Sunday, the 30th of March, 2014 is the 89th day in 2014 and in the 13th calendar week.

Land Day 2014
March 30, 2014 in Palestine

Land Day is celebrated on March 30, 2014. Land Day is an annual day of commemoration for Palestinians of the events of that date in 1976. In response to the Israeli government’s announcement of a plan to expropriate thousands of dunams of land for “security and settlement purposes”, a general strike and marches were organized in Arab towns from the Galilee to the Negev. In the ensuing confrontations with the Israeli army and police, six Arab citizens were killed, about one hundred were wounded, and hundreds of others arrested.

Where is Land Day?
Nationwide Palestine

Take a Walk in the Park Day
March 30, 2014 in the World

Take a Walk in the Park Day is celebrated on March 30, 2014. You should visit a local park on that day instead of walking around the block or going to mall. A park is an area of open space provided for recreational use. It can be in its natural or semi-natural state, or planted, and is set aside for human enjoyment or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. An urban park is a park in cities and other incorporated places. Common features of urban parks include playgrounds, gardens, hiking, running and fitness trails or paths, bridle paths, sports field and courts, public restrooms, boat ramps and/or picnic facilities, depending on the budget and natural features available.

Where is Take a Walk in the Park Day?

I am in Control Day
March 30, 2014 in the USA

I Am in Control Day in an ironic reminder that we are not always in control. President Ronald Reagan had only been in office for 69 days when an attempt was made on his life. His lung was punctured by a bullet. The date was March 30, 1981. Reagan survived the assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.

In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig was taken a little out of context when he said “I am in control here”. Instead of focusing upon the entire statement (“Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State in that order, and should the President decide he wants to transfer the helm to the Vice President, he will do so. He has not done that. As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President and in close touch with him.”), people and the press foscused upon these few words. Political uproar eventually led to his resignation.

Haig’s “I’m in control” statement lives on in infamy and on that infamous day, I am in Control Day was born.

History sometimes fades with time. Alexander Haig’s statement was all but forgotten. Meanwhile, this special day continued on, and evolved. People came to think about this day in a different context. They personalized it into a day to get their life in control. In that sense, today is definitely a call to action. “I am in Control Day” is your chance to get things in order and under control.

Most likely, the first step is to take a deep breath and relax. Now, assess the situation, and………. get things under control. Once you have accomplished this today, you can work on staying in control everyday.

Where is I am in Control Day?
Nationwide USA

National Doctor’s Day
March 30, 2014 in the USA

National Doctor’s Day takes place on March 30, 2014. National Doctor’s Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities. These events are typically organized by staff at a healthcare organization. Staff may organize a lunch for doctor’s present the doctor with a gift, or coordinate a team lunch. Doctors Day marks the date that Crawford W. Long, M.D., of Jefferson, GA, administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery on March 30, 1842. On that day, Dr. Long administered ether anesthesia to a patient and then operated to remove a tumor from the man’s neck. Later, the patient would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware the surgery was over until he awoke. The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.

Where is National Doctor’s Day?
Nationwide USA

National Pencil Day
March 30, 2014 in the USA

Today is Pencil Day! On this day in 1858, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the first-ever patent for a modern pencil with an eraser attached to it. Hymen Lipman created the wooden pencil and received high praise for how easy it was to use for writing and drawing.

Did you know that a single wooden pencil can write 45,000 words or draw a line that is 35 miles long? A pencil can also write under water, upside down, or in zero gravity. Manufacturers painted the first pencils yellow because the color was associated with royalty and honor. People quickly began assuming that yellow pencils were the best type!

To celebrate Pencil Day, set aside your laptop and use a pencil and paper to write today!

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Where is National Pencil Day?
Nationwide USA

Natural events:

2nd March New Moon
March 30, 2014 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05

On March 30, 2014 the moon reaches its minimum brightness. Therefore it is called new moon. In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.

The original meaning of the phrase new moon was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This takes place over the western horizon in a brief period between sunset and moonset, and therefore the precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptic longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and under certain circumstances it is coincident with a solar eclipse.

Where is 2nd March New Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05

Historical Events:

240 BC – 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

988 – Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders

1296 – Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.

1778 – Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

1856 – Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War

1858 – Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)

1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly)

1919 – Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

1935 – Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec

1953 – Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

1961 – NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600′ (51,690 m)

1972 – North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam

1976 – Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation

1991 – Last issue of Dutch Newspaper “Vr˜e Folk” (Free People)

2006 – UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.