International Day of Family Remittances
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and is observed on 16 June. The IDFR recognizes the more than 200 million migrant workers, women and men, who send money home to over 800 million family members. This day further highlights the great resilience of migrant workers in the face of economic insecurities, natural and climate related disasters and a global pandemic. The IDFR is now globally recognized and is a key initiative in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Objective 20), which urges the reduction of transfer costs and greater financial inclusion through remittances.
MARTYRDOM OF GURU ARJAN DEV (1606) Sikh
The fifth Guru was executed on the orders of the Moghul Emperor, Jehangir, for refusing to pay a fine arising from a charge of treason. Guru Arjan made the first compilation of the Sikh Scriptures, called the Adi Granth, and supervised the completion of what is now the Golden Temple in Amritsar. A gurpurb is held on this day, including an akhand path.
World Tapas Day
Spain is responsible for so many wonderful things, and their food and drink is among some of the best in the world. There are a lot of factors that play a role when it comes to enjoying some of the most delicious food in the world. If you are looking for the perfect taste of Spain, then tapas is going to be the choice for you. So, try to make sure you do what you can to experience the most delicious and amazing tapas as much as possible. You have a lot to consider if you want to make the most of the tapas Spain has to offer.
One of the key things you need to consider is World Tapas Day, as this is going to be the perfect occasion to celebrate all things tapas. Never tried tapas? Then you’re missing out! On World Tapas Day, we’re all about celebrating everything that makes these bite-size savoury dishes so great and tasty. Tapas is so ingrained in Spanish culture that it is going to play a massive part in your experience. There are a lot of things that you need to consider, and it is important to make sure you sample as much as you can before you get to World Tapas Day. You have so many different types of dishes to choose from, and this is the ultimate opportunity to make the most of this right now.
This mainstay of Spanish cuisine is often served up as a snack or as an appetizer before a meal, and can include lots of tasty things from olives and cheese to hams and squid.
Fresh Veggies Day
How many portions of fresh veggies does it take to keep a person healthy? Five portions a day? Seven? Ten? And what makes up a portion?
Nutritionists agree, when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables, the average person simply is not getting enough in their regular diet. An increase in daily consumption of vegetables (and fruits) is the entire point of the day.
Get ready to make a healthy change on Fresh Veggies Day! This is the ideal opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbours around for a fun and surprising feast!
Fudge Day is a day to enjoy the deliciousness of this decadent sweet, that is appreciated all over the world. It cannot be denied that celebrating this delicious, tasty treat is a great way to spend just about any day, especially on Fudge Day!
Fudge is a soft, smooth confectionary that is made by mixing and then heating milk, butter and sugar. A variety of other ingredients can then be added to create assorted varieties and flavours of fudge. Some of the most popular flavours include chocolate and peanut butter, but there’s a whole world out there of fudge flavours that are waiting to be explored. Exploring new flavours of fudge and sharing them with loved ones is what Fudge Day is all about!
Arborist Appreciation Day
Arborist Appreciation Day is about taking the time to appreciate all of the important things that arborists do in their work and the sacrifices they make. It’s a dangerous job and the people who dedicate their lives to it often get overlooked because people don’t quite appreciate how risky and how vitally important the job is. There’s more to it than you might assume and Arborist Appreciation Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of these professionals.
If you don’t know already, arborists are the people who care for trees and cutting them down when they pose some sort of risk. They look after trees in forests and public parks, as well as those on private property. It’s impossible to achieve a successful approach to health and safety without their work because, in certain situations, trees can be a genuine danger.
Their work often goes unseen and underappreciated because, after all, they’re just trees, right? Well, not really. Arborists are there when there’s a heavy storm or some sort of natural disaster. Trees can be big, heavy and life-threatening. Arborists work tirelessly to make sure that these trees don’t cause anyone any unnecessary harm.
Another thing that lots of people don’t realize is that many arborists put themselves in harm’s way to keep other people safe. They are often seriously injured and in some cases killed when doing their work. It’s risky work but someone has to do it in order to keep the public safe.
For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going.
A selection of Birthdays
1332 Isabella de Coucy, English princess (d. 1382)
1514 John Cheke, English classical scholar (d. 1557)
1606 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (d. 1675)
1613 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
1644 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England & Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
1723 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher (date of baptism), born in Kirkaldy, Fife (d. 1790)
1792 John Linnell, English artist (d. 1882)
1806 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
1821 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (British Open 1861-62, 64, 67), born St. Andrews, Fife (d. 1908)
1829 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)
1882 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)
1888 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown)
1890 Stan Laurel [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)
1892 Lupino Lane, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (d. 1959)
1907 John Hadfield, British author & publisher, best known for 1959 comic novel Love on a Branch Line.
1912 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, (d. 1998)
1914 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in London (d. 1993)
1927 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
1929 Pauline Yates, Actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
1934 Eileen Atkins, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her), born in London,
1934 Bill Cobbs [Wilbert], American actor (Night at the Museum, The Color of Money), born Cleveland
1935 James Bolam, Actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy), b. Sunderland
1942 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
1942 Alan "Howling Laud" Hope, British politician and leader of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party (OMRLP), born in Mytchett, Surrey
1951 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
1953 Ian Mosley, Paddington, London drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
1954 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
1955 Simon Bailey, priest, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, born in Halifax, (d. 1995)
1957 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
1969 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
1974 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
1984 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
On this day in British History
1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison, Scotland
1624 Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company
1745 British fleet occupies Cape Breton on St Lawrence River
1755 British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
1779 Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, starting the siege of Gibraltar
1883 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
1915 The foundation of the British Women's Institute
1922 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
1924 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1944 King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy
1978 Ringo Starr releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1982 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
1983 Ringo Starr releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
2016 British MP (L) Jo Cox is shot and killed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire
Weddings in History
1855 Salvation Army founder William Booth marries Catherine Mumford
1956 British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.
1973 Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton
Deaths in History
1622 Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
1722 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72
1752 Joseph Butler, English philosopher, dies at 60
1858 John Snow, English epidemiologist, 'Father of modern epidemiology' studied cholera, dies of a stroke at 45
1869 Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), dies at 74
1872 Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)
1881 Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
1952 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
1953 Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
1971 Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)