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Tuesday, the 9th of September, 2014 is the 252th day in 2014 and in the 37th calendar week.
General Events:
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
September 9, 2014 in  the World
Alcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Each year thousands of children are born with life-long disabilities because they were exposed to alcohol prenatally. On September 9th, International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day as a reminder that there is no “safe” level of drinking while pregnant.
First recognized in 1999, International FASD Awareness Day helps raise awareness about the range of conditions that can result from alcohol use during pregnancy. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 8 women drinks during her pregnancy, putting her child at risk for a variety of issues including low IQ, learning disabilities, speech and language delays, behavioral problems, vision and hearing problems, and problems with vital organs, among others.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence Web site: http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/index.aspx
Where is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day?
Day of the Chrysanthemum
September 9, 2014 in Japan and China
Of the five seasonal holidays in Japan, or sekku that existed since antiquity, the Day of the Chrysanthemum is the last and in some ways the least understood. The festival was known as the kiku no sekku or Chrysanthemum festival in ancient times, and has its roots in Chinese culture (which still observes the festival to this day) as the ninth day of the ninth month. In the modern calendar, the lunar cycle was replaced with a Western calendar, and thus the festival is observed on September 9th of each year.
This festival, according to my good ol’ cultural guidebook, derives from two aspects. First, the number “9” in Chinese numerology is considered the biggest of the “yang” numbers (in yin-yang numerology), so two 9’s was “double-yang” and thus especially auspicious. It’s also a homophone. In Japanese, 9 and 9 are read as kyukyu, but it also sounds like “enduring peace”. Second, chrysanthemums tend to bloom around this time, and a tradition developed around it. In this tradition, people wipe their skin with a clean cloth dampened with evening dew from a chrysanthemum as a way to stay young.
This tradition of gathering the dew from a Chrysanthemum can be found even as far back as the 11th century in Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book.
Nowadays, the Day of the Chrysanthemum is probably the least famous of the five festivals, but it still has deep roots in Japanese culture as well as Chinese culture. The Chrysanthemum is also the symbol of the Imperial Family too. So, if you’re a fan of chrysanthemums, poetry, or if you want to try collecting the dew, this day is for you.
Where is Day of the Chrysanthemum?
Nationwide Japan and China
Martyrs’ Day in Afghanistan
September 9, 2014 in Afghanistan
Martyrs’ Day in Afghanistan is celebrated on September 09, 2014. In May 2012, the National Assembly of Afghanistan is reported to have accepted September 9th (or September 8th, variable per Solar Hijri calendar) as “a new national holiday to honour national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud and those who died fighting for the country.” Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan military leader from Panjshir Valley. He was a leader of the resistance against the Soviet Invasion and the Taliban. He was assassinated on September 9, 2001 in a suicide attack. Massoud Day is a holiday in Afghanistan that occurs each year as a commemoration of his death. The holiday is celebrated as Haftai Shahid, or “Martyr Week”. It is also observed as Massoud Day.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Afghanistan?
Nationwide Afghanistan
National Wonderful Weirdos Day
September 9, 2014 in the USA
All of us are blessed with one or two wonderful weirdos in our lives. These are the folks who remind us to think outside the box, to be a little more true to ourselves. Today’s the day to thank them.
Nothing’s quite as dull as being normal, boring and average. Celebrate being weird, and celebrate the weirdos in your life on Wonderful Weirdos Day. Make an effort to be weird by dressing weirdly, doing weird things and encouraging weirdness with your friends and in the workplace!
•Become a member of the Ministry of Silly Walks for the day. With each step, swing your legs forward as high as possible. Improvise with random jigs and stutters.
Where is National Wonderful Weirdos Day?
Teddy Bear Day
September 9, 2014 in the World
Teddy Bear Day is celebrated on September 09, 2014. 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.
Since the creation of the first teddy bears which sought to imitate the form of real bear cubs, “teddies” have greatly varied in form, style and material. They have become collector’s items, with older and rarer “teddies” appearing at public auctions. Teddy bears are among the most popular gifts for children and are often given to adults to signify love, congratulations or sympathy.
Where is Teddy Bear Day?
Historical Events on 9th September:
1000 – Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.
1379 – Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
1513 – Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1675 – New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
1776 – Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)
1839 – John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
1861 – Sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer
1886 – The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
1892 – E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
1899 – French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
1903 – 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel of Switzerland inaugurated
1908 – Russia takes part of Poland
1914 – World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.
1914 – Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war
1924 – Hanapepe Massacre  (also called the Battle of Hanapepe since both belligerents were armed) occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
1932 – Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
1945 – 1st “bug” in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay & taped into the log
1948 – People’s Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
1954 – Earthquake strikes Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed
1965 – Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
1967 – Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
1978 – Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
1993 – PLO recognizes state of Israel
1997 – Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament