Friday, the 25th of September, 2015 is the 268th day in 2015 and in the 39th calendar week.
General Events:
International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD)
September 25, 2015 in the World
The “International Ataxia Awareness Day” is an international effort from ataxia organizations around the world to dedicate September 25 as International Ataxia Awareness Day. Each participating country, state, or individual may have a specific plan for this event.
Most people have likely never heard of ataxia, which refers to a group of rare and often fatal genetically-based degenerative neurological disorders. Ataxia symptoms are progressive and often impact coordination, hearing, vision, and speech. The disease affects both genders and all ages, but too often strikes children and young adults.
The word “ataxia”, comes from the Greek word, ” a taxis” meaning “without order or incoordination”. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. The word ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system.
The goal of IAAD is for every individual to participate in some activity, creating awareness about ataxia. You could share something you know about ataxia with one other person who has never heard of it, educate a group of people by speaking at a school or civic group, contact the media, or raise financial support. International Ataxia Awareness Day has grown over the years, and more ideas keep coming in.
Where is International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD)?
Worldwide
Day of German Butterbrot
September 25, 2015 in Germany
Day of German Butterbrot is observed on September 25, 2015. The German word Butterbrot describes a slice of bread topped with butter. Russian adopted the term “Butterbrot” to refer to sandwiches in general. Although it is increasingly replaced by other foods, it remains a common staple food in Germany. Since 1999, the last Friday in the month of September was made the day of butterbrot by the Marketing Organization of German Agricultural Industries.
A butterbrot is commonly a single slice of bread and one “ingredient” on top of the butter or margarine. For breakfast, this ingredient tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, peanut butter, sprinkles, vlokken, or muisjes. For dinner – German-speaking countries traditionally eat only one cooked meal per day – the butterbrot is eaten with something savory, usually a single slice of cold meat or cheese, or sometimes spreads etc.
Where is Day of German Butterbrot?
Nationwide Germany
Native American Day
September 25, 2015 in California
Native American Day is observed on September 25, 2015. Native American Day is a state holiday in California, established in 1968 to honor Native American cultures and contributions to the state and the United States. Also called American Indian Day, it is observed annually on the fourth Friday in September. In 1968, Governor Ronald Reagan signed a resolution calling for a holiday called American Indian Day, to be held the Fourth Friday in September. In 1998, the California Assembly passed AB 1953, which made Native American Day an official state holiday.
Where is Native American Day?
Nationwide California
Comic Book Day
September 25, 2015 in the USA
National Comic Book Day takes place on September 25, 2015. A comic book, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication, first popularized in the United States, of comics art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form.
The first comic book appeared in the United States in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term comic book arose because the first book sold as a comic book reprinted humor comic strips. Despite their name, comic books are not necessarily humorous in tone, and feature stories in all genres.
Since the introduction of the comic book format in 1933 with the publication of Famous Funnies, the United States has produced the most titles, along with British comics and Japanese manga, in terms of quantity of titles. American comic books first gained popularity after the 1938 publication of Action Comics, which included the debut of the superhero Superman. This was followed by a superhero boom that lasted until the end of World War II. After the war, the comic book industry rapidly expanded, and genres such as funny animals, westerns, romance and humor became popular.
Since the later 20th century, comic books have gained note as collectable items. Comic shops cater to fans, and particularly valuable issues have fetched in excess of a million dollars. Systems of grading comic books have emerged, and plastic bags and backing boards are available to maintain the comic books’ condition.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th September:
303 – On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France
1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge; an English army under King Harold Godwinson beat the invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold’s brother Tostig, who were both killed. Three weeks later Harold died fighting the Normans at Hastings
1340 – England & France sign disarmament treaty
1513 – Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see Pacific Ocean
1639 – Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1820 – French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself
1878 – British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest pubic health announcements on the dangers of smoking
1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control
1915 – Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties
1926 – Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1939 – Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1956 – First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Newfoundland-Oban)
1974 – Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
1980 – The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul
1989 – Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
1996 – The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland