School Day of Non-violence and Peace
January 30, 2014 in the World
School Day of Non-violence and Peace takes place on January 30, 2014. The School Day of Non-violence and Peace, is an observance founded by the Spanish poet Llorenç Vidal Vidal in Majorca in 1964 as a starting point and support for a pacifying and non-violent education of a permanent character. Different as the first proposed by the UNESCO “Armistice Day” in 1948, the “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” is observed on January 30 or thereabouts every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, in schools all over the world. In countries with a Southern Hemisphere school calendar, it can be observed on 30 March. Its basic and permanent message is: “Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war”.
Where is School Day of Non-violence and Peace?
Worldwide
Season for Nonviolence
January 30 to April 4, 2014 in the World
Season for Nonviolence is observed on January 30, 2014. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi’s grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The “season” begins with the anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination on April 4. It is anchored by a mission, statement of principles, and commitments by participants towards living in a nonviolent way.
Where is Season for Nonviolence?
Worldwide
World Leprosy Day
January 30, 2014 in the World
World Leprosy Day is celebrated on January 30, 2014. World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearestSunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body – the hands, feet, and face.
American Leprosy Missions:
http://www.leprosy.org/
The Leprosy Mission Canada:
http://www.leprosy.ca/home
Where is World Leprosy Day?
Worldwide
National Inane Answering Message Day
January 30, 2014 in the USA
Many people look at the title of this day and think ….huh!!? Some people think its a typo, and the day should read “National Insane Answering Message Day”. However, it actually and truly is “National Inane Answering Message Day”.
First lets clarify the meaning of an “inane” answering message. We all get them on our answering machines. An inane message is a senseless or meaningless message, or a prank call. Or, it could be an insane message.
So, National Inane Answering Message Day is the day set aside to change, shorten, replace or delete those ridiculous and/or annoying answering machine messages that waste the time of anyone who must listen to them. Trouble is…….how do you do that? In todays, world, caller Id is a great tool to accomplish this goal.
Where is National Inane Answering Message Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1467 – Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hung king Mátyás Corvinus beats Bratrici
1487 – Bell chimes invented
1647 – Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
1790 – Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
1800 – US population: 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%)
1820 – Edward Bransfield aboard Williams discovers Antarctica (UK claim)
1847 – Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
1894 – Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
1922 – World Law Day, 1st celebrated
1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
1939 – Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
1948 – Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
1958 – UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats
1968 – Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on US embassy in Saigon
1972 – Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire on catholics in Londonderry, 13 die
1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.
2003 – Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.