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Calendar day; June 11, 2015

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Thursday, the 11th of June, 2015 is the 162th day in 2015 and in the 24th calendar week.
General Events:
Kamehameha Day
June 11, 2015 in Hawaii
Kamehameha Day is observed on June 11, 2015. Kamehameha Day is a public holiday of the state of Hawaii in the United States. It honors Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawaii. Kamehameha Day was first proclaimed by Kamehameha V (on December 22, 1871). The first observance of the holiday happened the following year. A floral parade is held annually at various locations throughout the state of Hawaii.
Where is Kamehameha Day?
Nationwide Hawaii
William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day
June 11, 2015 in Canada
William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day is celebrated on June 11, 2015. Davis Day, also known as Miners Memorial Day (and since November 25, 2008, officially William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day), is an annual day of remembrance observed yearly in coal mining communities in Nova Scotia, Canada whereby citizens recognize all miners who were killed on the job in the province. Davis Day originated in memory of William Davis, a coal miner who was killed during a protest near the town of New Waterford by striking miners.
Where is William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day?
Nationwide Canada
Dirty Book Day
June 11, 2015 in the USA
Happy Dirty Book Day everyone! Yes, that’s a thing. On June 11, 1959, Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield banned D. H. Lawrence’s famous novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, from the U.S. mails. First published in a private edition in 1928 in Florence, Italy, the novel was censored in the U.S. and the U.K. for 30 years because of its sexual content (which is pretty tame by today’s standards). Soon after this decision, however, a federal District Court in New York, on July 21, 1959, declared Lady Chatterley’s Lover not obscene and opened the way for its publication and distribution.
And the perfect way to celebrate: Erica Jong’s 1973 book Fear of Flying. What makes this book so special? In it, Jong introduced a new kind of female protagonist: a frank young woman who loved sex and wasn’t ashamed to admit it. And what makes it so dirty, in part, is its introduction of “the zipless f – – – .” Here’s how the novel describes it:
    The zipless f – – – was more than a f – – – . It was a platonic ideal. Zipless, because when you came together, zippers fell away like rose petals. Underwear blew off in one breath like dandelion fluff. Tongues intertwined and turned liquid. Your whole soul flowed out through your tongue and into the mouth of your lover.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 11, 2015 in the USA
All chocolate lovers today have one more reason to indulge in their favorite treats. You can find hundreds of recipes for chocolate cakes. Black forest is, perhaps, one of the world’s best, but German chocolate cake is not less popular. But you might be surprised, if we tell you, that German chocolate cake actually doesn’t come from Germany. It’s connected to a product called German chocolate, that was invented by Sam German, an Englishman, who worked in the U.S. German chocolate cake was originally called Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate. Later “’s” was omitted, that added confusion with Germany.
If you want to bake German chocolate cake, enrich its batter with semi sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and vanilla extract. Use coconut-pecan frosting among the chocolate layers of the cake and decorate it with chocolate frosting atop. If you want, you may add some hard chocolate frosting on the sides. Original recipe doesn’t contain it and it was added by some bakers.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 11th June:
1184 BC – Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
631 – Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk to persuade release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women.
758 – Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang’an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.
1345 – Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
1578 – England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize North America
1644 – Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci
1742 – Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
1770 – Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
1776 – Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska
1866 – The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India
1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia
1901 – Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
1911 – Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey
1921 – Brazil adopts women suffrage
1934 – Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
1939 – King & Queen of England taste 1st “hot dogs” at FDR’s party
1951 – NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
1959 – Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence’s book, Lady Chatterley’s Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
1962 – Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so
1971 – US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
1975 – 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
1982 – Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
1988 – Freedomfest – Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
1993 – “Jurassic Park” (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million
2001 – Saudi Arabia seizes ownership, effective June 7, of the 1.6-million-barrels-per-day IPSA pipeline that had carried Iraqi crude oil to the Saudi Red Sea port of Mu’jiz prior to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait
2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada’s First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.
2009 – A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital.

 

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