On this day
The First Crusade made its way to Jerusalem.
In 1099, the First Crusade finally reached the city of Jerusalem. The Crusaders proceeded to launch an assault on the city and its inhabitants. It was the last day of what’s become known as the Siege of Jerusalem across history.
Boeing was founded.
In 1916, right in the middle of World War I, the Boeing Company was founded! The company was founded in Seattle, Washington, and to this day, they continue to produce some of the world’s best-known and best-loved passenger planes.
Special Days Falling on July 15thYou didn’t actually think that July 15th was all about the history, did you? We’re right in the middle of summer! Today should also be about celebrating and having fun! With that in mind, here are some of the best special days you’ll want to mark today.
World Youth Skills Day
With continued global worry over employment rates both in the developing and developed worlds, today marks an important occasion for us all to think about our children’s skills and personal fulfilment. Today, many people volunteer for children-first organizations, and take time out with their own children to explore their skills and dreams. It’s a date that’s officially marked by the UN, too.
The Democracy and National Unity Day of Turkey
Today marks an important day for Turkish nationals, as it commemorates the deaths of those who fought for democracy against President Erdoğan in 2016. The military coup that strove to overthrow the government resulted in the deaths of 259 people, with at least 2,500 others injured. Today, many people will be thinking of those who lost their lives, and will read further into Turkish history to learn more about its political system.
Pet Fire Safety Day
Fire safety in general is a must, but for our fuzzy and fluffy family members, it’s not easy to communicate what to do if a blaze takes hold! Today is all about learning about what you can do to keep your cats, dogs, and other pets safe and in the event of an emergency, and what to do to get them free and in the clean air if a fire starts. If you’re a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to spend more than a few minutes today checking out the must-dos!