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Calendar Day; May 6, 2015

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Wednesday, the 6th of May, 2015 is the 126th day in 2015 and in the 19th calendar week.
General Events:
International No Diet Day
May 6, 2015 in the World
The International No Diet Day (INDD) is celebrated on May 06, 2015. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The symbol of the No Diet Day is a blue ribbon, similar to the red ribbon of the World AIDS Day.
International No Diet Day was created by Mary Evans Young in 1992, Mary is the director of the British group “Diet Breakers”. After personally experiencing anorexia, she worked to help people appreciate themselves for what they are, and to appreciate the body they have.
There are several goals to the INDD: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of ALL our natural sizes & shapes; Declare a personal one-day moratorium on diet/weight obsession; Learn the facts about weight-loss dieting, health, and body size; Recognize how dieting perpetuates violence against women; Honor the victims of eating disorders and weight-loss surgery; Help end weight discrimination, sizism and fatphobia.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria
May 6, 2015 in Lebanon and Syria
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria is celebrated on May 06, 2015. Martyrs’ Day is a Syrian and Lebanese national holiday commemorating the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, also known as ‘Al Jazzar’ or ‘The Butcher’, the Ottoman w?li of Greater Syria. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both plazas have since been renamed Martyrs’ Square.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria?
Nationwide Lebanon and Syria
Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day
May 6, 2015 in the USA
National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is always celebrated on May 6th and opens National Nurses Week.  National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birth date of Florence Nightingale.
National Nurses Week is one of the nation’s largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.
The history of Nurses Day can be traced back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year.  The proclamation was never made, but the following year National Nurses Week was observed from October 1116, marking the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea.
In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.”  In 1981, a resolution was initiated by nurses in New Mexico to have May 6th declared “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  This proposal was promoted by the ANA Board of Directors and in 1982, with a joint resolution, the United States Congress designated May 6th to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  The proposal was signed by President Reagan, making May 6 the official “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  It was later expanded by the ANA Board of Directors in 1990 to a week-long celebration (May 6-12) known as “National Nurses Week.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 6th May:
1527 – Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1529 – Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals
1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1642 – Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
1794 – Haiti, under Toussaint L’Ouverture, revolts against France
1833 – John Deere makes 1st steel plough
1851 – Linus Yale patents Yale lock
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1906 – Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)
1914 – British House of Lords rejects women’s suffrage
1919 – Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1935 – British King George & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee
1937 – German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1941 – Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1945 – Gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1959 – Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1960 – US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
1967 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Muslim president of India
1976 – An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages
1987 – Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
1990 – Former president PW Botha quits South Africa’s ruling National Party
1994 – Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
1994 – Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa’s first post apartheid election
1996 – Guatemala’s leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history

 

Calendar day: January 9, 2015

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Friday, the 9th of January, 2015 is the 9th day in 2015 and in the 2nd calendar week.
General Events:
Play God Day 2015
January 9, 2015 in the World
Play God Day is observed on January 09, 2015. The day encourages you to do something nice for someone to make someones day better and brighter. On this day you don’t have to perform miracles, it is enough to do something simple. There are many names for God, and different names are attached to different cultural ideas about who God is and what attributes possessed.
The purpose of Play God Day is to perform some kind act for another person, or just generally contribute to the well-being of the world as a whole. There are many ways to go about this, if you’re so inclined.
However far you take your observation of Play God Day, the consideration of what you might change in this world of ours is interesting at the very least, and maybe even eye-opening. You may not be god, but you certainly have the power to make the world a better place.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Martyrs’ Day in Panama
January 9, 2015 in Panama
Martyrs’ Day in Panama is observed on January 09, 2015. Martyrs’ Day is a Panamanian holiday which commemorates the January 9, 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone. The riot started after a Panamanian flag was torn during conflict between Panamanian students and Canal Zone Police officers, over the right of the Panamanian flag to be flown alongside the U.S. flag. U.S. Army units became involved in suppressing the violence after Canal Zone police were overwhelmed, and after three days of fighting, about 21 Panamanians and four U.S. soldiers were killed. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the U.S. decision to transfer control of the Canal Zone to Panama through the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Panama?
Nationwide Panama
Balloon Ascension Day
January 9, 2015 in the World/USA
Balloon Ascension Day takes place each year on January 9 and is an international day to celebrate balloons of all kinds. The date was designated Balloon Ascension Day, after Jean Pierre Blanchard became the first man to successfully ascend in a balloon on the North American Continent. The original Balloon Ascension Day happened on Jan 9, 1793, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Blanchard landing in Woodbury, New Jersey. This event helped to spread the fascination of ballooning.
At the time of it’s inception, Balloon Ascension Day was only meant for the large, hydrogen-filled, silk balloons of the time but it has since expanded to include all kinds of balloons. The day is now for the recognition of all balloons, from small, helium-filled party balloons, to the massive, hot air balloons that have become commercially successful in modern times
Blanchard made history and created the basis for Balloon Ascension day. Ballooning may have lost popularity and prestige as the most advanced man-made flying machine, Balloon Ascension Day promises to keep Blanchard’s important achievement in memory and serves to recognize the wonder and simplicity of flight through ballooning.
Where is Balloon Ascension Day?
Worldwide
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 9, 2015 in the USA
On January 9th, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. and partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).
Each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year, 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year, 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year, and over 300 officers commit suicide each year. There is no other profession in the world, except possibly the military, where you will find these kinds of statistics.
Law enforcement officers play such an integral part in our society. Without law enforcement officers, chaos would reign. Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were in trouble – a car accident, a home invasion, an assault – and you did not have someone to call for help?  No matter how much abuse law enforcement takes, they continue to do their job, and do it well. They are the guardians of our way of life and they deserve our support.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Apricot Day
January 9, 2015 in the USA
Celebrate National Apricot Day! Did you know that the word “apricot” means “precious” in Latin? Apricots ripen earlier than most summer fruits, making them a precious commodity every spring.
The apricot tree emerged in China more than 4,000 years ago and eventually made its way across Asia to the Mediterranean. Centuries later, Spanish explorers introduced the apricot to the New World and planted the trees all over the west coast. Today, farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley produce 95% of the apricots grown in the United States.
Whether you prefer them fresh, broiled, grilled, or poached, enjoy an apricot today in honor of the occasion! Happy National Apricot Day!
Where is National Apricot Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 9th January:
1431 – Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
1558 – Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
1570 – Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod
1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
1793 – 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard
1799 – British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
1848 – People’s uprising in Palermo Sicily
1879 – Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson
1880 – The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
1912 – US Marines invade Honduras
1916 – The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
1960 – Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
1964 – Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
1970 – Constitution of Singapore enacted
1982 – 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
1987 – Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed

 

Calendar day; January 9, 2014

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Martyrs’ Day in Panama
January 9, 2014 in Panama

Martyrs’ Day in Panama is observed on January 09, 2014. Martyrs’ Day is a Panamanian holiday which commemorates the January 9, 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone. The riot started after a Panamanian flag was torn during conflict between Panamanian students and Canal Zone Police officers, over the right of the Panamanian flag to be flown alongside the U.S. flag. U.S. Army units became involved in suppressing the violence after Canal Zone police were overwhelmed, and after three days of fighting, about 21 Panamanians and four U.S. soldiers were killed. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the U.S. decision to transfer control of the Canal Zone to Panama through the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties.

Where is Martyrs’ Day in Panama?
Nationwide Panama

National Play God Day 2014
January 9, 2014 in the USA

National Play God Day is celebrated annually on January 9 in the United States!

On this day we are encouraged to try and solve someones problem. To make someones day better and brighter.

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We found some recognition from calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.

It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites.

Where is National Bird Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

1431 – Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1570 – Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod

1793 – 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard

1839 – Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

1923 – Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain

1947 – Elizabeth “Betty” Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.

1951 – Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an “X” rating, premieres

1956 – Abigail Van Buren’s “Dear Abby” column 1st appears in newspapers

1972 – Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire

2001 – Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.

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