April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month : according to the ASPCA, every ten seconds an animal is abused or beaten.
http://www.aspca.org/get-involved/aspca-april
Wednesday, the 2nd of April, 2014 is the 92th day in 2014 and in the 14th calendar week.
World Autism Awareness Day
April 2, 2014 in the World
The World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) 2014 is on April, 02. It was designated under by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. World Autism Awareness Day,” adopted on December 18, 2007, proposed by Representatives of the State Qatar, and supported by all member states.
The World Autism Awareness Day Resolution had four main components: (1) the establishment of April 2 as WAAD, (2) participation of UN organizations, member states, NGOs and all private & public organizations in WAAD, (3) raise awareness of Autism on all levels in society, (4) Security-General should deliver this message to member states and all other UN organs.
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Not many children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, though some become successful. An autistic culture has developed, with some individuals seeking a cure and others believing autism should be accepted as a difference and not treated as a disorder.
Where is World Autism Awareness Day?
Worldwide
Light It Up Blue
April 2, 2014 in the World
Light It Up Blue takes place on April 02, 2014. Light It Up Blue is dedicated to raising awareness of autism. Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, announced the launch of the inaugural Light It Up Blue campaign in 2010. This initiative is intended to raise international awareness of autism as a growing public health crisis in support of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month in the United States.
Where is Light It Up Blue?
Worldwide
International Children’s Book Day
April 2, 2014 in the World
International Children’s Book Day takes place on April 02, 2014. International Children’s Book Day is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People, an international non-profit organization. Founded in 1967, the day is observed on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children’s literature.
Children’s literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, and poems that are enjoyed by and targeted primarily towards children. Modern children’s literature is classified in two different ways – by genre or by the intended age of the reader. The late nineteenth and early twentieth century became known as the Golden Age of Children’s Literature with the publication of many books acknowledged today as classics.
International Children’s Book Day:
http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=269
Where is Children’s Book Day?
Worldwide
Reconciliation Day
April 2, 2014 in the World
Reconciliation Day is a special day to patch relationships and to make amends. It’s intention is to re-establish relationships between family, friends and couples. Life is too short to hold a grudge between those we love.
Estranged couples may find today to be an opportunity to work out their problems. People who have had a “falling out” with family members are encouraged to reach out and “mend the fence”.
For those considering a reconciliation, the old saying is “It’s never too late”. But, that is not true. Someday, it could be too late. So, please use today to begin your reconciliation.
Where is Reconciliation Day?
Worldwide
Malvinas Day 2014
April 2, 2014 in Argentina
Malvinas Day is observed on April 02, 2014. Malvinas Day, officially Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War, is a public holiday in Argentina celebrated each year. The name refers to the “Malvinas” islands, more commonly known as the Falkland Islands in English.
Where is Malvinas Day?
Nationwide Argentina
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 2, 2014 in the USA
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is observed on April 02, 2014. It celebrates the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich or PB&J is a sandwich, popular in North America, that includes a layer of peanut butter and either jam or jelly on bread, commonly between two slices, but sometimes eaten open-faced or with one slice folded over.
A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 2,500 of these sandwiches before graduating from high school. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich made from white bread, with two tablespoons each of peanut butter and grape jelly, provides 27% of a person’s Recommended Daily Intake of fat and 22% of their calories.
Where is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1453 – Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which would fall on May 29.
1513 – Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon
1755 – Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1827 – Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
1863 – Bread revolt in Richmond, Virginia
1872 – George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
1884 – London prison for debtors closed
1931 – Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1935 – Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR
1964 – Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted
1970 – Qatar gains independence from Britain
1973 – ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
1978 – TV show “Dallas” premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
1982 – Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvina) Islands from Great Britain