Friday, the 2nd of May, 2014 is the 122th day in 2014 and in the 18th calendar week.

Brothers and Sisters Day
May 2, 2014 in the World

Brothers and Sisters Day is observed on May 02, 2014. It is a day in which siblings celebrate one another. A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common. A male sibling is called a brother, and a female sibling is called a sister. In most societies throughout the world, siblings usually grow up together, facilitating the development of strong emotional bonds such as love, hostility or thoughtfulness.

The idea for this day came from a woman who realized-too late-when her brother died, that she had never let him adequately know how much he meant to her.

Two years later, she proposed establishing a simple, non-commercial day on which brothers and sisters could make it a point to connect, or reconnect, acknowledging all they share. “Because life is too short,” the woman said. “I don’t want other people to miss what I missed.”

Where is Brothers and Sisters Day?

Baby Day 2014
May 2, 2014 in the World

Baby Day takes place on May 02, 2014. As the name suggests, it celebrates babies. A baby is the very young offspring of a human. Babies cry as a form of basic instinctive communication. A crying baby may be trying to express a variety of feelings including hunger, discomfort, overstimulation, boredom, wanting something, or loneliness.

Studies have shown that babies who have been the recipients of positive touch experience more benefits as they develop emotionally and socially. Experiments have done with babies up to four months of age using both positive touch (stroking or cuddling) and negative touch (poking, pinching or tickling). The infants who received the positive touch cried less often and also vocalized and smiled more than the infants who were touched negatively. Babies who were the recipients of negative touching have been linked with emotional and behavioral problems later in life.

Babies have a primal need to be carried close to their mother’s body. They need constant physical contact for their first few weeks or months of life.

Where is Baby Day?

Indonesia National Education Day
May 2, 2014 in Indonesia

Indonesia National Education Day takes place on May 02, 2014. Indonesian National Education Day or abbreviated as HARDIKNAS (Hari Pendidikan Nasional) has been celebrated since 2 May 1908. It was initiated by the Indonesian education hero Ki Hajar Dewantara, the founder of the Taman Siswa education system. His educational philosophy Tut Wuri Handayani means that we can help others learn by coaching and mentoring.

Where is Indonesia National Education Day?
Nationwide Indonesia

Space Day 2014
May 2, 2014 in the World

Space Day takes place on May 02, 2014. Space Day is an educational event held on the first Friday in May. It’s goal is “to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing young peoples’ enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today’s space explorers” (according to Space Day was created by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997.

Space or outer space describes the vast empty regions between planets and stars. The study of these, and other, astronomical objects is called astronomy, one of the oldest sciences. It is often said that space exploration began with the launch of Sputnik 1, the first man-made object to orbit the Earth. Then, in an almost unbelievable feat of human achievement, in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin travelled to the Moon and set foot on the surface during the Apollo 11 mission.

Recently, it has become clear that the possibility of space colonization may no longer be exclusively reserved for science-fiction stories, and many controversial issues surrounding space have come to light, including commercial spaceflight, space laws and space weapons.

Where is Space Day?

No Pants Day 2014
May 2, 2014 in the World

The 2014 No Pants Day will take place May 02, 2014. No Pants Day is a prank that some groups have made into an annual event, happening on the first Friday in May. The prank is based on the premise of having people attend an event not wearing any pants resp. trousers. Participants are challenged to act as if there is nothing strange about not wearing pants in public.

The liberation of breaking a social taboo and seeing the reaction of people not aware of the event generally makes the event fun for its participants. Different groups celebrate it on different days of the year. There are unconfirmed reports that No Pants Day was first celebrated as early as 1985 or 1986.

Where is No Pants Day?

International Tuba Day
May 2, 2014 in the World

International Tuba Day is observed on May 02, 2014. International Tuba Day was created to recognize tubists in musical organizations around the world who have to go through the hassle of handling a tuba.

The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched brass instrument. Sound is produced by vibrating or “buzzing” the lips into a large cupped mouthpiece. It is one of the most recent additions to the modern symphony orchestra, first appearing in the mid-19th century, when it largely replaced the ophicleide.

A person who plays the tuba is known as a tubaist or tubist. In the United Kingdom a person who plays the tuba in an orchestra is known simply as a tuba player; in a brass band or military band they are known as a bass player.

The History of International Tuba Day:

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National Truffle Day
May 2, 2014 in the USA

It’s National Truffle Day! According to legend, a man named Louis Dufour invented the chocolate truffle in Chambéry, France in 1895. A few years later, Antoine Dufour opened the Prestat Chocolate Shop in London. Historians believe this chocolate shop was solely responsible for popularizing chocolate truffles in England (and beyond), but the relationship between Louis and Antoine is uncertain. Fun fact: Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a huge fan of Prestat truffles!

The first recipes for chocolate truffles appeared in the 1920s. Today there are three main types—American, European, and Swiss. Each type of truffle has a slightly different twist, but they all include a creamy ganache filling and a topping like cocoa, coconut, or drizzled chocolate.

To celebrate National Truffle Day, stop by your local candy shop and pick up a variety of delicious chocolate truffles!

Where is National Truffle Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1194 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

1497 – John Cabot departs to North-America

1536 – King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery & incest

1670 – King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company

1833 – Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs

1866 – Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.

1885 – Congo Free State formed by King Leopold II of Belgium

1908 – 1908 “Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright.

1918 – General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1924 – Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR

1926 – US military intervenes in Nicaragua

1936 – “Peter & Wolf” premieres in Moscow

1955 – India poses discrimination “onaanraakbaren” punishable

1960 – “American Bandstand’s” Dick Clark

1982 – Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men

1998 – The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union’s monetary policy.

1999 – Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.

2000 – Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.