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Calendar day; July 29, 2015

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Wednesday, the 29th of July, 2015 is the 210th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.
General Events:
International Tiger Day
July 29, 2015 in the World
The tiger is the largest of the world’s big cats and this magnificent creature, with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face, has a day that is dedicated to it. This was first celebrated in 2010 and was founded at an international summit that had been called in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,000 left alive. Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching and Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation. Many international organisations are involved in the day, including the WWF, the IFAW and the Smithsonian Institute.
Where is International Tiger Day?
Worldwide
Olsok 2015
July 29, 2015 in Norway
Olsok is observed on July 29, 2015. Olsok (literally “Olaf’s Wake” or “Olaf’s Vigil” – that is the eve of St. Olaf’s Day) is the Norwegian name for 29 July, traditionally the date of the death of King Olaf II Haraldsson of Norway in the Battle of Stiklestad, in 1030. Olaf was canonised by Bishop Grimkell in Nidaros on 3 August 1031, and is remembered as Rex perpetuus Norvegiae, the Eternal King of Norway. More so than his attempts to finally convert the country to Christianity, Olaf’s martyrdom at Stiklestad appears to have contributed decisively to establishing the Church in all parts of the country.
Where is Olsok?
Nationwide Norway
Ólavsøka 2015
July 29, 2015 in Faroe Islands
Ólavsøka takes place on July 29, 2015. Ólavsøka is a national holiday of the Faroe Islands, celebrated annually. It is the day when Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, opens its session. Ólavsøka is also a cultural and sports festival with boat races, football matches and other events. The literal meaning is “Saint Olaf’s Wake”, from Saint Olaf’s death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, but the Løgting predates this event.
Like several other Faroese holidays, the vøka begins the evening before, so Ólavsøka always starts on July 28 with an opening ceremony. Some events start even before that, i.e. there has been a Ólavsøka Concert held on 27 July for several years.
Where is Ólavsøka?
Nationwide Faroe Islands
National Lasagna Day
July 29, 2015 in the USA
National Lasagna Day is observed on July 29, 2015. Lasagne is a wide, flat pasta shape and possibly one of the oldest. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna ribbon. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.
Lasagne originated in Italy, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. A traditional lasagne bolognesi is made by interleaving layers of pasta with layers of sauce, made with ragù, bechamel, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. In other regions and outside of Italy it is common to find lasagne made with ricotta or mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, various meats, and miscellaneous vegetables. In all cases the lasagne are oven-baked. Lasagne is typically flavored with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano.
Traditionally, the dough was prepared in Southern Italy with semolina and water and in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, with flour and eggs. Today in Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for commercially sold pasta is durum wheat, commercial lasagne noodles are made of semolina.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th July:
904 – Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli
1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling
1588 – The Battle of Gravelines – Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
1609 – Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
1715 – 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1783 – Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police
1858 – Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US & Japan opening Japanese ports to trade
1899 – The First Hague Convention is signed
1905 – US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan’s non-interference with the US in the Philippines
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
1920 – Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1921 – New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
1928 – Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” is released
1932 – Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans
1937 – Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
1945 – After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
1954 – Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 1st volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien by by George Allen and Unwin in London
1973 – Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1988 – Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989

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