Sunday, the 21st of September, 2014 is the 264th day in 2014 and in the 38th calendar week.

General Events:

International Day of Peace
September 21, 2014 in the World

The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21, 2014. It is also known as the World Peace Day and occurs annually on September 21. The day is dedicated to peace, and specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. The World Peace Day was declared by the United Nations (UN) in 1981. Since then it is observed by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples.

To inaugurate the International Day of Peace, the “Peace Bell” is rung at UN Headquarters. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents. It was given as a gift by the United Nations Association of Japan, and is referred to as “a reminder of the human cost of war.” The inscription on its side reads: “Long live absolute world peace.” Individuals can also wear White Peace Doves on this day to commemorate the International Day of Peace, which are badges in the shape of a dove produced by a non-profit in Canada.

Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. In international relations, peacetime is not only the absence of war or conflict, but also the presence of cultural and economic understanding and unity.

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World’s Alzheimer’s Day
September 21, 2014 in the World

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.

Alzheimer’s disease is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. With the increases in life spans and baby boomers coming of age, support for Alzheimer’s research is more critical to our families than ever.


Where is World’s Alzheimer’s Day?

National Wife Appreciation Day
September 21, 2014 in the USA

A happy wife means a happy life!

Wife Appreciation Day is an exciting event that gives husbands a chance to demonstrate just how much they love and appreciate their wife. It has been listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events since it was first established, and has been hugely popular ever since. There are so many things that a supportive and loving wife does for her husband, and this is a chance for husbands to look back and remember all the big and little things that add up to so much.

Husbands may want to order a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers, and/or arrange a fabulous surprise, such as making a reservation at her special restaurant, booking to see a spectacular show; or taking her on a romantic mini-break. Alternatively, they may want to get her a gift of designer perfume or a unique piece of jewelry, both of which are always gratefully received!

Where is National Wife Appreciation Day?
Nationwide USA

World Gratitude Day
September 21, 2014 in the World

World Gratitude Day takes place on September 21, 2014. Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith.

Gratitude may also serve to reinforce future prosocial behavior in benefactors. For example, one experiment found that customers of a jewelry store who were called and thanked showed a subsequent 70% increase in purchases. In comparison, customers who were thanked and told about a sale showed only a 30% increase in purchases, and customers who were not called at all did not show an increase. In another study, regular patrons of a restaurant gave bigger tips when servers wrote “Thank you” on their checks.

According to Cicero, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” Multiple studies have shown the correlation between gratitude and increased wellbeing not only for the individual but for all people involved. The positive psychology movement has embraced these studies and in an effort to increase overall wellbeing, has begun to make an effort to incorporate exercises to increase gratitude into the movement.

Where is World Gratitude Day?

Spring Day in Argentina
September 21, 2014 in Argentina

Spring Day in Argentina is observed on September 21, 2014. Spring Day is an informal holiday in Argentina, celebrated on 21 September, the conventional date of the beginning of spring (one or two days before the actual southern spring equinox). Though this is not a work-free public holiday, it coincides with Student’s Day, which is a no-school day for students on all the levels of the education system (Except for Primary Schools).

The holiday is therefore mostly observed and dominated by teenagers and young adults, which massively take on public parks, beaches and other outdoor venues in the larger cities, and enjoy sports or picnics. Local administrations usually offer the public a number of entertainment shows, such as free rock concerts. In later years security operations have been staged to avoid incidents such as fights and vandalism, as well as controls to curb the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Where is Spring Day in Argentina?
Nationwide Argentina

Women’s Friendship Day
September 21, 2014 in the USA

National Women’s Friendship Day is celebrated on September 21, 2014. The goal of National Women’s Friendship Day is to promote special friendship among women. There is a difference in the US between men and women who have friendships with the same sex. According to research, American men have less deep and meaningful friendships with other men. Many men and women in the United States have similar definitions of intimacy, but women are more likely to practice intimacy in friendships.

Where is National Women’s Friendship Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 21st September:

1192 – English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria

1451 – Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge

1621 – King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1776 – 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down

1827 – According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon

1860 – In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1885 – Dutch demonstrate for general voting right

1897 – NY Sun runs famous “Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus,” editorial

1898 – Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days’ Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor.

1913 – 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France

1921 – Oppau explosion, a storage silo at a BASF fertilizer producing plant explods in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.

1930 – Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb

1934 – Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ is published

1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.

1949 – Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People’s Republic of China

1949 – Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation

1953 – Allied forces form West Germany

1957 – “Perry Mason” with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

1964 – Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1965 – Singapore admitted as a part of the United Nations.

1976 – Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.

1981 – Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK

1999 – Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.