Monday, the 6th of July, 2015 is the 187th day in 2015 and in the 28th calendar week.
San Fermín 2015
July 6 – 14, 2015 in Pamplona
San Fermín is celebrated on July 06, 2015. The festival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, which happens at 8:00 am from July 7th to July 14th, the week long celebration involves many other traditional and folkloric events. It is known locally as Sanfermines and is held in honor of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. Its events were central to the plot of The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, which brought it to the general attention of English-speaking people. It has become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain. Over 1,000,000 people come to watch this festival.
Where is San Fermín?
Nationwide Pamplona
General Events:
International Kissing Day/World Kiss Day
July 6, 2015 in the World
July 6th is National Kissing Day in the United Kingdom, an unofficial holiday. This holiday has been adopted worldwide making July the 6th the International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day.
The idea behind the International Kissing Day is that many people may have forgotten the simple pleasures associated with kissing for kissing’s sake, as opposed to kissing as mere social formality or prelude to other activities. Kissing can be an enjoyable experience in and of itself. It is an expression and experience of intimacy. International Kissing Day is not as commercialized as Valentine’s Day.
 Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. A kiss may be used to express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and good luck, among many others. The word came from Old English cyssan “to kiss”, in turn from coss “a kiss”. The act of kissing has become a common expression of affection among many cultures worldwide.
*The longest kiss lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds and was achieved by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat (both Thailand) at an event organised by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Pattaya, in Pattaya, Thailand, on 12-14 February 2013
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Statehood Day in Lithuania
July 6, 2015 in Lithuania
Statehood Day in Lithuania is observed on July 06, 2015. Statehood Day is an annual public holiday in Lithuania celebrated annually to commemorate the coronation in 1253 of Mindaugas as the first and only King of Lithuania. The exact day of this event is disputable and was chosen according to the hypothesis of Edvardas Gudavi?ius, formulated in 1989. The day has officially been celebrated since 1991.
Where is Statehood Day in Lithuania?
Nationwide Lithuania
National Fried Chicken Day
July 6, 2015 in the USA
Today we honor a classic American dish. To make this flavorful favorite, coat a piece of chicken in homemade batter and fry it – it’s easy! The result is a piece of perfectly cooked chicken that’s crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Yum!
American fried chicken has its roots in the Southern United States, but Europeans have been eating fried chicken since the Middle Ages. During that time, cooks discovered that covering meat in flour and spices before cooking it helped seal in the flavor and made it easier to eat on-the-go.
National Fried Chicken Day is a great time to try out a new recipe or to visit your local fast food restaurant. Better yet, get your friends in on the fun and plan a backyard picnic! Corn, mashed potatoes, and biscuits are all great accompaniments for fried chicken. Dig in!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural Events:
Aphelion 2015 – Earth’s Farthest Point from the Sun
July 6, 2015 in the World
The Earth is farthest from the Sun or Aphelion, two weeks after the June Solstice. In 2015, the Earth will reach its Aphelion at 19:41 (7:41 pm) UTC on July 6, 2015.
The Earth actually orbits around the Sun in an elliptical path, with the Sun being closer to the Earth at one point of the path. The shape of this path varies due to gravitation influences of other planetary objects. Approximately every 100,000 years, it changes from being nearly circular to elliptical. The difference of the Earth’s orbital shape from a perfect circle is known as the Earth’s eccentricity.
The Earth is about 91,402,500 miles (147,098,070 kilometers) from the Sun, when it is at its Perihelion (closest to the sun), and about 94,509,100 miles (152,097,700 kilometers), when it is at the Aphelion (farthest from the sun) point.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 6th July:
1348 – Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
1484 – Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
1560 – England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
1621 – Dutch gov-gen John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die
1699 – Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston
1775 – Congress issues “Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms,” listing grievances but denying intent to be independent
1782 – British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
1848 – Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
1904 – Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan
1908 – Robert Peary’s expedition sails from NYC for north pole
1923 – The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
1942 – Anne Frank’s family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
1945 – Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to ratify the Charter of the United Nations
1945 – Abbott and Costello’s film “The Naughty Nineties” released featuring longest version of their “Who’s on First” routine
1952 – Last tram ride in London
1964 – Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
1966 – Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
1988 – North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
2006 – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years