World Zoonoses Day
- World Zoonoses Day, which takes place on July 6 every year, is a day to help raise awareness of the growing risk of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that can be spread from animals to humans. It’s a risk that is often overlooked, however over 60% of infectious diseases in humans and 75% of emerging human diseases originated in animals, so it’s a risk that we at Merial take very seriously.
- World Zoonosis Day is also particularly important to us as it commemorates July 6, 1885, when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against, a zoonotic disease, to Joseph Meister after he had been mauled by a rabid dog.
- Zoonoses are viral diseases like rabies and influenza, bacterial diseases such as Lyme disease and brucellosis, or parasitic diseases such as tapeworms. All of these are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.
International Cooperation Day
- International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance.
- On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in resolution 47/90 “the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of the establishment of the International Cooperative Alliance.” Since 1995 the United Nations’ International Day of Co-operatives has been observed jointly alongside International Co-operative Day.
- Co-operatives around the world celebrate the day in various fashions and each year the organising institutions agree on a theme for the celebrations.
Parithimar Kalaignar Birth Day
He was Born on June 6, 1870
- Parithimar Kalaignar born V. G. Suryanarayana Sastri at Vilacheri near Thirupparankundram, a Professor of Tamil at the Madras Christian College, was the first person to campaign for the recognition of Tamil as a classical language.
- Suryanarayana Sastri had immense love for Tamil and wrote plenty of books. He even changed his Sanskrit name to its Tamil translation.
- In 1902, he proposed that Tamil be designated as a “classical language” thereby becoming the first person to make such a petition. Parithimar Kalignar is also known as Dravida Sastri.
- Parithimar Kalaignar was also the first to use the Tamil name Kumarinadu for the mythical lost-land of Lemuria.
- Parithimar Kalaignar is regarded as an inspiration for Tamil enthusiasts as Maraimalai Adigal and the Tanittamil Iyakkam.
- In 2006, the Government of Tamil Nadu declared Parithimar Kalaignar’s house in his native village of Vilacheri as a memorial and sanctioned a sum of rupees 15 lakh towards nationalizing his books.
- On August 17, 2007, postage stamps were issued in memory of Saint Vallalar, Parithimar Kalaignar and Maraimalai Adigal.
- On December 13, 2006, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi extended an amount of Rs. 15 lakh to the Tamil scholar’s descendants.
He was Died on November 2, 1903 at the age of 33 due to Tuberculosis.
George W. Bush
He Was Born on July 6, 1946.
- He is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was also the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
- Nationally, Bush was both one of the most popular and unpopular U.S. presidents in history, having received the highest recorded presidential approval ratings in the wake of the September 11 attacks, as well as one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis. Bush finished his term in office in 2009 and returned to Texas, where he had purchased a home in Dallas. In 2010, he published his memoir, Decision Points.
- Bush was the fourth of five presidents to lose the popular vote but win the White House. (The others are John Quincy Adams, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, and Donald Trump.)
- Bush had the highest approval rating out of all presidents since approval had been tracked. In October of 2001, the Roper Center found that he had an 86 percent approval rating, likely due to his handling of the terrorist attacks the previous month.