Thursday, the 13th of March, 2014 is the 72th day in 2014 and in the 11st calendar week.

World Kidney Day
March 13, 2014 in the World

World Kidney Day takes place on March 13, 2014. World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The campaign is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March in more than 100 countries on 6 continents. World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations.

World Kidney Day:
http://www.worldkidneyday.org/

Where is World Kidney Day?
Worldwide

National Jewel Day
March 13, 2014 in the USA

Jewel Day is your chance to give or receive jewelry. Will you receive jewelry today? Who knows? But one thing we can be certain about ……. jewelry stores love this holiday.

Yesireee! Today is a jewel of a day to receive jewelry. While most people think this is a day for the ladies, guys can receive jewelry, too.

It does not need to be expensive or elaborate. Just a simple, inexpensive piece of jewelry will be in good keeping with this special day.

Where is National Jewel Day?
Nationwide USA

Popcorn Lover’s Day
March 13, 2014 in the World

Popcorn Lover’s Day is celebrated on March 13, 2014. It is the special day for popcorn lovers and is celebrated every year on the second Thursday in March. This is not a national day but is a day intended to share the love of popcorn with friends and family,

Popcorn is commonly eaten in movie theaters. This snack is usually served salted or sweetened. In North America, it is traditionally served salted, often with butter or a butterlike topping. However, sweetened versions, such as caramel corn and kettle corn, are also commonly available.

Popcorn is a type of corn that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated. There are many techniques for popping corn. Commercial large-scale popcorn machines were invented by Charles Cretors in the late 19th century. Many types of small-scale home methods for popping corn also exist, along with prepackaged popcorn.

Depending on how it is prepared and cooked, some consider it to be a health food while others caution against it for a variety of reasons. Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber, low in calories and fat, and free of sugar and sodium. This can make it an attractive snack to people with dietary restrictions on the intake of calories, fat, and/or sodium.

Where is Popcorn Lover’s Day?
Worldwide

Ear Muffs Day
March 13, 2014 in the USA

Ear Muff Day is observed on March 13, 2014. The day commemorates the invention of the ear muff. Chester Greenwood invented the earmuff in 1873, at the age of 15. He reportedly came up with the idea while ice skating, and had his grandmother sew tufts of fur between loops of wire. He was awarded patent #188,292 on March 13, 1877. He manufactured these ear protectors, providing jobs for people in the Farmington, Maine area, for nearly 60 years.

Where is Ear Muff Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

607 – 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1519 – Cortez lands in Mexico

1677 – Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000

1759 – 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1884 – Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins

1887 – Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs

1900 – In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law.

1921 – Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China

1930 – Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

1935 – Driving tests introduced in Great Britain

1943 – Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

1979 – European Monetary System is established, ECU created

1991 – Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill

1997 – The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy.