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Calendar day; September 30, 2015

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Wednesday, the 30th of September, 2015 is the 273th day in 2015 and in the 40th calendar week.
General Events:
International Translation Day
September 30, 2015 in the World
International Translation Day is observed on September 30, 2015. International Translation Day is celebrated every year on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The celebrations have been promoted by FIT (the International Federation of Translators) ever since it was set up in 1953.
In 1991 FIT launched the idea of an officially recognised International Translation Day to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession in different countries. This is an opportunity to display pride in a profession that is becoming increasingly essential in the era of progressing globalisation.
Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. A competent translator is not only bilingual but bicultural. A language is not merely a collection of words and of rules of grammar and syntax for generating sentences, but also a vast interconnecting system of connotations and cultural references whose mastery comes close to being a lifetime job.
Where is Translation Day?
Worldwide
Botswana Day
September 30, 2015 in Botswana
Botswana became independent from Great Britain on September 30, 1966. Since 1885, the region had been a British colony called the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The biggest Independence Day festivities are held in the capital city of Gaberones, and includes the singing of the national anthem, “Fatshe La Rona” (Blessed Country).
In 1964, the UK accepted proposals for self-government in Botswana. A new constitution adopted in 1965 paved the way for the first general elections, resulting in independence on 30 September 1966.
Where is Botswana Day?
Nationwide Botswana
Blasphemy Day 2015
September 30, 2015 in the World
Blasphemy Day is observed on September 30, 2015. Blasphemy Rights Day International is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to openly express their criticism of, or even disdain for, religion. It was founded in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry. A student contacted the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York to present the idea, which CFI put its support behind. Ronald Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry said regarding Blasphemy Day, “We think religious beliefs should be subject to examination and criticism just as political beliefs are, but we have a taboo on religion,” in an interview with CNN. The day was set on September 30, to coincide with the anniversary of the publication of satirical drawings of Muhammad in one of Denmark’s newspapers, resulting in the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.
Where is Blasphemy Day?
Worldwide
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
September 30, 2015 in the USA
Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and in future years, is always held on the last Wednesday in September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. The event is similar in concept to its “sister” event — National Senior Health & Fitness Day — the nation’s largest older adult health promotion program held every May. Women’s Health & Fitness Day will also be part of a new National Women’s Health & Fitness Week, held annually the last week in September.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Mud Pack Day
September 30, 2015 in the USA
National Mud Pack Day takes place on September 30, 2015. A mud pack is an application of mud to the skin of the face for cosmetic purposes. The perceived effects of a facial mask treatment include revitalizing, healing, or refreshing; and, may yield temporary or long-term benefits depending on environmental, dietary, and other skincare factors.
Masks are removed by either rinsing the face with water, wiping if off with a damp cloth, or peeling off of the face by hand. Duration for wearing a mask varies with the type of mask, and manufacturer’s usage instructions. The time can range from a few minutes to overnight. Those with sensitive skin are advised to first test out the mask on a small portion of the skin, in order to check for any irritations.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 30th September:
1520 – Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566)
1619 – Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
1791 – The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots
1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
1878 – Great Flood hits New Zealand’s South Island
1888 – “Jack the Ripper” murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London
1906 – Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana
1931 – Start of “Die Voortrekkers” youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa
1938 – Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
1939 – Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
1946 – 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
1958 – French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
1962 – Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers
1966 – Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy
1989 – Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
1993 – 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
1999 – Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo
2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo
2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten
2006 – the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia

 

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Calendar day; September 29, 2015

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Tuesday, the 29th of September, 2015 is the 272th day in 2015 and in the 40th calendar week.
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International Coffee Day
September 29, 2015 in the World
International Coffee Day takes place on September 29, 2015. International Coffee Day is an annual event observed in a handful of countries for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.
On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking. Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards, as well as free e-cards to help celebrate the occasion. While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event.
Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world.
Many studies have examined the health effects of coffee, and whether the overall effects of coffee consumption are positive or negative has been widely disputed. The majority of recent research suggests that moderate coffee consumption is benign or mildly beneficial in healthy adults. However, coffee can worsen the symptoms of some conditions, such as anxiety.
Where is Coffee Day?
Worldwide
World Heart Day
September 29, 2015 in the World
World Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy – all in the name of keeping your ticker in good working order, and improving the health and well being of people the world over.
The World Heart Federation have found that heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year – that’s more than victims of cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria.
Overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels are all factors which can trigger heart disease and threaten our own lives, and those of loved ones. Heart Day was set up to drive home the message that heart problems can be prevented.
The aim is to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes and promoting education internationally about ways to be good to your heart. This lesson is becoming increasingly relevant as reports of obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity in children and young people become more and more common.
Events take place to promote healthy hearts. Charities and other organisations coordinate walks and runs, health checks, public talks, shows and exhibitions to name a few of the interesting and informative events which mark the day. So on Heart Day, get involved, eat your fruit and veg and get outside; both you and your heart will feel the benefits.
Where is World Heart Day?
Worldwide
Confucius Day 2015
September 29, 2015 in the World
Confucius Day is celebrated on September 29, 2015. It honors one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.
Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death.
Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”, an early version of the Golden Rule.
Where is Confucius Day?
Worldwide
National VFW Day
September 29, 2015 in the USA
National VFW Day is celebrated annually on September 29. This day is devoted to the VFW organization and it’s members who have served our nation.
The VFW was established on September 29, 1899 by a group of veterans from the Spanish-American war. It has since grown to be the nation’s largest group of combat veterans. They continue “to honor the dead by helping the living.” The VFW promote patriotism, good will and youth scholarships. They also provide military assistance and community service programs, promote youth activities and volunteer many hours in their local communities.
Honor the VFW members and veterans in your community. Let them know that you appreciate the sacrifices they have made for all of us.
Where is National VFW Day?
Nationwide USA
Inventors’ Day in Argentina
September 29, 2015 in Argentina
Inventors’ Day in Argentina is celebrated on September 29, 2015. The Inventors’ Day in Argentina has been celebrated since 1986 and is held yearly on September 29, the birthday of the inventor of the ballpoint pen, László József Bíró.
Where is Inventors’ Day in Argentina?
Nationwide Argentina
Historical Events on 29th September:
480 BC – Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I
61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday
1567 – War of Religion breaks out in France – Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX
1793 – Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
1829 – British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London’s Metropolitan Police – hence the nicknames “bobbies” and “peelers”
1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England
1906 – US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
1911 – Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
1913 – The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line
1916 – John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire
1950 – Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1966 – Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1967 – Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1971 – Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1985 – “MacGyver” starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth

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Calendar day; September 28, 2015

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Monday, the 28th of September, 2015 is the 271th day in 2015 and in the 40th calendar week.

General Events:

World Rabies Day
September 28, 2015 in the World

World Rabies Day is an international campaign which is observed on September 28, 2015. September 28 is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who, with the collaboration of his colleagues, developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine. The United Nations Observance is coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom. World Rabies Day takes place each year.

World Rabies Day aims to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease, and how individuals and organizations can help eliminate the main global sources. Events held to mark World Rabies Day range from symposia on current rabies control methods and public events for raising awareness about good prevention practice, to sponsored walks, runs or bike rides, to free or externally-subsidized vaccination clinics for dogs.

Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals. The disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted from one species to another, such as from dogs to humans, commonly by a bite from an infected animal. For a human, rabies is almost invariably fatal if postexposure prophylaxis is not administered prior to the onset of severe symptoms. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.

Where is the event?
Worldwide

International Right to Know Day
September 28, 2015 in the World

International Right to Know Day takes place on September 28, 2015. The International Right to Know Day was proposed on 28th September 2002 at a meeting of Freedom of information organisations from around the world in Sofia, Bulgaria. Freedom of information organisations and advocates around the world have since marked the date with activities to celebrate and raise awareness of the right to information.

http://www.righttoknowday.net/en/

Where is Right to Know Day?
Worldwide

National Good Neighbor Day
September 28, 2015 in the USA

National Good Neighbor Day is observed on September 28, 2015. Being good neighbors is an important part of the social life. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day.

A Neighbor is a person who lives nearby, normally in a house or apartment that is next door or, in the case of houses, across the street. Some people form friendships with their neighbours, and help them by sharing their tools and helping with gardening tasks. Other people become frustrated with their neighbours, if the neighbour makes a lot of noise or makes messes.

A group of people living close together in a small community is called a neighbourhood. Some neighbourhoods have many community organizations, where people volunteer and do charitable activities. Other neighbourhoods in poor communities may have no community organizations, and there may be many problems in the community, such as illegal drugs, prostitution, and homelessness.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Ask a Stupid Question Day
September 28, 2015 in the USA

Ask a Stupid Question Day is celebrated on September 28, 2015. Ask a Stupid Question Day is a holiday that is sometimes celebrated in the United States, usually by school students and teachers. Although Ask a Stupid Question Day’s default date is September 28, in practice it is usually observed on the last school day of September.

This holiday was created by teachers in the 1980s to encourage students to ask more questions in the classroom. According to HolidayInsights.com, “[a]t the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.”

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Sukkot 2015
September 28 to October 4, 2015 in the World

Sukkot, also known as Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles, is a biblical holiday which is celebrated from September 28, 2015 to October 04, 2015. Sukkot is the 15th day of the month of Tishrei, the first month of the Jewish calendar (variously from late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. It follows the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.

The holiday lasts seven days (eight in the diaspora). The first day (and second in the diaspora) is a sabbath-like yom tov when work is forbidden, followed by the intermediate Chol Hamoed and Shemini Atzeret. The Hebrew word sukkot is the plural of sukkah, “booth or tabernacle”, which is a walled structure covered with skhakh (plant material). Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and some people sleep there as well. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the lulav and etrog.

The second through seventh days of Sukkot (third through seventh days outside Israel) are called Chol HaMoed. These days are considered by halakha to be more than regular weekdays but less than festival days. In practice, this means that all activities that are needed for the holiday – such as buying and preparing food or cleaning the house in honor of the holiday – are permitted by Jewish law. Activities that will interfere with relaxation and enjoyment of the holiday – such as laundering, mending clothes, engaging in labor-intensive activities – are not permitted.

Where is Sukkot?
Worldwide

Historical Events on 28th September:

48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt

935 – Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia

995 – Members of Slavník’s dynasty – Spytimír, Pobraslav, Porej and Cáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious

1066 – William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

1528 – Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay

1867 – Toronto becomes capital of Ontario

1868 – Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)

1889 – The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice

1904 – Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC

1928 – UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis

1931 – Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)

1958 – France adopts constitution

1962 – Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched

1970 – Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar

1975 – Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1987 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” debuts on syndicated TV

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit

2009 – The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 September

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Keep Calm and be Polite; manners matter.

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So many times during my week, I see people getting upset and downright angry over things that they have no control over. No, this is not about work, this is about people in general.

If someone wants help, the best way to get that is to be as kind/nice as possible. Telling someone to go fuck themselves or “FUCK OFF!” is usually not a good idea! I’m just saying. 😉

For instance I was at the doctor’s office with Hubs the other day, and this individual was ranting and using the most profane language yeah even for me! And then wondered why they were being asked to leave until they could speak appropriately.  Guess what came out their mouth as they were slamming the doors??? If you thought, “FUCKTHISSHIT!” then you’d be right! 😉

A please and a thank you does go a fair distance in seeking what you need. A calm and cooperative person also helps. Just some PSA/FYI for those that might need it.

We’re all in this together, it’s not a race, it’s not a competition. Just be polite! and calm!

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