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Calendar day; February 21, 2015

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Saturday, the 21st of February, 2015 is the 52th day in 2015 and in the 8th calendar week.

General Events:

International Mother Language Day
February 21, 2015 in the World

International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since 2000 February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students from different educational institutions such as Dhaka University, Jagannath University, Dhaka Medical College demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka (near High Court), which is the capital of present-day Bangladesh.


Where is International Mother Language Day?

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
February 21, 2015 in the USA

Engineering is typically a male-dominated arena – but beyond simply tinkering with and repairing equipment, engineering requires a flare for creativity and intelligence which the industry often misses out on due to so few women considering the career path.

Started in 2001 as a joint effort between NSPE, IBM, and National Engineers Week Foundation, “Girl Day” 2015 marks the 14th year of a special focus whereby women engineers, and their male colleagues, have the opportunity to introduce more than one million girls and young women to engineering. More than just one day, Introduce a Girl to Engineering is a national movement that shows girls how creative and collaborative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Card Reading Day
February 21, 2015 in the World

Card Reading Day is celebrated on February 21, 2015. The day is a chance for sentimental people to get their saved cards out for reading them. A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment.

Although greeting cards are usually given on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent to convey thanks or express other feeling. Postcards, which are single-sided without the fold, can function in a manner somewhat similar to greeting cards.

Greeting cards, usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of styles. There are both mass-produced as well as handmade versions that are distributed by hundreds of companies large and small.

Where is the event?

National Sticky Bun Day
February 21, 2015 in the USA

Sticky buns, also known as cinnamon rolls, are a delicious breakfast pastry made with leavened dough. Traditional recipes call for a glazed topping with pecans, maple syrup or honey, cinnamon, and butter.

The first people to add honey and nuts to their bread were the Ancient Egyptians. Glazed pastries have been popular ever since! German settlers in Pennsylvania created our modern-day sticky buns. The pastries were originally called “Schnecken” and are still considered a Philadelphia specialty.

Celebrate National Sticky Bun Day by baking some fresh sticky buns to share with friends and family!

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 21st February:

1440 – The Prussian Confederation is formed.

1613 – Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov

1764 – John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for “Essay on Women”

1795 – Freedom of worship established in France under constitution

1804 – 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick’s, runs for 1st time, in Wales

1828 – 1st American Indian newspaper in US, “Cherokee Phoenix”, published

1914 – White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China

1916 – Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)

1918 – The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo

1922 – Great Britain grants Egypt independence

1931 – Alka Seltzer introduced

1947 – 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land

1952 – Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)

1953 – Francis Crick and James Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule

1971 – The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna

1973 – Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108

1974 – Yugoslavia adopts constitution

1987 – Syrian army marches into Beirut

1991 – USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable

1995 – RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado

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