Thursday, the 15th of May, 2014 is the 135th day in 2014 and in the 20th calendar week.
General Events:
Day of Families
May 15, 2014 in the World
International Day of Families is observed on May 15, 2014. The holiday was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992. In human context, a family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children.
From the perspective of children, the family is a “family of orientation”: the family serves to locate children socially and plays a major role in their enculturation and socialization. From the point of view of the parent(s), the family is a “family of procreation,” the goal of which is to produce and enculturate and socialize children.
However, producing children is not the only function of the family; in societies with a sexual division of labor, marriage, and the resulting relationship between two people, it is necessary for the formation of an economically productive household.
Where is Day of Families?
Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15, 2014 in the USA
Peace Officers Memorial Day takes place on May 15, 2014. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers. Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial falls. The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962.
Where is Peace Officers Memorial Day?
Nationwide USA
National Chocolate Chip Day
May 15, 2014 in the USA
National Chocolate Chip Day is celebrated on May 15, 2014. It’s a day to celebrate the small chunks of chocolate.Chocolate chips are often sold in a round, flat-bottomed teardrop shape. They are available in numerous sizes, from large to miniature, but are usually less than 1 cm in diameter. Today, chocolate chips are very popular as a baking ingredient in the United States and the chocolate chip cookie is regarded as a quintessential American dessert. Chocolate chips are also available in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world.
Chocolate chips are a required ingredient in chocolate chip cookies, which were invented in 1937 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement in 1939 with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. In 1941 Nestlé and one or more of its competitors started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
Where is National Chocolate Chip Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
756 – Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova, Spain
1252 – Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
1492 – Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kill 232 residents of Alkmaar, Netherlands
1525 – The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded/slaughters 5,000; ends the peasants’ uprising
1536 – Anne Boleyn & brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest
1618 – Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
1625 – 16 rebellious farmers hanged in Vocklamarkt, Upper-Austria
1718 – James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world’s 1st machine gun
1793 – Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for “about 360 meters”, at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted flights.
1817 – Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1862 – Major Gen Benjamin F Butler issues order (New Orleans) that confederate women abusing union soldiers be treated as whores
1885 – Canadian Meti insurgent Louis Reil captured, Saskatchewan
1902 – Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
1905 – Las Vegas Nevada founded
1928 – Mickey Mouse made his 1st appearance in “Plane Crazy”
1932 – The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d’état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
1935 – The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1948 – 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
1948 – Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
1955 – Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria’s independence
1966 – South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
1972 – Ryukyu Is & Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
1972 – The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
1988 – USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan