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Calendar day; September 27, 2014

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Saturday, the 27th of September, 2014 is the 270th day in 2014 and in the 39th calendar week.

General Events:

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27, 2014 in the USA

September 27 is the annual observance of the National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The focus of the day is to bring awareness to the growing issue of HIV/AIDS in the gay community while motivating individuals to get tested and attain services. The lead organization for this event is the National Association of People living with AIDS.

Where is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day?
Nationwide USA

International Rabbit Day
September 27, 2014 in the World

International Rabbit Day is observed on September 27, 2014. It promotes the protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild. International Rabbit Day is held each year on the fourth Saturday in September. Rabbit habitats include meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. Rabbits live in groups, and the best known species, the European rabbit, lives in underground burrows, or rabbit holes. More than half the world’s rabbit population resides in North America.

Domestic rabbits can be kept as pets in a back yard hutch or indoors in a cage or house trained to have free roam. Rabbits kept indoors are often referred to as house rabbits. House rabbits typically have an indoor pen or cage and a rabbit-safe place to run and exercise, such as an exercise pen, living room or family room. Rabbits can be trained to use a litter box and some can learn to come when called. Domestic rabbits that do not live indoors can also serve as companions for their owners, typically living in a protected hutch outdoors.

Rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility or rebirth, and have long been associated with spring and Easter as the Easter Bunny. The species’ role as a prey animal also lends itself as a symbol of innocence, another Easter connotation. Additionally, rabbits are often used as symbols of playful sexuality, which also relates to the human perception of innocence, as well as its reputation as a prolific breeder.

Where is Rabbit Day?
Worldwide

World Tourism Day
September 27, 2014 in the World

The World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27, 2014. September 27 was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

World Tourism Day was first celebrated in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. At its Twelfth Session in Istanbul, Turkey, in October of 1997, the UNWTO General Assembly decided to designate a host country each year to act as the Organization’s partner in the celebration of World Tourism Day.

Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people “traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”. Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity. In 2010, there were over 940 million international tourist arrivals, with a growth of 6.6% as compared to 2009. International tourism receipts grew to US$919 billion (euro 693 billion) in 2010.

Website: http://www.unwto.org/wtd/index.php

Where is World Tourism Day?
Worldwide

R.E.A.D. in America Day
September 27, 2014 in the USA

R.E.A.D. stands for “Reading helps Everyone Accomplish Dreams.” An annual event, R.E.A.D. in America Day is sponsored by the CheeREADing program. The day’s motto is “Anything is possible if you read.” It is through the power of reading that goals are set and dreams are realized. The day’s purpose is to raise awareness about youth literacy and to encourage the power of daily reading for our youth. The day’s activities include a rally for reading (with local heroes and celebrities stopping by to read a book and share how reading has changed their lives), local bookstore “Power of One Hour” reading sessions and local school events. Annually, the fourth Saturday in September.

Where is R.E.A.D. in America Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 27th September:

70 – Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Roman army

1066 – William the Conqueror’s troops set sail for England

1331 – The Battle of Plowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.

1509 – Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed

1605 – The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.

1821 – Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw

1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.

1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.

1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².

1908 – Henry Ford’s first Ford Model T automobile was leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1916 – 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians

1937 – 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)

1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct.

1953 – Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan

1960 – Europe’s 1st “moving pavement” (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground

1983 – South Africa worker’s union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years

1988 – The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1996 – In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

1998 – Google is launched.

IOTD

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