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Calendar day; January 15, 2015

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Thursday, the 15th of January, 2015 is the 15th day in 2015 and in the 3rd calendar week.
General Events:
National Humanitarian Day
January 15, 2015 in the USA
Humanity is a word which transcends race, country, language, age, religion or culture. Humanity consists of all peoples in the planet Earth united as one. Unfortunately, this remains a dream. For to truly be united as one, each country would respect the other countries and help them as they would their own countrymen.
National Humanitarian Day is the ?rst day of the three annual “Emancipation Days of Respect” created to honor Martin Luther King Jr. to promote unity, respect and remembrance. January 15 was chosen as it corresponds to his birthday
The second annual day, Victims of Violence Holy Day, is observed on Martin Luther King Jr.’s death anniversary, April 4. The last annual day, Dream Day Quest and Jubilee, is on August 28 marking the anniversary of his speech entitled “I Have a Dream.”
This day is dedicated to those who helped end racial separation in America and is observed by encouraging people to wear white. Donating money or services to charitable or philanthropic institutions or activities would also be perfect. Fund raising campaigns for humanitarian causes, through concerts, are also done during this day.
Where is National Humanitarian Day?
Nationwide USA
Indian Army Day
January 15, 2015 in India
Indian Army Day takes place on January 15, 2015. Army Day is celebrated every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1948. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in national capital as well as all 6 Army Command headquarters. The Army rededicates itself to become a part of the ‘War Winning Team’ on this day. The day begins with paying homage to the martyred soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate, New Delhi. It is followed by parades and many military shows which feature the technology and achievements in Army which is held at the Delhi Cantonment every year. Unit credentials and Sena Medals are also presented for gallantry on the occasion.
Where is Indian Army Day?
Nationwide India
Alphabet Day in North Korea
January 15, 2015 in North Korea
Alphabet Day in North Korea is celebrated on January 15, 2015. The Korean Alphabet Day is a national Korean commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of the Korean alphabet, the native alphabet of the Korean language, by King Sejong the Great. It is celebrated on January 15 to mark the date, January 15, 1444 (1443 in lunar calendar), which is believed to be that of the actual creation of Hunmin Jeongeum.
Where is Alphabet Day in North Korea?
Nationwide North Korea
Wikipedia Day 2015
January 15, 2015 in the World
Wikipedia Day is celebrated on January 15, 2015. January 15 is known as Wikipedia Day to Wikipedians. On this date in the year 2001, the wiki-based Wikipedia project went public after spending five days on Nupedia. Wikipedia Day has been celebrated, both online and offline, for several years.
Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia that the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation supports. Volunteers worldwide collaboratively write Wikipedia’s 30 million articles in 287 languages, including over 4.4 million in the English Wikipedia. Anyone who can access the site can edit almost any of its articles.
Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia on January 15, 2001, the latter creating its name Wikipedia, from a portmanteau of wiki (a type of collaborative website, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning “quick”) and encyclopedia.
Where is the event?
National Hat Day
January 15, 2015 in the USA
National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn’t it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There’s one to fit every size head and personality. Often, hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product.
Oh yeah… hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (Aka helmets), offer safety protection. Some hats keep your head warm, or the sun out of your eyes….how boring.
National Hat Day is not intended to just keep your noggin warm. Its a chance to make a statement and to display you favorite headgear. We suggest you wear a number of different hats over the course of the day.
Did you know? More body heat is lost from your head than other parts of the body. So, wearing a hat goes a long way towards staying warm on a cold winter’s day (or night).
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 15th January:
588 BC – Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
1346 – Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealand
1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
1797 – 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)
1861 – Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1907 – 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
1919 – 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
1922 – Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier
1934 – 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1945 – The Manhattan Project’s G-5 Group, headed by Physicist’s Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory
1951 – “Cloud of Death” rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
1955 – USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
1971 – Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
1975 – Portugal signs accord for Angola’s independence
1985 – Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
1991 – UN’s deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don’t)
1997 – Diana, the Princess of Wales, calls for an international ban on landmines, angering ministers in the UK
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online


Calendar day; January 17, 2014

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Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
January 17, 2014 in the World

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day is observed on January 17, 2014. It’s a day to brake or give up all of those New Year’s resolutions you made two weeks ago on New Year’s Days. But think about it: is it easier to slip back into old habits, or is it better to hold on your New Year’s resolutions? You can get it if you want it!

A New Year’s resolution is a secular tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible.

A study involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

Where is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day?

Art’s Birthday
January 17, 2014 in the World

Art’s Birthday is observed on January 17, 2014. Robert Filliou was a French Fluxus artist, who produced works as a filmmaker, “action poet,” sculptor, and happenings maestro. Filliou proposed “Art’s Birthday” in 1963.

He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on January 17 to be precise, Art was born. Filliou says it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water.

He also proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. Art’s Birthday was first publicly celebrated in 1973 in Auchen, Germany and at the same time in Paris, France.

Where is Art’s Birthday?

Lee-Jackson Day
January 17, 2014 in Commonwealth of Virginia

Lee-Jackson Day takes place on January 17, 2014. Lee-Jackson Day is a holiday celebrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the USA, for the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The original holiday, created in 1889, celebrated Lee’s birthday. Jackson’s name was added to the holiday in 1904. In 1983, the holiday was merged with the new federal holiday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as Lee-Jackson-King Day in Virginia. This merge was reverted in 2000. Lee-Jackson Day is currently observed on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is the third Monday in January. Typical events include a wreath laying ceremony with military honors, a Civil War themed parade, symposia and gala ball. State offices are closed for both holidays.

Where is Lee-Jackson Day?
Nationwide Commonwealth of Virginia

International Fetish Day
January 17, 2014 in the World

International Fetish Day is observed on January 17, 2014. International Fetish Day is a day supporting the BDSM community. It originated in the United Kingdom as “National Fetish Day”. The first International Fetish Day was held on 16 January 2009 (the third Friday of the year). The main purpose of International Fetish Day is to increase awareness and support of the fetish community, whilst also opposing the new law criminalising possession of “extreme pornography”. It is also designed to encourage members of the community to be more open about their sexuality.

Where is Fetish Day?

Historical Events:

1377 – Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.

1524 – Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano’s voyage to find a passage to China.

1605 – First publication of Don Quixote.

1773 – Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)

1775 – 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol

1821 – Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

1861 – Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)

1871 – 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)

1893 – Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic

1899 – US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific

1917 – US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)

1923 – Origin of Brown lunation numbers

1928 – 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented

1929 – Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip “Thimble Theater”

1941 – Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

1945 – Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation

1950 – The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts

1954 – Jacques Cousteau’s 1st network telecast airs on “Omnibus” (CBS)

1961 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the “military-industrial complex”.

1966 – Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago

1984 – Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

1987 – US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

1991 – Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq

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