Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Forgiveness Day June 26th
Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th
International Forgiveness Day, the first Sunday of August
Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. The world will be a better place for this day.
Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy for Christ's Ambassadors. It originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.
** The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement or forgiving.
** In Christian religions,the first Sunday before Lent is called "Forgiveness Sunday".
Quote of the Day: To err is human, to forgive is divine.
This Day in History June 26
A combined force Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear. (1740)
The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. (1870)
1906 French Grand Prix, the first Grand Prix motor racing event held (1906)
The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I. (1917)
World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince. (1918)
American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic. (1924)
The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island. (1927)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions. (1934)
Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter. (1936)
The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat. (1942)
The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco. (1945)
William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor. (1948)
The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships. (1959)
U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. (1963)
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 (1974)
Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial. (1975)
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (1997)
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional. (2003)
The Waldo Canyon Fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people. (2012)