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Calendar Day; August 23rd, 2013

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European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
August 23, 2013 in Europe

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism is observed on August 23, 2013. The European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism (known as the International Black Ribbon Day and under other names in some countries) was designated by the European Parliament in 2008/2009 as “a Europe-wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, to be commemorated with dignity and impartiality,” and has been observed annually by the bodies of the European Union since 2009. 23 August was chosen to coincide with the date of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in which the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany agreed to divide eastern Europe between themselves, an event described by the European Parliament’s president Jerzy Buzek in 2010 as “the collusion of the two worst forms of totalitarianism in the history of humanity.” The purpose of the Day of Remembrance is to preserve the memory of the victims of mass deportations and exterminations, while promoting democratic values with the aim of reinforcing peace and stability in Europe.

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Declaration of the European Parliament
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?reference=P6_TA(2008)0439&language=EN

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Ride the Wind Day
August 23, 2013 in the World

Ride the Wind Day takes place on August 23, 2013. It is the anniversary of the first human powered flight to win the Kremer prize. The Kremer prizes are a series of monetary awards, that are given to pioneers of human-powered flight. The first Kremer prize was won on August 23, 1977 by Dr. Paul MacCready when his Gossamer Condor was the first human-powered aircraft to fly a figure eight around two markers one half mile apart, starting and ending the course at least 10 feet (3.0 m) above the ground.

Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. Wind figures prominently in several popular sports, including recreational hang gliding, hot air ballooning, kite flying, snowkiting, kite landboarding, kite surfing, paragliding, sailing, and windsurfing. In gliding, wind gradients just above the surface affect the takeoff and landing phases of flight of a glider.

For aerodynamic aircraft which operate relative to the air, winds affect groundspeed, and in the case of lighter-than-air vehicles, wind may play a significant or solitary role in their movement and ground track.

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Calendar – July 24, 2013

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Amelia Earhart Day
July 24, 2013 in the World

Amelia Earhart Day is celebrated on July 24, 2013. Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix (female pilot) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Earhart was a widely known international celebrity during her lifetime. Her shyly charismatic appeal, independence, persistence, coolness under pressure, courage and goal-oriented career along with the circumstances of her disappearance at a comparatively early age have driven her lasting fame in popular culture. Hundreds of articles and scores of books have been written about her life which is often cited as a motivational tale, especially for girls. Earhart is generally regarded as a feminist icon.

Earhart’s accomplishments in aviation inspired a generation of female aviators, including the more than 1,000 women pilots of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who ferried military aircraft, towed gliders, flew target practice aircraft, and served as transport pilots during World War II.

Where is Amelia Earhart Day?
Worldwide

Official Website of Amelia Earhart:
http://www.ameliaearhart.com/

Cousins Day 2013
July 24, 2013 in the World

Cousin’s Day honors your Aunt and Uncle’s kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn’t for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer.

This is a great day for your cousins. Now, hold on a minute. If you have cousins, that means your cousins have cousins. And, that’s you! Therefore, today is your day,too.

Celebrating should be nothing but fun. Get together with your cousins. Hang out, just chill, or do anything you want to do…… as long as its a fun time spent with your cousins.

Today’s Greeting: “What’s buzzin cuzzin?”

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