JUNE 15th IS THE 800th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAGNA CARTA.
JUNE 16th IS THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF
WALT DISNEY'S LADY AND THE TRAMP.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation in South Korea continues to grow, with 14 dead and 145 known cases still being treated.
*South Korea claims that North Korea is planting landmines in the demilitarized zone between the 2 countries to keep North Korean soldiers from defecting.
*The 2015 French Open of professional tennis concluded with Stan Warinka winning the Men's Singles title and the team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafárová won the Women's Doubles competition.
*"Golden Horn" won the 2015 Epsom Derby in professional horse racing.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*American President Barack Obama has authorized 450 additional troops to train Sunni forces in Iraq.
*Locals in Northern Nigeria are claiming Boko Haram forces are active there, resulting in the destruction of 3 villages and 43 deaths. Attacks on 5 different villages around Maiduguri, Nigeria have been confirmed.
*The Tunisian Embassy in Libya has been seized by unidentified forces, resulting in 10 known hostages.
Singer/Actress Monica Lewis (Earthquake) is no longer with us.
Actor Ron Moody (Oliver!, Eastenders) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
Wrestler Dusty Rhodes has passed away.
Rapper Pumpkin Head (born Robert Alan Diaz) is no longer with us.
Actor Sir Christopher Lee (Too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Despite all the "fast track" efforts to get it passed without revealing the contents, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Act failed to get through Congress on its first attempt.
*At least one Congressional Republican has publicly denounced Pope Francis' beliefs on climate control, stating that the Pope does not have the scientific background necessary to claim climate control is real.
As if any Congressional Republican who denies climate change is real possesses the same credentials.
*Within an already crowded field of candidates, Jeb Bush is expected to officially declare his campaign for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination before the end of June.
*While already an official candidate, Hillary Clinton has formally started her campaign for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination.
*A Caucasian woman in McKinney, Texas called her local police, complaining about "too many blacks" in the community pool. The well video documented incident that followed has gained national attention, resulting in one officer being suspended (who has since resigned) and many questions being raised about local police procedures.
*The on-going drought in California has now been declared the worst in that state's history.
*President Barack Obama has authorized 450 additional troops to train Sunni forces in Iraq.
*Rupert Murdoch will step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox in favor of his son James taking over.
*Amongst the winners of the 2015 Tony Awards on Broadway were The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time winning Best Play, and Fun Home winning Best Musical.
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