Independence of Croatia
October 8, 2013 in Croatia

Independence of Croatia is celebrated on October 08, 2013. Croatian Independence Day is a national public holiday that celebrates the unanimous decision of the Croatian Parliament – Sabor to terminate the link between Croatia and SFR Yugoslavia. The Independence Day was implemented by the Ivica Ra?an’s government in 2001. It was celebrated for the first time in 2002. Statehood Day is commemorated on 25 June.

Where is Independence of Croatia?
Nationwide Croatia

American Touch Tag Day
October 8, 2013 in the USA

American Touch Tag Day is observed on October 08, 2013. Touch Tag is a playground game that involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to “tag” or touch them, usually with their hand. There are many variations; most forms have no teams, scores, or equipment.

A group of players decide who is going to be “it”, often using a counting-out game such as eeny, meeny, miny, moe. The player selected to be “it” then chases the others, attempting to get close enough to tag them – touching them with a hand – while the others try to escape. A tag makes the tagged player “it” – in some variations, the previous “it” is no longer “it” and the game can continue indefinitely, while in others, both players remain “it” and the game ends when all players have become “it”.

Tag and other chasing games have been banned in some schools in the United States and United Kingdom due to concerns about injuries and complaints from children of harassment. A principal who banned tag in their school criticized the game for creating a “self-esteem issue” in nominating one child as a victim, and noted that the oldest and biggest children usually dominated the game.

Where is American Touch Tag Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical events: 1873 – 1st women’s prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute.

The Indiana Women’s Prison was established in 1873 as the first adult female correctional facility in the country. The original location of the prison was one mile (1.6 km) east of downtown Indianapolis. It has since moved to 2596 Girls School Road, former location of the Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility. As of 2005 it had an average daily population of 420 inmates, most of whom are members of special-needs populations, such as geriatric, mentally ill, pregnant, and juveniles sentenced as adults. Security levels range from medium to maximum. The prison holds Indiana’s only death row for women; however, no Indiana woman is currently sentenced to death.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Women’s_Prison