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Calendar day; October 27, 2014

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 Monday, the 27th of October, 2014 is the 300th day in 2014 and in the 44th calendar week.
General Events:
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October 27, 2014 in the World
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October. This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2005 to raise of awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents (films, sound and video recordings, radio and television programmes). Events are held in many countries, organised by national and regional sound and film archives, broadcasters, museums and libraries, and major audiovisual associations including the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), International Council on Archives (ICA), International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)).
The main objectives of designating the date of 27 October were listed by UNESCO:
–raising public awareness of the need for preservation;
–providing opportunities to celebrate specific local, national or international aspects of the heritage;
–highlighting the accessibility of archives;
–attracting media attention to heritage issues;
–raising the cultural status of audiovisual heritage;
–highlighting audiovisual heritage in danger, especially in developing countries.
Where is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage?
Worldwide
National Cranky Co-Workers Day!
October 27, 2014 in the USA
On October 27th, make sure to have a Snickers bar and a double shot of espresso drink in hand. It’s Cranky Co-Workers Day!
Present these gifts to the office grouch to honor their contributions to the workplace. These contributions include: deliberately creating awkward silences to promote productivity, providing comfort to distraught co-workers by upstaging your troubles with tale of their terrible commute, and building personal character by obsessively terrifying everyone in the office.
So, cheers to the cranky co-worker!
Where is National Cranky Co-Workers Day?
Nationwide USA
Tell a Story Day
October 27, 2014 in Scotland and U.K.
National Tell a Story Day is observed in Scotland and U.K. on October 27, 2014. It celebrates story-telling of all kinds. Libraries celebrate this day with story telling hours for kids. Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, and images, often by improvisation or embellishment.
Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters, and narrative point of view.
Modern storytelling has a broad purview. In addition to its traditional forms (fairytales, folktales, mythology, legends, fables etc.), it has extended itself to representing history, personal narrative, political commentary, and evolving cultural norms. Contemporary storytelling is also widely used to address educational objectives.
Where is National Tell a Story Day?
Nationwide Scotland and U.K.
Navy Day 2014
October 27, 2014 in the USA
Navy Day takes place on October 27, 2014. In the United States, the Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922, holding it on October 27 because it was the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a naval enthusiast.
Although meeting with mixed reviews the first year, in 1923 over 50 major cities participated, and the United States Navy sent a number of its ships to various port cities for the occasion. The 1945 Navy Day was an especially large celebration, with President Harry S. Truman reviewing the fleet in New York Harbor.
In the 1970s, the “birthday” of the Continental Navy was found to be October 13, 1775, and so CNO Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define October 13 as the new date of Navy Day. However, Navy Day in the United States is still largely recognized as October 27.
Where is Navy Day?
Nationwide USA
October Holiday
October 27, 2014 in Ireland
October Holiday takes place on October 27, 2014. In Ireland, the October Holiday (sometimes called the October Bank Holiday) is observed on the last Monday of October. Usually, but not always, this is the day after the end of Western European Summer Time. It was introduced in 1977.
Where is October Holiday?
Nationwide Ireland
Historical Events on 27th October:
312 – Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
1275 – Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
1775 – US Navy forms
1810 – US annexes West Florida from Spain
1830 – Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)
1867 – Garibaldi marches on Rome
1896 – 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
1907 – The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
1913 – Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country
1916 – 1st published reference to “jazz” appears (Variety)
1922 – 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
1925 – Water skis patented by Fred Waller
1938 – DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called “nylon”
1941 – Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
1954 – Pres Eisenhower offers aid to S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
1959 – Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
1962 – Black Saturday – Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
1971 – Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire
1972 – OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia
1979 – St Vincent & Grenadines becomes independent of UK (Natl Day)
1979 – Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
1981 – The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
1986 – The United Kingdom government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.
1992 – Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of Tolkien
1997 – Microsoft argues it should be “free from government interference”
1999 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.

 

Calendar Day; 27 October, 2013

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Navy Day 2013
October 27, 2013 in the USA

Navy Day is the original day to celebrate the U.S. Navy, and though this celebration officially was replaced by Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May for the U.S.) in 1949, the celebrations of Navy Day continue on, especially within the Navy itself. Additionally, research undertaken in the 1970s showed the ‘true’ birthday of the US Navy to be October 13th, and the date was officially changed – however, the entrenched celebration still holds sway, and October 27th is still generally celebrated instead.

History of Navy Day:
http://www.defense.gov/afd/navy.aspx

Where is Navy Day?
Nationwide USA

Mother-In-Law Day
October 27, 2013 in the World

Mothers-in-law get a pretty bad deal. Do they deserve the reputation they have for hounding son-in-laws, and always being a witch? Mother-In-Law Day gives you and your mother-in-law a chance to get to know each other, and to get away from all of those horrible preconceptions. Why not give your mother-in-law (and mothers-in-law everywhere) a fair chance – take them out for a nice meal, buy them flowers, and get off on the right footing?

Where is Mother-In-Law Day?
Worldwide

Tell a Story Day
October 27, 2013 in Scotland and the UK

Tell-a-Story Day is the national celebration of oral storytelling, when people all over Scotland make, share and listen to stories in schools, libraries, community centres, churches, hospitals, homes, gardens – and some more unusual venues!

Tell-a-Story Day is a great way of taking part in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival wherever you are and is a fun way of spending time with family and friends whatever your age.

Enter a magical world of enchanting fairy tales, scary Halloween stories or treasured family legends, and bring your community, workplace or family closer together on Tell-a-Story Day.

Where is National Tell a Story Day?
Nationwide Scotland and the UK

Historical Events:

312 – Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

1275 – Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.

1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.

1775 – US Navy forms

1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.

1913 – Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country

1919 – US Congress sign Volstead Act

1938 – DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called “nylon”

1954 – Pres Eisenhower offers aid to S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem

1960 – Singer Ben E King records “Spanish Harlem” & “Stand By Me”

1962 – Black Saturday – Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba

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