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Calendar day; April 5, 2015

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Sunday, the 5th of April, 2015 is the 95th day in 2015 and in the 14th calendar week.
National Blue Ribbon Week
April 5-11, 2015 in the USA
Ever since the spring of 1989 when a Virginia Grandmother named Bonnie began wearing a Blue Ribbon as a tribute to her grandson, a three year old whose mother’s abusive boyfriend killed him, concerned citizens all over America have worn the blue ribbon as a symbol to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The Blue Ribbon Campaign has gained national momentum. It is one way that everyone can play a role in the awareness of violence against children — in all its forms. By demonstrating your concern and commitment, others will want to wear the ribbon too. It’s a powerful way to rally everyone in your community to support public awareness for child abuse prevention and programs that help parents and children.
General Events:
Cold Food Festival
April 5, 2015 in China
Cold Food Festival takes place on April 05, 2015. The Cold Food Festival or Hanshi Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated for three consecutive days starting the day before the Qingming Festival in the Chinese Calendar, which falls on the 105th day after dongzhi (April 5 by the Gregorian calendar, except in leap years). It is celebrated in China as well as the nearby nations of Korea and Vietnam. At this time of year, the sky becomes clearer and buds sprout in the field. Farmers sow various seeds and supply water to their rice paddies.
Where is Cold Food Festival?
Nationwide China
Gold Star Wives Day
April 5, 2015 in the USA
The Gold Star Wives of America was formed before the end of World War II to provide support for the spouses and children of those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.[1] The first meeting was on April 5, 1945, when four young widows met in Marie Jordan’s apartment on West 20th Street in New York City. One week later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died. Shortly thereafter, Eleanor Roosevelt, the widow of the Commander-in-Chief, joined the organization.
Gold Star Wives was first incorporated in the State of New York on December 15, 1945. On December 4, 1980 The Gold Star Wives were granted a Federal Charter by Congress and recognized as a unique organization capable of providing a service not available from any other organization.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Easter 2015
April 5, 2015 in the World
Easter is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.
Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or ResurrectionSunday), two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide or the Easter Season. Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day but now officially lasts for the fifty days until Pentecost. The first week of the Easter Season is known as Easter Week or the Octave of Easter. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a season of fasting, prayer, and penance.
As with many other Christian dates, the celebration of Easter extends beyond the church. Since its origins, it has been a time of celebration and feasting and many Traditional Easter games and customs developed, such as Egg rolling, Egg tapping, Pace egging and Egg decorating. Today Easter is commercially important, seeing wide sales of greeting cards and confectionery such as chocolate Easter eggs, marshmallow bunnies, Peeps, and jelly beans. Even many non-Christians celebrate these aspects of the holiday while eschewing the religious aspects.
Where is Easter?
Historical Events on 5th April:
456 – St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop
1242 – Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice
1609 – Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyushu, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryukyu Kingdom in Okinawa
1648 – Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people’s uprising in Naples
1722 – Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
1751 – Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
1818 – In the Battle of Maipú, Chile’s independence movement – led by Bernardo O’Higgins and José de San Martín – win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead
1879 – Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific
1897 – The Greco-Turkish War, also called “Thirty Days’ War”, is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire
1923 – Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production
1932 – Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government
1951 – Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
1958 – Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time
1964 – 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
1974 – Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
1982 – British fleet sails to Falkland Islands
1989 – Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
1990 – Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
2009 – North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks
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