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Calendar day; June 16, 2015

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Tuesday, the 16th of June, 2015 is the 167th day in 2015 and in the 25th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of the African Child
June 16, 2015 in the World
International Day of the African Child takes place on June 16, 2015. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.
In Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, about ten thousand black school children marched in a column more than half a mile long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young students were shot, the most famous of which being Hector Peterson. More than a hundred people were killed in the protests of the following two weeks, and more than a thousand were injured.
Where is Day of the African Child?
Worldwide
Youth Day in South Africa
June 16, 2015 in South Africa
Youth Day in South Africa takes place on June 16, 2015. Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the start of the Soweto riots of 1976, initially sparked by a government edict that all instruction in black schools would be held in Afrikaans. The iconic picture of Hector Pieterson, a black schoolchild shot by the police, brought home to many people within and outside South Africa the brutalities of the Apartheid regime.
Where is Youth Day in South Africa?
Nationwide South Africa
Sussex Day 2015
June 16, 2015 in Sussex
Sussex Day takes place on June 16, 2015. Sussex Day is the county day for the historic county of Sussex in southern England and is celebrated each year to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Sussex. The event takes place on St Richard’s Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex’s patron saint. The date marks the anniversary of the translation of St Richard’s body from its original burial place in the nave of Chichester Cathedral to an elaborate shrine at the Cathedral on 16 June 1276.
Where is Sussex Day?
Nationwide Sussex
Fresh Veggies Day
June 16, 2015 in the World
Fresh Veggies Day is observed on June 16, 2015. Celebrating Fresh Veggies Day is healthy and delicious. There are many things to do like inviting friends to a healthy fresh vegetable meal. Even more fun is it to go cropping together and prepare the food in a group. In June, when Fresh Veggies Day takes place it is harvest time for beans, peas, salad, spinach, broccoli and many more. They are a perfect complement to a sporty and healthy lifestyle.
Vegetables contain many vitamins and no fat. Therefore it is recommended to eat a lot of vegetables every day – split into five or more servings. It is also possible to be very creative and compile a colourful dish that looks appealing, is tasty and good for the health. Raise own vegetables in the garden is a cheap way to always have fresh veggies around.
Where is Fresh Veggies Day?
Worldwide
Bloomsday
June 16, 2015 in the World
Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle; they walked to the Dublin suburb of Ringsend. The name is derived from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses.
The English compound word Bloomsday is usually used in Irish as well, though some purist publications call it Lá Bloom.
The first mention of such a celebration is to be found in a letter by Joyce to Miss Weaver of 27 June 1924: “There is a group of people who observe what they call Bloom’s day – 16 June.” The day involves a range of cultural activities including Ulysses readings and dramatisations, pub crawls and other events.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Fudge Day
June 16, 2015 in the USA
Fudge is a delicious confection made with sugar, milk, butter, and your favorite flavoring. Some of the most popular varieties include chocolate, peanut butter, maple, caramel, peppermint, and marshmallow.
Did you know that fudge used to be chocolate-less? Our modern-day fudge evolved from a candy called Scottish Tablet, which originated in the late 17th century. While the recipes are quite similar, Scottish Tablet has a much harder texture and lacks the most important ingredient!
To celebrate National Fudge Day, pick up your favorite type of fudge at a local chocolate shop and share it with friends and family!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural events:
June New Moon 2015
June 16, 2015 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
On June 16, 2015 the moon reaches its minimum brightness. Therefore it is called new moon. In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.
The original meaning of the phrase new moon was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This takes place over the western horizon in a brief period between sunset and moonset, and therefore the precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptic longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and under certain circumstances it is coincident with a solar eclipse.
Where is June New Moon?
Eastcoast (North America) EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Historical Events on 16th June:
632 – Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era
1745 – British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River
1755 – British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
1779 – Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins
1784 – Holland forbids orange clothes
1794 – 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
1871 – Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
1883 – The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
1884 – 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
1900 – In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms
1904 – Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce’s Ulysses)
1907 – Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities
1913 – South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
1915 – The foundation of the British Women’s Institute
1925 – The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established
1944 – Iceland adopts constitution
1947 – Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
1957 – French offensive in Algeria
1959 – In South Africa, Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to Kwa Mashu, a newly established black township on the outskirts, is met with violent resistance.
1960 – “Psycho”, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City
1963 – Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1976 – Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools
1979 – Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
1980 – US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
1989 – Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
1991 – Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
1992 – Longest salami is 68’9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
2000 – Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms

 

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