Tuesday, the 6th of May, 2014 is the 126th day in 2014 and in the 19th calendar week.
General Events:
World Asthma Day
May 6, 2014 in the World
World Asthma Day 2014 is on May, 06. It is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May.
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma is caused by environmental and genetic factors. These factors influence how severe asthma is and how well it responds to medication. The interaction is complex and not fully understood.
Its diagnosis is usually made based on the pattern of symptoms and/or response to therapy over time. The prevalence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s. As of 2010, 300 million people were affected worldwide. In 2009 asthma caused 250,000 deaths globally. Despite this, with proper control of asthma with step down therapy, prognosis is generally good.
Where is the event?
International No Diet Day
May 6, 2014 in the World
The International No Diet Day (INDD) is celebrated on May 06, 2014. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The symbol of the No Diet Day is a blue ribbon, similar to the red ribbon of the World AIDS Day.
International No Diet Day was created by Mary Evans Young in 1992, Mary is the director of the British group “Diet Breakers”. After personally experiencing anorexia, she worked to help people appreciate themselves for what they are, and to appreciate the body they have.
There are several goals to the INDD: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of ALL our natural sizes & shapes; Declare a personal one-day moratorium on diet/weight obsession; Learn the facts about weight-loss dieting, health, and body size; Recognize how dieting perpetuates violence against women; Honor the victims of eating disorders and weight-loss surgery; Help end weight discrimination, sizism and fatphobia.
Where is No Diet Day?
Yom Ha’atzmaut
May 6, 2014 in Israel
Yom Ha’atzmaut takes place on May 06, 2014. Yom Ha’atzmaut commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated on 5th of Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar. Yom Ha’atzmaut is preceded by Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day.
Where is Yom Ha’atzmaut?
Nationwide Israel
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria
May 6, 2014 in Lebanon and Syria
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria is celebrated on May 06, 2014. Martyrs’ Day is a Syrian and Lebanese national holiday commemorating the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, also known as ‘Al Jazzar’ or ‘The Butcher’, the Ottoman w?li of Greater Syria. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both plazas have since been renamed Martyrs’ Square.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria?
Nationwide Lebanon and Syria
National Nurses Day
May 6, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Nurses Day! Today is the first day of Nurses Week. The U.S. and Canada celebrate National Nursing Week each year from 6 May to 12 May (the birthday of Florence Nightingale). The Canadian Minister of Health instituted National Nursing Week in Canada in 1985.
In the U.S., National Nurses Week was first observed from October 11–16, 1954 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. President Nixon later proclaimed a “National Nurse Week” in 1974. In 1982, President Reagan signed a proposal officially designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses,” now known as National Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day. In 1990, the American Nurses Association (ANA) expanded the holiday into the current National Nurses Week celebrated from 6 May to 12 May.
Where is National Nurses Day?
Nationwide USA
National Teacher Day
May 6, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Teacher Day! Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you, challenged you, or even changed the course of your life? Today is the day to show your appreciation for all the remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to teaching. Send a free Teacher Day eCard to express your thanks and appreciation!
In 1944, an Arkansas teacher named Mattye Whyte Woodridge began a campaign to establish a national day that would honor teachers. Woodridge wrote letters to politicians, education leaders, and eventually the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day.
Today, the National Education Association sponsors an entire Teacher Appreciation Week, which is full of events and activities. Learn more about the campaign on the official website (http://www.nea.org/grants/teacherday.html).
To celebrate National Teacher Day, participate in one of the projects and take a moment to honor the remarkable individuals who have taught you or your children over the years!
Where is National Teacher Day?
Nationwide USA
Tourist Appreciation Day
May 6, 2014 in the USA
National Tourist Appreciation Day is observed on May 06, 2014.
Where is National Tourist Appreciation Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1527 – Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1598 – Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands
1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1833 – John Deere makes 1st steel plough
1851 – Dr John Gorrie patents a “refrigeration machine”
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1889 – Universal Exposition opens in Paris, Eiffel Tower completed
1902 – Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa
1919 – Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1929 – NY to SF footrace begins
1937 – German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1941 – Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1959 – Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1967 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India
1994 – House passes the assault weapons ban
1994 – Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa
1996 – Guatemala’s leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war