Thursday, the 14th of May, 2015 is the 134th day in 2015 and in the 20th calendar week.
General Events:
National Day of Paraguay
May 14, 2015 in Paraguay
May 14 is the National Day of Paraguay which commemorates the bloodless revolution led by Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia, which led to Paraguay’s independence from Spain in 1811. The National Day is a public holiday which is celebrated for two days. Parades, fireworks, and concerts are holiday events with most people wearing traditional clothes during this occasion.
Paraguay is known as the “Heart of America” because of its central location in South America. The country is one of the two landlocked countries in the Western Hemisphere, the other being Bolivia. It lies on the banks of the Paraguay River and is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest.
Where is National Day of Paraguay?
Nationwide Paraguay
National Underground America Day
May 14, 2015 in the USA
May 14th is Underground America Day, a time to honor the 6,000 or so North Americans who make their homes not only on the Earth but in it.
National Underground America Day, an “unofficial” National holiday was created by architect Malcolm Wells in 1974.  Wells (1926 – 2009) is considered“the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture”.  Wells who was also a writer, illustrator, draftsman, lecturer, cartoonist, columnist, and solar consultant, practiced what he preached by living in a modern earth-sheltered building of his own design.   He took up the challenge of underground architecture as he believed the Earth’s surface was “made for living plants, not industrial plants”.
“On May 14th each year hundreds of millions of people all across this great land will do absolutely nothing about the national holiday I declared in 1974, and that’s just the way it should be. It’s a holiday free of holiday obligations.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 14, 2015 in the World
Dance Like a Chicken Day is observed on May 14, 2015. It’s a day to perform the “Chicken Dance” and is therefore a day for those who like it. The “Chicken Dance” is an oom-pah song and its associated fad dance is now a contemporary dance throughout the Western world. The song was composed by accordion player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland, in the 1950s. The name of the original Swiss song was “Der Ententanz” (The Duck Dance). It is rumored to be a drinking song sung at Oktoberfest.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 14th May:
1607 – 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
1643 – Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4
1796 – English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
1811 – Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
1842 – Illustrated London News; the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication
1853 – Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
1878 – Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1889 – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.
1907 – Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
1921 – Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death
1932 – “We Want Beer!” parade in NY
1935 – Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the world’s youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five
1944 – Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
1948 – Israel declares independence from under British administration
1949 – Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1955 – Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
1964 – Underground America Day is 1st observed
1969 – Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
1973 – Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
1973 – US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
1982 – Guinea adopts constitution
1986 – Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank’s complete diary
1991 – World’s Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1995 – Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet’s 2nd most senior spiritual leader