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so no writing at all yesterday, busy with work and other stuff. But. That just means I get to double down today! I was able to jot some notes so while I wasn’t able to write, I didn’t stop thinking of my story. 😉

now for some tappity tappity and I might take the laptop outside and enjoy the nice weather!

Calendar day; November 6, 2015

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Friday, the 6th of November, 2015 is the 310th day in 2015 and in the 45th calendar week.

General Events:

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 6, 2015 in the World

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed annually on November 6. The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on November 5, 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly, during Kofi Atta Annan’s tenure as Secretary-General. Of this observance Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has since written, “We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.” Various calendars found on the World Wide Web reference November 6th in abbreviated fashion as ‘World Day to Protect the Environment in War’.

http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/

Where is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict?

Worldwide

 

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day

November 6, 2015 in Finland

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated on November 06, 2015. Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Swedish: Svenska dagen, Finnish: Ruotsalaisuuden päivä) is a general flag day, which is celebrated in Finland on November 6. The day celebrates the Finland Swedish culture, and the bilinguality of Finland.

The main celebrations are aired in the radio, and many smaller celebrations are held around Finland in schools. Usually, the song Modersmålets sång is sung, celebrating the mother tongue. The Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated on the same day as Gustav Adolfsdagen in Sweden, the day that king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed at the Battle of Lützen in 1632.

The Finland Swedish Heritage Day was created in 1908, when the newly founded Swedish People’s Party of Finland decided to celebrate a day for the Swedes. The intention was to strengthen the Swedish-speaking Finnish community. The reason why the day of the death of king Gustavus Adolphus was chosen was because this also was the time when the empire of Sweden was founded.

Where is Finnish Swedish Heritage Day?

Nationwide Finland

 

Gustav Adolfsdagen

November 6, 2015 in Sweden

Gustav Adolfsdagen is observed on November 06, 2015. Gustav Adolfsdagen (Swedish for Gustavus Adolphus Day) is a general flag day, celebrated in Sweden on November 6 in memory of king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, who was killed on this day in 1632 at the Battle of Lützen. Gustav Adolfsdagen coincides with the Finnish Swedish Heritage Day. The date has been celebrated since the early 19th century. It is especially popular in Gothenburg, which was founded by Gustavus Adolphus, and in Uppsala, where the king donated a lot of money to the university. Gustavus Adolphus Day is celebrated in Sweden, Estonia and Finland. On this day only, a special pastry with a chocolate or marzipan medallion of the king, is sold. The day is also an official flag day in the Swedish calendar. In Finland, the day is celebrated as svenska dagen or ruotsalaisuuden päivä, “Swedishness Day”, and is a customary flag day. In Estonia, the day is known as Gustav Adolfi päev. In all three countries, 6 November is the name day for Gustav Adolf, one of the few exceptional name days in the year.

Where is Gustav Adolfsdagen?

Nationwide Sweden

 

National Saxophone Day 2015

November 6, 2015 in the USA

Saxophone Day is observed on November 06, 2015. The saxophone is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument. Saxophone Day is held on the birthday of it’s inventor, Adolphe Sax (6 November 1814). He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass—that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections.

The saxophone has proved very popular in military band music, and is commonly used in jazz and classical music. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.

Where is the event?

Nationwide USA

 

National Marooned Without a Compass Day

November 6, 2015 in the USA

Marooned Without a Compass Day is celebrated on November 6th of each year.

Being marooned is not the best thing in the world that could happen to anyone.  According to Marriam Webster, to be marooned is to be put ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave to one’s fate OR to place or leave in isolation or without hope of ready escape.  Pirates were known to do this to crew who disobeyed orders.

We can only imagine that Marooned Without a Compass Day came from the question most people will be asked at least once in their life.  “If you were lost on a desert island, what would you want with you?”  This question has numerous variations, you can only select one item, you can select three items, or it can only be a person.

Go ahead and celebrate by asking all your friends what they would do if they were marooned without a compass.

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this holiday. This holiday is referred to as a “National” day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

Where is the event?

Nationwide USA

 

Historical Events on 6th November:

1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.

1632 – Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies

1813 – Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels

1906 – Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

1917 – [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution

1918 – Republic of Poland proclaimed

1928 – Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor

1928 – Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king

1945 – The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down

1962 – Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery

1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran

1991 – Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

1995 – Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians

1999 – Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum

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