Hari Merdeka - Malaysia Independence Day

Monday, August 31, 2009

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Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule, celebrated on August 31.

The effort for independence was spearheaded by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, who led a delegation of ministers and political leaders of Malaya in negotiations with the British in London for Merdeka, or independence. Once it became increasingly clear that the Communist threat posed during the Malayan Emergency was petering out, agreement was reached on February 8, 1956, for Malaya to gain independence from the British Empire. However, for a number of logistical and administrative reasons, it was decided that the official proclamation of independence would only be made the next year, on August 31, 1957, at Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), in Kuala Lumpur.

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Japanese Election Day

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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Michael Jackson's Birthday

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), known as the "King of Pop", was an American musician and one of the most commercially successful entertainers of all time. His unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a prominent figure in popular culture for four decades.

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Battle of Flowers in Laredo

Friday, August 28, 2009

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Laredo is a town in the Northern Spanish province and autonomous community of Cantabria. Located between the cities of Santander and Bilbao, Laredo is known in the region and nationally for "La Salvé", its 5 km long beach (7 km at high tide) and for the historic part of town dating back to Roman times. Its festivities in August are also well known due to the main event that occurs every year on the last Friday of August, known as la batalla de flores (the battle of the flowers), during which large floats entirely covered with flowers and petals are paraded along the central streets.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Google logo 宮沢賢治

宮沢 賢治(みやざわ けんじ、本名:宮澤-、1896年8月27日(戸籍上は8月1日)- 1933年9月21日)は、日本の詩人、童話作家。

郷土岩手の地を深く愛し、作品中に登場する架空の地名、理想郷を「岩手(いはて)」をエスペラント風にしたイーハトヴ(Ihatov、イーハトーブあるいはイーハトーヴォ(Ihatovo)等とも)と名づけた。 その空前・独特の魅力にあふれた作品群によって没後世評が急速に高まり国民的作家とされるようになった。

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009



400th Anniversary of Galileo's Telescope

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642)was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy," the "father of modern physics," the "father of science," and "the Father of Modern Science."

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Indonesia Independence Day

Monday, August 17, 2009

Indonesia Independence Day

The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (Indonesian: Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Indonesia, or simply Proklamasi) was officially made at 10.00 a.m. sharp on Friday, August 17, 1945. The declaration marked the start of the diplomatic and armed-resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the forces of the Netherlands until the latter officially acknowledged Indonesia's independence in 1949. In 2005, the Netherlands declared that they had decided to accept 17 August 1945 as Indonesia's independence date.

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Korean Liberation Day

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Korean Liberation Day 09

Liberation Day (Korean hangul: 광복절, hanja: 光復節, RR: Gwangbokjeol, MR: Kwangbokchŏl, lit "restoration of light") is a public holiday in South Korea, celebrated annually on August 15. It coincides with Victory over Japan Day, which liberated Korea from Japanese occupation. In North Korea, it is celebrated as Fatherland Liberation Day (Chosŏn'gŭl: 조국해방의 날, hanja: 祖國解放의날, MR: Chogukhaebang'ŭi nal, RR: Jogukhaebangui nal).

Korea did not gain actual independence on August 15, 1945, but was occupied by the Soviet and United States armies, which oversaw the decommissioning of Japanese troops in Korea. The northern half of the peninsula was occupied by the Red Army, and the southern half was occupied by the United States.

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Hans Christian Ørsted's Birthday

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hans Christian Ørsted's Birthday 

Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who is best known for discovering that electric currents can create magnetic fields which is an important part of Electromagnetism. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late nineteenth century. He was also the first modern thinker to explicitly describe and name the thought experiment.

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Perseid Meteor Shower
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. Meteor showers occur when Earth moves through a meteor stream. The stream in this case is called the Perseid cloud and it stretches along the orbit of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it passed by the Sun. Most of the dust in the cloud today is approximately a thousand years old. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dust in the stream that was pulled off the comet in 1862. The rate of meteors originating from this filament is much higher than for the older part of the stream.

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Singapore National Day

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Singapore National Day 新加坡国庆节

International Women's Day

Saturday, August 8, 2009

International Women's Day

Bolivia Independence Day

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bolivia Independence Day

Ilya Yefimovich Repin

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ilya Yefimovich Repin (Russian:  Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пи)

Swiss National Day

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Feiertage in der Schweiz
(Swiss National Day)

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