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Calendar day; December 8, 2015

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Tuesday, the 8th of December, 2015 is the 342th day in 2015 and in the 50th calendar week.
General Events:
National Youth Day in Albania (Dita Kombëtare e Rinisë)
December 8, 2015 in Albania
National Youth Day is a public holiday in Albania celebrated on December 8. It was established in 2010 to commemorate student demonstrations that occurred in December 1990.
In 1944, Albania was liberated from Nazi occupation by the National Liberation Movement and became a socialist republic. After the Second World War, it severed ties with Western countries and became heavily dependent on Soviet aid. Albania’s communist regime was similar to that in other Eastern European countries.
In 1985, Ramiz Alia became the country’s head of state. He loosened some political controls and allowed public discussion of societal problems. However, many young Albanians thought that he was too cautious.
The fall of communism in Albanian began in December 1990 with student protests in the capital city of Tirana. Students of the University of Tirana (then Enver Hoxha University) marched through the streets, demanding political and social reforms. By December 11, the number of protesters had reached almost 3,000. In order to quell the unrest, Alia met with the students and promised to take further steps toward democratization.
In 2010, the anniversary of the first demonstration was declared National Youth Day to recognize the contribution of Albanian youth to the fall of communism.
Where is Youth Day in Albania?
Nationwide Albania
Take it in the Ear Day
December 8, 2015 in the World
Take it in the Ear Day is a bizarre day of unknown origin. Our research found absolutely no documentation about the origin of this day. And, we have not uncovered any information around the meaning or purpose of this day. Yet, references to this day on bizarre and fun calendars abound.
It is up to anyone to find an individual way to celebrate Take it in the Ear Day. Like the movie “Liar, liar” with Jim Carrey introduces this phrases can be used whenever you cannot find any other argument. Therefore it s absolutely ok to anyone who jangles your nerves to take it in the ear.
So Take it n the Ear does not really have anything to do with anyone’s ear.
Where is the event?
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
December 8, 2015 in the USA
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day is celebrated annually on December 8. You must spend the entire day in costume and character. The only rule is that you cannot actually tell anyone that you are a time traveler. Other than that, anything’s game.
Here is the original post that actually got this day started back in 2007 – https://geekusa.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/act-like-a-time-traveller-day/
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Brownie Day
December 8, 2015 in the USA
Popularized in both the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the 20th century, many sources say that brownies originated in New England during the early twentieth century, but there are many variations to the tale. One story says that a Boston chef mistakenly added melted chocolate to a batch of biscuits, thus creating the first brownies. Another version claims that a housewife in Bangor, Maine was making a chocolate cake but forgot to add baking powder. The cake did not rise properly and, instead of throwing it out, she served it in flat pieces.
Brownies come in a variety of forms. They are either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density, and they may include nuts, frosting, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or other ingredients. A variation that is made with brown sugar and no chocolate is called a blondie.
Brownies are common lunchbox fare, typically eaten by hand, and often accompanied by milk or coffee. They are sometimes served warm with ice cream, topped with whipped cream or marzipan, or sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are especially popular in restaurants, where they can be found in variation on many dessert menus.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 8th December:
1326 – Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1854 – Pope Pius IX proclaims Immaculate Conception, makes Mary, free of Original Sin
1863 – 2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile
1863 – Abraham Lincoln’s Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of South
1869 – Timothy Eaton founds T. Eaton Co. Limited in Toronto, Canada
1881 – Vienna’s Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850
1909 – Bird banding society found
1915 – John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” appears anonymously in “Punch” magazine
1923 – Salary & price freeze in Germany
1941 – US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1941 – President Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour
1949 – Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
1962 – Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
1966 – US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
1974 – Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
1987 – Occupied Palestinians start “intefadeh” (uprising) against Israel
2002 – The Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be “CARICOM-Cuba Day” – To celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
2004 – The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations


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