Sunday, the 6th of April, 2014 is the 96th day in 2014 and in the 14th calendar week.

Tartan Day 2014
April 6, 2014 in the World

Tartan Day is observed on April 06, 2014. Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. An ad hoc event was held in New York City in 1982, but the current format originated in Canada in the mid 1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s. In Australasia the similar International Tartan Day is held on July 1, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Tartan Days typically have parades of pipe bands, Highland dancing and other Scottish-themed events.

In the United States it is estimated that there are 6 million people who claim Scottish descent. Little was done to follow up the New York event in 1982. In 1998, a Coalition of Scottish Americans with the Support of Senator Trent Lott, successfully lobbied the Senate for the designation of April 6 as National Tartan Day “to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish Americans to the United States”.

Canada estimates 15.1% or 4.7 million Canadians claim Scottish descent.[3] As stated above, Tartan Day in Canada originated with a proposal from the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia and has since been proclaimed by all the provincial legislatures.

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Plan Your Epitaph Day
April 6, 2014 in the World

Plan Your Epitaph Day is observed on April 06, 2014. The day is a chance for control freaks to plan out what their gravestone is going to say. An epitaph is a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but also used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial.

An epitaph may be in poem verse; poets have been known to compose their own epitaphs prior to their death, as William Shakespeare did. Most epitaphs are brief records of the family, and perhaps the career, of the deceased, often with an expression of love or respect – “beloved father of …” – but others are more ambitious. Some are quotes from holy texts, or aphorisms. One approach of many epitaphs is to ‘speak’ to the reader and warn them about their own mortality.

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Sorry Charlie Day
April 6, 2014 in the World

Sorry Charlie Day is celebrated on April 06, 2014. Sorry Charlie Day is for all of those who have been rejected, and yet somehow survived it. Celebrate this day by taking a minute to remember a past rejection. After doing this, be happy und realize the fact, that this happens to all of us.

Social rejection occurs when an individual is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or social interaction for social rather than practical reasons. The topic includes both interpersonal rejection and romantic rejection. A person can be rejected on an individual basis or by an entire group of people. Although humans are social beings, some level of rejection is an inevitable part of life.

Nevertheless, rejection can become a problem when it is prolonged or consistent, when the relationship is important, or when the individual is highly sensitive to rejection. The experience of rejection can lead to a number of adverse psychological consequences such as loneliness, low self-esteem, aggression, and depression. It can also lead to feelings of insecurity and a heightened sensitivity to future rejection.

Where is Sorry Charlie Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.

610 – Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth

1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.

1652 – Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck

1712 – Slave revolt in NY

1722 – Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards

1830 – Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY

1869 – 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented

1889 – George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time

1906 – 1st animated cartoon copyrighted

1909 – North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson

1930 – Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar

1954 – TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons

1980 – Post It Notes, introduced

1992 – Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo

1994 – The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

2006 – NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand