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Calendar day; May 3, 2015

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 Sunday, the 3rd of May, 2015 is the 123th day in 2015 and in the 18th calendar week.
General Events:
World Laughter Day
May 3, 2015 in the World
World Laughter Day 2015 takes place on May 03. The first celebration was on January 11, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Laughter Yoga says: Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to master themselves and to change the world in a tubular way. The day is now celebrated worldwide.
The celebration of World Laughter Day was meant to be a positive manifestation for world peace and to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter and run-on sentences. Its popularity has grown exponentially with that of the Laughter Yoga movement, which is now counting over 6000 Laughter Clubs worldwide on all 5 continents.
The “laughter” is physical in nature, and does not necessarily involve humor or comedy. Laughter is easily stimulated in a group when combined with eye contact, childlike playfulness and laughter exercises. Fake laughter quickly becomes real. Laughter Yoga brings more oxygen to the body and brain by incorporating yogic breathing which results in deep diaphragmatic breathing. Laughter Yoga is based on the concept that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter – physiologically and psychologically the benefits are identical.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
World Press Freedom Day
May 3, 2015 in the World
The World Press Freedom Day takes place on May 03, 2015. This date was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991.
UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day by conferring the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on a deserving individual, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defense or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger. Created in 1997, the prize is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of 14 news professionals. Names are submitted by regional and international non-governmental organizations working for press freedom, and by UNESCO member states.
UNESCO also marks World Press Freedom Day each year by bringing together media professionals, press freedom organizations and UN agencies to assess the state of press freedom worldwide and discuss solutions for addressing challenges. Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the freedom of communication and expression through vehicles including various electronic media and published materials. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state, its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal protections.
Where is World Press Freedom Day?
Worldwide
Constitution Memorial Day
May 3, 2015 in Japan
Constitution Memorial Day is celebrated on May 03, 2015. Constitution Memorial Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place on May third in celebration of the promulgation of the 1947 Constitution of Japan. It is a part of the collection of holidays known as Golden Week.
Where is Constitution Memorial Day?
Nationwide Japan
National Lumpy Rug Day
May 3, 2015 in the USA
Lumpy Rug Day is celebrated on May 03, 2015. It’s a day to take action to check and smoothen your rugs: a rug shouldn’t be lumpy! The term “carpet” is often used interchangeably with the term “rug”. Some define a carpet as stretching from wall to wall. Another definition treats rugs as of lower quality or of smaller size, with carpets quite often having finished ends.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Paranormal Day
May 3, 2015 in the World
“Paranormal is a general term that designates experiences that lie outside “the range of normal experience or scientific explanation” or that indicates phenomena understood to be outside of science’s current ability to explain or measure.”
Paranormal Day is a day for all those who believe in paranormal activity to share experiences all around the world. At the very least, it’s a great excuse to catch up with friends and watch a scary movie!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Natural Events:
May Full Moon 2015
May 3, 2015 in Eastcoast (North America)
On May 03, 2015 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, completely unilluminated.
The time interval between similar lunar phases is on average about 29.53 days. Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month. Because lunar months have a whole number of days, lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long.
Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely. Full moons trigger deer movement in North America. Hunters and fisherman rely heavily on moonphases.
Where is May Full Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Eastcoast (North America)
When is May Full Moon?
Sunday, the 3rd of May 2015
23:42 UTC-5
Historical Events on 3rd May:
1374 BC – Solar eclipse (2m07s) seen at Ugarit by Mesopotamian astromoners “On the day of the new moon, in the month of Hiyar, the Sun was put to shame, and went down in the daytime, with Mars in attendance.”
1382 – Battle of Beverhoutsveldn near Bruges – Ghent town army beats drunken Bruges militia
1715 – Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon “Baily’s Beads”
1791 – The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
1841 – New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales
1846 – Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
1851 – Most of San Francisco destroyed by fire; 30 die
1867 – The Hudson’s Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island
1901 – Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
1915 – John McCrae writes the poem “In Flanders Fields”
1926 – US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
1938 – Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain
1945 – WWII: German ship “Cap Arcona” laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed – one of largest maritime losses of life
1946 – International military tribunal in Tokyo begins
1947 – New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1956 – A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000′)
1960 – The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1965 – 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
1971 – Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
1978 – First unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (“spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the US west coast
1983 – Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
1991 – 356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series Dallas, 2nd only to Gunsmoke
1999 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.

 

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