Monday, the 21st of July, 2014 is the 202th day in 2014 and in the 30th calendar week.
General Events:
Racial Harmony Day
July 21, 2014 in Singapore
Racial Harmony Day is observed on July 21, 2014. Racial Harmony Day is celebrated annually in Singapore. The event is to commemorate the 1964 Race Riots, which took place on 21 July 1964. Racial Harmony Day also represents a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate Singapore’s success as a racially harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. In schools all across the nation on that day, students are encouraged to be dressed in their traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam and the Baju Kurung. Traditional delicacies are also featured in the celebrations. Traditional games such as Kutih-kutih and zero point are played in schools, where inter-class competitions are sometimes organised.
Where is Racial Harmony Day?
Nationwide Singapore
Presidents’ Day in Botswana
July 21 – 22, 2014 in Botswana
Presidents’ Day is a holiday in Botswana. Since 2006, it has been a one-day holiday held on the third Monday of July. Previous to that, it was a two-day holiday, held on Monday and Tuesday of the 3rd week in July, but the Public Holidays Amendment of 2006 modified the holiday to a single day. Nevertheless, many public and private institutions such as the Botswana Stock Exchange still typically observe a two-day holiday at this time of year.
Where is Presidents’ Day in Botswana?
Nationwide Botswana
Marine Day 2014
July 21, 2014 in Japan
Marine Day is celebrated on July 21, 2014. Marine Day, also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July. The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation. Many people take advantage of the holiday and summer weather to take a beach trip. Other ocean-related festivities are observed as well.
Where is Marine Day?
Nationwide Japan
National Junk Food Day
July 21, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Junk Food Day! Do you have a sweet tooth? Or are you constantly craving salty snacks? Well, today is the day to indulge all your junk food cravings!
Did you know that the average American eats about 25 pounds of candy per year? What’s more, each American will consume about 45 slices of pizza annually. Now that’s a lot of sweet and salty goodness!
Grab a bag of buttery popcorn at the movies, order some fries at the drive-through, or make an ice cream sundae for dessert. Whatever you do, enjoy National Junk Food Day with at least one of your guilty pleasures!
Where is National Junk Food Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
356 BC – Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
365 – Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria
1588 – First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks
1730 – States of Holland put death penalty on “sodomy”
1774 – Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
1831 – Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king
1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.
1866 – Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London
1898 – Spain cedes Guam to USA
1904 – After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
1925 – “Monkey Trial” ends – John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
1940 – Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
1947 – Indonesia begins 1st political election
1954 – At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
1960 – In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world’s 1st woman PM
1964 – Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
1969 – Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
1972 – Bloody Friday: 22 IRA-bombs explode in Belfast
1976 – 1st outbreak of “Legionnaire’s Disease” kills 29 in Phila
1984 – 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1997 – The fully restored USS Constitution (aka “Old Ironsides”) celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.