Home

IOTD

Leave a comment

tokidoki_unicorn_by_necronomiconofgod-d5hwvwy

Calendar day; May 15, 2015

Leave a comment

Friday, the 15th of May, 2015 is the 135th day in 2015 and in the 20th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Families
May 15, 2015 in the World
International Day of Families is observed on May 15, 2015. The holiday was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992. In human context, a family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children.
From the perspective of children, the family is a “family of orientation”: the family serves to locate children socially and plays a major role in their enculturation and socialization. From the point of view of the parent(s), the family is a “family of procreation,” the goal of which is to produce and enculturate and socialize children.
However, producing children is not the only function of the family; in societies with a sexual division of labor, marriage, and the resulting relationship between two people, it is necessary for the formation of an economically productive household.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15, 2015 in the USA
Peace Officers Memorial Day takes place on May 15, 2015. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers. Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial falls. The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
International MPS Awareness Day
May 15, 2015 in the World
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) diseases are genetic lysosomal diseases (LD) caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes. Normally, the body uses enzymes to break down and recycle materials in cells. In individuals with MPS the missing or insufficient enzyme prevents the proper recycling process, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body. As a result, cells do not perform properly and may cause progressive damage throughout the body, including the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system. While the disease may not be apparent at birth, signs and symptoms develop with age as more cells become damaged by the accumulation of cell materials.
International MPS Day began as a way to honor everyone in the MPS Community, to recognize, remember and rejoice in each other.
On International MPS Day we:
•Remember all the children and adults who suffer from MPS diseases.
•Think about the children we have lost.
•Think about the doctors and scientists who are dedicated to finding a cure for MPS.
•Remember each other and be thankful for the strength and support we both give and receive.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
TSC Global Awareness Day (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex)
May 15, 2015 in the World
TSC Global Awareness Day is sponsored internationally by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex International (TSCi), a worldwide consortium of TSC organizations. On May 15, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world to observe the fourth annual TSC Global Awareness Day.  On this day, thousands of individuals and families affected by TSC will join together to increase public awareness of the rare disease and share their stories of hope for the future.
TSC is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in vital organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidneys, skin and lungs.  It is also the leading genetic cause of both autism and epilepsy.  TSC is as common as Lou Gehrig’s disease or cystic fibrosis but is virtually unknown by the general population.
“One million people around the world are estimated to have TSC, with 50,000 or more right here in the United States,” explained Kari Luther Rosbeck, President & CEO of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance).  “Currently, there is no cure for TSC but ongoing research continues to be promising, not only for this disorder, but also for those suffering from autism, epilepsy and even cancer, because of TSC’s relation to the same genetic pathway.”
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National  Chocolate Chip Day
May 15, 2015 in the USA
National Chocolate Chip Day is celebrated on May 15, 2015. It’s a day to celebrate the small chunks of chocolate.Chocolate chips are often sold in a round, flat-bottomed teardrop shape. They are available in numerous sizes, from large to miniature, but are usually less than 1 cm in diameter. Today, chocolate chips are very popular as a baking ingredient in the United States and the chocolate chip cookie is regarded as a quintessential American dessert. Chocolate chips are also available in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world.
Chocolate chips are a required ingredient in chocolate chip cookies, which were invented in 1937 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement in 1939 with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. In 1941 Nestlé and one or more of its competitors started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 15th May:
1252 – Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition
1492 – Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kill 232 residents of Alkmaar, Netherlands
1525 – The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants’ uprising
1536 – Anne Boleyn & brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest
1618 – Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
1718 – James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world’s 1st machine gun
1905 – Las Vegas Nevada founded
1914 – US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: ‘Everybody’s nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off’
1916 – Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924
1918 – The Finnish Civil War ends
1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California
1948 – 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
1948 – Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
1970 – South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
1972 – The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
1988 – USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan
1989 – Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
2002 – “Bowling for Columbine”, a documentary directed by Michael Moore has its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

 

Home Independence

​Your ​Guide For Work At Home Opportunities

Drunk and in Development

Fundraising and 101 warm white wines

Top 10 Food and Drinks From Around The World

Recipes, Meals, Restaurants and Amazing Kitchen Gadgets and Kitchenware

Sesame Limited

Company Website

Divided We Fall

Bipartisan dialogue for the politically engaged

How to do yoga

all about Yoga

Banter Republic

It's just banter

GM_Creations

Tutorials on Quilling Art,Paper Sculpture and many more things.

Boni's Art, Music and Musings ...

My Art, my Music, My thoughts and my Work.

Journey2Motivate

Journey2Motivate

My Spirals

• Hugs and Infinities

PATRICK STORIES

Make PEACE ✌ Show LOVE❤

Cheche Winnie

Sustainable Living & Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Blog

Vigilant Knight

Exploring the history!

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

Vibe a Little

Learning to Live

Shreya Vikram

Blurring the lines between poetry and prose

CrapPile

A blog about pretty much anything

SindrElf

The Geeky Blogger

The Plein Air Experience

No Camera Needed

Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

Little Fears

Tales of humour, whimsy and courgettes

Neha's Blog

collecting moments that stump

Just One Liner

One liner Quotes📖

JGC Blog - Culture is not one thing. It's Everything.

Self-Improvement • Travels • Fictional Writing • Blogger Tips • Personal Growth • Geek Culture • Overview

MOVIE-WARDEN

T.V/Movie News & Reviews

Shangri La Massage Spa

ShangriLa Spa brings to you a full-body deep tissue holistic treatment, our Tibetan Massages with its roots In India is today a highly developed science.

LIF:E - Love Is For Everyone

Pondering the present, while forgetting about the future and realising the past.

blackwings666

Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted

Sweetmoran Adventures

Adventure-Safaris

InkBlots and IceBergs

musings on life | bits of psychology | attempts at poetry

The Nerdy Lion

Lions can wear glasses too

Just something I was thinking about . . .

Not trying to persuade you to think my way, but to make you think period.

MovieBabble

The Casual Way to Discuss Movies

WitchyMooCow

WitchyMooCow