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Calendar day; June 12, 2015

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Friday, the 12th of June, 2015 is the 163th day in 2015 and in the 24th calendar week.
General Events:
World Day Against Child Labour
 in the World
World Day Against Child Labour is observed on June 12, 2015. The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization–sanctioned holiday for the purpose of raising awareness and activism to prevent child labour in both economic and military fields. The ILO created this observance in 2002 and it has been held annually since then.
Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislations across the world prohibit child labour. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training, certain categories of work such as those by Amish children, and others.
Child labour was employed to varying extents through most of history. Before 1940, numerous children aged 5 – 14 worked in Europe, the United States and various colonies of European powers. With the rise of household income, availability of schools and passage of child labour laws, the incidence rates of child labour fell. In developing countries, with high poverty and poor schooling opportunities, child labour is still prevalent.
Where is the event?
Helsinki Day 2015
June 12, 2015 in Helsinki
Helsinki Day is observed on June 12, 2015. The day is an annual celebration in Finland to celebrate the city of Helsinki. The number of attendees in the events on the day exceeds one hundred thousand. On the day, the Helsinki Medal is awarded to noteworthy citizens. The city council awards the medals. The event was started by mayor Lauri Aho and secretary of the Helsinki Society Jorma Waronen in the late 1950s. The first Helsinki day was celebrated in 1959 on the 409th anniversary of the founding of Helsinki.
Where is Helsinki Day?
Nationwide Helsinki
Red Rose Day 2015
June 12, 2015 in the World
Red Rose Day takes place on June 12, 2015. It’s a day to appreciate the favorite flower. Roses have been long used as symbols in a number of societies. A well-known symbol of love, roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty.
Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. They have been also used for commercial perfumery and commercial cut flower crops. Some are used as landscape plants, for hedging and for other utilitarian purposes such as game cover and slope stabilization.
Celebrating the many facets of the rose, Red Rose Day is a time for gardeners, florists and romantics to come together and enjoy the rose in all its splendour.
Where is the event?
Loving Day 2015
June 12, 2015 in the USA
Loving Day takes place on June 12, 2015. Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states citing “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.” In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites. Loving Day is not yet an official recognized holiday by the U.S. government, but there is a movement to persuade U.S. President Barack Obama to make it as such.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Lemonade Days
June 12-14, 2015 in the USA
The lemonade will be flowing this weekend for a good cause during the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemonade Days Friday through Sunday. Thousands of Alex’s Lemonade Stands will be set up throughout the country, including several in this area, foundation officials said. Proceeds from sales go to the foundation that fights childhood cancer.
The stands are named for Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who set the first one up as a 4-year-old in 2000 to raise money to fight childhood cancer. She died from cancer four years later. The foundation started in her name has raised more than $100 million since Alex’s first stand and the fundraising goal for Lemonade Days this year is $1 million, foundation officials said.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Superman Day 2015
June 12, 2015 in the USA
There is no clear evidence of when and how this special day was created, but 12th June each year is Superman Day, the day for the Man of Tomorrow. Superman has gone by many names over years, but thing has still remained the same: he has always fought for natural justice of humanity and saves people from dangerous situation. Superman was first created in 1933 by the writer and artist respectively, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel.
Superman has gone through lots of changes since his initial creation. Nowadays, our boy in blue has appeared in every form of media throughout the world. Video games, comic books movies, stickers, T-shirts, novels, Superman appears in every place.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 12th June:
1381 – Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
1665 – New Amsterdam legally becomes British and renamed New York after English Duke of York
1701 – Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1792 – George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
1830 – Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
1840 – Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands
1867 – Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
1881 – The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, is crushed by Arctic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting
1897 – Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties)
1898 – Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain
1901 – In Cuba, the constitutional convention – knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so – adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
1923 – Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC
1933 – Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
1942 – Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam)
1944 – 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
1952 – USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
1964 – Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
1965 – Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
1979 – Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
1991 – Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation


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