Thursday, the 25th of June, 2015 is the 176th day in 2015 and in the 26th calendar week.
General Events:
World Vitiligo Day
June 25, 2015 in the World
World Vitiligo Day takes place on June 25, 2015. The World Vitiligo Day is an initiative aimed to build global awareness about vitiligo, a frequent and often disfiguring disease that can have significant negative psychosocial impact on patients, also because of numerous misconceptions still present in large parts of the world.
Vitiligo is an acquired disease characterized by skin depigmentation, due to destruction or malfunction of melanocytes (cells that produce melanin). It is present worldwide, and its prevalence in different countries ranges from less than 0.1% to more than 8% of general population (~1% in the United States and in Europe); thus, it can be estimated that approximately 100 million people in the world are affected.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Day of the Seafarer
June 25, 2015 in the World
25 June of each year is the “Day of the Seafarer”, recognizing the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families.
Governments, shipping organizations, companies, shipowners and all other parties concerned are invited to promote and celebrate the Day in an appropriate and meaningful manner.
The Day of the Seafarer was first celebrated in 2011, following its establishment by a resolution adopted by the Conference of Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, held in Manila, Philippines, in June 2010, which adopted major revisions to the STCW Convention and Code.
The Day of the Seafarer has now been included in the annual list of United Nations Observances.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Statehood Day of Croatia
June 25, 2015 in Croatia
Statehood Day of Croatia takes place on June 25, 2015. The day is a holiday that occurs every year in Croatia to celebrate the country’s 1991 declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. The Statehood Day is an official holiday, a day off work in Croatia. This holiday is not to be confused with Croatia’s Independence Day, which is marked each year on October 8.
Where is Statehood Day of Croatia?
Nationwide Croatia
Statehood Day of Slovenia
June 25, 2015 in Slovenia
Statehood Day of Slovenia is observed on June 25, 2015. Statehood Day is a holiday that occurs every year in Slovenia to commemorate the country’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Although the formal declaration of independence did not come until 26 June 1991, Statehood Day is considered to be June 25 since that was the date on which the initial acts regarding independence were passed and Slovenia became independent. Statehood Day is not to be confused with Slovenia’s Independence and Unity Day, which is celebrated each year on December 26.
Where is Statehood Day of Slovenia?
Nationwide Slovenia
Tammuz
June 25, 2015 in Israel/World
The 17th of Tammuz is a fast day commemorating the fall of Jerusalem, prior to the destruction of the Holy Temple. This also marks the beginning of a 3-week national period of mourning, leading up to Tisha B’Av.
The 17th of Tammuz is the first of four fast days mentioned in the prophets. The purpose of a fast day is to awaken our sense of loss over the destroyed Temple – and the subsequent Jewish journey into exile.
Five great catastrophes occurred in Jewish history on the 17th of Tammuz:
– Moses broke the tablets at Mount Sinai – in response to the sin of the Golden Calf.
– The daily offerings in the First Temple were suspended during the siege of Jerusalem, after the Kohanim could no longer obtain animals.
– Jerusalem’s walls were breached, prior to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE.
– Prior to the Great Revolt, the Roman general Apostamos burned a Torah scroll – setting a precedent for the horrifying burning of Jewish books throughout the centuries.
– An idolatrous image was placed in the Sanctuary of the Holy Temple – a brazen act of blasphemy and desecration.
(Originally, the fast was observed on the Ninth of Tammuz since that was the day Jerusalem fell prior to the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE. However, after Jerusalem fell on the 17th of Tammuz – prior to the destruction of the Second Temple – the Sages decided upon a combined observance for both tragedies, the 17th of Tammuz.)
Where is Tammuz?
Israel/Worldwide
National Catfish Day
June 25, 2015 in the USA
National Catfish Day is observed on June 25, 2015. National Catfish Day is a national observance of the United States celebrating “the value of farm-raised catfish.” The day was designated in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, who issued the Presidential Proclamation after the U.S. Congress called for the day to be established in House Joint Resolution 178.
Proclamation 5672 — National Catfish Day, 1987: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Catfish_Day
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th June:
1096 – 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
1178 – 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon
1530 – The Augsburg Confession where Germany’s Protestant princes force Holy Roman emperor Charles V to hear their Confession of Faith
1607 – Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia
1638 – Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
1667 – Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion
1678 – Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy – first woman to receive a university doctoral decree
1864 – Horse tramway at the Hague, opens
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed
1900 – Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
1910 – Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1947 – 1st version of Anne Frank’s diary “Het Achterhuis” published in The Netherlands
1949 – Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny
1950 – Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
1960 – Madagascar gains independence from France
1960 – Somaliland is granted independence by British government
1961 – Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1967 – First global satellite television programme – Our World
1975 – After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique
1976 – The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting
1985 – Thurman v City of Torrington decides in favour of Tracey Thurman. Ist woman to sue a police dept for violating her civil rights (not protecting against abusive husband)
1991 – Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
1997 – Christies auctions off Princess Di’s clothing for $5.5 million
1999 – In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation’s murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998