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.