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KIU Trivia: June 15th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Global Wind Day. Also known as World Wind Day, it is a worldwide event that is held on June 15 around the world. It is organised by WindEurope (WindEurope) and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council).  It is a day when wind energy is celebrated, information is exchanged and adults and children find out about wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to change the world.

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It happens each year on June 15th. It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127, December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on some of our older generations. 

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1667, the first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys. He gave a feverish young man approximately 12 ounces of blood taken from a lamb and the young man recovered quickly.

2.    In 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first African-American woman and first Native-American to hold a pilot license. She earned her pilot license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale on June 15, 1921, and was the first black person to earn an international pilot's license. 

3.    In 1991 in the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupted in the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, killing over 800 people. The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines' Luzon Volcanic Arc was the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, behind only the 1912 eruption of Novarupta in Alaska.


1.    1953 – Xi Jinping, President of China.

2.    1992 – Mohammed Salah (in the photo), Egyptian football attacker playing for Liverpool F.C in England.

Sources: Wikipedia, &

Photo: Liverpool FC