Saturday, the 22nd of March, 2014 is the 81th day in 2014 and in the 12nd calendar week.

World Water Day
March 22, 2014 in the World

The World Water Day 2014 ist on March 22. The day was first observed in 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Day for Water. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Observance began in 1993 and has grown significantly ever since.

The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world’s water resources. Each year, one of various UN agencies involved in water issues takes the lead in promoting and coordinating international activities for World Water Day. Since its inception in 2003, UN-Water has been responsible for selecting the theme, messages and lead UN agency for the World Day for Water.

In addition to the UN member states, a number of NGOs promoting clean water and sustainable aquatic habitats have used World Day for Water as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues of our era. Participating agencies and NGOs have highlighted issues such as a billion people being without access to safe water for drinking and the role of gender in family access to safe water.

UN World Water Day:
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday

Where is World Water Day?
Worldwide

National Goof Off Day
March 22, 2014 in the USA

National Goof Off Day is observed on March 22, 2014. It’s a day for everybody to relax and enjoy. Goofing off is a slang term in the United States for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected. Common obligations neglected in the course of goofing off include schoolwork, paid employment, social courtesies and the expectations of relations.

Where is National Goof Off Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor.

1349 – Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)

1457 – Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book.

1638 – Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony

1765 – Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists

1784 – The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

1829 – The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

1873 – Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico

1882 – Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act

1903 – Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

1923 – The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.

1929 – USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor

1943 – Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium

1946 – Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan

1965 – US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

1972 – Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)

1988 – Congress overrides Reagan’s veto of sweeping civil rights bill

1990 – Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill