Wednesday, the 9th of December, 2015 is the 343th day in 2015 and in the 50th calendar week.
General Events:
International Anti-Corruption Day
December 9, 2015 in the World
International Anti-Corruption Day takes place on December 09, 2015. International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.
The Convention states, in part, that the UN is “concerned about the seriousness of problems and threats posed by corruption to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values and justice and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law”.
It delegates to the Convention the power to “promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively… promote, facilitate and support international cooperation and technical assistance in the prevention of and fight against corruption… [and] promote integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs and public property…”
Where is International Anti-Corruption Day?
Christmas Card Day
December 9, 2015 in the World
Christmas Card Day is celebrated on December 09, 2015. It honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 – 1874) of England, who created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. A Christmas card is a greeting card sent as part of the traditional celebration of Christmas in order to convey between people a range of sentiments related to the Christmas and holiday season.
Christmas cards are usually exchanged during the weeks preceding Christmas Day by many people in Western society and in Asia. The traditional greeting reads “wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. There are innumerable variations on this greeting, many cards expressing more religious sentiment, or containing a poem, prayer or Biblical verse; others stay away from religion with an all-inclusive “Season’s greetings”.
A Christmas card is generally commercially designed and purchased for the occasion. The content of the design might relate directly to the Christmas narrative with depictions of the Nativity of Jesus, or have Christian symbols such as the Star of Bethlehem or a white dove representing both the Holy Spirit and Peace. Many Christmas cards show Christmas traditions, such as seasonal figures, objects associated with Christmas.
Where is the event?
National Pastry Day
December 9, 2015 in the USA
In the 7th century, pastry-making developed as a culinary art form in the Middle East. It spread to Europe after the Crusades, and French and Italian chefs developed their own version of the recipes and experimented with new techniques. There are now many different types of pastry including shortcrust, flaky, puff, choux, and phyllo.
Make a trip to your favorite local bakery to pick up your favorite kind of pastry in honor of National Pastry Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 9th December:
1315 – Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1640 – Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1793 – Noah Webster establishes NY’s 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1897 – Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris
1900 – State President Paul Kruger of South Africa & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
1908 – The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
1931 – Spain becomes a republic
1948 – UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
1953 – General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1961 – Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania
1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres
1967 – Nicolae Ceau?escu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989
1983 – US Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens “…because food is free & that’s easier than paying for it”
1990 – Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland