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Calendar day; July 10, 2015

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Friday, the 10th of July, 2015 is the 191th day in 2015 and in the 28th calendar week.
General Events:
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 10, 2015 in the World
Teddy Bear Picnic Day is celebrated on July 10, 2015. Take your Teddy Bear and eat a meal outdoors, ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park,
It’s a wonderful day for a stroll in the woods! Grab your favourite stuffed toy, a hamper of goodies, and set off for Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Why not arrange an outing with friends and family, and to enjoy the summer sun, fun and games, and creativity with your favourite toys?
The teddy bear is a soft toy in the form of a bear. Developed apparently simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the US and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early years of the 20th century, and named after President Theodore “T.R.” Roosevelt, Jr., the teddy bear became an iconic children’s toy, celebrated in story, song and film.
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Silence Day 2015
July 10, 2015 in the World
Silence Day takes place on July 10, 2015. Silence Day is the name the followers of Meher Baba give to their practice of commemorating July 10 of each year by maintaining verbal silence for twenty-four hours. From July 10, 1925 until his death in 1969, Meher Baba was silent. He communicated first by using an alphabet board, and later by hand gestures which were interpreted and spoken out by one of his mandali (devoted disciples), usually by his disciple Eruch Jessawala. For many years, Baba asked his followers to undertake austerities on this date. These took various forms: in addition to keeping silence, Baba had asked his followers to fast, to pray, to repeat the names of God, and similar practices. In his last request to his followers on the subject, in 1968, he asked only that they keep silent.
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Cow Appreciation Day
July 10, 2015 in the World
Cow Appreciation Day takes place on July 10, 2015. It is a day to remind us how integral cows are to our daily life. In some regions, such as parts of India, cows have significant religious meaning. Cows are sometimes considered as the oldest form of wealth. Cattle today are the basis of a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.
The production of milk, which is also made into cheese, butter, and other dairy products, is comparable in economic size to beef production, and provides an important part of the food supply. To celebrate Cow Appreciation Day you can either enjoy some dairy products or stop using cow products for a day.
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National Clerihew Day
July 10, 2015 in the USA
July 10 of each year celebrates National Clerihew Day in the United States.  Invented by Edmund Clerihew Bently, a clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem.

A clerihew has the following properties:
– It is biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of   view; it pokes fun at mostly famous people
– It has four lines of irregular length and metre (for comic effect)
– The rhyme structure is AABB; the subject matter and wording are often humorously contrived in order to achieve a rhyme, including the use of phrases in Latin, French and other non-English languages
– The first line contains, and may consist solely of, the subject’s name.”

English novelist and humorist, Edmund Clerihew Bently (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956), was a 16 year old student when he thought up the lines for his first ever clerihew.

Sir Humphry Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
On National Clerihew Day, try writing a clerihew or two of your own!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 10th July:
1040 – Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
1609 – Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
1739 – King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin’s Ear)
1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1796 – Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.
1806 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company
1886 – Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
1908 – H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C)
1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States
1917 – Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft
1923 – 2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia)
1924 – Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
1925 – USSR’s official news agency TASS forms
1925 – Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration
1940 – Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel
1943 – US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
1951 – Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
1960 – Belgium sends troops to Congo
1972 – Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
1976 – Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
1985 – French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand
1991 – Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation
1998 – Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos
2000 – A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline
2011 – British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.

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