Friday, the 8th of January, 2016 is the 8th day in 2016 and in the 1st calendar week.
General Events:
Bubble Bath Day
January 8, 2016 in the World
Bubble Bath Day
Bubble Bath Day is celebrated on January 08, 2016. A bubble bath is a filled bathtub with a layer of surfactant foam on the surface of the water and consequently also the surfactant product used to produce the foam. Bubbles on top of the water, less ambiguously known as a foam bath, can be obtained by adding a product containing foaming surfactants to water and temporarily aerating it by agitation.
The practice is popular for personal bathing because of the belief that it cleanses the skin, that the foam insulates the bath water, keeping it warm for longer, and prevents or reduces deposits on the bath tub at and below the water level produced by soap and hard water. It can hide the body of the bather, preserving modesty or, in theater and film, giving the appearance that a performer who is actually clothed is bathing normally. Children find foam baths particularly amusing, so they are an inducement to get them into the bathtub.
The earliest foam baths were foamed with soap, which practice came about shortly after soap flakes were marketed. Saponins were also used to foam machine-aerated baths. Foam baths became more popular with later surfactants. Foam baths became standard practice for bathing children after the mass marketing of products so positioned in supermarkets during the 1960s.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Earth’s Rotation Day
January 8, 2016 in the World
Ever feel like you’re just spinning around and around? Don’t worry – we all are, all the time! Earth’s Rotation Day is a little reminder that we’re all spinning out of control, and there’s nothing that we can do about it.
Earth’s rotation is the rotation of the planet Earth around its own axis. The Earth rotates from the west towards east. As viewed from North Star or polestar Polaris, the Earth turns counter-clockwise.
The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth’s axis of rotation meets its surface. This point is distinct from the Earth’s North Magnetic Pole. The South Pole is the other point where the Earth’s axis of rotation intersects its surface, in Antarctica.
The Earth rotates once in about 24 hours with respect to the sun and once every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds with respect to the stars (see below). Earth’s rotation is slowing slightly with time; thus, a day was shorter in the past. This is due to the tidal effects the Moon has on Earth’s rotation. Atomic clocks show that a modern day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than a century ago, slowly increasing the rate at which UTC is adjusted by leap seconds.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Typing Day 2016
January 8, 2016 in Malaysia
Typing Day (also known as International Typing Day or World Typing Day) is an annual event that falls on 8 January in Malaysia. It is co-organized by the STC (Speed Typing Contest) Team from JCI (Junior Chamber International) Mines and Team TAC (Typo Auto Corrector) to promote speed, accuracy and efficiency in written communication among the public.
Typing Day was conceptualized in Malaysia and falls yearly on the 8th of January. It was first celebrated in 2011 and aims to encourage people to express themselves via written communication and also in commemoration of the Malaysian Speed Typing Contest 2011. typing Day will be held on this day is because 8 January is one week after new year where everyone will have the time to think through and plan what they want to do for the following days and write it down on this day. For example, documents and ideas like resolution of the past year, vision, mission and objective for this year, compilations of ideas, opinions of the previous years etc. can be produced and shared with others.
Where is Typing Day?
Nationwide Malaysia
National Man Watcher’s Day (Also known as Male Watcher’s Day)
January 8, 2016 in the USA
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 Ladies, here is a day that you can thoroughly enjoy! On Male Watcher’s Day, you get the opportunity to go out and watch the guys. After all, they have their fun watching the ladies. Now, it’s your turn, to hoot and holler.
You can perform your Male Watching just about anywhere that suits your fancy. Popular places include:
    – Watching them at work on the job, especially labor jobs where short shirts cover flowing muscles.
– On the beach…too bad this day is in January.
– Watching your favorite guy working….on a home project you want to be done.
– At a singles bar or sports bar.
– At the mall…it’s time to get even. This is where more than one guy has been known to visit for the sole purpose of watching the ladies. This just could become your favorite guy watching location.
It is okay to perform Male Watching discreetly, or quite visibly. Single, unattached ladies may prefer to be seen male watching…….for obvious reasons.
Sorry guys…we did not find a special “Girl Watcher’s Day” for you. But, then isn’t every day Girl Watcher’s Day?
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
War on Poverty Day
January 8, 2016 in the USA
The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964. This legislation was proposed by Johnson in response to a national poverty rate of around nineteen percent.
As a part of the Great Society, Johnson believed in expanding the federal government’s roles in education and health care as poverty reduction strategies. These policies can also be seen as a continuation of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which ran from 1933 to 1935, and the Four Freedoms of 1941. Johnson stated “Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it”.
The popularity of a war on poverty waned after the 1960s. Deregulation, growing criticism of the welfare state, and an ideological shift to reducing federal aid to impoverished people in the 1980s and 1990s culminated in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, which, as claimed President Bill Clinton, “end[ed] welfare as we know it.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 8th January:
794 – Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
1297 – Monaco gains its independence
1656 – Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
1708 – Spanish armada headed by the San Jose and loaded with gold sunk after British squadron attacks off coast of Colombia (rediscovered 2015)
1790 – 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address
1800 – Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
1856 – Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif
1894 – Columbus World’s fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
1912 – Chiefs, representatives of people’s and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms
1926 – Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa’ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1948 – Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
1951 – Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow (the Bermuda petrel) is rediscovered in Bermuda
1961 – The French vote for Algerian independence from French rule in the wake of seven years of guerrilla war
1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”
1974 – Loch Ness Monster “photographed”
1989 – Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
1992 – George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister’s lap
1996 – Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
2004 – The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II
2006 – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea
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