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Calendar day; July 20, 2015

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Monday, the 20th of July, 2015 is the 201th day in 2015 and in the 30th calendar week.
Annual Captive Nations Week: 19-25
July 19-25, 2015 in the USA
The captive nations concept is a quaint relic of the Cold War and its immediate aftermath.
Every summer since 1959, the White House has invited the American people to observe the occasion with “appropriate ceremonies and activities,” according to the original law signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. On July 18 2013, Barack Obama followed his predecessors and issued a proclamation calling on the American people to “reaffirm our deep ties to all governments and people committed to freedom, dignity, and opportunity for all.”
The original joint congressional resolution effectively committed the United States not just to the overthrow of communist governments around the world, a policy that was at odds with the doctrine of containment favored by contemporary strategists such as George F. Kennan. It also made the break-up of the Soviet Union, and indeed of Russia itself, an express goal of U.S. foreign policy.
General Events:
Moon Day 2015
July 20, 2015 in the World
Moon Day is celebrated on July 20, 2015. This holiday is a reminder of the first moon-landing on July, 20th in 1969. The first earthling who stepped onto the moon was Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut. Millions of people watched how Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Watching a recording of that historical event on the internet is certainly one of the best ways to celebrate Moon Day.
At that time the landing on the moon was true fiction. For centuries mankind looked up to the moon not really believing that one day they could really go there. The astronauts brang real moon-material back to earth and left a flag as well as a memorial tablet on the surface of the moon to who- or whatever might find and read it someday.
t’s probably best to gloss quietly over how long it is since the last visitors landed there, but that’s no reason to skimp on the celebrations. After all, there’ll never be a better excuse to launch firework rockets over your neighbourhood and dress up in a tinfoil suit with a fishbowl on your head. Alternatively, you might prefer to drag a telescope out into the garden, or maybe sit in a circle howling like wolves as the moon rises.
Be careful who you invite to your Moon Day party, though, as there’s bound to be one guest who insists the party is not really happening and that you are faking the hot dogs and beer in a film studio somewhere in Nevada.
Where is Moon Day?
Worldwide
Marine Day 2015
July 20, 2015 in Japan
Marine Day is celebrated on July 20, 2015. Marine Day, also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July. The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation. Many people take advantage of the holiday and summer weather to take a beach trip. Other ocean-related festivities are observed as well This text has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com.
Where is Marine Day?
Nationwide Japan
Presidents’ Day in Botswana
July 20 – 21, 2015 in Botswana
Presidents’ Day in Botswana takes place on July 20, 2015. Since 2006 the Presidents’ Day is a holiday in Botswana, a representative democratic republic in Southern Africa. Before that it was a two-day holiday and is still observed as such by the Botswana Stock Exchange for example. Diverse music, fashion, sports and dance shows are organized on Presidents Day. There also is a military parade and parties all over Botswana, especially in Gaborone.
Botswana once was a British protectorate of Bechuanaland but since 1966 it is independent from the Commonwealth. On Presidents’ Day the Batswana celebrate their president and their working democratic system. Botswana has a huge problem with HIV/AIDS infections though and therefore reason to celebrate political stability and socio-economic prosperity.
Where is Presidents’ Day in Botswana?
Nationwide Botswana
Historical Events on 20th July:
1304 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war.
1402 – Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur’ beats Sultan Bajezid I’s Ottoman forces
1712 – The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain
1773 – Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
1810 – Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain
1871 – British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada
1881 – Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops
1901 – Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco’s frontier with Algeria, a French colony
1917 – Pact of Corfu signed: Serbs, Croats & Slovenes form Yugoslavia
1924 – Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
1928 – The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians
1932 – In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House
1933 – Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler
1944 – Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Germany army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg
1949 – Israel’s 19 month war of independence ends
1953 – The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency
1956 – Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1969 – 1st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11
1974 – Turkey invades Cyprus
1977 – The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments
1984 – Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
1989 – Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
1998 – Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban
2000 – Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.

 

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