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Calendar day; September 11, 2015

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Friday, the 11th of September, 2015 is the 254th day in 2015 and in the 37th calendar week.

General Events:

Enkutatash 2015
September 11, 2015 in Ethiopia

Enkutatash takes place on September 11, 2015. Enkutatash is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September or, during a leap year, 12 September according to the Gregorian calendar. The date marks the approximate end of the “rainy season”. It has also been associated traditionally with the return of the Queen of Sheba to Ethiopia following her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem in ca. 980 BC. Large celebrations are held around the country, notably at the Ragual Church on Entoto mountain. But Enkutatash is not exclusively a religious holiday. Modern Enkutatash is also the season for exchanging formal new year greetings and cards among the urban sophisticated – in lieu of the traditional bouquet of flowers.

Where is Enkutatash?
Nationwide Ethiopia

Patriot Day 2015
September 11, 2015 in the USA

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the nearly 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Most Americans refer to the day as “Nine-Eleven (9/11),” “September Eleventh,” or some variation thereof.

U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day.” President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). It is a discretionary day of remembrance.

Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. On September 4, 2002, President Bush used his authority created by the resolution and proclaimed September 11, 2002 as Patriot Day.

On this day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane crash on September 11, 2001.

Where is Patriot Day?
Nationwide USA

911 Remembrance
September 11, 2015 in the USA

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Day of Catalonia
September 11, 2015 in Catalonia

National Day of Catalonia is celebrated on September 11, 2015. The National Day of Catalonia is a day-long festival in Catalonia. It commemorates the defeat of the Catalan troops fighting during the War of the Spanish Succession. The Catalan troops that fought in support of the Habsburg dynasty’s claim to the Spanish throne were defeated at the Siege of Barcelona by the army of the Bourbon king Philip V of Spain on 11 September 1714 after 14 months of siege. The holiday was first celebrated in 11 September 1886, was suppressed by the Franco dictatorship in 1939 and reinstated in 1980 by the government of Catalonia, the Generalitat de Catalunya, upon its restoration after the Franco dictatorship. Independentist organizations and political parties traditionally lay floral offerings at the monuments of the leaders of the defence of the city Rafael Casanova and General Moragues for their fight against the king Philip V of Spain. Typically, Catalan nationalists organize demonstrations and meet at the Fossar de les Moreres of Barcelona, where they pay homage to the defenders of city who died during the siege and were buried there.

Where is National Day of Catalonia?
Nationwide Catalonia

Latin America Teacher’s Day
September 11, 2015 in Latin America

There are various celebrations of teacher appreciation day in Latin America as each different country celebrates this very significant event in their respective countries. The Pan-Latin American conference is also separately having this activity every 11th of September. It’s called regional teacher’s day.

Thousands of students in pan Latin America are expected to prepare personalized love and greetings card and give them to their favourite teachers. This is the most traditional way of teacher appreciation ideas but many teachers believe this very appropriate. Many teachers said they always to read love messages and greetings of their students.

In the usual sense teacher’s organizations cannot afford to prepare for their own party since they have only very limited funds, so that during teacher’s day, only big colleges and universities are the only institutions that would sponsor special educators parties to give full meaning to the national celebration. Among the highlights of the party would be the awarding of outstanding teachers. Plaques of recognitions are awarded to teachers who made excellent contribution in their fields of expertise.

Where is the event?
Nationwide Latin America

Libraries Remember Day 2015
September 11, 2015 in the World

Do you remember your first visit to a library? There was a sticker on the door as you entered the library and it showed a man holding a world in his arms and the captions said, “Knowledge is Power.” Certain things you never forget. In this age of computers and Google many of our children are not going to libraries. Treat your children and yourself to a real library experience.

Where is the event?

No News is Good News Day
September 11, 2015 in the World

Take a break from the twenty-four hour news cycle on No News is Good News Day. Really, you can. Believe it or not, the world keeps turning even if you aren’t plugged into every crisis, disaster, scandal, and tragedy. A day can be fulfilling without being crammed full of tidbits of celebrity trivia or the daily misdeeds of the great and not-so-good.

Turn off the TV and radio, unhook from the web, and cancel the newspapers. If the weather really matters to you, look out of the window, and, be honest, when was the last time a traffic report actually turned out to be useful?

If it seems the news is always bad news, you can put that to rights on No News is Good News Day. The world isn’t all that bad when there’s no-one telling you how awful it all is!

Where is the event?

Historical Events on 11th September:

1297 – Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English

1390 – Lithuanian Civil War (1389-1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.

1541 – Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko

1609 – Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain’s Moriscos

1649 – Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland – Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

1697 – Battle of Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe

1708 – Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire is no longer a major power

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into house used to store the jewels

1857 – Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah

1881 – Triple landslides bury Elm Switz

1888 – Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher’s Day is chosen

1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom

1919 – US marines invade Honduras

1930 – Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles

1945 – Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands

1961 – Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund

1980 – Chile adopts its constitution

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

2001 – Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people

2001 – Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people

2001 – Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2003 – The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into effect.

2005 – The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip

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