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Calendar day; July 13, 2015

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Monday, the 13th of July, 2015 is the 194th day in 2015 and in the 29th calendar week.
General Events:
Embrace Your Geekness Day
July 13, 2015 in the World
Embrace Your Geekness Day is observed on July 13, 2015. The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from “an expert or enthusiast” to “a person heavily interested in a hobby”, with a general pejorative meaning of “a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp[ecially] one who is perceived to be overly intellectual”.
The definition of geek has changed considerably over time, and there is no longer a definitive meaning. The term nerd has a similar, practically synonymous meaning as geek, but many choose to identify different connotations among these two terms, although the differences are disputed.
There are many subclassifications of geeks such as the following: Science geeks, Math geeks, Computer geeks, History geeks, Engineering geeks, Language geeks, Art geeks, Music geeks, Sci-Fi geeks, Fantasy geeks, Comic Book geeks, Video Game geeks, Board Game geeks, Role-Playing Game geeks, Pop Culture geeks and even Sports geeks.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Statehood Day in Montenegro
July 13, 2015 in Montenegro
Statehood Day in Montenegro is celebrated on July 13, 2015. Statehood Day is a holiday that occurs every year in Montenegro to commemorate the day in 1878 on which the Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro as the twenty-seventh independent state in the world, and that in 1941 the Montenegrins staged an uprising against the Nazi occupiers and sided with the partisan communist movement. Statehood Day is not to be confused with Montenegro’s Independence Day, which is held each year on May 21 in honor of the 2006 plebiscite that indicated that 55,5% of Montenegrins were in favor of becoming a sovereign nation.
Where is Statehood Day in Montenegro?
Nationwide Montenegro
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
July 13, 2015 in the World
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day takes place on July 13, 2015. The best way to join in Barbershop Music Appreciation Day is to go straight into a barbershop and enjoy the music that you can hear inside. In 2005, “The Sweet Adelines International” have founded this cheery holiday on their 60th anniversary. Traditionally barbershop singers come as a quartet and wear the same colorful suits and hats.
Barbershop singers make barbershops a cosy place and so much more than just an institution where your get your haircut. You can stay and talk to people, find out about the latest news about your neighbourhood and stay in touch with other people. No need to be bored while you wait and no need to be annoyed about the sound of the hairdryer because the barbershop singers will entertain you. Thank them for their music on Barbershop Music Appreciation Day.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Fool’s Paradise Day
July 13, 2015 in the World
Fool’s Paradise Day is celebrated on July 13, 2015. Fool’s Paradise Day is a day off for the mind. If the real life is wrecked up and everything might go wrong, the message is to close your eyes and dream yourself into another world. Paradise is a imagined place where no pain, work, sorrow, annoyance or worries exist. On Fool’s Paradise Day is a good occasion to visit this perfect place and forget about the troubles in real life.
The day is called Fool’s Paradise Day because escaping from reality or fading out one’s troubles needs a little foolishness. People who think too much and know a lot, are usually not easily able to let go. However, on Fool’s Paradise Day it is not foolish to close your eyes, but highly appreciated. Let the whole world fall apart and create your own paradise you can visit whenever you need a break.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Town Criers Day – (Second Monday in July)
July 13, 2015 in the World
In olden times, when few people were literate, and there was little access to printed media, town criers were a central part of urban living. Town criers were responsible for keeping the populace up to date with the latest news and events, and for disseminating news from the ruling classes to the wider populace.
Now, the general literacy of the populace, and the ease of access to printed (and digital) media has rendered the town crier somewhat redundant – Town Crier Day celebrates the historical role of the town crier by encouraging people to take up the role of the town crier in their town or city.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 13th July:
1174 – William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
1522 – Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
1568 – Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer
1772 – Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent)
1832 – Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)
1863 – Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die
1911 – Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
1917 – Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal
1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads “Hollywoodland ” but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949
1943 – Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia’s defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany
1955 – The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London
1976 – Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
1982 – Iran launches first attack into Iraq
1984 – The last sitting of an all-white Parliament in South Africa
1992 – The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August

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