1942 – Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, and Hitler’s order was given to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”
1960 – Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
1978 – Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
1978 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
1985 – USSR’s Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
1997 – British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
1999 – Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty

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