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 Friday, the 26th of June, 2015 is the 177th day in 2015 and in the 26th calendar week.
General events:
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June 26, 2015 in the World
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed on June 26, 2015. The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is held annually to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world.
The day was selected by the United Nations General Assembly for two reasons. First, on 26 June 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed – the first international instrument obliging UN members to respect and promote human rights. Second, 26 June 1987 was when the United Nations Convention Against Torture came into effect.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26, 2015 in the World
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place on June 26, 2015. The day is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It has been held annually since 1988 on 26 June, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu’s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China. The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.
Drug abuse is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor advised by medical professionals. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and impulsive behaviour. There are many cases in which criminal or antisocial behavior occur when the person is under the influence of a drug. Substance abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other synthetic drugs.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Ratcatcher’s Day
June 26, 2015 in the World
Ratcatcher’s Day is observed on June 26, 2015. Ratcatcher’s Day is celebrated on 26 June or 22 July, commemorating the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The town of Hamelin in Germany uses the June date. The confusion of dates is because the Brothers Grimm cite 26 June 1284 as the date the Pied Piper led the children out of the town, while the poem by Robert Browning gives it as 22 July 1376. It is a holiday remembering rat-catchers.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Beautician’s Day
June 26, 2015 in the World
Beautician’s Day takes place on June 26, 2015. Beautician’s Day is a day for all the hair stylists, cosmeticians and other people who care for beauty and handsomeness. As a beautician those people are always busy working in the background. Beautician’s Day is a great option to give away a little attention to your beautician and let them know how valuable his work really is.
Beautician’s Day celebrates the contributions of beauticians in our lives. Though there might not be clear-cut sources on the origins of this celebration, having professionals taking care of us in the appearance department is a most reassuring thought. Give them some well-deserved gratitude on this day.
Trivia:
-Beautifying oneself using cosmetics is real old, the ancient Egyptians were well-known for it. It was even mentioned in the Bible. Ancient Rome also has some cosmetic culture, but contemporary literature suggests it wasn’t well-liked.
-Wearing make-up were met with opposition throughout the ages. Usually there are only permitted for the performing arts. Queen Victoria of England issued a ban on it, and the State of Kansas made it a misdemeanor to use it under the age of 44 back in 1915! Obviously the law was repealed later.
-The suntan as something beautiful was the work of Coco Chanel back in the 1920s. Before than, a paler complexion was seen as more beautiful, as women of higher standing can avoid working outdoors all day long. This view of beauty is still prevalent in Asian cultures, evident by the multitude of the skin whitening products they have.
-One of the more obscure faces of the Beautician profession is that of the Desairologist. These beauticians work at funeral parlors, giving our deceased their one last great look for their moments before their burial.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Forgiveness Day
June 26, 2015 in the USA
There’s no doubt that we all need Forgiveness Day, both to be forgiven and to forgive. Maybe that’s why there’s Forgiveness Day on June 26, Global Forgiveness Day on August 27, and International Forgiveness Day on the first Sunday in August.
Troubles and disputes should be ended on Forgiveness Day and people should get along with each other again. It would be a nice idea to call somebody, whom you have not spoken to in a while because you were too angry. Forgiving is a relieving process and not only on Forgiveness Day everyone should do that from time to time.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 26th June:
1284 – Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away
1483 – Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
1498 – Toothbrush invented
1718 – Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1721 – Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
1794 – Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can’t sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1857 – The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria
1900 – Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1900 – Japan mobolizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising – but also advance long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
1900 – The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia’s behavior there
1914 – The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes “the validity of Indian customary marriages”
1924 – After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
1934 – Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty
1941 – Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
1945 – United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco
1949 – 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote
1955 – Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
1959 – Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
1960 – British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1968 – Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1972 – IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
1992 – India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
1994 – PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years
1996 – Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

Calendar day; June 26, 2014

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Thursday, the 26th of June, 2014 is the 177th day in 2014 and in the 26th calendar week.
General Events:
Internationa Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June 26, 2014 in the World
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed on June 26, 2014. The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is held annually to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world.
The day was selected by the United Nations General Assembly for two reasons. First, on 26 June 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed – the first international instrument obliging UN members to respect and promote human rights. Second, 26 June 1987 was when the United Nations Convention Against Torture came into effect.
 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture:
http://www.un.org/en/events/torturevictimsday/
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26, 2014 in the World
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place on June 26, 2014. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It has been held annually since 1988 on 26 June, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu’s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China. The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.
Drug abuse is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor advised by medical professionals. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and impulsive behaviour. There are many cases in which criminal or antisocial behavior occur when the person is under the influence of a drug. Substance abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other synthetic drugs.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking:
http://www.un.org/en/events/drugabuseday/
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Ratcatcher’s Day
June 26, 2014 in the World
Ratcatcher’s Day is observed on June 26, 2014. Ratcatcher’s Day is celebrated on 26 June or 22 July, commemorating the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The town of Hamelin in Germany uses the June date. The confusion of dates is because the Brothers Grimm cite 26 June 1284 as the date the Pied Piper led the children out of the town, while the poem by Robert Browning gives it as 22 July 1376. It is a holiday remembering rat-catchers, similar to Secretary’s Day.
Where is Ratcatcher’s Day?
Worldwide
National Handshake Day
June 26, 2014 in the USA
Happy National Handshake Day! Today, we celebrate one of the most common greetings between two people.
Did you know that handshakes have been practiced since at least the 2nd century B.C.? Many researchers believe that the handshake originated in the Western world. It was a gesture of peace, demonstrated by the fact that the hands held no weapons.
Today, a handshake is offered upon meeting or parting. It is an expression of goodwill, gratitude and congratulations. Many people believe that a handshake reveals something about the character of the person who gives it. A firm handshake reflects a confident personality while a floppy handshake reveals a shy one.
Today, go ahead and give some nice, strong handshakes. Make sure not to grip too tight!
Where is National Handshake Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1284 – Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
1483 – Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
1498 – Toothbrush invented

1718 – Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can’t sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1843 – Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony
1857 – The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria
1894 – Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto
1900 – Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1924 – After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
1941 – Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
1945 – UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1949 – 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote
1959 – Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
1960 – Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
1972 – IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
1992 – India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
1994 – PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

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