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Calendar day; September 16, 2015

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Wednesday, the 16th of September, 2015 is the 259th day in 2015 and in the 38th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 16, 2015 in the World
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on September 16, 2015. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly. This designation was made on December 19, 1994, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
The ozone layer is a layer in Earth’s atmosphere which absorbs most of the Sun’s UV radiation. The ozone layer absorbs 97–99% of the Sun’s medium-frequency ultraviolet light, which otherwise would potentially damage exposed life forms on Earth. Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth’s stratosphere, and a much larger springtime decrease in stratospheric ozone over Earth’s polar regions. The latter phenomenon is referred to as the ozone hole.
CFCs and other contributory substances are referred to as ozone-depleting substances. Since the ozone layer prevents most harmful UVB wavelengths of UV light from passing through the Earth’s atmosphere, observed and projected decreases in ozone have generated worldwide concern leading to adoption of the Montreal Protocol that bans the production of CFCs, halons, and other ozone-depleting chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride and trichloroethane.
It is suspected that a variety of biological consequences such as increases in skin cancer, cataracts, damage to plants, and reduction of plankton populations in the ocean’s photic zone may result from the increased UV exposure due to ozone depletion.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Step Family Day
September 16, 2015 in the World
Step Family Day is a dedicated to the the so called blended families and is celebrated on September 16. 2015. You have a stepfamily if one parent has children with another person from an earlier relationship. Step Family Day was initiated by Christy Borgeld in 1997 to rise awareness and support for stepfamilies on the one side and to recognize and celebrate modern family relationships on the other.
Step Family Day is often celebrated with a picnic with the whole blended family. Seize the day and celebrate a strong family structure and give recognition to the individual family members of your stepfamily.
Where is Step Family Day?
Worldwide
Mexican Independence Day
September 16, 2015 in Mexico
The Grito de Dolores (“Cry of Dolores”) was uttered from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato in Mexico, on September 15, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. The “grito” was the pronunciamiento of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest. Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.
The Siege of Guanajuato, the first major engagement of the insurgency, occurred 4 days later. Mexico’s independence would not be effectively declared from Spain in the Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire until September 28, 1821, after a decade of war.
This event has since assumed an almost mythic status.[5][6] Since the late 20th century, Hidalgo y Costilla’s “cry of independence” has become emblematic of Mexican independence.
Each year on the night of September 15th, at around eleven in the evening, the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City. After the ringing of the bell, he repeats a shout of patriotism (a Grito Mexicano) based upon the “Grito de Dolores”, with the names of the important heroes of the Mexican War of Independence who were there on that very historical moment included, and ending with the threefold shout of ¡Viva México! from the balcony of the palace to the assembled crowd in the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, one of the largest public plazas in the world. After the shouting, he rings the bell again and waves the Flag of Mexico to the applause of the crowd, and is followed by the playing and mass singing of the Himno Nacional Mexicano, the national anthem, with a military band from the Mexican Armed Forces playing. This event draws up to half a million spectators from all over Mexico and tourists worldwide. On the morning of September 16, or Independence Day, the national military parade (the September 16 military parade) in honor of the holiday starts in the Zócalo and its outskirts, passes the Hidalgo Memorial and ends on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s main boulevard, passing the El Ángel memorial column and other places along the way.
A similar celebration occurs in cities and towns all over Mexico, and in Mexican embassies and consulates worldwide on the 15th or the 16th. The mayor (or governor, in the case of state capitals and ambassadors or consuls in the case of overseas celebrations), rings a bell and gives the traditional words, with the names of Mexican independence heroes included, ending with the threefold shout of Viva Mexico!, the bell ringing for the second time, the waving of the Mexican flag and the mass singing of the National Anthem by everyone in attendance.
Where is Mexican Independence Day?
Nationwide Mexico
National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis
September 16, 2015 in Saint Kitts and Nevis
National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis is observed on September 16, 2015. National Heroes Day is a Saint Kitts and Nevis holiday observed annually that honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the nation. As of 2011 there are three national heroes: Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, Paul Southwell, and Joseph Nathaniel France. National Heroes Day was established in 1996 by the Saint Kitts and Nevis Federal Parliament with the passage of the National Honours Act.
Where is National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis?
Nationwide Saint Kitts and Nevis
Mayflower Day 2015
September 16, 2015 in the USA
Mayflower Day is celebrated on September 16. 2015 and is a day to remember the crossing of English Separatists, also known as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth in England to the New World on September 16, 1620. The ship with round about 102 passengers and 30 crew members set sail to Virginia, USA.
Due to stormy weather and navigational errors the vessel actually dropped anchor in what today is known as Provincetown, Massachusetts. The New World was chosen as destination, because here the pilgrims had the chance to keep their religious freedom and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Play Doh Day
September 16, 2015 in the USA
National Play Doh Day is observed on September 16, 2015. Play-Doh is a modeling compound used by young children for art and craft projects at home and in school. Composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid, and mineral oil, the product was first manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s.
When a classroom of children began using the wallpaper cleaner as a modeling compound, the product was reworked and marketed to Cincinnati schools in the mid-1950s. Play-Doh was demonstrated at an educational convention in 1956 and prominent department stores opened retail accounts.
Advertisements promoting Play-Doh on influential children’s television shows in 1957 furthered the product’s sales. Since its launch on the toy market in the mid-1950s, Play-Doh has generated a considerable amount of ancillary merchandise such as The Fun Factory. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Play-Doh in its “Century of Toys List”.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 16th September:
1630 – Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland
1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule. Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories
1859 – Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi’s boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1893 – Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
1906 – Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
1908 – Carriage-maker, William Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan
1913 – 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
1920 – Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30
1928 – Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
1941 – Hitler orders for every dead German 100 Yugoslavians to be killed
1950 – Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
1959 – French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV
1963 – Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak form Malaysia
1974 – Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
1975 – Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1978 – 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
1982 – Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
1991 – US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

 

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