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Calendar day; January 14, 2015

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Wednesday, the 14th of January, 2015 is the 14th day in 2015 and in the 3rd calendar week.
General Events:
Mattu Pongal 2015
January 14, 2015 in India
Mattu Pongal is celebrated on January 14, 2015. Mattu Pongal is an Indian festival celebrated on the day following the Pongal festival or the Makar Sankranti festival. Though the name of the festival is specific to Tamil Nadu, in India, it is also celebrated in other southern states such as Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Makar Sankranti is a festival that marks the start of northern declination of the Sun from the Zodiaca sign of Sagittarius to Capricorn, which according to Hindu calendar usually falls on 14 January. Mattu Pongal is for celebration of the cattle, particularly cows and bulls that play a vital role by working hard to help the farmers to raise crops on their fields, falls on the following day, 15 January. The festival is also observed by ethnic Tamil population of Sri Lanka.
Where is Mattu Pongal?
Nationwide India
Makar Sankranti
January 14, 2015 in Indida / Nepal
Makar Sankranti takes place on January 14, 2015. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour, and gaiety. It is a harvest festival.
Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year: 14 January, with some exceptions, when the festival is celebrated on 13 January or 15 January. Makar Sankranti is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India.
Makara Sankranti is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindus and is celebrated in almost all parts of India in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion. Millions of people take a dip in places like Ganga Sagar and Prayag and pray to the Sun God (Surya).
Where is Makar Sankranti?
Nationwide Indida / Nepal
National Organize Your Home Day
January 14, 2015 in the USA
We all find it difficult to keep our homes tidy and organised, and its oh so easy to keep putting off tasks that always seem to require too much effort and time than we care to dedicate to them.
Enter Organise Your Home Day, the perfect chance to quit making excuses for one day, get down to business and get your home back into shape! Put everything else aside for a few hours and get to task on all those little niggling things and DIY jobs that have been begging to be finished for months now. Get your friends and family involved and help each other out to get everything done quicker and make the day more fun. You will be surprised how much you can get done, and how much difference giving your home a little TLC can make to your life.
Where is this event?
Nationwide USA
Ratification Day
January 14, 2015 in the USA
Ratification Day takes place on January 14, 2015. Ratification Day in the United States refers to the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress. This act officially ended the American Revolution and established the U.S. as a sovereign entity.
Where is Ratification Day?
Nationwide USA
Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14, 2015 in the USA
The National Dress Up Your Pet Day takes place on January 14, 2015. It was founded to celebrate pets and to support the pet fashion community as a fun way. Dress Up Your Pet Day is a good opportunity to dress up your pet with sweaters, booties and fashion accessories.
A pet is a household animal kept for a person’s enjoyment. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities. Their pedigree may also be a factor. The most popular pets are dogs and cats, but there are also rodent pets, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, fancy rats, and guinea pigs.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 14th January:
3102 BC – Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga
1129 – Formal approval of the Order of Templars at the Council of Troyes
1539 – Spain annexes Cuba.
1641 – United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
1690 – Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”
1784 – US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
1814 – King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
1878 – US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
1907 – An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1,000.
1914 – The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi,regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
1935 – Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
1939 – Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
1949 – Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
1953 – Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Tito)
1963 – George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”
1979 – US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday
1981 – US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1986 – Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
1986 – Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1990 – “Simpsons” premiered on Fox-TV
1998 – Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis).
2000 – A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village

 

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