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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 am

30th June

NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY
SOCIAL MEDIA DAY

A selection of events from this day in history.

1665 The number of deaths in London from the Great Plague during June is recorded as 6,137 people
1860 Famous debate on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution held at the Oxford University Museum and dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce
1894 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894 London's Tower Bridge opens
1908 A giant fireball, most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet flattens 80 million trees near the Stony Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia, in the largest impact event in recorded history
1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published
1937 The world's first emergency call telephone service is launched in London using the number 999
1938 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
1940 German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands
1967 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
1980 British sixpence demonetised after being in used since 1551 and 12 years after introduction of decimal currency
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:19 am

1st July

National Doctor’s Day
SBI day (The only reference I can find to this is State Bank of India, anybody have any ideas as to what it could be)
International Joke Day
Chartered Accountants’ Day (India)
NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY
NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY
NATIONAL POSTAL WORKER DAY
NATIONAL U.S. POSTAGE STAMP DAY

A selection of events from this day in history.

4000 BC Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only)
193 Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
1495 First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
1533 Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England
1774 Boston Port Act: Following the passage of the act, the British government orders Port of Boston closed to punish colonists for the Boston Tea Party
1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days
1862 African Slave Trade Treaty Act: Bilateral treaty between the US and UK abolishing the slave trade in all US possessions
1879 Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.
1880 US census is 50,155,783
1881 Ridden by outstanding English jockey Fred Archer, Iroquois wins the Epsom Derby to become first American-owned and bred horse to take out a European classic race
1890 US census at 62,622,250
1899 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper
1922 Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded
1927 Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens
1935 Driving test & license plates introduced in England
1936 Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
1939 British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
1940 Coffee & tea rationed in Holland
1941 British troops occupy Baghdad, Iraq
1948 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
1951 International Cheese treaty signed
1958 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
1966 2,400 people attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
1974 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincolnshire killing 28 in UK
1974 The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine
1976 Great Britain and Iceland end the "cod war"
1998 European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy
2005 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection
2017 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
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Post by blythburgh » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:43 am

National Doctor’s Day

And worth celebrating for all Medical Doctor's in view of the way they have gone above and beyond these last few months. Another round of applause for them and their colleagues on Sunday
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Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:29 am

National Hot Dog Month
NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... ay-july-2/
World Sports Journalists Day

A selection of events from this day in history.

1214 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France
1505 After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk
1644 Battle of Marston Moor, North Yorkshire: Parliamentary forces under Lords Fairfax and Manchester defeat royalists led by Prince Rupert
1681 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason
1687 King James II disbands English parliament
1698 Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine
1843 An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina
1863 Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)
1901 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana
1916 Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism
1928 British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
1937 Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear flying over the Pacific Ocean en route to Howland Island. Noonan is declared dead the following year, and Earhart is declared the year after (1939)
1941 Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)
1941 Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London
1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"
1956 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1957 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
1962 Sam Walton opens his first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas
1966 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll
1971 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1976 Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam
1976 US Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
1976 Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics
1990 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death after a panic in a tunnel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
1991 Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring
1998 "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" the second book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
2001 AbioCor self contained artificial heart created.
2002 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
2005 10 Live Aid concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty
2018 270,000 people now displaced by fighting in south-western Syria says UN since assault on rebel-held area two weeks ago
2018 British divers discover 12 boys and their coach alive in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped for 9 days by monsoon flooding
2019 Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman nominated to lead the European Commission with France's Christine Lagarde 1st woman nominated to lead the European Central Bank

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Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:24 am

3rd July

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WAFER DAY
NATIONAL EAT YOUR BEANS DAY
NATIONAL FRIED CLAM DAY

A selection of events from this day in history.

1661 Portugal gives Tangier and Bombay to English King Charles II
767 Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret
1844 The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
1861 Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY
1863 The Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War
1871 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)
1883 SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
1886 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
1920 Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London
1938 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1963 In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
1967 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
1969 Soviet N1 rocket explodes just after launch off at Baikonur Cosmodrome - one of the largest-ever non-nuclear human-made explosion, debris spread over 10 km
1970 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
1985 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
1989 Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
1996 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey
2005 The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain
2019 US produces the most waste per head globally and recycles the least at 35% according to new research by Verisk Maplecroft, Germany recycles the most at 68%

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Post by Richard Frost » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:17 am

4th July

INDEPENDENCE DAY (USA)
NATIONAL BARBECUED SPARERIBS DAY
NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY
NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY https://nationaldaycalendar.com/hop-a-p ... y-in-july/

A selection of events from this day in history:

1054 Brightest known supernova SN 1054 (creates the Crab Nebula) 1st reported by Chinese astronomers1653 English Barebones Parliament goes into session
1776 US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
1827 Slavery abolished in New York
1829 The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction
1837 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool
1838 Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: mining pit floods drown 26 children, leads to 1842 'Mines and Collieries Act' bans women and children working underground
1840 The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end
1862 Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford
1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco
1884 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
1892 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
1954 Meat and all other food rationing officially ends in Britain, nine years after the end of World War II
1970 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
1971 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1976 Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
1990 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1996 Hotmail, a free internet E-mail service begins
2006 North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.
2017 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
2019 US President Donald Trump holds a “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., controversial for its emphasis on the military and presence of tanks

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Post by Richard Frost » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:46 am

5th July

NATIONAL APPLE TURNOVER DAY
NATIONAL BIKINI DAY
NATIONAL GRAHAM CRACKER DAY
NATIONAL HAWAII DAY
NATIONAL WORKAHOLICS DAY

Some events from this day in history.

1687 Isaac Newton's great work Principia published by Royal Society in England, outlining his laws of motion and universal gravitation
1841 Thomas Cook opens first travel agency
1852 Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, condemns the celebration as hypocritical sham
1865 UK creates world's 1st speed limit law
1922 1st general election in Netherlands
1942 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
1945 Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)
1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1950 US forces enter combat in the Korean War for the first time, in the Battle of Osan
1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
1954 The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
1955 Six week old British dock strike ends as London dockers return to work
1963 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1991 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1994 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos
2003 SARS is declared "contained" by the WHO after affecting 26 countries and resulting in 774 deaths
2006 North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
2006 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
2012 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
2019 Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Post by Richard Frost » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:28 am

July 6

World Zoonoses Day - https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronav ... s-the-need
NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY
NATIONAL HAND ROLL DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... ay-july-6/

A Selection of events from this day in history

1189 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II
1483 Richard III is crowned King of England after deposing Edward V
1560 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
1685 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats Duke of Monmouth
1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
1785 US Congress unanimously resolves the name of US currency to the "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage
1885 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life
1917 T. E. Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
1942 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
1952 Last tram ride in London
1957 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
1977 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1980 France performs nuclear test
1987 USSR performs nuclear test
1994 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1995)
2013 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
2016 Chilcot Report, UK's Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes Tony Blair overstated case for war and was unpreparaed

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Post by Richard Frost » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:41 pm

July 7th

NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY
NATIONAL MACARONI DAY
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY
NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... ay-july-7/

A selection of dates from this day in history.

1456 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death
1550 Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe
1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1875 Jesse James robs train in Otterville, Missouri
1928 Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.
1947 Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident
1956 "Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
1968 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1972 Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1990 First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome - recording of is world's best-selling classical record
1996 Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa
2005 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
2005 Influenced by Live 8, the G8 leaders pledge to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010
2017 United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries

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