Wednesday, the 12th of November, 2014 is the 316th day in 2014 and in the 46th calendar week.
General Events:
World Pneumonia Day
November 12, 2014 in the World
World Pneumonia Day takes place on November 12, 2014. World Pneumonia Day provides an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia. Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease that sickens 155 million children under 5 and kills 1.6 million each year. This makes pneumonia the number 1 killer of children under 5, claiming more young lives than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yet most people are unaware of pneumonia’s overwhelming death toll. Because of this pneumonia has been overshadowed as a priority on the global health agenda, and rarely receives coverage in the news media. World Pneumonia Day helps to bring this health crisis to the public’s attention and encourages policy makers and grassroots organizers alike to combat the disease. In spite of the massive death toll of this disease, affordable treatment and prevention options exist. There are effective vaccines against the two most common causes of deadly pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae type B and Streptococcus pneumoniae. A course of antibiotics which costs less than $1(US) is capable of curing the disease if it is started early enough. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (GAPP) released by the WHO and UNICEF on World Pneumonia Day, 2009, finds that 1 million children’s lives could be saved every year if prevention and treatment interventions for pneumonia were widely introduced in the world’s poorest countries.
2014 World Pneumonia Day:
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World Architecture Day
November 12, 2014 in the World
Created in 2005 by the Union International des Architects (UIA), World Architecture Day is a day to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works.
Architecture is incredibly important and architects have the potential to shape all of our lives through their hard work. In addition, architecture plays an essential role in planning for the future, sustaining population growth and tackling a number of social problems.
Events are held in different locations every year, bringing architects, engineers, planners and developers together to showcase their work, discuss future projects, debate current issues and plan new business ventures. So if you work in the industry, why not go along and join in?
For those who do not work within the field of architecture, simply take a few moments out of your day to appreciate the architectural feats that you usually take for granted during your everyday life.
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AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day
November 12, 2014 in the World
The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) was founded in 1983 and is a non-profit international club. Anyone that has an interest in rats or mice can be a member. The main purpose of AFRMA is to promote and encourage the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and mice. It also educate the public on their positive qualities as companion animals and provide information on their proper care. Competition shows are held several times a year in Southern California. These shows are very similar to cat, rabbit, or dog shows. Judges evaluate the animals based on official standards for each type of rat or mouse.
American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association:
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Historical Events on 12th November:
764 – Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.
1793 – Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
1823 – Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.
1859 – Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
1893 – The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan – the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.
1912 – Robert Scott’s diary & body found in Antarctica
1918 – Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic
1923 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8
1927 – 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens
1927 – Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator
1933 – First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken
1956 – Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
1970 – Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
1970 – Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),
1974 – South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies
1989 – Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
1990 – “The Body Bag Game”, in the days leading to the clash, Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan threatened a beating so severe that “they’ll have to be carted off in body bags”. Ryan’s words were prophetic, as the Eagles defense scored three touchdowns in a 28–14 win and knocked eight Redskins out of the game, including two quarterbacks
And in other news, it’s my baby Brother’s birthday!!! YAY!!! 
Happy Birthday, Michael!