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Calendar day; April 7, 2015

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Tuesday, the 7th of April, 2015 is the 97th day in 2015 and in the 15th calendar week.
General Events:
World Health Day
April 7, 2015 in the World
The World Health Day  is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day.
The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. Resources provided continue beyond 7 April, that is, the designated day for celebrating the World Health Day.
World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health isssues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports.
The WHO’s constitution states that its objective “is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.” In 1986, the WHO said that health is “a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.”
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
April 7, 2015 in the World
The United Nations (UN) has named April 7 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. This day commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa.
In 1994, in the space of three months, about 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in Rwanda in what came to be known as the Rwanda genocide.  In 1995, the UN called for an outreach program entitled “The Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations” and “to take measures to mobilize civil society for Rwanda genocide victim remembrance and education” to help prevent future acts of genocide. The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide has been observed each year since 2004, 10 years after the genocide took place.
The genocide was carried out with meticulous planning and organization. Lists of people to be killed, such as government opponents, were handed out to militias who went and killed them. None of the family members, including children, were spared. Killings occurred among neighbours, while some husbands of Hutu roots killed their Tutsi wives saying that they would be killed themselves if they didn’t kill all Tutsi’s in their sight.
ID cards showed people’s ethnic group during the time, so militias blocked the roads, held checkups and slaughtered Tutsis, often with machetes which most Rwandans kept around their houses. Thousands of Tutsi woman were also reportedly taken away and made sex slaves.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s Day of Action (SAAM)
April 7, 2015 in the USA
The SAAM Day of Action will be observed on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  This is nationally recognized in the United States as a specific day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Through coordinated planning of special events, advocates can raise awareness, media attention and national momentum for ending and preventing sexual violence.
This nationally recognized day provides an opportunity for prevention advocates to engage with their communities.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
International Beaver Day
April 7, 2015 in the World
The beaver may be the national animal of Canada but the furry dam-building rodent can be found across the North American continent and Eurasia as two distinct species, but the population has been on the decline for several decades now. International
Beaver Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of the rodent. Beavers are known for their tree-munching activities, but did you know that they use every bit of the tree that they fell? They eat the buds, bark and leaves, before gnawing the branches and trunk into smaller pieces to build with. The dams are useful in preventing floods and droughts, restoring the northern wetlands and helping to cleanse the water. The largest beaver-built dam is in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada and is 850m long!
International Beaver Day is a great time to hike into the woods to spot some of these noble gnawers.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National No Housework Day
April 7, 2015 in the USA
Are you always looking for an excuse to put off housework and cleaning for just one more day? Well look no further, today’s holiday absolutely insists that you put down the sponge and cleaning supplies and just relax!
A 2008 study conducted at the University of Michigan found that the average married American woman does 17 hours of housework per week! After a long day at school or work, housework is the last thing anyone wants to come home to do.
Doctors and health experts say that it is essential for people with busy lifestyles to factor in time to relax. Relaxation can lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce headaches, and improve concentration.
Celebrate National No Housework Day by ignoring the dirty dishes in the sink and the piles of laundry that need to be done and just relax. You deserve it!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Beer Day
April 7, 2015 in the USA
Today is National Beer Day! Send a free Beer Day eCard to spread the word! People have been brewing beer ever since they began cultivating domesticated grains 8,000 years ago. Beer has been an important part of human culture ever since. For example, over 4,000 years ago an anonymous poet wrote an ode to Ninkasi—the Sumerian goddess of beer and brewing! Today, beer is the third most popular beverage in the world behind water and tea.
So why is National Beer Day celebrated on April 7th? On this day in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Despite the low ABV, Americans were thrilled to be able to purchase beer for the first time in thirteen years!
Whether you prefer pale ale, stout, or lager, enjoy a pint of your favorite beer today to celebrate National Beer Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 7th April:
529 – First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
1652 – Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
1739 – Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
1795 – France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length
1827 – English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
1868 – Thomas D’Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician
1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples
1921 – Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China at Canton, though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
1923 – 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
1933 – ‘National Beer Day” Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
1946 – Syria’s independence from France is officially recognised.
1948 – World Health Organization forms by UN
1953 – Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary
1954 – US President Eisenhower in news conference first to voice fear of a “domino-effect” of communism in Indo-China
1966 – US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
1969 – The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
1971 – Pres Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
1975 – Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries
1978 – Pres Carter defers production of neutron bomb
1983 – Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
1988 – Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
1991 – Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
1992 – Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence
1994 – Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time
2001 – Mars Odyssey is launched
2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later

 

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