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Calendar day; April 14, 2015

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Tuesday, the 14th of April, 2015 is the 104th day in 2015 and in the 16th calendar week.
General Events:
International Moment of Laughter Day
April 14, 2015 in the World
International Moment of Laughter Day is celebrated on April 14, 2015. The goal of this day is to get people to laugh, because “laughter is the best medicine”. Moment of Laughter Day was created by Humorologist Izzy Gesell to encourage people to laugh.
Laughing is an involuntary reaction to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, relief, etc.
A link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels was first reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, and increases blood flow.
Laughter has also been shown to have beneficial effects on various other aspects of biochemistry. For example, laughter has been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. When laughing the brain also releases endorphins that can relieve some physical pain.
Where is the event?
Pohela Boishakh
April 14, 2015 in South Asia
Pohela Boishakh is celebrated on April 14, 2015. Bengali New Year or Pôhela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in both Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal, and in Bengali communities in the other Indian states, including Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand and Odisha. It coincides with the New Year’s Days of numerous Southern Asian calendars.
Where is Pohela Boishakh?
Nationwide South Asia
Black Day 2015
April 14, 2015 in the World
Black Day is celebrated on April 14, 2015. Black Day is a South Korean informal tradition for single people to get together and eat jajangmyeon (noodles with black bean sauce); sometimes a white sauce is mixed for those who did not celebrate White Day. The idea is that those who did not give or receive gifts on Valentine’s Day (February 14) or White Day (March 14) can get together and eat jajangmyeon, white Korean noodles with black bean sauce, to celebrate their singledom.
Where is Black Day?
Youth Day in Angola
April 14, 2015 in Angola
On 14 April Angola celebrates Youth Day in memory of Hoji-ya-Henda, who was killed on that day during the Portuguese Colonial War. Youth Day is celebrated annually in Angola.
Where is Youth Day in Angola?
Nationwide Angola
National Reach As High As You Can Day
April 14, 2015 in the USA
Reach as High as You Can Day is a day to expand your horizons. And, it truely will be an uplifting experience. Today, there are no limits. You can literally reach for the sky.
Is there something you’ve wanted to “go for”, and felt it was just out of reach? A new job, perhaps? Maybe a date with that cute co-worker or classmate. Whatever the challenge you face, if you reach as high as  you can, you just might win the prize. And, you will never know until you try.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Look up at the Sky Day
April 14, 2015 in the World
Look up at the Sky Day takes place on April 14, 2015. The day is a goof opportunity to go outside and see what’s going on above you. Maybe there is an airplane, the shining sun, funny clouds or a meteor on it’s way. You can also try to look for our milky way in the night.
The sky, also known as the celestial dome, commonly refers to everything that lies a certain distance above the surface of Earth, including the atmosphere and the rest of outer space. During daylight, the sky appears to be blue because air scatters blue sunlight more than it scatters red. At night, the sky appears to be a mostly dark surface or region scattered with stars.
During the day, the Sun can be seen in the sky, unless obscured by clouds. In the night sky the moon, planets and stars are visible in the sky. Some of the natural phenomena seen in the sky are clouds, rainbows, and aurorae. Lightning and precipitation can also be seen in the sky during storms. Birds, insects, aircraft, and kites are often considered to fly in the sky.
Where is the event?
Historical Events on 14th April:
43 BC – Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed
966 – Christianisation of Poland
1434 – The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid
1611 – Word “telescope” is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
1699 – Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar
1792 – France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
1828 – First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication
1841 – Edgar Allen Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue” published
1849 – Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater
1903 – Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
1912 – RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
1919 – Following Gandhi’s nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
1931 – Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
1935 – Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl)
1948 – A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
1961 – Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
1969 – Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
1978 – Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
1989 – 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
1999 – A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history
2003 – The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%

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