Friday, the 4th of December, 2015 is the 338th day in 2015 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4, 2015 in the World
The sad truth is that the world’s best loved, beautiful and fascinating species are being slaughtered by widespread and dangerous criminal networks that will stop at nothing to get what they want. And what they want are animal parts and products that for reasons no sane person really understands, are worth lots of money. There are plenty of synthetic substitutes for things like ivory and fur that don’t require the brutal slaughter of an animal to obtain, not to mention how hard it actually is to tell the difference between high-quality synthetic substitutes and the real thing. And do you mean to say no other dish in the world tastes as good as shark fin soup, and that we really have to mutilate live sharks and then throw them back into the ocean to die? Long story short, there is simply no excuse for the amount of animals being poached every year. And yet they are. In 2011 alone, for example, there were 13 large-scale seizures of ivory, and over 23 tons of ivory confiscated, which is equivalent to at least 2,500 elephants. A 2010 United Nations report suggests that gorillas could disappear altogether from large parts of the Congo Basin by the mid-2020s.
And it is not just the animals that are suffering. Park rangers get killed on a regular basis by poachers they’re trying to stop, and the local economies of entire towns and villages suffer terrible damage once enough wildlife is wiped out to make them irrelevant as wildlife tourism destinations. Corruption and intimidation are weakening law enforcement efforts. Unscreened wildlife and wildlife parts increase the risk of human health pandemics such as bird flu. Everyone involved is suffering.
Raise awareness and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered species such as elephants, rhinos and tigers on World Wildlife Conservation Day’s website. This global occasion provides everyone with the opportunity to learn more about wildlife conservation and to be part of the solution to wildlife crime. Go online and join the thousands of other individuals who have taken the wildlife pledge. Promise to learn more about wildlife conservation, to spread the word about the importance of protecting our plane’ts most endangered species and the impact of poaching on our environment. Learn how to become a responsible consumer in order to stop illicit wildlife trade.
Where is World Wildlife Conservation Day?
Worldwide
International Sweater Vestival
December 4, 2015 in the USA
 International Sweater Vestival, an unofficial holiday, is a parody of other celebrations and it encourages people wear a sweater vest to work. It’s funny, but it’s real and it’s annually celebrated on the second Friday after Thanksgiving.
The history of this Vestival is murky: the only reliable information is that “vestival” holiday was coined in 2007 by Carolyn Johnson, a reporter for the Boston, Massachusetts daily newspaper The Boston Globe. But whoever started it, he or she made a great deal – wearing sweater vests at work is the best thing that can be made during the cold and rainy season, when everyone needs is warmth and a bit of sun.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a sweater vest today. Wool, cashmere, mohair, rayon, acrylic, cotton, orlon and other sweater-like materials are accepted. All space-age materials, like fleece and goretex, that wick away moisture, come with strings and many pockets are not accepted as sweater vest. Even if they don’t have sleeves and look like sweater vests!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Santas’ List Day
December 4, 2015 in the World
Santas’ List Day is observed on December 04, 2015. It’s the day that Santa makes his Naughty and Nice lists. Santa Claus has been believed to make a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior (“naughty” or “nice”) and to deliver presents, including toys, and candy to all of the well-behaved children in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on the single night of Christmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply “Santa”, is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on the night before Christmas, December 24. However in some European countries children receive their presents on St. Nicholas’ Day, December 6.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 4th December:
1489 – Battle of Baza – Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
1534 – Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1619 – 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas
1791 – Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1812 – Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa, patents a horse-drawn mower
1829 – Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)
1872 – The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean
1908 – The world’s ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
1915 – Henry Ford’s peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe ‘to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas’
1931 – “Frankenstein” opens at Mayfair
1945 – Senate approves US participation in United Nations
1951 – Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
1973 – Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1982 – China adopts its constitution
1992 – Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa
2005 – Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage

 

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