On this day
King Badi VII surrendered.
In 1821, the King of Sennar, Badi VII, surrendered his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, the general of the Ottoman Empire. And, in so doing, he brought the 300-year-old Sudanese kingdom to an end!
Special Days Falling on June 14thWhether you want to start learning more about saving lives, are proud to fly your colors, or just want to sample a quick shot of bourbon, June 14th is full of wonderful surprises. Here’s our choices of the most interesting special occasions falling right now!
World Blood Donor Day
We all know just how vital our blood is, and thanks to generous blood donors out there, when we need it, many of us can get it! However, there is still a shortage of blood, especially certain types, which means that the next time you or one of your loved ones may need help, you may have to wait longer than you should if you are fortunate enough to get some. So, on World Blood Donor Day, why not consider donating some yourself, and ask your loved ones if they would like to participate, too?
National Flag Day
Each nation has its own flag – it’s a universal symbol to show who they are, and may sometimes even tell us what they stand for. They represent the nation and mean a lot to the people who stand behind them. So, on National Flag Week, fly your nation’s flag, and indeed any flag that matters to you, and fly them with pride!
National Bourbon Day
Nothing is quite as soothing as a smooth bourbon at the end of a long day or week. And today is the perfect day to really appreciate the smoky flavors! So, whether you’re having one at home alone or with friends in a bar, be sure to try a new tipple, and to do so responsibly!