Thursday, the 24th of April, 2014 is the 114th day in 2014 and in the 17th calendar week.
Genocide Remembrance Day
April 24, 2014 in Armenia
Genocide Remembrance Day is celebrated on April 24, 2014. Genocide Remembrance Day or Genocide Memorial day, is a national holiday in Armenia and is observed by Armenians in dispersed communities around the worl. It is held annually to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923. In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, hundreds of thousands of people walk to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame. The date 24 April commemorates the Armenian notables deported from the Ottoman capital in 1915, of hundreds of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders, most of whom would be executed, which was a precursor to the ensuing events.
Where is Genocide Remembrance Day?
Nationwide Armenia
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 24, 2014 in Canada
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day takes place on April 24, 2014. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is an educational program in the USA and Canada that revolves around parents taking their children to work for one day. It is the successor to Take Our Daughters To Work Day, which was expanded to include boys in 2003. It occurs on the fourthThursday of April every year.
Where is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day?
Nationwide Canada
St. Mark’s Eve
April 24, 2014 in the World
St. Mark’s Eve is observed on April 24, 2014. St. Mark’s Eve is the day before the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist. In liturgical Christian churches, this feast of St. Mark is observed on April 25 of each year; thus St. Mark’s Eve is April 24.
Where is St. Mark’s Eve?
Worldwide
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Pig in a Blanket Day
April 24, 2014 in the World
Pig in a Blanket Day is observed on April 24, 2014. Pigs in blankets refers to a variety of different sausage-based foods. They are typically small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites. For this reason, they are usually served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre or are accompanied by other dishes in the ‘main course’ section of a meal.
This delicious finger food is popular with kids and cocktail party guests all across the world. In fact, there are many different cultures that have their own unique twist on this comfort food classic.
In the United Kingdom, pigs-in-a-blanket are small sausages wrapped in bacon. People traditionally serve them as Christmas dinner appetizers. In Israel, kids enjoy Moshe Ba’Teiva (Moses in the Ark), which are miniature hot dogs rolled in a ketchup-covered puff pastry and baked in the oven
In the West, especially in the United States and Canada, the bite sized variety of pigs in a blanket is a common hors d’oeuvre served at cocktail parties and is often accompanied by a mustard or aioli dipping sauce. Pigs in a blanket are usually different from sausage rolls, which are a larger, more filling item served for breakfast and lunch in parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and, more rarely, the United States and Canada.
Where is Pig in a Blanket Day?
Worldwide
Historical Events:
1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1184 BC – The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
1066 – Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed
1596 – Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
1833 – Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent 1st soda fountain
1888 – Eastman Kodak forms
1898 – Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1915 – Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
1916 – Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
1920 – British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
1950 – Jordan formally annexes the West Bank
1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily.”
1981 – IBM-PC computer introduced
1990 – Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.