Yep missed yest for personal reasons.
So you get both days today.

World AIDS Day
December 1, 2013 in the World

World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.

World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.

World Aids Day

Where is World AIDS Day?

Great Union Day in Romania
December 1, 2013 in Romania

Great Union Day in Romania is celebrated on December 01, 2013. Great Union Day is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania. This holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918. Prior to 1918, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877. In Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu.

Where is Great Union Day in Romania?
Nationwide Romania

Eat a Red Apple Day
December 1, 2013 in the World

Eat a Red Apple Day is celebrated on December 1st of each year.

The proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”, addressing the health effects of the apple, dates from the 19th century Wales. Research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Compared to many other fruits and vegetables, apples contain relatively low amounts of vitamin C, but are a rich source of other antioxidant compounds. The fiber content, while less than in most other fruits, helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may also help with heart disease, weight loss, and controlling cholesterol, as they do not have any cholesterol, have fiber, which reduces cholesterol by preventing reabsorption, and (like most fruits and vegetables) are bulky for their caloric content.

Where is Eat a Red Apple Day?

Natural events:

Beginning of meteorological winter
December 1, 2013 in Northern Hemisphere

In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, winter begins on December 01, 2013. It is also called the beginning of meteorological winter. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Winter is often defined by meteorologists to be the three calendar months with the lowest average temperatures. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere.

The coldest average temperatures of the season are typically experienced in January in the Northern hemisphere. Nighttime predominates the winter season, and in some regions it has the highest rate of precipitation as well as prolonged dampness because of permanent snow cover or high precipitation rates coupled with low temperatures, precluding evaporation. Blizzards often develop and cause many transportation delays.

Accumulations of snow and ice are commonly associated with winter in the Northern Hemisphere, due to the large land masses there. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.

Where is Beginning of meteorological winter?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere

Historical Events:

1167 – Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League

1640 – Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule

1641 – Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery

1835 – Hans Christian Andersen published his 1st book of fairy tales

1887 – Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”

1891 – James Naismith creates the game of basketball

1909 – 1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa

1918 – Iceland becomes independent state under Danish crown

1929 – Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe

1930 – Ruth Nichols becomes 1st woman pilot to cross continent

1941 – Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

1952 – The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.

1955 – Rosa Parks (black) arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus

1959 – 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space

1976 – Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as “rotten punks”

1981 – The AIDS virus is officially recognized.

1982 – Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”

1988 – Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Moslem country (Pakistan)


Fritters Day
December 2, 2013 in the USA

Today is National Fritters Day! Fritters are delicious fried cakes filled with fruit or meat. They can be served as a snack, side dish, dessert, or even the main course!

There’s actually not much difference between pancake and fritter batter. They are both made with the same ingredients. It is only once fruit or meat is dipped into the raw batter and then fried that it actually becomes a fritter.

The first historical record of the fritter dates back to 1665. Samuel Pepys, an Englishman who served as a Member of Parliament during the English Restoration period, noted in his diary that he would be enjoying some fritters before Lent!

To celebrate National Fritter Day, try making your own tasty fritters to enjoy!

Where is National Fritters Day?
Nationwide USA

Day of the United Arab Emirates
December 2, 2013 in United Arab Emirates

National Day of the United Arab Emirates takes place on December 02, 2013. National Day each year in the United Arab Emirates for two days or more (mostly on the 2nd and 3rd December). It marks the UAE’s formal nationalization from the British Protectorate Treaties which ended on December,1,1971 and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971 which combined to form the modern-day country. One of the rare places that one can witness the harmonious existence of tradition and modernity together, Dubai is a destination well worth visiting. Boasting a vivacious nightlife, , a myriad of unique recreational activities and breathtaking vistas of the cityscape, one can only imagine how amazing the atmosphere of the metropolis must be on its National Day Festival.

Where is National Day of the United Arab Emirates?
Nationwide United Arab Emirates

Natural events:

December New Moon
December 2, 2013 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05

On December 02, 2013 the moon reaches its minimum brightness. Therefore it is called new moon. In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.

The original meaning of the phrase new moon was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This takes place over the western horizon in a brief period between sunset and moonset, and therefore the precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptic longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and under certain circumstances it is coincident with a solar eclipse.

Where is December New Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05

Historical Events:

1409 – The University of Leipzig opens.

1697 – St Paul’s Cathedral opens in London

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris

1823 – President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”

1899 – US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them

1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two

1927 – 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385

1929 – 1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien

1932 – “Adventures of Charlie Chan” 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network

1952 – 1st human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)

1952 – 1st human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)

1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates

1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.

1988 – “Naked Gun” premieres, a movie based on TV’s “Police Squad”