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Calendar day; October 13, 2014

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 Monday, the 13th of October, 2014 is the 286th day in 2014 and in the 42nd calendar week.
General Events;
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
October 13, 2014 in the World
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is observed on October 13, 2014. The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. In 2002, by a further resolution, the General Assembly decided to maintain the annual observance as a vehicle to promote a global culture of natural disaster reduction, including prevention, mitigation and preparedness. In 2009, the UN General Assembly decided to designate October 13 as the official date and also changed the name to International Day for Disaster Reduction.
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: https://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/
Where is Day for Natural Disaster Reduction?
Worldwide
Thanksgiving in Canada
October 13, 2014 in Canada
Thanksgiving in Canada takes place on October 13, 2014. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day (Canadian French: Jour de l’Action de grâce), occurring on the second Monday in October, is an annual Canadian holiday which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. In 1957 the Parliament of Canada proclaimed: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.” Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in most jurisdictions of Canada. As a liturgical festival, Thanksgiving corresponds to the English and continental European Harvest festival, with churches decorated with cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty, English and European harvest hymns sung on theSunday of Thanksgiving weekend, and scriptural selections drawn from biblical stories relating to the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. While the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians may gather for their Thanksgiving feast on any day during the long weekend. Thanksgiving in Canada is also often a time for weekend getaways.
Where is Thanksgiving in Canada?
Nationwide
Canada
International Skeptics Day
October 13, 2014 in the World
International Skeptics Day is the perfect day for you…the “doubting Thomas”.
Perhaps the earth isn’t really round!? Maybe, the sky isn’t truely blue!? Does he(she) really love me!? ……..These are the words and questions of the classical skeptic.
 By definition, a skeptic is a person who questions or doubts facts and theories. He, or she, is a mis-believer. A skeptic does not accept the “Given”. If you are inclined to doubt things that you see or hear, then International Skeptics Day is for you.
If you practice a little, I’m sure we can make a good skeptic out of you. Go ahead, give it a try. And, what better day to practice skepticism, than  International Skeptics Day?
The Skeptics Society: http://www.skeptic.com/about_us/
Where is Skeptics Day?
Worldwide
International Day for Failure
October 13, 2014 in the World
The International Day for Failure is an annual event which happens on October 13th, to celebrate failure. The aim is to help people overcome fear of failure and understand failure as a learning …
Without the possibility of failure there is no success, they go hand-in-hand. After all, failure means you have grabbed the opportunity to succeed. Day for Failure is the best day to show some stupidity, error estimation, awkward moments, and other fails to the world. So let’s celebrate our shortcomings and failures, share our experiences and promote the understanding of failure as a learning
Where is International Day for Failure?
Worldwide
Health and Sports Day
October 13, 2014 in Japan
Health and Sports Day is celebrated on October 13, 2014. Health and Sports Day, also known as Health-Sports Day or Sports Day, is a national holiday in Japan held annually on the second Monday in October. It commemorates the opening of the 1964 Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo, and exists to promote sports and an active lifestyle. The first Health and Sports Day was held on October 10, 1966, two years after the 1964 Summer Olympics. October was chosen for the unusually late Summer Olympics to avoid the Japanese rainy season, and Health and Sports Day continues to be one of the fairest days of the year.
Where is Health and Sports Day?
Nationwide Japan
Columbus Day 2014
October 13, 2014 in the USA
Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official holiday. The day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in the Americas, as Día de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.
In the US, Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in 1934. However, people have celebrated Columbus’ voyage since the colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the 400-year anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These patriotic rituals were framed around themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and celebrating social progress.
Since 1971, the holiday has been fixed in the US to the second Monday in October, coincidentally the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada (which was fixed to that date in 1959). It is generally observed today by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and other federal agencies, most state government offices, and some school districts. Most businesses and some stock exchanges remain open, however, and there is a trend among some states and municipalities away from observing the holiday.
Where is Columbus Day?
Nationwide USA
Native Americans’ Day
October 13, 2014 in the USA
The second Monday of October annually marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or region follow this observance. Instead, they celebrate other events on the day. For example, South Dakota’s official holiday on this date is Native Americans’ Day (also known as Native American Day), while people in Berkeley, California, celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.
In 1989 the South Dakota legislature unanimously passed legislation to proclaim 1990 as the “Year of Reconciliation” for Native Americans and to change Columbus Day to Native American Day. Since 1990 the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Native American Day in South Dakota.
In 1992 Columbus Day was no longer observed in Berkeley, California, but Indigenous People’s Day would be celebrated instead on the second Monday in October.  The city has been known for its political correctness and its officials designated 1992 as the Year of Indigenous People. In addition, in 1998 the California Assembly declared Native American Day as an official annual statewide observance on the fourth Friday of September.
Where is Native Americans’ Day?
Nationwide USA
Fraternal Day 2014
October 13, 2014 in Alabama
Fraternal Day takes place on October 13, 2014. Fraternal Day is a legal holiday in the state of Alabama in the United States. It is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October on the same day as Columbus Day and American Indian Heritage Day. Fraternal Day was originally celebrated on the second Thursday of October beginning in 1915.
Where is Fraternal Day?
Nationwide Alabama
Historical Events on 13th October:
54 – Nero suceeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor
1282 – Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.
1629 – Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier
1792 – “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is 1st published
1812 – Battle of Queenstown Heights, British beats US attempt to invade Canada
1864 – Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
1884 – Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude
1902 – President Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 May; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration
1914 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask
1943 – Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
1972 – Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)
1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C..
1987 – 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)
1988 – Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ’s burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

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