Thursday, the 7th of January, 2016 is the 7th day in 2016 and in the 1st calendar week.
General Events:
Distaff Day 2016
January 7, 2016 in the World
Distaff Day is observed on January 07, 2016. Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff’s Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations. Many St. Distaff’s Day gatherings were held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women’s work. In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth. Men have their own way of celebrating this occasion; this is done through Plough Monday. It is the first Monday after Epiphany where men are supposed to get back to work.
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Old Rock Day 2016
January 7, 2016 in the World
Old Rock Day is a day when people give importance and appreciate old fossils and rocks. This day is celebrated on January 7th every year. This day is completely dedicated to collect different rocks. To make this day more exciting, you can go on a small adventurous trip to hunt for old fossils and rocks or you can simply do different things with rocks at home.
A very individual way to celebrate Old Rock Day is the creation of a pet rock. Finding one special stone and then decorate and paint it into a small “pet” is a great activity one can do with friends or family. Wearing a stone necklace also fits Old Rock Day and is not depending on the weather.
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National Tempura Day
January 7, 2016 in the USA
Tempura is a delicious deep fried Japanese dish made with lightly battered vegetables and seafood. The original cooking technique is actually attributed to the Portuguese, who landed in Japan in the sixteenth century to establish new trade routes.
The word “tempura” is also related to the European roots of the dish. It comes from the Latin phrase “quattuor tempora” meaning “Ember Days.” This term refers to the days when Catholics eat fish or vegetables instead of meat.
Tempura batter is made with cold water and wheat flour. Some recipes also call for eggs, baking soda, oil, or spices for extra flavoring. A traditional tempura will usually include shrimp, scallops, eggplant, green beans, sweet potato, mushrooms, or bamboo.
To celebrate National Tempura Day, try making your own tempura at home or head out to your favorite Japanese restaurant!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
International Programmers’ Day
January 7, 2016 in the World
Today we celebrate the people who create the software behind our favorite websites, digital gadgets, appliances, and vehicles. Programmers (also known as developers or software engineers) write the code that runs our computers. There are many different types of computer languages and most programmers specialize in one of these.
Although women hold only 25% of all professional IT jobs in the U.S., the first programmer in history was a British countess named Ada Lovelace. She was a mathematician and wrote the first algorithm intended for a computer.
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Historical Events on 7th January:
1558 – Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1601 – Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
1610 – Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used
1892 – Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
1904 – Marconi Co establishes “CQD” as 1st international radio distress signal
1913 – William M Burton patents a process to “crack” petroleum
1929 – “Buck Rogers”, 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
1929 – “Tarzan”, one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1930 – Marguerite Perey discovers Fr (francium), the last naturally occurring element to be found
1934 – “Flash Gordon” comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
1953 – US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
1959 – US recognizes Fidel Castro’s Cuban government
1977 – Human Rights Charter 77 established in Prague
1985 – Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley’s comet
1989 – International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
1999 – Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate