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Calendar day; January 30, 2015

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Friday, the 30th of January, 2015 is the 30th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week.

Season for Nonviolence
January 30 to April 4, 2015 in the World

Season for Nonviolence is observed on January 30, 2015. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi’s grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The “season” begins with the anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination on April 4. It is anchored by a mission, statement of principles, and commitments by participants towards living in a nonviolent way.

Where is Season for Nonviolence?
Worldwide

General Events:

World Leprosy Day
January 30, 2015 in the World

World Leprosy Day is celebrated on January 30, 2015. World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy.

Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body – the hands, feet, and face.

Where is World Leprosy Day?
Worldwide

School Day of Non-violence and Peace
January 30, 2015 in the World

School Day of Non-violence and Peace takes place on January 30, 2015. The School Day of Non-violence and Peace, is an observance founded by the Spanish poet Llorenç Vidal Vidal in Majorca in 1964 as a starting point and support for a pacifying and non-violent education of a permanent character. Different as the first proposed by the UNESCO “Armistice Day” in 1948, the “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” is observed on January 30 or thereabouts every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, in schools all over the world. In countries with a Southern Hemisphere school calendar, it can be observed on 30 March. Its basic and permanent message is: “Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war”.

Where is School Day of Non-violence and Peace?
Worldwide

National Inane Answering Message Day
January 30, 2015 in the USA

National Inane Answering Message Day is celebrated on January 30, 2015. An inane answering machine message is for example: “I, uh … hello, I just wanted … no, not … OK, leave a message, bye!” The day was introduced in 2001 to put an end to such senseless messages. The day is to give comfort to those who are tired of senseless answering machine messages.

The answering machine is a device for answering telephones and recording callers’ messages. On a two-cassette answerphone, there is an outgoing cassette, which after a certain number of rings plays a pre-recorded message to the caller who rang the number. Once the message is complete, the outgoing cassette stops and the incoming cassette starts recording the caller’s message, and then stops when the caller hangs up.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 30th January:

1467 – Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hung king Mátyás Corvinus beats Bratrici

1647 – Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400

1648 – Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

1790 – Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor

1820 – British explorer Edward Bransfield aboard Williams sights Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica claims for Britain

1835 – Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

1889 – Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.

1902 – Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan’s ‘special interest’ in Korea

1922 – World Law Day 1st celebrated

1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse

1956 – Martin Luther King Jr.s home bombed

1958 – UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats

1965 – State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill at St Paul’s Cathedral, London – largest state funeral ever

1972 – ‘Bloody Sunday’: 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during ‘the Troubles’

1973 – Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts

1979 – Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution

1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.

1989 – Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor

1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.

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