Autism Sunday 2014
February 9, 2014 in the World

Autism Sunday – also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism was founded by British autism campaigners Ivan and Charika Corea. A small acorn of an idea hatched in their home has turned into a huge global event celebrated in many countries. Many are using Autism Sunday (which falls on the second Sunday in February every year), to raise awareness of autism and to lobby and campaign to support 67 million people with autism around the world.

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World Marriage Day
February 9, 2014 in the World

World Marriage Day takes place on February 09, 2014. World Marriage Day is an observance sponsored by American organisation Worldwide Marriage Encounter, associated with the Catholic Marriage Encounter movement and observed on second Sunday of February each year. Its purpose is declared to be: “World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life.

Marriage – also called matrimony or wedlock – is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged.

People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. Marriage is often viewed as a contract.

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Toothache Day 2014
February 9, 2014 in the World

Toothache Day is celebrated on February 09, 2014. You should learn something about the reasons of toothache (like dental caries) on this day to avoid an aching pain in or around your teeth. Dental caries is an infection, bacterial in origin, that causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues, usually by production of acid by bacterial fermentation of the food debris accumulated on the tooth surface

The severity of a toothache can range from a mild discomfort to excruciating pain, which can be experienced either chronically or sporadically. This pain can often be aggravated somewhat by chewing or by hot or cold temperature. An oral examination complete with X-rays can help discover the cause. Severe pain may be considered a dental emergency.

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Historical Events:

474 – Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1555 – Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.

1674 – English reconquer NY from Netherlands

1775 – English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion

1822 – American Indian Society organizes

1900 – Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup

1909 – 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)

1916 – Britain’s military service act enforced (conscription)

1934 – Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)

1941 – Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang “No Entry for Jews” signs in front of cafe)

1950 – Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

1953 – “Adventures of Superman” TV series premieres in syndication

1971 – Probably 1st gay theme TV episode – All in the Family

1986 – Tomb of Tutanchamon’s treasurer Maya found in Egypt

1994 – Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO’s Arafat