This Day for You - June 26
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
On 7th December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
Theme for 2020: “Better Knowledge for Better Care”
You Share Your Birthday with::
1854: Sir Robert Laird Borden, was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the eighth prime minister of Canada, in office from 1911 to 1920. He is best known for his leadership of Canada during World War I.
1909: Thomas Andrew "Colonel Tom" Parker was the Dutch-born manager of Elvis Presley. Their partnership was uniquely successful, Elvis being an entirely new force in popular music, and Parker an entrepreneur able to market him.(added this because we have a bit about Presley performing his last single)
1985: Arjun Kapoor is a very popular bollywood actor who has worked in many successful films including,Finding Fanny,Gunday and 2 States. He made his acting debut through the 2012 action romance Ishaqzaade and subsequently appeared in several successful films.
1993: Ariana Grande is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A prominent figure in popular music, Grande is known for her four-octave vocal range and the use of the whistle register. Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. She rose to prominence for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
1498: Chinese Emperor invented the toothbrush.
1794: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
1906: First ever Grand Prix motor race was held at the Le Mans circuit of France.
1945: Representatives of 50 nations signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.
1948: William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1948: Cold War: The first supply flights were made in response to the Berlin Blockade(here can be a cue to read the candy droppings which happened)
1960: Madagascar gained its independence from France.
1977: Elvis Presley performed the last concert of his life at Indiana, USA.
1997: The first book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was first published.
2015: Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks