Tuesday, the 18th of November, 2014 is the 322th day in 2014 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
European Antibiotic Awareness Day
November 18, 2014 in Europe
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.
Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.
Where is European Antibiotic Awareness Day?
Nationwide Europe
Occult Day 2014
November 18, 2014 in the World
Occult Day takes place on November 18, 2014. The occult is “knowledge of the hidden”. In common English usage, occult refers to “knowledge of the paranormal”, as opposed to “knowledge of the measurable”, usually referred to as science.
The term is sometimes taken to mean knowledge that “is meant only for certain people” or that “must be kept hidden”, but for most practising occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences. The terms esoteric and arcane have very similar meanings, and in most contexts the three terms are interchangeable.
Occult also describes a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject.
Where is Occult Day?
National Mickey Mouse Day
November 18, 2014 in the USA
Mickey Mouse Day celebrates Mickey Mouse’s birthday on November 18, 1928. His first big screen debut was Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928.
Mickey Mouse has become and international personality whose success laid the financial foundation upon which Walt Disney built his creative organization. Besides being the personification of everything Disney, Mickey has become one of the most universal symbols of the Twenieth Century. Mickey was born in Walt’s imagination late in 1928 on a train ride from New York to Los Angeles. Disney wanted to name him Mortimer but his wife told him to call him Mickey instead.
When the Allies invaded Normandy on D-Day in 1944, ‘Mickey Mouse’ was used as a password between intelligence officers.
Where is National Mickey Mouse Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 18th November:
326 – Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1421 – Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica
1686 – Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants
1820 – Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer
1872 – American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY
1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
1902 – Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
1903 – Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
1909 – US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1916 – General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) – over 1 million killed or wounded
1918 – Latvia declares independence from Russia
1928 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse appears in NY in “Steamboat Willie”
1950 – South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1956 – Morocco gains independence
1964 – J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “most notorious liar”
1976 – Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
1993 – Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution