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Calendar day; April 25, 2015

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 Saturday, the 25th of April, 2015 is the 115th day in 2015 and in the 17th calendar week.
General Events:
World Malaria Day
April 25, 2015 in the World
World Malaria Day 2015 is commemorated every on 25 April. It recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. In 2009, 781 000 people died from malaria, mainly women and children in Africa
World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization. The day was established to provide “education and understanding of malaria” and spread information on “year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.”
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Americas. The disease results from the multiplication of malaria parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma, and death.
Malaria is not just a disease commonly associated with poverty but also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development. Tropical regions are affected most, however malaria’s furthest extent reaches into some temperate zones with extreme seasonal changes. The disease has been associated with major negative economic effects on regions where it is widespread. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a major factor in the slow economic development of the American southern states.
Where is the event?
Parental Alienation Awareness Day
April 25, 2015 in the World
Parental Alienation Awareness Day takes place on April 25, 2015. April 25 has been chosen as Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD), part of a global awareness campaign to raise awareness about parental alienation. The idea was introduced in Canada by Sarvy Emo in late 2005, with the original date being March 28. This was changed after the start of the campaign for marketing reasons and was put into practice in 2006.
Parental alienation is a social dynamic, generally occurring due to divorce or separation, when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent difficult or impossible. These feelings may be influenced by negative comments by the other parent and by the characteristics, such as lack of empathy and warmth, of the rejected parent. The term does not apply in cases of actual child abuse, when the child rejects the abusing parent to protect themselves.
Parental alienation is controversial in legal and mental health professions, both generally and in specific situations. Terms related to parental alienation include child alienation, pathological alignments, visitation refusal, brainwashing, pathological alienation, the toxic parent and parental alienation syndrome though the last term is a specific formulation of a medical syndrome proposed by psychiatrist Richard Gardner that is not well accepted.
Where is Parental Alienation Awareness Day?
World Penguin Day
April 25, 2015 in the World
World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25, 2015. The annual northward migration of penguins is on or around April 25th. Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers.
The largest living species is the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri): on average adults are about 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) tall and weigh 35 kg (75 lb) or more. The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor), also known as the Fairy Penguin, which stands around 40 cm tall (16 in) and weighs 1 kg (2.2 lb).
Where is the event?
DNA day 2015
April 25, 2015 in the World
DNA day is celebrated on April 25, 2015. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible.
In the United States, DNA Day was first celebrated on April 25, 2003 by proclamation of both the Senate[6] and the House of Representatives. However, they only declared a one-time celebration, not an annual holiday. Every year from 2003 onward, annual DNA Day celebrations have been organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). April 25 has been since declared “International DNA Day” and “World DNA Day” by several groups.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and many viruses. Along with RNA and proteins, DNA is one of the three major macromolecules essential for all known forms of life. Genetic information is encoded as a sequence of nucleotides.
Where is the event?
Anzac Day 2015
April 25, 2015 in Australia / New Zealand
Anzac Day takes place on April 25, 2015. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.
Where is Anzac Day?
Nationwide Australia / New Zealand
Liberation Day in Lebanon
April 25, 2015 in Lebanon
Liberation Day in Lebanon is celebrated on April 25, 2015. On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from territory in Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation. The United Nations certified that the withdrawal was complete, with troops having left territory demarcated by the Blue Line. Lebanon disputed the completion of withdrawal, claiming that the Blue Line did not match with its international borders in a region between it and Syria called the Shebaa Farms.
Where is Liberation Day in Lebanon?
Nationwide Lebanon
Ely Eel Day 2015
April 25, 2015 in Ely, Cambridgeshire
Ely Eel Day takes place on April 25, 2015. Ely Eel Day is an annual celebration observed by people from Ely, Cambridgeshire to celebrate the city’s namesake – the eel. The celebrations start with a parade which begins from Cross Green outside Ely Cathedral and proceeds through the city to the Jubilee Gardens, passing by the Market Square and along the River Great Ouse at Ely’s Waterside.
Where is Ely Eel Day?
Nationwide Ely, Cambridgeshire
National East Meets West Day
April 25, 2015 in the USA
National East Meets West Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, is celebrated annually on April 25th.  On this day in 1945, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe, near Torgau, Germany, which marked an important step toward the end of World War II in Europe.  The Soviets advancing from the East and the Americans advancing from the West meant that the two powers had effectively cut Germany in two.  The Soviet, American, and British governments released simultaneous statements on April 27 in London, Moscow and Washington, D.C., reaffirming the determination of the three Allied powers to complete the destruction of the Third Reich.
Celebrate National East Meets West by thanking a WWII veteran (or any veteran) for the sacrifices made to protect our country and the freedom given to our nation.  Share your family history during WWII or simply thank a veteran on Social Media using #EastMeetsWestDay.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th April:
1507 – German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st to use the name America on his world map Universalis Cosmographia
1607 – Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
1684 – Patent granted for thimble
1719 – Daniel Defoes publishes “Robinson Crusoe”
1792 – Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
1829 – Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
1846 – Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
1849 – The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
1867 – Tokyo opens for foreign trade
1898 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April
1905 – Whites win right to vote in South Africa
1915 – First landings at Gaba Tepe and Cape Helles on the Gallipoli Peninsula by ANZAC forces during WWI
1928 – Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank
1945 – 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF
1945 – “Elbe Day” – US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River during WWII invasion of Germany
1953 – Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine
1959 – St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1960 – 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
1976 – Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
1978 – Supreme Court rules pension plans can’t require women to pay more
1979 – Peace treaty between Israel & Egypt goes into effect
1982 – In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
1985 – West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
1990 – Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
1993 – Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
2005 – The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937


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