Thursday, the 13th of November, 2014 is the 317th day in 2014 and in the 46th calendar week.
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World Kindness Day
November 13, 2014 in the World
The World Kindness Day is on November 13, 2014. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. According to modern psychology, altruistic acts increases our own happiness in a profound way.
The World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.
Kindness is the act or the state of being kind – ie. marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.
Where is World Kindness Day?
Worldwide
World Usability Day
November 13, 2014 in the World
World Usability Day takes place on November 13, 2014. World Usability Day is held annually on the second Thursdayof November. Established in 2005 by the Usability Professionals’ Association, World Usability Day or Make Things Easier Day occurs annually to promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user’s responsibility to ask for things that work better. The day adopts a different theme each year. Organisations, groups or individuals are encouraged to hold events to mark the day, optionally according to that year’s theme.
Where is World Usability Day?
Worldwide
Sadie Hawkins Day
November 13, 2014 in the World
Here is a holiday that originated from a cartoon. It all began in Al Capp’s “Lil Abner Cartoon in the 1930’s. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkin’s Day. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. Then, all the single women, including the mayor’s daughter, chased the boys. If a girl catches her man, he had to marry her.
Sadie Hawkins Day races and events grew in popularity during the course of All Capp’s long running cartoon. This cartoon made holiday largely died out after 40 years when the cartoon was discontinued. It can occasionally be seen celebrated on college campuses.
Where is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Worldwide
Indian Pudding Day
November 13, 2014 in the USA
National Indian Pudding Day is observed on November 13, 2014. Indian pudding is a traditional New England dessert, “a cold-weather classic”. Seventeenth-century English colonists brought hasty pudding to North America and transformed it completely.
Lacking wheat, they substituted cornmeal, a grain they learned to cultivate from the indigenous peoples, which led to the new name Indian pudding, derived from their name for cornmeal, Indian meal. They substituted milk, which was plentiful, for water and added locally available sweeteners, either molasses or maple syrup, and spices when available, typically cinnamon and ground ginger.
Other traditional ingredients include butter and eggs for a smoother consistency and raisins and nuts for flavor and contrasting texture. Finally, Indian pudding is baked in a slow oven for several hours, transforming its texture from the porridge-like quality of hasty pudding to a smoother texture more typical of custard puddings.
The 20th century’s commercial puddings with their industrially perfect smooth consistency displaced Indian pudding and its cooking time had little appeal for the modern home cook. It is still associated with autumn holidays and occasionally revived by restaurants. It is usually served warm and sometimes accompanied by vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Where is National Indian Pudding Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 13th November:
1002 – English king Ethelred II (the ‘Unready’) launches ‘St Brice’s Day’ massacre of Danish settlers
1553 – English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
1715 – Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
1789 – Ben Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes”
1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
1864 – The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
1887 – Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
1913 – 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1921 – US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1927 – NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
1940 – Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” released
1952 – False fingernails 1st sold
1970 – Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
1977 – Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77)
1985 – Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
1986 – US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
2001 – War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States