Thursday, the 10th of July, 2014 is the 191th day in 2014 and in the 28th calendar week.
General Events:
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 10, 2014 in the World
Teddy Bear Picnic Day is celebrated on July 10, 2014. On this gorgeous summer day, take your teddy bear (or teddy bears) out for a day in the sun. It’s time for a Teddy Bear Picnic! Have mom make a few PB& J sandwiches, some cookies, and a jug of Koolaid. Take a  blanket out under a  shade tree, and enjoy lunch with your Teddy.
The teddy bear is a soft toy in the form of a bear. Developed apparently simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the US and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early years of the 20th century, and named after President Theodore “T.R.” Roosevelt, Jr., the teddy bear became an iconic children’s toy, celebrated in story, song and film.
Lyrics of Teddy Bear Picnic:
If you go down in the woods today,
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down in the woods today,
You’d better go in disguise.
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.
Every Teddy Bear who’s been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There’s lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.
Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
‘Cause that’s the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic.
If you go down in the woods today,
You’d better not go alone.
It’s lovely down in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.
Picnic time for Teddy Bears…
The little Teddy Bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
See them gaily gad about.
They love to play and shout.
They never have any care.
At six o’clock their Mummies and Daddies
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little Teddy Bears.
Where is Teddy Bear Picnic Day?
Worldwide
Silence Day 2014
July 10, 2014 in the World
Silence Day takes place on July 10, 2014. Silence Day is the name the followers of Meher Baba give to their practice of commemorating July 10 of each year by maintaining verbal silence for twenty-four hours. From July 10, 1925 until his death in 1969, Meher Baba was silent. He communicated first by using an alphabet board, and later by hand gestures which were interpreted and spoken out by one of his mandali (devoted disciples), usually by his disciple Eruch Jessawala. For many years, Baba asked his followers to undertake austerities on this date. These took various forms: in addition to keeping silence, Baba had asked his followers to fast, to pray, to repeat the names of God, and similar practices. In his last request to his followers on the subject, in 1968, he asked only that they keep silent.
Where is Silence Day?
Worldwide
National Piña Colada Day
July 10, 2014 in the USA
It’s Piña Colada Day! You don’t need to be on a beach to enjoy this refreshing tropical cocktail. No matter where you are in the world, a piña colada is a great way to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little taste of the summer.
Did you know that piña coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico? The term, “piña colada” means “strained pineapple” in Spanish, which makes perfect sense. A traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice.
If you like piña coladas (“and getting caught in the rain!”) fix yourself an ice cold drink, top it with a mini umbrella, and celebrate National Piña Colada Day!
Where is National Piña Colada Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
48 BC – Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.
988 – The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.
1040 – Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
1584 – Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium
1652 – England declares war on Netherlands
1806 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
1898 – Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
1919 – Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage
1924 – Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
1925 – Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
1943 – US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
1960 – Belgium sends troops to Congo
1973 – Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
1985 – Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
2000 – A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.