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Calendar day; March 13, 2015

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Friday, the 13th of March, 2015 is the 72nd day in 2015 and in the 11th calendar week.
General Events:
K-9 Veterans Day
March 13, 2015 in the USA
March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps,  it seems only right to annually honor these four legged friends who have served and protected us.There are Police K9s, FBI K9s, Customs K9s, Border Patrol K9s, Secret Service K9s, Airport Police K9s and other dogs working daily to protect the homeland. There are also service dogs that are privately handled dogs. These privately handled dogs are members of Search and Rescue dog teams.  These Search and Rescue dog teams worked at Ground Zero and at the Pentagon. There are also private bomb dog and security dog teams, therapy dogs, and service dogs. There are also the military dogs of all our wars whose service and sacrifice helped to create all the other ways that we use these very important dogs.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
World Sleep Day
March 13, 2015 in the World
The World Sleep Day (Friday of the second full week of March) is an annual event organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) since 2008.[1] It is aimed to celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society attention to the burden of sleep problems and their medicine, education and social aspects; to promote sleep disorders prevention and management.
Through the World Sleep Day the WASM tries to raise awareness of sleep disorders and their better understanding and preventability, and to reduce the burden of sleep problems on society that constitute a global epidemic and threaten health and quality of life for as much as 45% of the world’s population.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Shabbat Across America/Canada
March 13, 2015 in USA/Canada
This Friday night, individuals, neighbors, friends and communities nationwide will unite in the celebration of Shabbat. In its 19th year, Shabbat Across America and Canada (SAA/C), sponsored by not-for-profit NJOP (www.njop.org), continues to make history by bringing thought-provoking Shabbat experiences to neighborhoods throughout North America. This year, NJOP launched “CommUNITY Shabbat Across America and Canada,” encouraging synagogues in close proximity yet with diverse affiliations to hold communal Shabbat celebrations. On March 13, more than 45,000 individuals are expected to join local SAA/C celebrations at more than 550 locations.
Conceived of in 1997 by Rabbi Buchwald, SAA/C is designed for the North American Jewish community and, because of the program’s popularity and appeal, has welcomed locations worldwide. Encouraging host locations to customize the experience for their communities.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA/Canada
Historical Events on 13th March:
624 – Battle of Badr, Muhammad’s Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan forces
1519 – Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico
1781 – William Herschel sees what he thinks is a “comet” but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus
1852 – Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly
1884 – Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins
1900 – In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law
1912 – Bulgaria and Serbia conclude an alliance pact ostensibly against Austria, but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey
1918 – Trotsky gains control of the Red Army
1921 – Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China
1925 – Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
1930 – Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
1940 – Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische
1951 – Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
1964 – Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack
1973 – Syria adopts constitution
1979 – European Monetary System is established, ECU created
1991 – Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill
1996 – Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide
1997 – The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy
2003 – Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.

 

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