Tuesday, the 29th of April, 2014 is the 119th day in 2014 and in the 18th calendar week.
International Dance Day
April 29, 2014 in the World
On April 29, 2014 International Dance Day, also known as World Dance Day, is celebrated through promotion by the International Dance Council (CID). The day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute. The date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, who was born in 1727, a French dancer and ballet master and a great reformer of dance.
The annually observed World Dance Day should increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public. Its goal is also to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education.
Dancing has been a part of human culture since the beginning of our history. Through the ages, people have used dance for artistic expression, celebration, prayer, and entertainment.
Around the world, there are events on World Dance Day, such as open-door-courses, exhibitions, articles concerning all kinds of dance, dance evenings, street shows, and special performances, etc. Above this, every year a message from a well known dance personality is circulated throughout the world.
The CID is a non-profit umbrella organization for all forms of dance in the world. It was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters and has its headquarters in Paris, France. CID advises the UNESCO, national and local government agencies, international organizations and institutions. Currently it is represented in over 120 countries.
International Dance Day 2014, 29th April:
Where is Dance Day?
Showa Day 2014
April 29, 2014 in Japan
Showa Day is celebrated on April 29, 2014. Showa Day is a Japanese annual holiday held on April 29. It honors the birthday of the Showa Emperor (Hirohito), the reigning Emperor from 1926 to 1989. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito’s reign.
Where is Showa Day?
Nationwide Japan
National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 29, 2014 in the USA
National Shrimp Scampi Day takes place on April 29, 2014. In the USA, “scampi” is often the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American cuisine. The term “scampi”, by itself, is also the name of a dish of shrimp served in garlic butter and dry white wine, served either with bread, or over pasta or rice, although sometimes just the shrimp alone.
Most variants of the “shrimp scampi” come on pasta. The word “scampi” is often construed as that style of preparation rather than an ingredient, with that preparation being called “shrimp scampi”, and with variants such as “chicken scampi”.
Where is National Shrimp Scampi Day?
Nationwide USA
Natural Events:
April New Moon
April 29, 2014 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
On April 29, 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 April New Moon?
Eastcoast North America
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Historical Events:
1429 – Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans
1553 – Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
1623 – 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
1661 – Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
1707 – English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; form United Kingdom of Great Britain
1813 – Ist US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel
1882 – The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
1901 – Antisemitic riot in Budapest
1912 – 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
1926 – France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1965 – Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
1975 – Ethiopia nationalizes all land
1990 – Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
1991 – Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
1995 – Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.