King Tut Day 2013
November 4, 2013 in the World

King Tut Day is celebrated on November 04, 2013. It celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Tutankhamun was the 11th pharaoh of Dynasty 18 of the New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt, making his mummy over 3,300 years old. The discovery of the tomb as a whole was one of the most significant and famous archeological discoveries in modern times. The tomb was discovered on November 4, 1922.

Since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s mummy, there has been a lot of speculation and theories on the exact cause of death, which until recent studies had been hard to prove with the evidence and data available. While it was a widely debated topic for many Egyptologists, it had also spread to the general public as popular culture has come up with many conspiracy theories that played out in movies, TV shows, and fictional books.

Where is King Tut Day?

(Yes, I’m a dork, first song I thought of when reading this, Walk like an Egyptian. LOL)

Russian Unity Day
November 4, 2013 in Russia

Russian Unity Day is celebrated on November 04, 2013. Unity Day (also called Day of People’s Unity or National Unity Day) is national holiday in Russian Federation. It commemorates the popular uprising which expelled Polish–Lithuanian occupation forces from Moscow in November 1612, and more generally the end of the Time of Troubles and the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618). The day’s name alludes to the idea that all classes of Russian society united to preserve Russian statehood when there was neither a tsar nor a patriarch to guide them. In 1613 tsar Mikhail Romanov instituted a holiday named Day of Moscow’s Liberation from Polish Invaders. It was celebrated in the Russian Empire until 1917, when it was replaced with a commemoration of the Russian Revolution. Unity Day was reinstituted by the Russian Federation in 2005, since when the year 1612 has been celebrated instead of 1917 every November 4. The day is also the feast day of the Russian Orthodox icon of Our Lady of Kazan.

Where is Russian Unity Day?
Nationwide Russia

Recreation Day holiday
November 4, 2013 in Tasmania

Recreation Day holiday takes place on November 04, 2013. Recreation Day is a public holiday in northern Tasmania. It is held on the first Monday in November, and was instituted to offset Regatta Day in southern Tasmania. It is observed in all parts of Tasmania north of (but not including) Oatlands and Swansea. This area includes Strathgordon, Tarraleah and the West Coast.

Where is Recreation Day holiday?
Nationwide Tasmania

Historical Events:

1576 – Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).

1646 – Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God’s word

1839 – The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

1841 – 1st wagon train arrives in California

1846 – Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg

1862 – Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)

1890 – Prince of Wales opens 1st underground station (Stockwell, London)

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st US female gov (Wyoming)

1939 – 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill

1950 – US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea

1970 – Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1979 – 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
1979 – 500 Iranian “students” seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)

1984 – Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

1994 – San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.