Friday, the 25th of April, 2014 is the 115th day in 2014 and in the 17th calendar week.

General Events:

Parental Alienation Awareness Day
April 25, 2014 in the World

Parental Alienation Awareness Day takes place on April 25, 2014. April 25 has been chosen as Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD), part of a global awareness campaign to raise awareness about parental alienation. The idea was introduced in Canada by Sarvy Emo in late 2005, with the original date being March 28. This was changed after the start of the campaign for marketing reasons and was put into practice in 2006.

Parental alienation is a social dynamic, generally occurring due to divorce or separation, when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent difficult or impossible. These feelings may be influenced by negative comments by the other parent and by the characteristics, such as lack of empathy and warmth, of the rejected parent. The term does not apply in cases of actual child abuse, when the child rejects the abusing parent to protect themselves.

Parental alienation is controversial in legal and mental health professions, both generally and in specific situations. Terms related to parental alienation include child alienation, pathological alignments, visitation refusal, brainwashing, pathological alienation, the toxic parent and parental alienation syndrome though the last term is a specific formulation of a medical syndrome proposed by psychiatrist Richard Gardner that is not well accepted.

Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting Awareness Day:
http://www.paawarenessday.com/events.asp

Where is Parental Alienation Awareness Day?
Worldwide

Arbor Day 2014
April 25, 2014 in the USA

Arbor Day is in 2014 on the 25th of April. Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Neb., in the United States in 1872. J. Sterling Morton is the founder of Arbor Day. The first Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day.

In the US, the national holiday is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April; in Nebraska, it is a civic holiday. Each state celebrates its own state holiday. Many countries now observe a similar holiday. Though usually observed in Spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

Trees are an important component of the natural landscape because of their prevention of erosion and the provision of a weather-sheltered ecosystem in and under their foliage. They also play an important role in producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as moderating ground temperatures.

They are also elements in landscaping and agriculture, both for their aesthetic appeal and their orchard crops (such as apples). Wood from trees is a building material, as well as a primary energy source in many developing countries. Trees also play a role in many of the world’s mythologies.

Where is Arbor Day?
Nationwide USA

World Malaria Day
April 25, 2014 in the World

World Malaria Day 2014 is commemorated every on 25 April. It recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. In 2009, 781 000 people died from malaria, mainly women and children in Africa

World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization. The day was established to provide “education and understanding of malaria” and spread information on “year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.”

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Americas. The disease results from the multiplication of malaria parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma, and death.

Malaria is not just a disease commonly associated with poverty but also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development. Tropical regions are affected most, however malaria’s furthest extent reaches into some temperate zones with extreme seasonal changes. The disease has been associated with major negative economic effects on regions where it is widespread. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a major factor in the slow economic development of the American southern states.

Where is the event?
Worldwide

World Penguin Day
April 25, 2014 in the World

World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25, 2014. The annual northward migration of penguins is on or around April 25th. Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers.

The largest living species is the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri): on average adults are about 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) tall and weigh 35 kg (75 lb) or more. The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor), also known as the Fairy Penguin, which stands around 40 cm tall (16 in) and weighs 1 kg (2.2 lb).

Where is World Penguin Day?
Worldwide

DNA day 2014
April 25, 2014 in the World

DNA day is celebrated on April 25, 2014. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible.

In the United States, DNA Day was first celebrated on April 25, 2003 by proclamation of both the Senate[6] and the House of Representatives. However, they only declared a one-time celebration, not an annual holiday. Every year from 2003 onward, annual DNA Day celebrations have been organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). April 25 has been since declared “International DNA Day” and “World DNA Day” by several groups.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and many viruses. Along with RNA and proteins, DNA is one of the three major macromolecules essential for all known forms of life. Genetic information is encoded as a sequence of nucleotides.

Where is DNA day?
Worldwide

Anzac Day 2014
April 25, 2014 in Australia / New Zealand

Anzac Day takes place on April 25, 2014. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.

Where is Anzac Day?
Nationwide Australia / New Zealand

Liberation Day in Lebanon
April 25, 2014 in Lebanon

Liberation Day in Lebanon is celebrated on April 25, 2014. On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from territory in Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation. The United Nations certified that the withdrawal was complete, with troops having left territory demarcated by the Blue Line. Lebanon disputed the completion of withdrawal, claiming that the Blue Line did not match with its international borders in a region between it and Syria called the Shebaa Farms.

Where is Liberation Day in Lebanon?
Nationwide Lebanon

Día de la Chupina
April 25, 2014 in Rosario / Argentina

Día de la Chupina is celebrated on April 25, 2014. The Día de la Chupina is a popular event and self-styled “holiday” created by secondary school students in the city of Rosario, Argentina. It is held annually, on the last Friday of every April. On this day, the students do not attend their classes, but gather instead in some particular spots of the city center, especially the National Flag Memorial and the highly commercial pedestrian-only section of Córdoba Street.

Where is Día de la Chupina?
Nationwide Rosario / Argentina

St. Mark’s Day
April 25, 2014 in the World

St. Mark’s Day is celebrated on April 25, 2014. St. Mark’s Day is a festival in Venice celebrating Venice’s patron saint, St. Mark. On this day, men traditionally give a single rosebud to the woman they love.

Where is St. Mark’s Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

1185 – Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family

1507 – Geographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st used name America

1607 – Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet

1684 – Patent granted for thimble

1719 – Daniel Defoes publishes “Robinson Crusoe”

1792 – Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier

1846 – Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.

1849 – The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1859 – Ground broken for Suez Canal

1898 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April

1915 – 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli

1928 – Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank

1953 – Scientists identify DNA

1960 – 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)

1967 – Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland

1976 – Portugal adopts constitution

1978 – Supreme Court rules pension plans can’t require women to pay more

1982 – In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal

1990 – Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery

1994 – 14″ of snow in Southern Calif