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Calendar day; August 31, 2015

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Monday, the 31st of August, 2015 is the 243th day in 2015 and in the 36th calendar week.
General Events:
Hari Merdeka 2015
August 31, 2015 in Malaysia
Hari Merdeka is observed on August 31, 2015. Hari Merdeka is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957, celebrated on August 31 each year. This should not be confused with Hari Malaysia (Malaysia Day) when Malaysia was formed on 16 September, 1963 together by Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore.
Where is Hari Merdeka?
Nationwide Malaysia
Limba noastra 2015
August 31, 2015 in Moldova
Limba noastra is celebrated on August 31, 2015. Limba noastra (English: “Our language”) is a public holiday in Moldova. On August 27, 1989, the Popular Front of Moldova organized a mass demonstration in Chisinau, that became known as the Great National Assembly, which pressured the authorities of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic to adopt a language law on August 31, 1989 that proclaimed the Moldovan language written in the Latin script to be the state language of the MSSR. Its identity with the Romanian language was also established. On June 23, 1990 the Moldovan Parliament established August 31 as a national language day.
Where is Limba noastra?
Nationwide Moldova
International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31, 2015 in the World
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Trail Mix Day
August 31, 2015 in the USA
National Trail Mix Day is observed on August 31, 2015. Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a snack food to be taken along on hikes. Trail mix is considered an ideal snack food for hikes, because it is lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious, providing a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit or granola, and sustained energy from fats in nuts.
Both Hadley Fruit Orchards and Harmony Foods (two California growers) claim that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. However, trail mix is also mentioned in Jack Kerouac’s 1958 novel The Dharma Bums as the two main characters describe their planned meals in their preparation for a hiking trip.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 31st August:
1056 – Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.
1142 – Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League – with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah
1422 – Henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months
1535 – Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England
1894 – The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon’s Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration
1897 – Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)
1907 – Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
1917 – In China, Sun Yat-sen and his supporters’ ‘rump’ parliament establishes a military government and elects Sun Yat-sen as commander-in-Chief
1919 – John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
1920 – Belgium starts paying old age pensions
1935 – Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages
1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
1951 – 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
1962 – Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1968 – 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
1976 – Trinidad & Tobago adopts constitution
1977 – Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate’s vote
1978 – Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
1979 – Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
1980 – The Gdansk Agreement is signed
1990 – East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
1994 – Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel, Paris
2005 – A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people

 

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