Friday, the 4th of April, 2014 is the 94th day in 2014 and in the 14th calendar week.

School Librarian Day
April 4, 2014 in the World

School Librarian Day is celebrated on April 04, 2014. It honors all school librarians who serve young students so well in the local school libraries.

Where is School Librarian Day?
Worldwide

Walk Around Things Day
April 4, 2014 in the World

Walk Around Things Day is an important day to avoid problems and risks, by simply walking around the potential problem. You wouldn’t walk under a ladder, would you? Then, it is also wise to walk around objects, especially those that pose risk or danger.

“Walk around things” can also be used figuratively. It is also wise to walk around, or avoid, topics issues, and problems that are sticky, may provoke an argument, or are not readily solved.

**All those who have watched “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and know beyond a doubt that we shouldn’t cross the seal?

Where is Walk Around Things Day?
Worldwide

National Walk to Work Day
April 4, 2014 in the USA

National Walk to Work Day is celebrated on April 04, 2014. It is held the first Friday of April in the USA and was declared in 2004 by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson. The day encourages Americans to walk to work. You should walk on this day at least 30 minutes.

Sustained walking sessions for a minimum period of thirty to sixty minutes a day, five days a week, with the correct walking posture, reduce health risks and have various overall health benefits, such as reducing the chances of cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and depression. Life expectancy is also increased even for individuals suffering from obesity or high blood pressure. Walking also increases bone health, especially strengthening the hip bone, and lowering the more harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and raises the more useful good high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

The CDC’s (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) fact sheet on the Relationship of Walking to Mortality Among U.S. Adults with Diabetes states that those with diabetes who walked for 2 or more hours a week lowered their mortality rate from all causes by 39%. “Walking lengthened the life of people with diabetes regardless of age, sex, race, body mass index, length of time since diagnosis, and presence of complications or functional limitations.”

Where is National Walk to Work Day?
Nationwide USA

Hug A Newsman/woman Day
April 4, 2014 in the World

Hug a Newsman/woman Day gives you the opportunity to give a great, big hug to your local newsperson. C’mon, admit it. You’ve watched your cute newsperson day in and day out. You’ve always told your self if you ever see them, you would give them a great, big hug. Well, today is your opportunity.

Where is Hug a Newsman/woman Day?
Worldwide

National Cordon Bleu Day
April 4, 2014 in the USA

It’s National Cordon Bleu Day! Did you know that “cordon bleu” means “blue ribbon” in French? In the 1500s, the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit became known as “Les Cordon Bleus.” The knights used a blue ribbon to hang their talisman, and eventually the term became associated with distinction and honor. Today, we still award blue ribbons for excellence!

In the culinary world, cordon bleu is a savory roulade dish made with chicken (or veal), ham, and Swiss cheese. Contrary to popular belief, chicken cordon bleu did not originate at Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. As with most dishes, it evolved over time and first appeared in America during the 1960s.

To celebrate National Cordon Bleu Day, cook up some delicious chicken cordon bleu for your family to enjoy tonight! Bon appétit!

Where is National Cordon Bleu Day>
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1081 – Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne

1460 – University of Basle in Swizerland forms

1581 – Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

1655 – Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates

1818 – Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars

1828 – Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)

1862 – Battle of Yorktown (US Civil War) begins

1896 – Announcement of Gold in Yukon

1912 – Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet

1932 – Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh

1948 – 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie

1955 – British government signs military treaty with Iraq

1960 – Senegal declares independence from France

1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

1984 – Winston Smith in Orwell’s “1984” begins his secret diary