World Prematurity Day
November 17, 2013 in the World

World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17, 2013. World Prematurity Day is an observance held on the 17th of November. Approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely each year accounting for more than one in 10 of all babies born worldwide. It is estimated that the world’s 39 highest-income countries could cut around 58 000 premature births annually by implementing interventions to prevent preterm births, amounting to roughly US$3.0 billion in economic cost savings. World Prematurity Day aims to raise awareness for prematurity and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide because infants born preterm represent the largest child patient group. World Prematurity day was started in 2011 by the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), March of Dimes, Africa-based Little Big Souls International Foundation, and the National Premmie Foundation of Australia and has since been taken place in more than 50 countries.

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
November 17, 2013 in the World

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on November 17, 2013. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday in November every year as the appropriate acknowledgment of victims of road traffic crashes and their families. It was started by RoadPeace in 1993 and was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

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International Students’ Day
November 17, 2013 in the World

International Students’ Day is observed on November 17, 2013. International Students’ Day is an international observance of student community. Taking the day differently than its original meaning, a number of universities mark it, sometimes on a day other than November 17, for a nonpolitical celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students. The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the killing of Jan Opletal and worker Václav Sedlá?ek as well as against the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the execution of nine student leaders, over 1,200 students sent to concentration camps, and the closure of all Czech universities and colleges.

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Homemade Bread Day
November 17, 2013 in the World

Today is Homemade Bread Day! Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the air.

Bread has been made for thousands of years. Estimates date it’s origin back to 5000-10,000 B.C. Modern day lifestyles has relegated homemade bread to the world of specialty baking and holiday baking. People just don’t have time to bake home made bread. We turn to a quick “run” to bakeries and grocery stores, for our bread needs. The arrival of automatic breadmakers has created a small resurgence of home made breads, especially specialty breads.

The purpose of this day is easy to understand.— to make home made bread, and to encourage you and me to make tasty and nutritious bread. So, take a little time out of your busy day, and make some bread. Your nose, your taste buds, and your whole family will be glad you did.

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Take A Hike Day
November 17, 2013 in the World

Walking, and hiking is an excellent way to get exercise, and get into shape. Hikes are distinguished from walks, in that they are taken in the woods, hills, mountains, or somewhere else in a nature setting. Hikes not only give you exercise, they also provide scenic sites and vistas, that are good for relaxation of the mind and soul.

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Historical Events:

1558 – Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary “Bloody Mary”, Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42

1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1869 – Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas

1884 – Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel”

1928 – Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years

1933 – United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade

1936 – Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

1947 – The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath

1969 – SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland

1973 – Pres Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”

1991 – 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)

1992 – Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test