Sunday, the 23rd of March, 2014 is the 82th day in 2014 and in the 12th calendar week.

Near Miss Day 2014
March 23, 2014 in the World

Near Miss Day takes place on March 23, 2014. It commemorates the day a huge Asteroid nearly missed hitting the earth on March 23, 1989. The 300-meter (1,000-foot) diameter asteroid missed the Earth by 700,000 kilometers (430,000 mi) passing through the exact position where the Earth was only 6 hours before. If the asteroid had impacted it would have created the largest explosion in recorded history, 12 times as powerful as the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear bomb ever exploded. It attracted widespread attention as early calculations had its passage being as close as 64,000 km (40,000 mi) from the Earth, with large uncertainties that allowed for the possibility of it striking the Earth.

Where is Near Miss Day?
Worldwide

World Meteorological Day
March 23, 2014 in the World

Today is World Meteorological Day! It’s celebrated every day to honor the formation of the World Meteorological Organization. This year’s theme is “Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth” and encourages young people to learn more about our weather and climate system – and to contribute to action on climate change issues.

Past themes have included “Our future climate” in 2003 and “Weather, climate and the air we breathe” in 2009. Each year, a new theme is announced.

This global observance is celebrated in several different ways. There are various conferences and exhibitions for meteorological professionals, community leaders and the general public. Prizes for research are presented on or close to World Meteorological Day, such as the International Meteorological Organization Prize.

World Meteorological Day 2014:
http://www.wmo.int/worldmetday/index_en.html

Where is World Meteorological Day?
Worldwide

Chip and Dip Day
March 23, 2014 in the USA

National Chip and Dip Day is celebrated on March 23, 2014. It celebrates the favorite snack combo of chips and dipping sauce. A dip or dipping sauce is a common condiment for many types of food. Dips are used to add flavor or texture to a food.

Where is National Chip and Dip Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1066 – 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1657 – France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk

1821 – Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence

1858 – Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Phila)

1861 – London’s 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

1889 – Pres Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization

1901 – Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast

1912 – Dixie Cup invented

1934 – US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945

1950 – UN World Meteorological Org established

1956 – Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)

1976 – International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)

1981 – Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men