World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves.
Dr. Salim Ali : ‘Birdman of India‘
Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (12 November 1896 – 20 June 1987) was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the ‘birdman of India‘,
Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and several bird books that he wrote helped popularise ornithology in India.
Erwin Chargaff (11 August 1905 – 20 June 2002) was an Austro-Hungarian biochemist who immigrated to the United States during the Nazi era and was a professor of biochemistry at Columbia University medical school.
Through careful experimentation, Chargaff discovered two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
Vikram Seth CBE (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books.
Vikram Seth was born on 20 June 1952 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
He studied at St. Michael‘s High School, Patna and at the The Doon School in Dehradun.
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.
Bell‘s father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell‘s life‘s work.
- 2013 Died : Jean-Louis Scherrer, French fashion designer. Although he was known for his work and fame, he was sacked from his own-name label in 1992.
- 2009 The Acropolis Museum was opened in Athens, Greece. The museum houses the artifacts dated from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.