Cities for Life Day
November 30, 2013 in the World

Cities for Life Day is celebrated on November 30, 2013. On the Cities for Life Day, cities around the world celebrate the first abolition of the death penalty by a European state, decreed by Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine in 1786 for his Grand Duchy of Tuscany. On this occasion the participating cities show their commitment for life and against the death penalty. On this day, participating cities illuminate a symbolic monument, such as the Atomium in Brussels, the Colosseum in Rome and the Plaza de Santa Ana in Madrid. Participating cities include more than 60 capitals worldwide, and over 1,200 cities and towns around the world. By this symbolic action, these cities demand a stay of all executions worldwide. This initiative is promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio and supported by the main international human rights organizations, gathered in the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

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Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
November 30, 2013.

This day was created to give people a day off from work, just because they’re well and deserve a day to relax. Instead of calling in sick, people are supposed to call in well from work and stay home.

Caution: We recommend you use good judgment. Following the concept of this day could get you a reprimand or cost you your job.

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Historical Events:

1016 – Cnut (or Canute), king of Denmark, claims the English throne the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’.

1523 – Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics

1735 – States of Holland forbid Free Masonry

1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.

1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.

1886 – 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo

1900 – A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles

1936 – London’s Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire

1947 – Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine

1948 – Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin

1950 – US Pres Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

1954 – 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)

1966 – Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1971 – TV movie “Brian’s Song,” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV

1974 – Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

1987 – Afghanistan Constitution adopted

1993 – President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill