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Calendar day; October 5, 2014

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Sunday, the 5th of October, 2014 is the 278th day in 2014 and in the 40th calendar week.

National Fire Prevention Week
October 5-11, 2014 in the USA & Canada

National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and Canada, during the week (from Sunday to Saturday) in which October 9 falls. In the United States, the first Presidential proclamation of Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) continues to be the international sponsor of the week.

In Canada, Fire Prevention Week is proclaimed annually by the Governor General. The Saturday ending the week is also proclaimed as Fire Service Recognition Day to express appreciation for the many public services rendered by members of the Canadian fire service.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week

Where is National Fire Prevention Week?
Nationwide USA & Canada

Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 5-11, 2014 in the USA

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) (also known as Mental Health Awareness Week) was established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to educate and increase awareness about mental illness. It takes place every year during the first full week of October. During this week, mental health advocates and organizations across the U.S. join together to sponsor a variety of events to promote community outreach and public education concerning mental illnesses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older – about one in four adults – suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in any given year. However, stigma surrounding mental illness is a major barrier that prevents people from seeking the mental health treatment that they need. Programs during Mental Illness Awareness Week are designed to create community awareness and discussion in an effort to put an end to stigma and advocate for treatment and recovery.

Where is Mental Illness Awareness Week?
Nationwide USA

General Events:

World Teachers’ Day
October 5, 2014 in the World

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 05, 2014. The day, which is held annually, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. Today World Teachers’ Day is observed in more than 100 countries.

According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development. Education International (EI), the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide, strongly believes that World Teachers’ Day should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world.

A teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults). In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. Education in its broadest, general sense is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next.

Where is World Teachers’ Day?
Worldwide

German Harvest Festival
October 5, 2014 in Germany

German Harvest Festival is celebrated on October 05, 2014. A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. The German Harvest Festival is known as “Erntedankfest”. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places. Harvests festivals typically feature feasting, both family and public, with foods that are drawn from crops that come to maturity around the time of the festival.

Ample food and freedom from the necessity to work in the fields are two central features of harvest festivals: eating, merriment, contests, music and romance are common features of harvest festivals around the world. In North America, Canada and the US each have their own Thanksgiving celebrations in October and November. Certain religious holidays, such as Sukkot, have their roots in harvest festivals.

Where is German Harvest Festival?
Nationwide Germany

International Frugal Fun Day
October 5, 2014 in the World

International Frugal Fun Day is celebrated on October 05, 2014. It is celebrated each year on the first Sunday in October. It’s a day to enjoy fun activities which are free or costs less than $5, like to fly a kite, biking, hiking, dancing at home and so on. There are hundreds of possibilities for celebrating International Frugal Fun Day!

Where is Frugal Fun Day?
Worldwide

Emergency Nurses Day 2014
October 5, 2014 in the USA

Emergency Nurses Day recognizes an important care giver. According to the Emergency Nurse’s Association “Emergency Nurses Day salutes the dedication and commitment of emergency nursing professionals, who bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients…….”

Emergency room nurses see it all. And, often it “ain’t good”. Yet, they return to work, knowing they make a difference to sick, injured and sometimes dying people that enter the ER each and every day.

Emergency Nurse’s Day is held during Emergency Nurses Week.

Where is Emergency Nurses Day 2014?
Nationwide USA

National Do Something Nice Day
October 5, 2014 in the USA

Each year on October 5 people across the nation celebrate National Do Something Nice Day.

National Do Something Nice Day is very similar to National Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated on February 17.

It would be ideal if everyone lived their lives doing something nice, or doing nice things, on a daily basis and without thinking about it. Today serves as a reminder to us all, as it is easy to get caught up with hectic schedules and fast paced lifestyles, to stop for a moment and do something nice.

The “something” can be “anything” from buying a cup of coffee for someone in line at the coffee shop or giving a compliment to the tired clerk to sending flowers with a card that says “just because,” asking the neighbors over for a barbecue in your backyard, or mowing their lawn for them and etc.

Where is National Do Something Nice Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 5th October:

1143 – The king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.

1568 – Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1789 – French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.

1864 – Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)

1877 – Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War

1908 – Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar

1916 – Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured

1919 – Norwegian population agrees to prohibition

1944 – Suffrage is extended to women in France.

1954 – Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US

1968 – Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland

1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus begins airing on BBC

1978 – Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques

1988 – Brazil adopts its Constitution

1993 – Last honor guard at Lenin’s mausoleum

2000 – Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

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