Monday, June 8, 2009

Important anniversaries in June!

June 1, 1992: US ratifified International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
June 5, World Environment DAY
June 6, 1815: London Peace Society Formed; first issue of Peace News pub. in England
June 8, 570: Mohammed born
June 9, 1995: Japanese Parliament passed resolution of remorse for WWII
June 10, 1990: First March for the Animals held in DC with 50,000 marchers
June 15, 1943: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded
June 17, 1925: Geneva Protocol outlawed use of chemical and germ warfare
June 19, 1865 News of emancipation finally reached Texas slaves;
1945: Aung San Suu Kyi born
June 20 World Refugee DAY; 1995: Southern Baptist Convention apologized for racism
June 24, 1994: US ratified international Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
June 28, 1969: Stonewall Inn riot in NYC initiated modern gay rights movement; 2004: US Supreme Court ruled that Guantanamo prisoners must be given a right to a fair trial
June 29, 1971: US Supreme Court ruled capital punishment unconstitutional. Ban lifted 4 years later.
June 29, 1990: 93 nations agreed to halt production of ozone-destroying chemicals

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