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Calendar day; March 24, 2015

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Tuesday, the 24th of March, 2015 is the 83th day in 2015 and in the 13rd calendar week.
General Events:
World Tuberculosis Day
March 24, 2015 in the World
The World Tuberculosis Day takes place on March 24, 2015. It is a day to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease. The day is observed annually and commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.
At the time of Koch’s announcement in Berlin, tuberculosis was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch’s discovery opened the way toward diagnosing and curing tuberculosis. Today tuberculosis causes the deaths of about 1.7 million people each year, mostly in the Third World.
In 1982, on the one-hundredth anniversary of Robert Koch’s presentation, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease proposed that March 24 be proclaimed an official World Tuberculosis Day. In 1996, the World Health Organization joined with the IUATLD and a wide range of other concerned organizations to increase the impact of World Tuberculosis Day.
Tuberculosis is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It typically attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit their saliva through the air. If left untreated, kills more than 50% of those so infected.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for Dignity of Victims
March 24, 2015 in the World
The United Nations (UN) holds a special day to promote a human rights issue on March 24 each year. This day is called the “International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims”.
In 2006 the UN confirmed that people had the right to know the truth about gross human rights violations and serious violations of human rights law. Furthermore, this right was linked to governments’ duty and obligation to protect and guarantee human rights, to conduct effective investigations and to guarantee effective remedy and reparations.
In December 2010, in a bid to promote human rights, the UN proclaimed March 24 as the “International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims”. The day remembers human rights victims.
The UN holds various global activities to promote this event. It also encourages governments and people worldwide to observe this international day by:
– Honoring victims of human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice.
– Paying tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
March 24, 2015 in Argentina
Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is observed on March 24, 2015. The Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is a public holiday in Argentina, commemorating the victims of Dirty War. It is held on 24 March, the anniversary of the coup d’état of 1976 that brought the National Reorganization Process to power.
Where is Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice?
Nationwide Argentina
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 24, 2015 in the USA
Did you know that Nestlé Raisinets are one of the most popular candies for movie-goers? People can’t get enough of the delicious fruit and dark chocolate combination!
Culinary historians believe that humans first discovered raisins when they came across grapes drying on a vine. These sundried morsels soon became one of the most popular food sweeteners, second only to honey. Raisins are an excellent source fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, and certain B vitamins. Add some dark chocolate into the mix and you’ll also get a healthy dose of antioxidants and important minerals.
Enjoy a handful of chocolate-covered raisins today in honor of National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 24th March:
1603 – Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns
1765 – Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
1832 – Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
1837 – Canada gives black citizens the right to vote
1882 – German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
1905 – A group of Cretans dedicated to Crete’s union with Greece led by Eleutherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Therisso and proclaim a union in defiance of the Great Powers
1906 – “Census of the British Empire” shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
1924 – Greece becomes a republic
1930 – Planet Pluto named
1934 – U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
1944 – 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)
1947 – John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
1955 – 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
1959 – The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita
1972 – Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
1986 – US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
1989 – Worst US oil spill, Exxon’s Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
1997 – Australian parliament overturns world’s 1st & only euthanasia law
1998 – A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others
1999 – Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country

 

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