Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7, 2013 in the USA

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually on December 7, is a holiday to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It is not a federal holiday. Government offices, schools, and businesses do not close. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.

On August 23, 1994, United States Congress, by public law 103-308, designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. It is a tradition to fly the Flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset.

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 America’s naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the forces of the Empire of Japan. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four more. It also damaged or sank three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer and damaged 188 aircraft. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt, in a speech to congress, stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was “a date which will live in infamy”.

Where is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day?
Nationwide USA

Armed Forces Flag Day
December 7, 2013 in India

Armed Forces Flag Day takes place on December 07, 2013. The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949. Over the years, it has become a tradition to commemorate this day as an honour to the soldiers, airmen and sailors of India. It is a time for Indians to express its gratitude and appreciation to the current and veteran military personnel of India and to acknowledge those who died in service to the country. On the Flag Day all three branches of the Indian armed forces, the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, arrange a variety of shows, carnivals, dramas and other entertainment programmes to showcase to the general public the efforts of their personnel to ensure national security. Throughout the country small flags and car flags in red, deep blue and light blue colours representing the three Services are distributed in return for donations.

Where is Armed Forces Flag Day?
Nationwide India

International Civil Aviation Day
December 7, 2013 in the World

International Civil Aviation Day is observed on December 07, 2013. It was proclaimed In 1996 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day had been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non-military aviation, both private and commercial. Most of the countries in the world are members of the International Civil Aviation Organization and work together to establish common standards and recommended practices for civil aviation through that agency.

Civil aviation includes two major categories: Scheduled air transport, including all passenger and cargo flights operating on regularly scheduled routes and General aviation, including all other civil flights, private or commercial.

Where is Civil Aviation Day?
Worldwide

Letter Writing Day
December 7, 2013 in the World

When was the last time you put pen to paper to get in touch with someone? Email, text messaging and instant communication are incredible tools, but lack the personal touch of a handwritten letter. Dust off your writing paper, pens and envelopes and try writing a letter in place of emailing or phoning on Letter Writing Day.

Where is Letter Writing Day?
Worldwide

Cotton Candy Day
December 7, 2013 in the USA

National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated on December 07, 2013. Cotton candy , candy floss, or candyfloss, or fairy floss is a form of spun sugar. Since it comprises mostly air, a small initial quantity of sugar generates a tremendously greater final volume, causing servings to be physically large and voluminous. A typical serving on a stick is approximately 1 ounce/30 grams.

Cotton Candy is sometimes sold in bags containing several servings. Cotton candy is often served at carnivals or circuses. Food coloring can be used to change the natural white color. There are many flavors although flossine is one of the most common. A similar confectionery is the Persian Pashmak, and the Turkish Pismaniye, although the latter is made with flour and water in addition to sugar. Ngathrek Golop Lhakpa is also a Bhutanese variant, but with added Butter tea and chilli peppers.

Where is National Cotton Candy Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

185 – Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)

1696 – Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.

1732 – The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

1868 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1

1877 – Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone

1900 – Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission.

1926 – Gas refrigerator patented

1934 – Wiley Post discovers jet stream

1941 – Japanese attack on the US at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii

1945 – Microwave oven patented

1968 – M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923

1968 – Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823

1988 – Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC