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the about me page!! Yeah! There’s a reason for that, we’ll see if it helps the friendly friends on facebook. I don’t mind having male friends, but…  Yeah! But!! I’m married, happily. I work, I don’t need a sugar whatever. I’m fine the way I am. I don’t need whatever you’re trying to sell me on. And last but not least… I don’t do the IM’ing thingie all that often. I work! and when I’m not working long hours at my place of employment, then I’m spending time with Hubs, writing or relaxing. okie dokies?

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Calendar day; April 8, 2015

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Wednesday, the 8th of April, 2015 is the 98th day in 2015 and in the 15th calendar week.
General Events:
The International Day of Pink
April 8, 2015 in the World
The International Day of Pink (not to be confused with Pink Shirt Day or Anti-Bullying Day, the last Wednesday in February) is a Canadian anti-bullying event held annually on the second Wednesday of April. The day started when David Shepherd and Travis Price saw a student being bullied in their Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia and supported the student by getting everyone at school to wear pink in support of him.
The initiative inspired youth at Jer’s Vision who founded The International Day of Pink, an effort to support their peers internationally with resources and ways to make their schools safer.
The International Day of Pink is run by youth volunteers from Jer’s Vision, in Ottawa, Canada. The initiative seeks to support the work of students, educators, community and business in their efforts to stop bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia. In 2012 over 8 million people participated.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Romani Day
April 8, 2015 in the World
The International Romani Day (April 8) is a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people.
The day was officially declared in 1990 in Serock, Poland, the site of the fourth World Romani Congress of the International Romani Union (IRU), in honour of the first major international meeting of Romani representatives, 7-12 April 1971 in Chelsfield near London.
-In 2003, the Dalai Lama lit a candle to commemorate the day.
-In 2004, Adam Ereli of the US State Department addressed the continuing human rights abuses faced by Romanies and asked European governments to encourage tolerance.
-In 2006, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, stated her concerns for growing Antiziganism and encouraged Europe’s Romani populations to act to improve their poor living conditions, the result of longstanding and widespread discrimination.[1]

In 2009,U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of the U.S. commitment to protecting and promoting
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Draw A Bird Day
April 8, 2015 in the World
Draw A Bird Day is observed on April 08, 2015. Draw A Bird Day (DABDay) is a movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid to late 1940s. Taking place every year, DABDay is a day when people all over the world draw birds.
In 1943, Dorie Cooper was a 7 year old living in England. Her mother took her to a hospital in to visit her uncle who was wounded in the war. While they were there, Dorie’s uncle was very distraught, having lost his right leg to a land mine. In an attempt to cheer him up, she asked him “Draw a bird for me, please” Even though he was unwell, he decided to do as Dorie asked. He looked out his window and drew a picture of a robin.
After seeing her uncle’s bird picture, Dorie laughed out loud and proclaimed that he was not a very good artist, but that she would hang the picture in her room nonetheless. Her uncle’s spirits were lifted by his niece’s complete honesty and acceptance. Several other wounded soldiers also had their day brightened by the event and every time Dorie came to visit thereafter, they held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures. Within several months, the entire ward’s walls were decorated by bird drawings.
3 years later, Dorie was killed after being struck by a car. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. Ever since then, those men and women remembered the little girl that brought hope to the ward by drawing birds on her birthday, April 8th.
Draw a Bird Day was never declared an official holiday, but it grew through those soldiers and medical personnel and their families. Today, it is celebrated world wide as a way to express joy in the very simplest of things in life and as a way to help soldiers everywhere forget war and suffering even if only for a short time.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National All Is Ours Day 2015
April 8, 2015 in the USA
When we think of the entire world that surrounds us, we should also appreciate what we have rather that what we do not and is generally out of our reach. This is what All is Ours Day is about. This is a day which rejoices in the fact that the world is full of things which belong to all of us in the world. National All is Ours Day is celebrated on the 8th of April every year.
There are two aspects to this day. The first aspect is to highlight all the wonderful things in the world. We should become more aware of our surroundings and what exists in them. The other aspect compels people to actually consider that a lot of these things belong to everyone and so they can actually be shared with all. This is where the “all” comes in.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Buddha’s Birthday
April 8, 2015 in the World
Buddha’s Birthday, the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism. The day is an official holiday in Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea. Among the many practicing Buddhists in the United States, Buddha’s Birthday (Hana-Matsuri) is widely celebrated on April 8 of the standard Gregorian calendar.
The exact date of Buddha’s Birthday is based on the Asian lunisolar calendars and is primarily celebrated in Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar and the Hindu calendar, and hence it is also called Vesak. In Nepal, which is considered the birth-country of Buddha, it is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Hindu calendar. In Theravada countries following the Buddhist calendar, it falls on a full moon Uposatha day, typically in the 5th or 6th lunar month. In China and Korea, it is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The date varies from year to year in the Western Gregorian calendar, but usually falls in April or May. In leap years it may be celebrated in June.
Where is Buddha’s Birthday?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 8th April:
1093 – The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin
1759 – British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1766 – 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain
1796 – Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)
1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos
1879 – Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
1886 – First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons
1902 – Growing unrest in Belgian society as people demand better education, better work and living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage, culminate in a demonstration organised by Socialists. In the rioting that ensues, many Belgians are killed
1913 – Opening of China’s 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
1916 – Norway approves active & passive female suffrage
1924 – South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: the act provided for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions,and prohibited registration of black trade unions
1973 – Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place
1985 – India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1990 – King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1992 – After 151 years Britain’s “Punch Magazine” final issue
2004 – Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups

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