I took this photo while out for a walk yesterday afternoon in Carrigaline, Co.Cork. Any bit of colour now at the end of October is such a bonus and these wild roses caught my eye.
On This Day
On October 24th 2005 African American civil rights activist Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man in 1955 helped ignite the American Civil Rights Movement, died at the age of 92
On October 24th 2008 became known as “Bloody Friday”. It saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
On October 24th 2022 Rishi Sunak was appointed Prime Minister of the UK, replacing Liz Truss after six weeks;
Wayne Rooney (Football Manager) is 38
Drake (Rapper) is 37
Emma Donoghue (Author) is 54
Saint For Today
Today October 24th is the feast of Saint Raphael the Archangel
Significance of Today
Today October 24th is United Nations Day. The United Nations, as an organization, is well known to just about everyone around the world. They participate in activities ranging from assistance in times of disaster, both those coming from natural disasters and those caused by the wages of war. They offer medical assistance to those in need in these places, as well as providing clean water, food, and places to rest and recover. United Nations Day celebrates the foundation of this great organization,
Quote For Today
“The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations, great or small, to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twenty first century.” ~Adlai Stevenson
Did You Know
Did you know that the UN has almost 200 member states. There are currently 196 member states in the United Nations. These individual states are all recognized by the United Nations as members of the international organization. There are only four countries that are non-members of the U.N. They are Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan and Vatican City. These countries have received invitations to join the U.N, but have yet to accept.
Video for the week🎥 (Updated every Wednesday🎥)
A new video will be uploaded tomorrow Wednesday and it is called ‘A Few Words of Wisdom for Today’