Saturday, the 5th of July, 2014 is the 186th day in 2014 and in the 27th calendar week.

General Events:

Work-a-holics Day
July 5, 2014 in the World

Work-a-holics Day is celebrated on July 05, 2014. It’s dedicated to the ones who all of the time – even during holidays like the Fourth of July weekend. A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. The term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it.

There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related. Workaholism is not the same as working hard. Workaholics feel the urge of being busy all the time, to the point that they often perform tasks that aren’t required or necessary for project completion. As a result, they tend to be inefficient workers, since they focus on being busy, instead of focusing on being productive.

Although the term workaholic usually has a negative connotation, it is sometimes used by people wishing to express their devotion to one’s career in positive terms. The “work” in question is usually associated with a paying job, but it may also refer to independent pursuits such as sports, music and art. A workaholic in the negative sense is popularly characterized by a neglect of family and other social relations.

For all the workaholics of the world, today is the day to step back and take it easy. If you fall into this category, take an afternoon nap, read a book, or spend a few hours watching videos on YouTube. You’ll have plenty of time to finish your work tomorrow!

For everyone else, today is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the workaholics in your life and to recognize all they have accomplished.

Where is Work-a-holics Day?

Tynwald Day 2014
July 5, 2014 in Isle of Man

Tynwald Day takes place on July 05, 2014. Tynwald Day is the National Day of the Isle of Man, usually occurring on 5 July. On this day the Isle’s legislature, Tynwald, meets at St John’s, instead of its usual meeting place, Douglas. The session is held partly in the Royal Chapel of St John the Baptist and partly in the open air on the adjacent Tynwald Hill. The meeting, the first recorded instance of which dates to 1417, is known as Midsummer Court. It is attended by members of the two branches of Tynwald: the House of Keys, and the Legislative Council. The Lieutenant Governor, the representative of the Lord of Mann, presides except on the occasions when the Lord or another member of the British Royal Family is present.

Where is Tynwald Day?
Nationwide Isle of Man

X-Day 2014
July 5, 2014 in the World

X-Day is observed on July 05, 2014. X-Day is a traditional part of the Church of the SubGenius, a religion formed as a parody of cults and extreme religious groups, and their pamphlets and claims. X-Day fell on July 5, 1998, the scheduled “end of the world”, and has been celebrated on July 5 each year since then. From its inception in 1980, the Church had prophesied that an army of alien invaders (known as the “X-ists” or “Men From Planet X”) would land on the planet Earth and destroy the world of “normals”, “pinks”, and “glorps,” while the members of the Church of the SubGenius would be rescued by the aliens and taken away into space.

Regular events at X-Day include a symbolic effigy burning of J.R. “Bob” Dobbs (the founder of the Church of the SubGenius); a baptism where participants have their sins “washed away”, “and receive new ones in return”; concerts and performances by underground rock bands and performance artists, such as The Amino Acids; theme camps; and an auction where participants are encouraged to donate strange, unusual, and offensive items of all sorts (including themselves).

Where is X-Day?

Historical Events:

1295 – Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.

1596 – English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz

1610 – John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

1687 – Isaac Newton’s PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation

1770 – Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

1811 – Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain

1814 – Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario

1830 – France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest

1852 – Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ speech to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists

1922 – 1st general election in Netherlands

1934 – “Bloody Thursday” – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.

1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1950 – Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel

1958 – First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.

1960 – Mongolia adopts constitution

1975 – Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule

2003 – SARS is declared to be contained by the WHO.