Wednesday, the 29th of October, 2014 is the 302th day in 2014 and in the 44th calendar week.
General Events
World Psoriasis Day 2014
October 29, 2014 in the World
World Psoriasis Day is observed annually on 29 October. It is thought around 3% of the world’s population suffer from this condition, yet people all around the world still suffer from it and there is no cure.  It is a life-long disorder which often leaves red marks on the skin and can become cracked and bleed.
Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis have a huge impact on people’s life and these devastating conditions need to be taken more seriously by national and international authorities. We also need to educate  healthcare decision makers, for example governments, physicians and all those responsible for psoriasis care/ medicines, on how they can actively take part in making a positive change for people with psoriasis.
Where is World Psoriasis Day?
International Internet Day
October 29, 2014 in the World
International Internet Day is celebrated worldwide, every year on 29th of October. Since the year 2005 the International Internet Day has been famously celebrated to commemorate a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology. This was the event of the sending of the first message, first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969.
Today the International Internet Day is also an on-line project germinating from the society, of the society and for the society. The International Internet Day project is open to everyone and anyone just as access to the internet is open and free for everyone. The International Internet Day thus celebrates this grand democratic fervor which in essential is linked to this idea of liberation, where everyone is afforded an equal opportunity and an equal advantage to share of services, which connect the world to each other.
Where is International Internet Day?
Hermit Day
October 29, 2014 in the World
Hermit Day is today. It’s a quiet day to spend quietly in seclusion, all by yourself.
For some people, being a recluse is a way of life. They spend everyday by themselves, in peaceful seclusion. For whatever reason, Hermits prefer living away from the crowds and the sea of humanity. For many of us who lead an increasingly busy lifestyle, the idea of being a “Hermit for a Day” is very tempting. The thought of getting away from it all, even if for just one day, is very appealing.
If you are a Hermit, celebrate your lifestyle today. If you’re one of the many, who yearn for a break from your hectic lifestyle, be a Hermit on this day. Chill out by yourself where no one can find you.
Spend this day in a secluded area or environment. We hope that no one interrupts your the calm and serenity.
Where is Hermit Day?
Republic Day of Turkey
October 29, 2014 in Turkey
Republic Day of Turkey is celebrated on October 29, 2014. The Republic Day of Turkey is one of the public holidays in Turkey, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting at 1:00 pm on October 28. On 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey.
Turkey had effectively been a republic from April 23, 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey) but official recognition of this came only 3 years later. On 29 October 1923, the new name of the nation and its status as a republic was declared.
After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Atatürk was selected as the 1st president of the Republic of Turkey by unanimous vote. Since then, every year on October 29 is celebrated as Republic Day in Turkey.
Where is Republic Day of Turkey?
Nationwide Turkey
National Cat Day
October 29, 2014 in the USA
National Cat Day was founded by Celebrity Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and author, Colleen Paige and is a celebration that takes place on October 29th every year in the United States. The National Cat Day website states that the holiday was first celebrated in 2005 “to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.” The day is supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a nonprofit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption.
Where is National Cat Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th October:
529 BC – The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder.
1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris.
1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania
1863 – International Committee of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)
1864 – Greek parliament accept new Constitution
1923 – Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
1929 – “Black Tuesday” Stock Market crashes triggers “Great Depression”
1945 – First ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented
1954 – Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brotherhood
1955 – Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)
1964 – The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania
1969 – Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation “at once”
1994 – National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.
1999 – Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.
2002 – Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.