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World Population Day

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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World Population Day focuses upon people under 25, reproductive issues, and health. This day is sponsored by the United Nations World Population Fund (UNFPA).

According to the UNFPA website, the focus of this day is upon people under 25 and those at reproductive age. This day seeks to provide education and awareness to reproductive health, reproductive choice, family planning, and to provide a better future for young people.

You can participate in World Population Day by playing a role in bringing awareness of these issues to the youth in your community.

The Origin of World Population Day:

World Population Day was started by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

More Information:
www.unfpa.org/public/

This Day in History July 11

Martin Frobisher sights Greenland. (1576)

Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. (1735)

Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia. (1740)

Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire. (1750)

Captain James Cook begins his third voyage. (1776)

The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. (1796)

The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War. (1798)

French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. (1801)

A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. (1804)

Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed. (1833)

American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C. (1864)

Tijuana, Mexico, is founded. (1889)

The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. (1893)

The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists. (1895)

Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies. (1897)

The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. (1906)

Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball. (1914)

USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched. (1914)

The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands. (1919)

Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice (1921)

The Hollywood Bowl opens. (1922)

In 1934 Engelbert Zaschka from Germany completed a large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft. On 11 July 1934 the Zaschka-HPA flew about 20 meters on the Berlin Tempelhof Airport; the HPA took off without assisted takeoff. (1934)

The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic. (1936)

Massacres of Poles in Volhynia. (1943)

The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France. (1947)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published. (1960)

First transatlantic satellite television transmission. (1962)

Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces Lunar Orbit Rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth. (1962)

Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (1977)

America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. (1979)

Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto. (2012)
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PMAY0313 7/12/2013 9:04AM

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PATRICIAAK 7/11/2013 10:27PM

    even my children are 'too old'!

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HANSBRINK 7/11/2013 11:51AM

  No posts yet? Hmm....

Anyway, interesting that a day is devoted to those under the age of 25.

As always, thanks for the tidbits in the "This Day in History" section.

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