Thursday, the 20th of February, 2014 is the 51th day in 2014 and in the 8th calendar week

Love Your Pet Day
February 20, 2014 in the World

It’s Love Your Pet Day! Today is the official day for pampering your pet with a little extra love and affection to show them just how much you care. If you love your pet, spend extra time with it. Other ideas are: make it new toys, give it extra attention, let it sleep alongside you or give it a special treat.

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? Approximately 39% of US households own at least one dog, and 33% own at least one cat. Pets provide wonderful companionship and can actually help decrease your blood pressure and stress. In some cases pets may also provide their owners with benefits, such as providing companionship to elderly adults who do not have adequate social interaction with other people. Walking a dog can provide both the owner and the dog with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction.

So whether you have a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, bird, reptile, or goldfish, shower them with love and affection today! Happy Love Your Pet Day!

Where is Love Your Pet Day ?
Worldwide

National Cherry Pie Day
February 20, 2014 in the USA

It’s Cherry Pie Day. Cherry pie is America’s second most popular pie, behind only apple pie in popularity. However, in the month of February, it’s Number 1.

Considering February is both Great American Pie Month and National Cherry Month, the universe seems to be trying to tell us something: Have a slice of cherry pie already!

Here are 20 of our favorite cherry pies for National Cherry Pie Day:
http://www.tastespotting.com/search/cherry+pie

Where is National Cherry Pie Day?
Nationwide USA

Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
February 20, 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere

On this winter day, people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant “Hoodie-Hoo”.

It is a day to chase away winter blahs, and bring in spring. After all, everyone in the northern hemisphere are sick and tired of winter at this point and a little crazy being cooped up inside all winter and not seeing the sun.

Where is Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere

Historical Events:

1472 – Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.

1673 – 1st recorded wine auction held (London)

1809 – US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

1831 – Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow

1872 – Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin

1872 – Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine

1922 – Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland

1935 – Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica

1943 – New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer’s corn patch (Mexico)

1944 – Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers

1947 – Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA

1959 – The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

1960 – Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

1988 – 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil