World Radio Day
February 13, 2014 in the World

World Radio Day is observed on February 13, 2014. World Radio Day is on 13 February. It was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference. It was originally proposed by Spain. The General Conference proclaimed that this day be celebrated by UNESCO on 13 February, the anniversary of the day the United Nations established United Nations Radio in 1946.

In December 2012, The General Assembly of the UN endorsed the proclamation of World Radio Day, thereby becoming a Day to be celebrated by all UN agencies, funds and programmes and their partners. All regional and international broadcasting organizations supported the proclamation. Various radio industry bodies around the world are supporting the initiative by encouraging stations in developed countries to assist those in the developing world.

Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both. Audio broadcasting also can be done via cable radio, local wire television networks, satellite radio, and internet radio via streaming media on the Internet.

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Get a Different Name Day
February 13, 2014 in the World

Get a Different Name Day is is for those who are not fond of the name given to them. At birth, we are given a first name, a middle name and a last name. It wasn’t our choosing. Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us. If you like your name, good for you.

If not, then today is for you. Take advantage of today to change your name.

PS. If you change your name, don’t forget to update your stationary. And, you will need to notify family and friends about your new name.

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National Tortellini Day
February 13, 2014 in the USA

It’s National Tortellini Day! Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna. Ravioli, tortelloni, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pastas. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.

In the city of Bologna, there is an organization called the Learned Order of the Tortellini. The members are dedicated to the preservation of traditional tortellini. They wear red and gold hats shaped like tortellini and gold tortellini necklaces at their functions.

Enjoy a big plateful of tortellini topped with cream, pesto, or tomato sauce today! Happy National Tortellini Day!

Where is National Tortellini Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.

1503 – Disfida di Barletta – Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.

1578 – Tycho Brahe 1st sketches “Tychonic system” of solar system

1633 – Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

1689 – British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights

1692 – Glencoe Massacre : about 78 MacDonalds are killed early in the morning by rival Campbell clan members, allegedly for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.

1832 – 1st appearance of cholera in London

1837 – Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour

1866 – Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)

1881 – The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.

1895 – Moving picture projector patented

1907 – English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested

1920 – League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland

1924 – The tomb of King Tutankhamun tomb opened

1937 – “Prince Valiant” comic strip appears; known for historical detail

1943 – Women’s Marine Corps created

1959 – Barbie doll goes on sale

1974 – Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

1984 – 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant

1990 – US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify

2000 – The last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.