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Calendar day; June 23, 2015

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Tuesday, the 23rd of June, 2015 is the 174th day in 2015 and in the 26th calendar week.
General Events:
International Widows Day
June 23, 2015 in the World
International Widows Day is observed on June 23, 2015. International Widows Day is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries”. International Widows Day was established by The Loomba Foundation to raise awareness of the issue of widowhood.
The significance of 23 June is that it was on that day in 1954 that Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba – mother of the Foundation’s founder, Lord Loomba – herself became a widow. One of the Foundation’s key goals is to highlight what it describes as an invisible calamity. There are an estimated 245 million widows worldwide, 115 million of whom live in poverty and suffer from social stigmatization and economic deprivation purely because they have lost their husbands.
The first International Widows Day took place in 2005 and was launched by Lord Loomba and the Foundation’s President, Cherie Blair. Since that time, the scale of the event has grown, with events across the world timed to commemorate the day of awareness. On the 21st December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted 23 June as International Widows Day.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
June 23, 2015 in Canada
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is celebrated on June 23, 2015. The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is marked every year on June 23 in Canada to mark the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland. On this day, flags across Canada are flown at half-mast to honour the victims of the bombing, as well as other acts of terrorist violence that have taken lives of Canadians.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Canada
Golowan Festival
June 23 – 28, 2015 in Cornwall, UK
Golowan Festival is celebrated on June 23, 2015. Golowan is the Cornish language word for the Midsummer celebrations in Cornwall, UK: widespread prior to the late 19th century and most popular in the Penwith area and in particular Penzance and Newlyn. The celebrations were conducted from the 23rd of June (St John’s Eve) to the 28th of June (St Peter’s Eve) each year.
Where is Golowan Festival?
Nationwide Cornwall, UK
Kupala Night 2015
June 23 – 24, 2015 in Slavic countries
Kupala Night is celebrated on June 23, 2015. Kupala Night or Ivan Kupala Day is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia currently on the night of 23/24 June in the Gregorian calendar. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of fascinating Pagan rituals.
The holiday is still enthusiastically celebrated by the younger people of the Eastern Europe. The night preceding the holiday (Tvorila night) is considered the night for “good humour” mischiefs. On Ivan Kupala day itself, children are engaged in water fights and perform pranks mostly involving pouring water over someone.
Where is Kupala Night?
Nationwide Slavic countries
Jani 2015
June 23 – 24, 2015 in Latvia
Jani is celebrated on June 23, 2015. Jani is a Latvian festival held in the night from 23 June to 24 June to celebrate the summer solstice (Midsummer), the shortest night and longest day of the year[citation needed]. Both days are public holidays, and people usually spend them in the countryside. The festival’s eve Janu vakars is held in the evening of 23 June and goes on all through the night Janu nakts, where people sway into the following day.
Where is Jani?
Nationwide Latvia
Grand Duke’s Official Birthday
June 23, 2015 in Luxembourg
Grand Duke’s Official Birthday takes place on June 23, 2015. The Grand Duke’s Official Birthday is celebrated as the annual national holiday of Luxembourg. It is celebrated on 23 June, although this has never been the actual birthday of any ruler of Luxembourg. When the monarch of Luxembourg is female, it is known as the Grand Duchess’s Official Birthday.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Luxembourg
Pink Day
June 23, 2015 in the USA
National Pink Day is celebrated on June 23, 2015. Take care, that all your clothings and accessories are pink on this day! National Pink Day is especially a day for the ladies, because pink is a girl’s favorite color. Pink is any of the colors between bluish red (purple) and red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation.
The association of pink with girls dates to the modern era, probably developing at different times in different countries. The foremost student of the role of color in children’s fashion, Jo Paoletti, found that “By the 1950s, pink was strongly associated with femininity” but to an extent that was “neither rigid nor universal” as it later became. Some date the origin of the association of pink with girls in the United States to the 1910s or 1920s. Many have noted the contrary association of pink with boys in 20th-century America.
One study by two neuroscientists in Current Biology examined color preferences across cultures and found significant differences between male and female responses. Both groups favored blues over other hues, but women had more favorable responses to the reddish-purple range of the spectrum and men had more favorable responses to the greenish-yellow end of the spectrum.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
United Nations Public Service Day
June 23, 2015 in the World
United Nations Public Service Day is an official UN observance held on June 23 each year. It was designated in the resolution 57/277 of the UN General Assembly issued on March 7, 2003 and has been celebrated annually ever since.
The term “public service” refers to any service provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction. In modern developed countries, it typically includes (but is not limited to) education, health care, public transportation, social service, emergency services, law enforcement etc.
Public Service Day was established to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to community. It also focuses on raising awareness of the contribution of public service to the development of society and honoring the work of public servants. Events held on the occasion aim at encouraging young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
UN Public Service Day is marked with the United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony. It rewards excellence in public service and is aimed at promoting public service throughout the world. The winners are announced at a high-level event held on June 23 each year.
Where is the event?
Worlswide
Historical Events on 23rd June:
930 – World’s oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
1658 – Dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon
1683 – William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to, nor broken”
1713 – The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada
1794 – Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
1848 – Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
1900 – The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan’s rule
1915 – Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
1925 – British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
1935 – Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor
1942 – World War II: Germany’s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales
1950 – Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1951 – Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1961 – The Antarctic Treaty, ensuring that Antarctica is used for peaceful purposes; for international cooperation in scientific research; and does not become the scene or object of international discord, comes into force
1973 – World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
1974 – 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1980 – South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President’s Council fails; the Council was part of Botha’s plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people
1982 – Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1985 – Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1990 – Moldavia declares independence
1993 – Nigeria’s military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
2000 – The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world’s largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event

 

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shutterstock_103599422_staycation if you can’t tell from the header, it’s my vacation! chose the dates wisely. Between our anniversary and the first con we’re attending this summer! 😉 yes! hee hee I love stay-cations, I get to sleep and not worry that “OMG I can’t sleep in this strange bed!” or that the noises from the people surrounding my room will be non-stop. I don’t have room-service or a cabana boy, but I do have all the luxuries of home! 😉 so later after working on the honey to-do’s list, mainly going through and getting rid of some more, won’t fit me clothes. I’m thinking of firing up the hot tub jacuzzi, aka my garden bathtub with some scented fizz bombs and just ahhhhh enjoy! till laters…xoxo

Calendar day; June 22, 2015

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Monday, the 22nd of June, 2015 is the 173th day in 2015 and in the 26th calendar week.
General Events:
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day
June 22, 2015 in Croatia
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day is celebrated on June 22, 2015. Anti-Fascist Struggle Day is a national holiday and celebration in Croatia. It is celebrated on June 22nd, as it marks the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against German and Italian occupying forces, that started with the forming of the First Sisak Partisan Detachment on June 22, 1941 near Sisak, Croatia.
Where is Anti-Fascist Struggle Day?
Nationwide Croatia
Stupid Guy Thing Day
June 22, 2015 in the World
June 22nd is officially Stupid Guy Thing Day.  I’m not kidding.  It’s an actual declared day!  Stupid Guy Thing Day is designated as a day to commemorate all of the stupid things guys do.
Ok ladies, chances are pretty good you’ll be able to relate to this annual holiday, created by the folks at Wellcat.com.
But let’s be honest. We’ve all done stupid things in our lives regardless of our gender. Really embarrassing, humiliating and downright stupid things, right? But no matter how hard we try, many gals just can’t figure out why some guys do the things they do. It’s almost like men and women really are from two entirely different planets!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Chocolate Eclair Day
June 22, 2015 in the USA
National Chocolate Eclair Day takes place on June 22, 2015. An chocolate éclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing.
The dough, which is the same as that used for profiterole, is typically piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow inside. Once cool, the pastry then is filled with a vanilla-, coffee- or chocolate-flavoured custard, or with whipped cream, or chiboust cream; and then iced with fondant icing.
The éclair originated during the nineteenth century in France. It is a popular type of cake served all over the world. The word is first attested both in English and in French in the 1860s.
Where is National Chocolate Eclair Day?
Nationwide US
Historical Events on 22nd June:
168 BC – Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War
1342 – Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reckoning)
1476 – Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
1533 – Ferdinand of Austria & Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty
1611 – Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again
1633 – Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
1675 – Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1740 – King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press
1772 – Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement
1812 – Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams
1847 – Doughnut created
1873 – Prince Edward Island joins Canada
1874 – Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy
1875 – Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000
1900 – In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds
1910 – 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland
1922 – Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois
1939 – Princes (future Queen) Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)
1940 – About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa’s involvement in WWII
1941 – Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
1942 – Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
1959 – Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
1973 – Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
1978 – James Christy’s discovery of Pluto’s moon Charon announced
1983 – 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
1990 – Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1990 – Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach
1992 – 2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg identified as Tsar Nicholas II & Tsarina Alexandra
1999 – Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, “It is acceptable for politicians to lie”, South Africa

 

Happy 16th Anniversary to us! <3

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That’s right it’s our anniversary and we planned to have it on June 21st, as it is the longest day of the year! Patrick and I have been married for sixteen years, and we’ve known each seven years before we got married. Wow! 23 years with him!! I’m lucky!

and now to share my present from him. It started a month ago… we have a jeweler that is fantastic with taking an idea and making it come to life. Patrick commissioned him a month ago. 😉

Yesterday I got a box! yep! Wasn’t allowed to open it. lol

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This morning he distracted me with a bigger box, that I was allowed to open, yeah. No pic as I ripped it up before he could take a photo. lol

This was inside the bigger box!!

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a Betsey Johnson Bubblegum purse! squee! How cute!!! 😀 ❤

and then finally show time, and I got to open my other box!!

And I went speechless and starting crying…

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The combined shield, Superman and Wonder Woman. He’s my Superman, and I’m his Wonder Woman! aww I know! Sappy but it’s true! 😉

The diamond’s and the gold are from our two original wedding bands, we’ve both lost weight and he decided to use them in this new wedding band for me! Now that’s romantic, I don’t care who you are! lol

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Yep, looks good!! 😀 ❤
Ps- it’s very difficult to take a pic like this, I’ll have him take one later. 😉 he’s at work right now.

till later

xoxo

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Calendar day; June 21, 2015

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Sunday, the 21st of June, 2015 is the 172th day in 2015 and in the 25th calendar week.
General Events:
Father’s Day 2015
June 21, 2015 in the World
In many countries Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, among them the USA, Canada, the UK, France, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, it is also widely celebrated on other days, for example onFebruary 23rd (Russia, Defender of the Fatherland Day), March 19th (as Festa del Papà in Italy, Dia do Pai in Portugal and Día del Padre in Spain), Ascension Day (Germany), the first Sunday in June (Switzerland), the second Sunday in June (Austria and Belgium), June 21st, the first day of Summer (Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan & Syria), first Sunday of September (Australia, New Zealand) and the second Saturday of November (many Scandinavian countries). For a complete overview of the dates of Father’s Day around the world see here.
Although the name of the event is usually understood as a plural possessive (i.e. “day belonging to fathers”), which would under normal English punctuation guidelines be spelled “Fathers’ Day” (not “Fathers Day”), the most common spelling is “Father’s Day”, as if it were a singular possessive (i.e. “day belonging to Father”).
Where is Father’s Day?
Worldwide
Father’s Day 2015, USA
In the US, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 21, 2015. The day falls on the third Sunday of June. Its first celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Other festivities honoring fathers had been held in Fairmont and in Creston, but the modern holiday did not emerge from those.
Modern Father’s Day was invented by Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Creston, Washington, who was also the driving force behind its establishment. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children in Spokane, Washington. She was inspired by Anna Jarvis’s efforts to establish Mother’s Day. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, she did not provide the organizers with enough time to make arrangements, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. The first June Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, WA, at the Spokane YMCA.
Unofficial support from such figures as William Jennings Bryan was immediate and widespread. President Woodrow Wilson was personally feted by his family in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge recommended it as a national holiday in 1924. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made Father’s Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday was not officially recognized until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2015 in Canada
National Aboriginal Day is celebrated on June 21, 2015. The day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on June 21 annually. Most provincial jurisdictions, however, do not recognise it as a statutory holiday.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Canada
Fête de la Musique
June 21, 2015 in the World
Fête de la Musique takes place on June 21, 2015. The day is also known as World Music Day. It is a day on which the world celebrates the magical gift of music. The idea of the World Music Day was conceptualized first in France in 1976 by American musician Joel Cohen who proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice.
The idea was taken up by French Music and Dance director Maurice Fleuret for Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1981 and first took place in 1982 in Paris. Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries.
The purpose of World Music Day is to promote music in two ways:
1) Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets. The slogan Faites de la musique (“Make music”), a homophone of Fête de la Musique, is used to promote this goal.
2) Many free concerts are organized, making all genres of music accessible to the public. Two of the caveats to being sanctioned by the official Fête de la Musique organization in Paris are that all concerts must be free to the public, and all performers donate their time for free. This is true of most participating cities, now, as well.
Where is Fête de la Musique?
Worldwide
World Humanist Day
June 21, 2015 in the World
World Humanist Day takes place on June 21, 2015. The day is a humanist holiday celebrated annually around the world on the summer solstice, which usually falls on June 21st. According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the day is a way of spreading awareness of Humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to effect change in the world. It is also seen as a time for Humanists to gather socially and promote the positive values of Humanism.
Where is World Humanist Day?
Worldwide
Day of Private Reflection
June 21, 2015 in Ireland
Day of Private Reflection is celebrated on June 21, 2015. The Day of Private Reflection is a day of remembrance created to acknowledge and reflect upon the conflict in Northern Ireland. It was proposed by Healing Through Remembering, a cross-community organisation devoted to dealing with the legacy of the conflict. The occasion sought to look toward a peaceful future, while reflecting on the violence of the past. The day has been held annually since 2007 on June 21, the summer solstice; it was chosen for this date as the solstice was deemed an opportunity for looking both forward and back. The Day of Reflection was specifically mentioned by the report of the Consultative Group on the Past who recommended that it be renamed the Day of Reflection and Reconciliation.
Where is Day of Private Reflection?
Nationwide Ireland
Andean-Amazonic New Year
June 21, 2015 in Bolivia
Andean-Amazonic New Year is observed on June 21, 2015. The Andean-Amazonic New Year is a national holiday in Bolivia which celebrates the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere on June 21 as the Aymara New Year. It was declared a national holiday in Bolivia for the first time in 2010 by the government of Evo Morales, despite opposition from the Christian right in Bolivia.
Where is Andean-Amazonic New Year?
Nationwide Bolivia
International Surfing Day
June 21, 2015 in the World
The day, held annually on or near the date of the summer solstice – usually June 21 or 20 June on leap years – is an unofficial, environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing and the surfing lifestyle and the sustainability of ocean resources.
Contests and prizes are also part of the celebration with surfing related industries donating prizes such as surfboards and wetsuits. Another purpose of the celebration is to promote the popularity of surfing and to attract new participants.
International Surfing Day was established in 2004 by Surfing Magazine and The Surfrider Foundation. International Surfing Day closely follows the spirit and intent of the World Surf Day established by the Usenet newsgroup alt.surfing in 1993. International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing.
International Surf Day events have been held on all populated continents including South America where it is celebrated in Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. Also in the Southern Hemisphere the holiday is observed in the Oceanian nations of Australia and New Zealand. The day is also widely observed in the American state of Hawaii, also in Oceania.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Cuckoo Warning Day
June 21, 2015 in the World
June 21 is Cuckoo Warning Day, a holiday that holds to the superstition (or is it science?) that if you hear the Cuckoo bird call on this day – the first day of summer – there will be plenty of rain this summer. If you don’t, the summer will be drier.
We’re not sure where this superstition came from or whether or not it’s true, but we do know that, in Europe (where cuckoos spend their spring and summer after wintering in Africa), the call of the cuckoo is a welcoming indicator that spring is here and the green grass and warmth of summer are just around the corner.
If you don’t live in a region inhabited by the cuckoo bird, find a cuckoo clock or practice making your own cuckoo call.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Natural events:
Summer Solstice
June 21, 2015 in Northern Hemisphere
Summer Solstice takes place on June 21, 2015. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. Schools and universities typically have a summer break to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. In all countries, children are out of school during this time of year for summer break, although dates vary.
Though the summer solstice is an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used like midsummer to refer to the day on which it occurs. The summer solstice occurs on the day that has the longest period of daylight – except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous, from a few days to six months around the summer solstice. Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most have recognition of sign of the fertility, involving holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time.
The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star (sun) that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the sun is 23° 26′. This happens twice each year, at which times the sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or the south pole.
Where is Summer Solstice?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere
Historical Events on 21st June:
524 – Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
1582 – The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan
1633 – Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to “abjure, curse, & detest” his Copernican heliocentric views
1734 – In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand
1788 – US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1791 – Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1854 – First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons
1879 – F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1900 – In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
1916 – Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing
1919 – The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain’s Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands
1921 – The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations
1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia
1948 – 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78’s planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
1956 – Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
1964 – Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
1985 – American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
1989 – Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
1990 – 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
1993 – English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
2000 – Section 28 (outlawing the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote
2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra

 

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Calendar day; June 20, 2015

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Saturday, the 20th of June, 2015 is the 171th day in 2015 and in the 25th calendar week.
General Events:
World Refugee Day
June 20, 2015 in the World
World Refugee Day is observed on June 20, 2015. World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. From June 18 to 20 the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) commemorates World Refugee Day in Washington, DC, in order to draw the public’s attention to the millions of refugees worldwide who are forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution.
The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves. Each year, UNHCR selects a theme and coordinates events across the globe. Individuals and community groups are encouraged to mark the day by attending a local World Refugee Day event, watching and sharing World Refugee Day videos, and raising awareness for refugees on social media.
A refugee is a person who is outside his or her country of origin or habitual residence because they have suffered (or fear) persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or because they are a member of a persecuted ‘social group’ or because they are fleeing a war or natural disaster. Such a person may be called to as an ‘asylum seeker’ until recognized by the state where they make a claim.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
World Productivity Day
June 20, 2015 in the World
One of the less well-known celebratory days, World Productivity Day does not have a central focus for celebration. It’s instead an occasion for suppliers of productivity tools, training and advances to celebrate their contributions and give something back to their users. For example, some consultancy firms use the event to provide free online sessions to prospective clients to demonstrate what a difference focus on productivity can make.
Other, less obviously relevant, businesses also use World Productivity Day to draw attention to their products and services in the context of getting the most out of work. Coffee and other caffeinated beverage manufacturers use the day as a chance to promote the putative benefits of using their products to stay alert and productive at work. Companies that sell products such as chocolate that can be used to reward productivity may also choose to use the occasion as a chance to promote this.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National  American Eagle Day
June 20, 2015 in the USA
 This day is set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, to assist in the recovery of their natural environments and to take part in educational outreach.
The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America and appears on it”s Seal.
In the later 20th century, the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States.  Eventually populations recovered and on July 12, 1995, the species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species and transferred to the List of Threatened Species.  On June 2007, it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.
The Bald Eagle’s range includes most of Canada, Alaska, all of the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.  They can be found near large bodies of open water where there is an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
Opportunistic feeders, Bald Eagle’s survive mainly on fish, swooping down and snatching them from the water.  Their nests are the largest nests of any North American bird and the largest tree nest ever recorded for any animal species.  A  Bald Eagle’s nest was measured at 13 ft deep and 8.2 ft wide and it weighed 1.1 ton.
The name “Bald Eagle” derives from an older meaning of “white headed” as the bird is actually no bald.  The adult eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
West Virginia Day
June 20, 2015 in West Virginia
West Virginia Day is celebrated on June 20. 2015, as the name suggests, in West Virginia, USA. On this state holiday the anniversary of the creation of the 35th state, also known as the Mountain State, is celebrated. During the American Civil War, delegates from 50 northwestern counties of Virginia decided the secession from Virginia and the creation of a new state: West Virginia.
The reason were political differences between the poor peasants in the mountain regions and the plantation owners in the plains, who dominated the state policy. On June 20, 1863 this new state was admitted to the Union. West Virginia is the 41st largest US state by area and the 38th by population.
Where is West Virginia Day?
Nationwide West Virginia
Historical Events on 20th June:
451 – Germans & Romans beat Atiila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields
1567 – Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
1631 – The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates
1675 – Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
1756 – Black Hole of Calcutta – 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die
1756 – Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
1782 – Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it’s symbol
1791 – King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution
1819 – 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
1837 – Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
1840 – Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
1893 – Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts
1900 – In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers
1909 – 1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham & Eleanor Waring)
1919 – Philipp Scheidemann resigns as chancellor of the new German Republic, which he helped establish, refusing to sign the Treaty of Versailles
1943 – National Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organizes
1944 – Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
1949 – Central Intelligence Agency Act passes
1960 – Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
1969 – White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
1975 – “Jaws”, based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released
1981 – Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
1983 – Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
1990 – 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
1990 – Asteroid Eureka is discovered

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