Friday, the 9th of May, 2014 is the 129th day in 2014 and in the 19th calendar week.

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Military Spouse Day
May 9, 2014 in the USA

Military Spouse Day takes place on May 09, 2014. Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation.

Canadian military family Magazine – Military Spouse Appreciation Day marks 29th year: http://www.cmfmag.ca/en/military-spouse-appreciation-day

Where is Military Spouse Day?
Nationwide USA

Liberation Day in Jersey
May 9, 2014 in Jersey

In Jersey, Liberation Day (Jèrriais: Jour d’la Libéthâtion) is celebrated each year on 9 May, to mark the end of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. It is celebrated as Jersey’s national day.

Liberation Day (Jersey)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_Day_(Jersey)

Where is Liberation Day in Jersey?
Nationwide Jersey

Lost Sock Memorial Day
May 9, 2014 in the World

Lost Sock Memorial Day is celebrated on May 09, 2014. The problem is known to many people: a drawer full of socks and stockings, some of which no longer have a partner. The reason for the disappearance of single socks is still one of the unsolved mysteries of the world. Many devotees of Lost Sock Memorial Day suggests take the day as a chance to clean out your sock drawers and say good-bye to the wistful widows and sorrowful singles.

A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body. Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks decrease the risk of frostbite. Socks are manufactured in a variety of lengths.

Where is Lost Sock Memorial Day?
Worldwide

National Butterscotch Brownie Day
May 9, 2014 in the USA

Today is National Butterscotch Brownie Day! Butterscotch brownies, also known as “blondies,” are delicious baked goodies that date back to the 19th century. Recipes for these soft, chewy bars most likely evolved from Medieval gingerbread cake recipes. In fact, butterscotch brownies were around for almost a hundred years before chocolate brownies became popular!

To make butterscotch brownies, you need flour, baking powder, salt, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and butterscotch. Popular add-in ingredients include walnuts, pecans, butterscotch pieces, chocolate chips, Nutella, banana, or cranberries. You can also choose to add a topping like chocolate Irish cream frosting or drizzled caramel. Yum!

To celebrate National Butterscotch Brownie Day, make a batch of homemade blondies to share with friends and family!

Where is National Butterscotch Brownie Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1457 BC – Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.

1386 – Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force)

1502 – Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

1671 – Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels

1785 – British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle

1788 – British parliament accepts abolition of slave trade

1874 – The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.

1877 – Mihail Kogalniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.

1896 – 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)

1914 – US President Wilson proclaims Mother’s Day

1932 – Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity

1941 – British Army breaks German spy codes

1945 – World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.

1960 – US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally

1960 – US send U-2 over USSR

1971 – Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes

1989 – Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press

1992 – Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial dedicated in Danvers (formally Salem Village) to mark 300 yr anniversary of trials