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Tuesday, the 14th of October, 2014 is the 287th day in 2014 and in the 42nd calendar week.
General Events:
World Standards Day
October 14, 2014 in the World
World Standards Day is celebrated internationally each year on 14 October. The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.
14 October was specifically chosen to mark the date, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization. Even though ISO was formed one year later, it wasn’t until 1970 that the first World Standards Day was celebrated.
Around the globe, various activities are chosen by national bodies to commemorate the date. The United States will be holding a U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on 23 October. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canada’s national accreditation body, celebrates World Standards Day together with the international community by observing the day near the dates of the international observance. In 2012 SCC celebrated World Standards Day on Friday, 12 October.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO): http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html
Where is World Standards Day?
Worldwide
Bald and Free Day
October 14 (or the 7th ???), 2014 in the World
Before we get into today’s story. Remember that who are in the inside is more important than how look on the outside.
You don’t have to be bald to appreciate this day but it helps, as we celebrate the chrome dome, it’s time to expose your shiny top, and dare to be beautiful regardless of what people say.
Whether you’re bald for medical reasons, or you’ve reached an age where you’re holding on to the comb over, this holiday also celebrates the freedom from shampoo and other products that comes along with baldness.
The creator of the unusual but uplifting holiday remains unknown, but even still, cancer survivors and cure supporters are showing off their lack of hair on Bald and Free Day.
Where is Be Bald and Free Day?
Worldwide
National Face Your Fears Day
October 14, 2014 in the USA
Take a moment to consider what your life might be like if you conquered some of your greatest fears. What would you do differently?
This unique day celebrates people who have faced and overcome their fears- whether seeking a better job, flying on a plane or pursuing a new relationship. National Face Your Fears Day is all about going for it and encouraging others to do the same.
Where is National Face Your Fears Day?
Nationwide USA
National Dessert Day
October 14, 2014 in the USA
National Dessert Day is celebrated on October 14, 2014. Dessert is a typically sweet course that concludes a meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, but may include other items. There is a wide variety of desserts in western cultures including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings, and candies. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness.
Many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world, such as in Russia, where many breakfast foods such as blint, oladi, and syrniki can be served with honey and jam to make them popular as desserts. The loosely defined course called dessert can apply to many foods.
Desserts are by definition a sweet course. This usually means high content of sugar or fats. Desserts have historically been known as a smaller course to end a meal but in modern times they have become a more major part of people’s diets. Although desserts are sweet a small amount of sugar is recommended in a daily diet.
Where is National Dessert Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 14th October:
1066 – Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence
1586 – Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
1773 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1834 – First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
1840 – Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.
1865 – Cheyennes & Arapahos sign “peace treaty” then chased out Colorado
1867 – 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
1920 – Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
1926 – AA Milne’s book “Winnie the Pooh” released
1946 – Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
1951 – Organization of Central American States forms
1962 – US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
1968 – 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
1979 – 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
1982 – 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1982 – President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
1994 – Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

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