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United Nations Day
October 24, 2013 in the World

United Nations Day is observed on October 24, 2013. In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which “shall be devoted to making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for” its work.

In 1971 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution declaring that United Nations Day shall be an international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by all United Nations member states.

United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.

http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/

Where is United Nations Day?
Worldwide

Bologna Day
October 24, 2013 in the USA

Properly spelled Bologna, it is sometimes spelled “Baloney”. It is pronounced like the latter spelling. Bologna is a sausage. It’s commonly used as a luncheon meat. Mom and kids know it well.

When it comes to bologna, there definitely is variety. There is what you and I would call regular Bologna, German Bologna, Beef Bologna, Kosher Bologna, and more. Depending upon the kind of Bologna, it could include pork, beef, chicken, and spices.

It’s easy to enjoy National Bologna Day . Have a Bologna sandwich. Try fried bologna. And, don’t forget the mustard.

Did you know that Americans eat 800 million pounds of bologna annually?

Where is National Bologna Day?
Nationwide USA

***fried Baloney? (Yuck!)***

Historical Events:

1260 – The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1648 – Switzerland’s independence recognized in the Treaty of Westphalia

1857 – World’s 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England

1861 – West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1882 – Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

1901 – 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)

1911 – Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

1922 – Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

1929 – “Black Thursday,” start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%

1931 – Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

1938 – US forbids child labor in factories

1939 – Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)

1940 – 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)

1945 – UN charter comes into effect

1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam

1956 – Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary

Calendar day; 24 October, 2013

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‘I’d rather walk in front of a live cannon than do it again’: Words of widow, 63, as she emerged from barrel after becoming the first person to survive drop over Niagara Falls.

Annie Edson Taylor
DAREDEVIL ONE

Photograph of Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who'd survived a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel on 24 October 1901

On October 24th, 1901 Annie Taylor became the first person and the first woman to go over the falls in a barrel and survive. Ms Taylor, a 63 year old school teacher from Michigan, accompanied by her cat, decided to tempt fate in an effort to gain fame and fortune.

The Pan American Exposition was taking place in Buffalo, New York and Ms. Taylor felt she would be able to attract a huge crowd. On the afternoon of October 24th, 1901 a small boat towed the barrel containing Ms. Taylor and her cat into the main stream of the Niagara River where it was cut loose.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. the barrel was seen edging over the brink, only to reappear less than a minute laterwhere it was seen floating at the base of the falls. Fifteen minutes later the barrel reappeared close to the Canadian shore, where it was dragged to a rock and the barrel lid removed.

To everyone’s amazement, Annie Taylor emerged from her barrel, dazed but triumphant. Her only injury was a cut on her forehead that she received while being extracted from her barrel.

Mrs. Annie Edson Taylor was the first person to ever go over the Mighty Niagara Falls and survive and she undoubtedly found the fame that she had been seeking.

For many years after this event she sold mementos of her feat on the streets of Niagara Falls, claiming that she would never attempt another journey over the falls, preferring to walk into the mouth of a cannon. Unfortunately, while Annie Taylor may have found the fame that she desperately sought, she did not find the fortune. She passed away in 1921, poor and destitute.

Taylor’s barrel is on display as part of the Daredevil Gallery at the Imax Theatre in Niagara Falls. Her story is also deftly captured in the IMAX movie “Niagara Falls: Legends & Daredevils”, on show at the IMAX Theatre.

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