This Day for You - June 16
International Day of Family Remittances - Marked by the United Nations, this day recognizes the contribution of over 200 million migrants to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home, and to create a future of hope for their children.
Never thought that the money that migrant workers transfer or remit from their earnings to their families in hometowns could have this much significance? Check out The UN Social and know for yourself!
The World Celebrates
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikhism) - The 5th Guru, known for compiling the first official edition of the Sikh scripture called the Adi Granth, which later expanded into the Guru Granth Sahib, was arrested under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and asked to convert to Islam. He refused, was tortured and executed in 1606 CE. As per the Nanakshahi calendar, the date falls on June 16th, 2020.
Sussex Day - Sussex
Youth Day - South Africa
You Share Your Birthday With
1829 – Geronimo, known for fighting against the Mexican and U.S. governments to protect his homeland, Apache Tribe
1723 – Adam Simth, Scottish Economist and Philosopher
1950 – Mithun Chakraborty, Indian actor and politician
EVENTS IN HISTORY
1903 – Pepsi Cola became the official trademark for this beverage brand.
1903 – Ford Motor Company incorporated: At 9:30 in the morning on this day in 1903, Henry Ford and other prospective stockholders in the Ford Motor Company met in Detroit to sign the official paperwork required to create a new corporation.
1911 – International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), a leading American computer manufacturer, was incorporated.
1963 – Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space, having been launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours.
2010 – Bhutan parliament adopted the Tobacco Control Act that made this country the first one to impose a total ban on tobacco.
2012 – China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.
2013 – In India torrential monsoon rains and landslides led to flooding in Uttrakhand that washed away roads and nearly two dozen bridges and demolished 365 houses and partially damaged 275 others.