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Calendar day; October 6, 2014

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Monday, the 6th of October, 2014 is the 279th day in 2014 and in the 41st calendar week.

General Events:

World Habitat Day
October 6, 2014 in the World

World Habitat Day is celebrated on October 06, 2014. World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations

World Habitat Day 2014 Theme: Voices from Slums: http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/

Where is World Habitat Day?
Worldwide

Ecological Debt Day
October 6, 2014 in the World

Ecological Debt Day, also known as Earth Overshoot Day, is the (claimed) approximate calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. Ecological Debt Day is calculated by dividing the world biocapacity (the amount of natural resources generated by Earth that year), by the world Ecological Footprint (humanity’s consumption of Earth’s natural resources for that year), and multiplying by 365, the number of days in one Gregorian calendar year:

Earth Overshoot Day 2014: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/earth_overshoot_day/

Where is Ecological Debt Day?
Worldwide

Mad Hatter Day
October 6, 2014 in the World

Mad Hatter Day is observed on October 06, 2014. It was introduced in 1986 by a group of computer people in Boulder, Co and is a day to be silly and celebrate silliness. The Hatter is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. He is often referred to as the Mad Hatter. The card or label on the Hatter’s hat reads “In this style 10/6”, which refers to 10 shillings and six pence, the price of the hat in pre-decimalized British money. That’s why the Mad Hatter Day is celebrated on October 6.

“Mad as a hatter” is a colloquial phrase used in conversation to refer to a crazy person. In 18th and 19th century England mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus, the phrase became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane.

Where is Mad Hatter Day?
Worldwide

Child Health Day
October 6, 2014 in the USA

Child Health Day is observed on October 06, 2014. Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October. According to 36 U.S.C. § 105, on Child Health Day the president invites “all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States.”

Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a proclamation for Child Health Day in 1928 and it was annually observed on May 1 until it was observed on the first Monday of October from 1960 onwards. The concept of this event was supported by organizations such as the American Child Health Association, the American Federation of Labor and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in the early 20th century.

According to the HRSA, about one in six children between 2 and 19 in the United States is overweight. This is a risk factor for serious health consequences including asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Child Health Day helps spark or increase people’s awareness of ways to minimize or alleviate health problems that children may face. The day focuses on a range of child health issues such as prenatal care, adolescent health, the impact of daycare on a child’s development, preventing injuries, healthy eating and lifestyle choices, and immunization.

Where is Child Health Day?
Nationwide USA

German-American Day
October 6, 2014 in the USA

The German-American Day is celebrated on October 06, 2014. It is a day to celebrate the German American heritage. The German-American Day is celebrated annually and commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine landed in Philadelphia.

These families subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies. Originally celebrated in the nineteenth century, German-American Day died out in World War I as a result of the anti-German sentiment that prevailed at the time. The holiday was revived in 1983.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6th as German-American Day to celebrate and honor the 300th anniversary of German American immigration and culture to the United States.

Where is German-American Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 6th October:

105 BC – Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

1567 – Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands

1762 – British troops occupy Manila, Philippines

1781 – Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War

1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

1854 – The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

1889 – Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

1889 – Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

1890 – Mormon Church outlaws polygamy

1893 – Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

1900 – Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)

1908 – Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina

1927 – “Jazz Singer,” 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)

1928 – Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China

1939 – Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

1943 – Himmler wants acceleration of “Final Solution”

1945 – Tavern owner “Billy Goat” Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series & is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs

1948 – The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.

1948 – Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

1956 – Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

1961 – JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

1966 – Partial meltdown at Detroits’s Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

1976 – “Gang of Four” arrested in Beijing

1980 – Guyana adopts constitution

1987 – Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic

1995 – 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it

1996 – Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed

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