Ratification Day
January 14, 2014 in the USA

Ratification Day takes place on January 14, 2014. Ratification Day in the United States refers to the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress. This act officially ended the American Revolution and established the U.S. as a sovereign entity.

Where is Ratification Day?
Nationwide USA

Mattu Pongal 2014
January 14, 2014 in India

Mattu Pongal is celebrated on January 14, 2014. Mattu Pongal is an Indian festival celebrated on the day following the Pongal festival or the Makar Sankranti festival. Though the name of the festival is specific to Tamil Nadu, in India, it is also celebrated in other southern states such as Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Makar Sankranti is a festival that marks the start of northern declination of the Sun from the Zodiaca sign of Sagittarius to Capricorn, which according to Hindu calendar usually falls on 14 January. Mattu Pongal is for celebration of the cattle, particularly cows and bulls that play a vital role by working hard to help the farmers to raise crops on their fields, falls on the following day, 15 January. The festival is also observed by ethnic Tamil population of Sri Lanka.

Where is Mattu Pongal?
Nationwide India

Makar Sankranti
January 14, 2014 in Indida / Nepal

Makar Sankranti takes place on January 14, 2014. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour, and gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year: 14 January, with some exceptions, when the festival is celebrated on 13 January or 15 January. Makar Sankranti is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India.

Where is Makar Sankranti?
Nationwide Indida / Nepal

Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14, 2014 in the USA

The National Dress Up Your Pet Day takes place on January 14, 2014. It was founded to celebrate pets and to support the pet fashion community as a fun way. Dress Up Your Pet Day is a good opportunity to dress up your pet with sweaters, booties and fashion accessories.

A pet is a household animal kept for a person’s enjoyment. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities. Their pedigree may also be a factor. The most popular pets are dogs and cats, but there are also rodent pets, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, fancy rats, and guinea pigs.

Where is National Dress Up Your Pet Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1129 – Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.

1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.

1690 – Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany

1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”

1914 – Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T

1939 – Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica

1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1963 – George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”

1976 – “Bionic Woman” with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)

1979 – Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday

1990 – “Simpsons” premiered on Fox-TV

2000 – A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.