Tuesday, the 4th of November, 2014 is the 308th day in 2014 and in the 45th calendar week.
General Events:
Election Day in the United States
November 4, 2014 in the USA
Election Day in the United States is celebrated on November 04, 2014. Election Day in the United States is the day set by law for the general elections of public officials. It occurs on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, which is usually also the first Tuesday in November. The earliest possible date is November 2 and the latest possible date is November 8. For federal offices (President, Vice President, and United States Congress), Election Day occurs only in even-numbered years.
Presidential elections are held every four years, in years divisible by four, in which electors for President and Vice President are chosen according to the method determined by each state. Elections to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate are held every two years; all Representatives serve two-year terms and are up for election every two years, while Senators serve six-year terms, staggered so that one-third of Senators are elected in any given general election.
General elections in which presidential candidates are not on the ballot are referred to as midterm elections. Many state and local government offices are also elected on Election Day as a matter of convenience and cost saving, although a handful of states hold elections for state offices (such as governor) during odd-numbered “off years”, or during other even-numbered “midterm years”.
Election Day is a civic holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. Some other states require that workers be permitted to take time off from employment without loss of pay. California Elections Code Section 14000 provides that employees otherwise unable to vote must be allowed two hours off with pay, at the beginning or end of a shift.
Where is Election Day in the United States?
Nationwide USA
King Tut Day 2014
November 4, 2014 in the World
King Tut Day is celebrated on November 04, 2014. It celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Tutankhamun was the 11th pharaoh of Dynasty 18 of the New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt, making his mummy over 3,300 years old. The discovery of the tomb as a whole was one of the most significant and famous archeological discoveries in modern times. The tomb was discovered on November 4, 1922.
Since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s mummy, there has been a lot of speculation and theories on the exact cause of death, which until recent studies had been hard to prove with the evidence and data available. While it was a widely debated topic for many Egyptologists, it had also spread to the general public as popular culture has come up with many conspiracy theories that played out in movies, TV shows, and fictional books.
Where is King Tut Day?
Worldwide
Russian Unity Day
November 4, 2014 in Russia
Russian Unity Day is celebrated on November 04, 2014. Unity Day (also called Day of People’s Unity or National Unity Day) is national holiday in Russian Federation. It commemorates the popular uprising which expelled Polish–Lithuanian occupation forces from Moscow in November 1612, and more generally the end of the Time of Troubles and the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618). The day’s name alludes to the idea that all classes of Russian society united to preserve Russian statehood when there was neither a tsar nor a patriarch to guide them. In 1613 tsar Mikhail Romanov instituted a holiday named Day of Moscow’s Liberation from Polish Invaders. It was celebrated in the Russian Empire until 1917, when it was replaced with a commemoration of the Russian Revolution. Unity Day was reinstituted by the Russian Federation in 2005, since when the year 1612 has been celebrated instead of 1917 every November 4. The day is also the feast day of the Russian Orthodox icon of Our Lady of Kazan.
Where is Russian Unity Day?
Nationwide Russia
National Use Your Common Sense Day
November 4, 2014 in the USA
I think I just found out what’s wrong with the world. November 4 is Use Your Common Sense Day. That leaves 364 days of the year where we aren’t using our common sense.
November 4th is Use Your Common Sense Day, a day that “celebrates common sense in business and in life.” This no-nonsense holiday is observed each year on the birth anniversary of Will Rogers, who was quoted as saying “common sense ain’t all that common.” Bud Bilanich, an internationally recognized speaker, succhess coach, and author created Use Your Common Sense Day because he was concerned that he “often finds a lack of common sense — in life and in work.”
So, whatever you do today, make sure you use your common sense while doing it.
Where is National Use Your Common Sense Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 4th November:
1333 – Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
1576 – Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).
1646 – Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God’s word
1819 – Maori Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes, New Zealand
1845 – First nationally observed uniform election day in US
1852 – Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
1862 – Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
1875 – Tonga adopts constitution
1879 – James Ritty patents first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
1890 – Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London
1903 – Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
1918 – Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
1922 – Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1929 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains, the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica
1950 – US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
1955 – The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.
1956 – 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
1956 – USSR sends tanks into Hungary & threatens to bomb Budapest
1970 – Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
1972 – Bangladesh adopts constitution
1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.
1979 – 500 Iranian “students” seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
1984 – Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
1990 – Iraq says it is preparing for a “dangerous war”
1994 – San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.