JUNE 6, 2014 MARKED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY.
JUNE 8 IS PENTECOST IN CHRISTIANITY.
JUNE 9 MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF DONALD DUCK,
BASED UPON HIS DEBUT IN THE WISE LITTLE HEN FROM 1934.
JUNE 13 IS THE ONLY FRIDAY THE 13TH IN 2014.
AMONGST EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Irish authorities are investigating a mass grave discovered behind a children's home in Tuam, Ireland.
*King Juan Carlos 1 of Spain has announced plans to abdicate, with Felipe, Prince of Asturias scheduled to replace him.
*Incumbent President Bashar al-Assad has claimed victory in the 2014 Syrian election.
*China is reportedly "cracking down on dissidents" for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
*The Japanese Parliament is finally taking steps to make possessing child pornography illegal.
*The European Central Bank has cut its deposit and interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the Eurozone economy.
*Telangana has officially become the 29th state of India.
*Civil unrest continues in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Syria.
FROM THE UKRAINE...
*Ukrainian border patrol guards report they successfully repelled an attack on Luhansk.
*Fighting was reported around Slovianisk, with separatists seizing two Ukrainian military bases.
*Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have issued a joint statement calling for an end to the violence.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new regulations to reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030.
*"California Chrome" lost the 2014 Belmont Stakes to "Tonalist", thus failing to complete the Triple Crown of professional horse racing.
*Sunday night, June 8th, will see both the 2014 presentation of The Tony Awards as well as the annual Miss USA competition.
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And our humblest apologies for not posting this Saturday night, but our Internet connection went down and was not restored until a few minutes ago.