Tuesday, the 22nd of April, 2014 is the 112th day in 2014 and in the 17th calendar week.
Earth Day
April 22, 2014 in the World
Today is Earth Day! Every year on April 22, more than 1 billion people in 175 countries participate in Earth Day events. It is the largest civic observance in the world, and its purpose is to raise awareness about important environmental issues.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970. After witnessing the effects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots “environmental teach-in” on college campuses across the country. Many people believe that this first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. 
To celebrate Earth Day, plant a tree, help clean up a beach or park, or participate in a local event near you. Happy Earth Day!
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Girl Scout Leader Day
April 22, 2014 in the World
Girl Scout Leader Day is observed on April 22, 2014. It honors all the adult volunteers acting as Girl Scout leaders to the girl scouting program. Girls and ther families can use this special day to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.
Where is Girl Scout Leader Day?
National Jelly Bean Day
April 22, 2014 in the USA
National Jelly Bean Day is celebrated on April 22, 2014. It’s a special day for those who loves the sweet little candy. Jelly beans are a small bean-shaped type of confectionery with a hard candy shell and a gummy interior which come in a wide variety of flavors. The confection is primarily made of sugar.
Most jelly beans are sold as an assortment of around eight different flavors, most of them fruit based. Assortments of “spiced” jellybeans and gumdrops are also available, which include a similar number of spice and mint flavors. The colors of jelly beans often correspond with a fruit and a “spiced” flavor.
Some premium brands, such as Jelly Belly and The Jelly Bean Factory, are available in many different flavors, including berry, tropical fruit, soft drink, popcorn, licorice, and novelty ranges, in addition to the familiar fruit and spice flavors.
Where is National Jelly Bean Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1056 – Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1370 – Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris
1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
1529 – Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1692 – Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft
1769 – Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV’s “official” mistress
1817 – Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
1823 – R J Tyers patents roller skates
1897 – NYC Jewish newspaper “Forward” begins publishing (still active)
1915 – 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1930 – US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1940 – Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable
1955 – Congress orders all US coins bear motto “In God We Trust”
1969 – 1st human eye transplant performed
1970 – 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
1970 – Flat Earth celebrated
1994 – 7,000 Tutsi’s slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda
1994 – In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made