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Young Readers Day
November 12, 2013 in the World

Young Readers Day takes place on November 12, 2013. It is celebrated each year on the second Tuesday in November. Young Readers Day is a chance to celebrate it with your children by reading to them and with them. Why not give them a new book on this day as an intelligent investment in your childrens future?

Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning. It is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community which is culturally and socially situated.

The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement. Reading is typically an individual activity, although on occasion a person will read out loud for the benefit of other listeners.

Where is Young Readers Day?
Worldwide

World Pneumonia Day
November 12, 2013 in the World

World Pneumonia Day takes place on November 12, 2013. World Pneumonia Day provides an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia. Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease that sickens 155 million children under 5 and kills 1.6 million each year. This makes pneumonia the number 1 killer of children under 5, claiming more young lives than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yet most people are unaware of pneumonia’s overwhelming death toll. Because of this pneumonia has been overshadowed as a priority on the global health agenda, and rarely receives coverage in the news media.

World Pneumonia Day helps to bring this health crisis to the public’s attention and encourages policy makers and grassroots organizers alike to combat the disease. In spite of the massive death toll of this disease, affordable treatment and prevention options exist. There are effective vaccines against the two most common causes of deadly pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae type B and Streptococcus pneumoniae. A course of antibiotics which costs less than $1(US) is capable of curing the disease if it is started early enough. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (GAPP) released by the WHO and UNICEF on World Pneumonia Day, 2009, finds that 1 million children’s lives could be saved every year if prevention and treatment interventions for pneumonia were widely introduced in the world’s poorest countries.

World Pneumonia Day:
http://worldpneumoniaday.org/

Where is World Pneumonia Day?
Worldwide

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
November 12, 2013 in the World

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is celebrated on November 12, 2013 an is a celebration about you. Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books. The name “Chicken Soup For The Soul” was chosen for this series because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick, and therefore it was “good for the body.” The inspirational stories included in this series were meant to be “good for the soul.”

Chicken soup is a soup made from chicken, simmered with various other ingredients. The classic chicken soup consists of a clear broth, often with pieces of chicken or vegetables; common additions are pasta, dumplings, or grains such as rice and barley. Chicken soup has also acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for colds and flus, and in many countries is considered a comfort food.

In the United States and Canada, chicken soup often has noodles or rice in it, thus giving it its common name of “chicken noodle soup.” Traditionally, American chicken soup was prepared using old hens too tough and stringy to be roasted or cooked for a short time. In modern times, these fowl are difficult to come by, and broiler chickens are often used to make soup; soup hens or fowl are to be preferred when available.

Where is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

295 – Origin of Era of Ascension

1439 – Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

1775 – General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks

1823 – Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens

1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.

1859 – Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name

1910 – 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

1912 – Robert Scott’s diary & dead body found in Antarctica

1921 – Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments

1927 – 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens

1927 – Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator

1933 – 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster (or whatever) is taken

1933 – Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany

1956 – Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted

1964 – Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH

1968 – Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

1970 – Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell

1981 – 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)

1987 – Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine