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Calendar day; April 22, 2015

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Wednesday, the 22nd of April, 2015 is the 112th day in 2015 and in the 17th calendar week.
General Events:
International Mother Earth Day
April 22, 2015 in the World
International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278. The Resolution was introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states. It recognizes that “the Earth and its ecosystems are our home” and that “it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.” The term Mother Earth is used because it “reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit”. It is decided to designate April 22 as International Mother Earth Day.
General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann welcomed the creation of International Mother Earth Day, saying: “International Mother Earth Day promotes a view of the Earth as the entity that sustains all living things found in nature. Inclusiveness is at the heart of International Mother Earth Day; fostering shared responsibilities to rebuild our troubled relationship with nature is a cause that is uniting people around the world.”
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Earth Day 2015
April 22, 2015 in the World
Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.
Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. April 22 corresponds to spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 in a different nation every year, remains the principal United Nations environmental observance.
While some people celebrate Earth Day on April 22 each year,  others observe the occasion around the time of the March Equinox.  In 1978, American anthropologist Margaret Mead added her support for the equinox Earth Day, founded by John McConnell. She stated that the selection of the March Equinox for Earth Day made planetary observance of a shared event possible.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Administrative Professionals’ Day
April 22, 2015 in North America
Administrative Professionals’ Day is celebrated on April 22, 2015. Administrative Professionals’ Day – also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day – is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. In North America, it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April.
Where is the event?
Nationwide North America
Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
 April 22, 2015 in the USA
Girl Scout Leader Day recognizes and honors the many adult volunteers to the girl scouting program. Girl Scout Leader Day began on April 22, 1982, when a flag honoring Girl Scout leaders was flown over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. This day honors the thousands of volunteers who help to make the Girl Scout program a success.
Celebrate today, by thanking the girl scout leaders in your troop and area. Send a note, or card of thanks. Girl Scout groups can hold parties or have a cake at meetings. Gift are not a requirement, or an expectation. One of the ways girl scouts can thank their leaders, is to do their best in everything they do. Your leaders get their reward by seeing you grow into outstanding citizens and human beings!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Jelly Bean Day
 April 22, 2015 in the USA
National Jelly Bean Day is celebrated on April 22, 2015. It’s a special day for those who loves the sweet little candy. Jelly beans are a small bean-shaped type of confectionery with a hard candy shell and a gummy interior which come in a wide variety of flavors. The confection is primarily made of sugar.
Most jelly beans are sold as an assortment of around eight different flavors, most of them fruit based. Assortments of “spiced” jellybeans and gumdrops are also available, which include a similar number of spice and mint flavors. The colors of jelly beans often correspond with a fruit and a “spiced” flavor.
Some premium brands, such as Jelly Belly and The Jelly Bean Factory, are available in many different flavors, including berry, tropical fruit, soft drink, popcorn, licorice, and novelty ranges, in addition to the familiar fruit and spice flavors.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 22nd April:
1056 – Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1370 – Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris
1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
1529 – Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1692 – Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft
1769 – Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV’s “official” mistress
1876 – Tsjaikovsky completes his “Swan Lake” ballet
1898 – US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
1915 – 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1930 – US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1952 – 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
1969 – 1st human eye transplant performed
1970 – 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
1970 – Flat Earth celebrated
1981 – Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
1993 – Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Wash DC
1994 – 7,000 Tutsi’s slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda
1994 – In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made

Calendar day; May 14, 2014

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Wednesday, the 14th of May, 2014 is the 134th day in 2014 and in the 20th calendar week.
General Events:
Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 14, 2014 in the World
Dance Like a Chicken Day is observed on May 14, 2014. It’s a day to perform the “Chicken Dance” and is therefore a day for those who like it. The “Chicken Dance” is an oom-pah song and its associated fad dance is now a contemporary dance throughout the Western world. The song was composed by accordion player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland, in the 1950s. The name of the original Swiss song was “Der Ententanz” (The Duck Dance). It is rumored to be a drinking song sung at Oktoberfest.
In 1963, he began performing it at his restaurant. The people who bravely stood up and danced along to the tune often used sporadic movements that reminded Thomas of ducks and chickens. By the time the Chicken Dance arrived in America in the 1970s, it had acquired set choreography with repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions.
Today, the Chicken Dance has earned a permanent place in the pantheon of cheesy party dances. Other favorites include the Hokey Pokey, the Electric Slide, and the Macarena. To celebrate National Dance Like a Chicken Day, turn on this familiar tune and dance like a chicken!
Where is Dance Like a Chicken Day?
Worldwide
National Receptionist Day
May 14, 2014 in the USA
Don’t confuse this day for Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary’s Day.  Receptionists, this is your day! Okay, maybe it’s not a day off. But, it’s a day to recognize and appreciate all the things that you do!
The purpose of Receptionists Day are two-fold. First, of all it gives recognition to receptionists. After all, they are the first person your customers see when they walk through the door of your company. The great first impression is molded in large part thanks to your smiling, cheerful receptionist.
The second reason for Receptionist Day is to promote pride and professionalism in the position.
On this day, treat your Receptionist with flowers, candy, or a lunch!
National Receptionist Association:
http://www.nationalreceptionists.com/
Where is National Receptionist Day?
Nationwide USA
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 14, 2014 in the USA
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is celebrated on May 14th in the United States. It is a food holiday. The United States has food holidays on almost every day of the year. Food holidays are not recognized to the point of workers of being given the day off work.
With the invention of baking soda and baking powder in the early 19th century, biscuits got a dramatic makeover from dense and heavy to light as a feather!
In the United States, a biscuit is a small, round piece of bread that is leavened with baking powder or baking soda. A typical buttermilk biscuit recipe contains flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter shortening and buttermilk. The dough is mixed and then folded over on itself. After being rolled out, the dough is cut into round disks. The biscuits are then baked in the oven. A buttermilk biscuit recipe differs from a regular biscuit recipe mainly because of the buttermilk. A regular biscuit recipe has plain milk in it instead of buttermilk.
Where is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?
Nationwide USA
Natural Events:
May Full Moon 2014
May 14, 2014 in Eastcoast (North America)
On May 14, 2014 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, completely unilluminated.
The time interval between similar lunar phases is on average about 29.53 days. Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month. Because lunar months have a whole number of days, lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long.
Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely. Full moons trigger deer movement in North America. Hunters and fisherman rely heavily on moonphases
Where is May Full Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Eastcoast (North America)
Historical Events:
1264 – Battle of Lewes, 2nd Barons’ War: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats English King Henry III
1576 – Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
1607 – 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
1638 – Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
1767 – British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
1787 – Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
1796 – 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
1811 – Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
1842 – Illustrated London News; the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication
1853 – Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk
1862 – Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1878 – Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1889 – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.
1908 – 1st passenger flight in an airplane
1921 – Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death
1931 – Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
1932 – “We Want Beer!” parade in NY
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the world’s youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five
1943 – Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
1948 – Israel declares independence from under British administration
1949 – Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1955 – Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
1969 – Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
1973 – US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
1982 – Guinea adopts constitution
1986 – Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
1989 – Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing’s Tiananmen square
1991 – World’s Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1995 – Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet’s 2nd most sr spiritual leader

Calendar day; April 23, 2014

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Wednesday, the 23rd of April, 2014 is the 113th day in 2014 and in the 17th calendar week.
Administrative Professionals’ Day
April 23, 2014 in North America
It’s Administrative Professionals Day! Send a free eCard to your office admin to express your appreciation! Where would we be without our administrative professionals? These are the dedicated individuals who take notes, answer phones, remember all the little details, and keep everyone in the office organized.
In 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals organized the first Administrative Professionals Day. This holiday is a worldwide celebration that brings millions of people together to honor secretaries, receptionists, and administrative assistants. It is one of the largest workplace observances of the year, and with good reason. There are over 4.1 million Americans that have the job title “administrative assistant,” and another 8.9 million Americans that work in administrative support roles.
To celebrate Administrative Professionals Day, show your appreciation for the admins at your office today. Surprise them with a bouquet of flowers or a thoughtful gift card. They certainly deserve it!
International Association of Administrative Professionals:
http://www.iaap-hq.org/events/apw
Where is Administrative Professionals’ Day?
Nationwide North America
World Book and Copyright Day
April 23, 2014 in the World
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day) is observed on April 23, 2014. The annually celebrated day is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It was first celebrated in 1995.
The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. Nowadays the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to authors and books.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that on this date the World Book and Copyright Day should be celebrated because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare and some other authors.
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. It is “the right to copy”, but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work and other, related rights. It is an intellectual property form.
Where is World Book and Copyright Day?
Worldwide
Canada Book Day
April 23, 2014 in Canada
Canada Book Day is observed on April 23, 2014. Canada Book Day is a yearly event celebrated in Canada to promote reading and books. The week surrounding April 23 is celebrated as Canada Book Week.
Canada Book Day is celebrated on the same day as World Book and Copyright Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
Where is Canada Book Day?
Nationwide Canada
International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day
April 23, 2014 in the World
International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day is observed on April 23, 2014. International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day is a commemoration declared by author Jo Walton, held on April 23 and first celebrated in 2007, in response to remarks made by Howard V. Hendrix stating that he was opposed “to the increasing presence in our organization [the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America] of webscabs, who post their creations on the net for free”. The purpose of the day, according to Walton was to encourage writers to post “professional quality” works for free on the internet. The name of the day originates from the assertion by Hendrix that the “webscabs” are “converting the noble calling of Writer into the life of Pixel-stained Technopeasant Wretch.”
Where is Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day?
Worldwide
UN English Language Day
April 23, 2014 in the World
UN English Language Day takes place on April 23, 2014. The event was established by the UNESCO in 2010 to seeking “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization”. April 23 was chosen as the date for the English language because it is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.
Where is UN English Language Day?
Worldwide
Lover’s Day 2014
April 23, 2014 in the World
Lover’s Day takes place on April 23, 2014. Lover’s Day is celebrated in Barcelona and Spain. The day is the death anniversary of writer Miguel de Cervantes. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel.
Where is Lover’s Day?
Worldwide
World Laboratory Day
April 23, 2014 in the World
World Laboratory Day takes place on April 23, 2014. It celebrates the place where great inventions emerge which helps to make the world better. A laboratory is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed.
Labs used for scientific research take many forms because of the differing requirements of specialists in the various fields of science. A physics lab might contain a particle accelerator or vacuum chamber, while a metallurgy lab could have apparatus for casting or refining metals or for testing their strength. A chemist or biologist might use a wet laboratory, while a psychologist’s lab might be a room with one-way mirrors and hidden cameras in which to observe behavior.
Scientific laboratories can be found in schools and universities, in industry, in government or military facilities, and even aboard ships and spacecraft. A laboratory might offer work space for just one to more than thirty researchers depending on its size and purpose.
Where is World Laboratory Day?
Worldwide
Saint George’s Day
April 23, 2014 in the World
Saint George’s Day takes place on April 23, 2014. Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint. Saint George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George’s death in AD 303. For Eastern Orthodox Churches which use the Julian calendar, 23 April corresponds to 6 May on the Gregorian calendar.
Where is Saint George’s Day?
Worldwide
Take a Chance Day
April 23, 2014 in the USA
Take a Chance Day is celebrated on April 23, 2014. This day is your chance to … take a chance! What you’ve always wanted to do but had too afraid to do it? Today is the day to take the risk and try new things.
Where is Take a Chance Day?
Nationwide USA
National Zucchini Bread Day
April 23, 2014 in the USA
National Zucchini Bread Day is observed on April 23, 2014. It’s a day to enjoy Zucchini bread. Zucchini can be baked into bread similar to banana bread or incorporated into a cake mix.
Where is National Zucchini Bread Day?
Nationwide USA
National Picnic Day
April 23, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Picnic Day! People have been eating their meals outside in the beauty of nature for centuries. In fact, our modern-day idea of a picnic evolved from Medieval hunting feasts and Victorian garden parties. These were usually quite sophisticated affairs, which involved multiple courses and elaborate preparations.
During the early 19th century a group of wealthy London citizens formed “The Picnic Society” to promote picnics as social gatherings. These picnics were potlucks, and each participant also had to provide a share of the entertainment. The society members drank from crystal goblets and listened to a live string quartet while eating their meal! Today, picnics are usually casual meals enjoyed on a comfortable picnic blanket.
To celebrate National Picnic Day, take your meal outdoors and enjoy a picnic with your friends and family!
Where is National Picnic Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
215 BC – A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
1014 – King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
1343 – St. George’s Night Uprising in Estonia
1597 – William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.
1616 – Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
1798 – Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
1867 – Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
1900 – 1st know occurrence of word “hillbillie” (NY Journal)
1908 – Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
1935 – Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
1968 – 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces)
1969 – Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China
1984 – AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
1985 – New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1989 – Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1991 – USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions
2003 – Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
2009 – The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 it’s observed for 10 seconds as the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.

Calendar day; April 17, 2014

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Thursday, the 17th of April, 2014 is the 107th day in 2014 and in the 16th calendar week.
General events:
World Hemophilia Day
April 17, 2014 in the World
World Hemophilia Day is an international observance held on April 17, 2014 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). It is an awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, which also serves to raise funds and attract volunteers for the WFH. It was started in 1989 and is held annually; April 17 was chosen in honor of Frank Schnabel’s birthday. Frank Schnabel established the WFH in 1963.
Haemophilia is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body’s ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken. Haemophilia A is the most common form of the disorder, present in about 1 in 5,000 – 10,000 male births. Haemophilia B occurs in around 1 in about 20,000 – 34,000 male births.
The WFH is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improve the lives of people with hemophilia and other genetic bleeding disorders. It educates hemophiliacs and lobbies for improved medical treatment. 75 percent of people in the world with bleeding disorders do not receive adequate treatment. The WFH has member organizations in 113 countries and official recognition from the World Health Organization.
Where is World Hemophilia Day?
Worldwide
Evacuation Day in Syria
April 17, 2014 in Syria
Evacuation Day in Syria is celebrated on April 17, 2014. Evacuation Day (also called Independence Day) is Syria’s national day commemorating the evacuation of the last French soldier and Syria’s proclamation of full independence and the end of the French mandate of Syria on April 17, 1946.
Where is Evacuation Day in Syria?
Nationwide Syria
Administrative Professionals’ Day
April 17, 2014 in North America
Administrative Professionals’ Day is celebrated on April 17, 2014. Administrative Professionals’ Day – also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day – is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. In North America, it is celebrated on theWednesday of the last full week of April.
Where is Administrative Professionals’ Day?
Nationwide North America
National High Five Day
April 17, 2014 in the USA
National High Five Day is observed on April 17, 2014. You should celebrate this day by giving a high five to someone. The high five is a celebratory hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand, about head high, and push, slide or slap the flat of their palm and hand against the palm and flat hand of their partner. The gesture is often preceded verbally by the phrase “Give me five” or “High five”.
High Five Day was created by college students at the University of Virginia in 2002. There are many origin stories of the high five, but the two most documented candidates are Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team on October 2, 1977, and Wiley Brown and Derek Smith of the Louisville Cardinals men’s college basketball team during the 1978-1979 season.
According to another story, a man named Mont Sleets popularized the gesture. While Mont was growing up in Kentucky, his father’s old army friends would greet each other by extending their arms straight up in the air and saying the name of their division: “Five.” As a young boy, it was difficult for Mont to remember all of the names of his father’s friends, so when he saw them he would just say “Hi, Five!” This childhood greeting stuck with him and he started to greet others with high fives.
Want to know the trick for the perfect high five? Look at the other person’s elbow as you are about to high five them. You’ll have a perfectly accurate high five every time. Happy National High Five Day!
Where is National High Five Day?
Nationwide USA
Blah, Blah, Blah Day
April 17, 2014 in the World
Blah, Blah, Blah Day is observed on April 17, 2014. The day is an impulse to do get the things done, which people have been nagging you to do. Blah, Blah. Blah Day is a chance to quit smoking, lose weight, vacuum the car and so on.
Where is Blah, Blah, Blah Day?
Worldwide
National Cheeseball Day
April 17, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Cheeseball Day! Did you know that the term “cheeseball” can actually refer to two very different foods? The first type of cheeseballs are the bright orange, marble-sized snacks that turn your fingers orange (very similar to cheese doodles). The second type is the kind you might serve with crackers at a party.
A traditional cheeseball appetizer includes ingredients like cream cheese, cheddar cheese, nuts, salt, pepper, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Gourmet versions use bleu cheese, olives, pineapple, sherry, or smoked salmon. According to legend, a man named Elisha Brown Jr. pressed the first cheeseball at his farm in 1801. It weighed 1,235 pounds! He presented it as a gift to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.
To celebrate National Cheeseball Day, pick up a bag of cheeseballs at your local grocery store or make your own gourmet cheeseball as a dinner appetizer! Enjoy!
Where is National Cheeseball Day?
Nationwide USA
Religious events:
Maundy Thursday
April 17, 2014 in the World
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, is the Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper initiates the Easter Triduum, the three days of FridaySaturday and Sunday that commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. It is normally celebrated in the evening, when according to Jewish tradition Friday begins.
Maundy Thursday is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday. The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive. These dates in the Julian calendar, on which Eastern churches in general base their calculations of the date of Easter, correspond throughout the twenty-first century to 1 April and 5 May in the more commonly used Gregorian calendar.
Where is Maundy Thursday?
Worldwide
Historical Events:
1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.
1492 – Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1524 – Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1824 – Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40’N
1839 – Guatemala forms republic
1864 – Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
1875 – Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain
1905 – The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the “right to free contract” was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
1932 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
1937 – Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut
1946 – Syria declares independence from French administration
1961 – 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Castro
1964 – Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base)
1971 – People’s Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1972 – Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed
1975 – Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)
1982 – Canada adopts its constitution
1986 – IBM produces 1st megabit-chip

 

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