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Calendar day; December 14, 2015

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Monday, the 14th of December, 2015 is the 348th day in 2015 and in the 51st calendar week.
General Events:
Monkey Day 2015
December 14, 2015 in the World
Monkey Day is an unofficial holiday observed on December 14, 2015. The day takes place annually and is celebrated internationally. It was started in 2000 by Casey Sorrow. On December 14th he jokingly scribbled Monkey Day on a friend’s calendar. Lansing residents and students off Michigan State University started to celebrate Monkey Day.
The day gained notoriety when Casey Sorrow and Eric Millikin’s own comic strip began promoting it along with other cartoonists. Monkey Day is celebrated in many different countries around the world, primarily with costume parties. It is intended to help draw attention to issues related to simians, including medical research and animal rights. The holiday cuts across religious boundaries and provides opportunities to share monkey stories and contemplate our simian relatives. Hallmark Cards describes it as the day, when monkey business is encouraged.
Casey Sorrow is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker. His early comic collaboration with Eric Millikin, Fetus-X, was run for a short time in Michigan State University’s State News, until the comic strip was removed for being too controversial. Casey Sorrow is known as the inventor of the holiday Monkey Day, on which in some years Monkey Day Web Comic Marathons take place.
Where is the event?
Alabama Day 2015
December 14, 2015 in Alabama
Alabama Day is celebrated on December 14, 2015. It commemorates Alabama’s admittance to the Union as the 22nd state on December 14, 1819. The Alabama Legislature adopted a resolution calling for the observance of the day in 1923, at the urging of the Alabama Department of Education and Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Where is Alabama Day?
Nationwide Alabama
National Bouillabaisse Day
December 14, 2015 in the USA
Bouillabaisse is a tasty fish stew that originated in Marseilles, France around 600 B.C. At that time, Marseilles was a Greek colony so the stew was originally called “kakavia.” Bouillabaisse also appears in Roman mythology as a soup that Venus feeds to Vulcan. Today, bouillabaisse is an extremely popular dish in the Mediterranean region.
Marseille fishermen typically make the dish when they return to port. Rather than using the more expensive fish that they catch, they use common fish like rockfish and shellfish. Different herbs and spices such as garlic, orange peel, basil, saffron, and bay leaf are added to the soup for flavor. Vegetables like tomatoes, onions, celery, and potatoes were added to the recipe during the 17th century.
To celebrate today, try your hand at making your own bouillabaisse stew for your family to enjoy!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Green Monday
December 14, 2015 in the USA
Green Monday, unofficial shopping holiday, is an online retail industry term similar to Cyber Monday. The term was coined by eBay to describe its best sales day in December, usually the second Monday of December. Green Monday is defined more specifically by business research organization comScore as the Monday with at least 10 days prior to Christmas. In 2009, $854 million was spent online in the US on Green Monday, with sales in 2011 reaching $1.133 billion. In 2012, Green Monday topped out at $1.27 billion, up 13% from 2011 and the third heaviest online sales day for the season behind Cyber Monday and Dec. 4, 2012 (which had no marketing tie-in), according to comScore.
In 2014, Green Monday online sales grossed a record $1.6 billion, albeit still lower than Cyber Monday’s $2.68 billion during the same year.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 14th December:
1287 – During St. Lucia’s Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history
1542 – Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old
1656 – Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales
1702 – The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master
1896 – The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company
1900 – Birth of Quantum Physics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law
1911 – South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1927 – Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1937 – Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing
1939 – Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union
1946 – UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC
1960 – Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
1967 – DNA created in a test tube
1977 – Egyptian & Israeli representatives gather in Cairo for first formal peace conference
1981 – Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
1990 – Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
1995 – AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant
2003 – President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein

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