Wednesday, the 3rd of December, 2014 is the 337th day in 2014 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of People with Disability
December 3, 2014 in the World
The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 03, 2014. The day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day takes place annually and focuses on a different issue each year.
1981 was proclaimed as the International Year of Disabled Persons by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of the year was “full participation and equality”. After this, they proclaimed 1983 until 1992 as the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons. Nowadays International Day of People with Disability seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime. “Disability” is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations and participations restrictions. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he or she has had an impairment in the past or is seen disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=150
Where is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
Worldwide
Advocate’s Day
December 3, 2014 in India
Advocates’ Day is celebrated in India by the lawyer community on the 3rd of December to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India and a very eminent lawyer himself. Advocates’ Day brings together labor officials, labor representatives, public and private sector managers, management representatives and labor relations neutrals from across the States and Territories to hear national and regional speakers addressing the key issues of the day.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad (December 3, 1884 – February 28, 1963) was the first President of Independent India. He was an independence activist and as a leader of the Congress Party, played a prominent role in the Indian Independence Movement. He served as President of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the constitution of the Republic from 1948 to 1950. He had also served as a Cabinet Minister briefly in the first Government of Independent India.
Where is Advocate’s Day?
Nationwide India
National Roof over Your Head Day
December 3, 2014 in the USA
National Roof over Your Head Day takes place on December 03, 2014. It is a day to appreciate the things we have, including the roof over our heads. A roof is the covering on the uppermost part of a building or shelter, to provide protection from the weather, notably rain, but also heat, wind and sunlight.
Where is National Roof over Your Head Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 3rd December:
1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
1676 – Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
1736 – Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton’s theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
1854 – Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences
1910 – Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
1912 – First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
1930 – Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
1944 – The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
1956 – Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
1967 – 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
1975 – Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People’s Democratic Rep proclaimed
1984 – 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
1989 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over