Friday, the 28th of February, 2014 is the 59th day in 2014 and in the 9th calendar week.

International STAND UP to Bullying Day
February 28, 2014 in the World

International STAND UP to Bullying Day takes place on February 28, 2014. International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a special semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink “pledge shirt” to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The event takes place in schools, workplaces, and organizations in 25 countries across the globe on the third Friday of November to coincide with Anti-bullying week, and then again on the last Friday of February.

International STAND UP to Bullying Day:
http://www.standupday.com/08/participants/index.php?target=pages&page_id=intro

Where is STAND UP to Bullying Day?
Worldwide

Public Sleeping Day
February 28, 2014 in the World

Public Sleeping Day is observed on February 28, 2014. Too tired to have something to celebrate today? Then get out and go to sleep first a round in the public … Inspire yourself by the following tips: Sleep in class or an office meeting, go to a bench in the park and lie down for a while or get on any public transportation and get some sleep.

The purposes and mechanisms of sleep are only partially clear and are the subject of substantial research. Sleep is often thought to help conserve energy, but decreases metabolism only about 5–10%. Hibernating animals need to sleep despite the hypometabolism seen in hibernation, and must return from hypothermia to euthermia in order to sleep, making sleeping “energetically expensive.”

Where is Public Sleeping Day ?
Worldwide

Rare Disease Day
February 28, 2014 in the World

Rare Disease Day is observed on February 28, 2014. Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. It was established in 2008 because, according to the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, as are the social networks to support individuals with rare diseases and their families.

Rare Disease Day:
http://www.rarediseaseday.org/

Where is the event?
Worldwide

Science Day
February 28, 2014 in India

National Science Day is celebrated on February 28, 2014. National Science Day is celebrated in India each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.

Where is National Science Day?
Nationwide India

National Tooth Fairy Day
February 28, 2014 in the USA

For hundreds of years people have shared mystical legends, stories, and traditions about the loss of baby teeth. The early Europeans buried children’s teeth so witches and evil spirits couldn’t use them for voodoo. The Vikings believed that children’s teeth had magical powers that could help them fight in battle. They would pay their children for their lost baby teeth and string them onto necklaces and other jewelry.

Over time, people began to share stories about a Tooth Mouse who scampers around town and steals children’s teeth in the middle of the night. The story of the mouse evolved into the story of the Tooth Fairy who leaves treasures under children’s pillows in exchange for their lost teeth.

Tooth Fairy traditions are still popular today. Kids all over the world place their lost baby teeth under their pillows at night and look forward to a wonderful surprise in the morning. Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

Where is National Tooth Fairy Day?
Nationwide USA

National Chocolate Souffle Day
February 28, 2014 in the USA

It’s still winter, still a good time to get your baking done. National Chocolate Souffle Day celebrates a light, fluffy French dessert that’s more popover than devil’s food.

Chocolaty Souffle Recipes:
http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/articles/view/487/1/National-Chocolate-Souffle-Day.html

Where is National Chocolate Souffle Day?
Nationwide USA

Floral Design Day
February 28, 2014 in the World

Floral Design Day takes place on February 28, 2014. You could celebrate that day by creating floral arrangements, viewing floral designs oder drawing pictures of floral designs. Floral design is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition. Professionally designed floral designs, arrangements or artwork incorporate the elements of floral design: Line, Form, Space, Texture and Color and the Principles of Floral Design: Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, Contrast, Harmony and Unity.

There are many styles of floral design. Eastern, Western and European styles have all influenced the commercial floral industry as it is today. Ikebana is a Japanese or eastern style of floral design and incorporates the three main line placements of heaven, man and earth. In contrast, European style emphasizes color and variety of botanical materials not limited to just blooming flowers, in mass gatherings of multiple flowers. Western design historically is characterized by symmetrical, asymmetrical, horizontal and vertical style of arrangements.

Where is Floral Design Day ?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

202 BC – Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China

1646 – Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church

1692 – Salem witch hunt begins

1700 – Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.

1749 – 1st edition of Henry Fieldings’ “Tom Jones” published

1784 – John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1827 – 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered

1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)

1893 – Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names “carborundum”

1922 – Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain

1924 – US begins intervention in Honduras

1947 – 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.

1956 – Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory

1983 – Final TV episode of “M*A*S*H” airs (CBS); record 125 million watch

1994 – 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas

1998 – First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.

2004 – Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947