Saturday, the 21st of March, 2015 is the 80th day in 2015 and in the 12th calendar week.
General Events:
World Down Syndrome Day
March 21, 2015 in the World
The World Down Syndrome Day is observed on March 21, 2015. It is a day on which Down Syndrome Organizations throughout the world organize and participate in events to raise public awareness of Down syndrome. The day takes place annually and the first World Down Syndrome Day was held on April 21, 2006.
Often Down Syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is associated with a delay in cognitive ability and physical growth, ad a particular set of facial characteristics. The average IQ of young adults with Down syndrome is around 50, compared to normal children with an IQ of 100. The incidence of Down syndrome is estimated at 4.6 per 10,000 births and it occurs in all human populations.
Down syndrome was first determined a chromosomal disorder in 1959 by French pediatrician and geneticist, Jérôme Lejeune. The date, being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. The original idea was proposed by Stylianos E. Antonarakis.
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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2015 in the World
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on March 21, 2015. On March 21, 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
Racial discrimination differentiates between individuals on the basis of real and perceived racial differences, and has been official government policy in several countries, such as South Africa in the apartheid era, and the USA. Racial discrimination is the effect of racosm.
Racism is the belief that the genetic factors which constitute race, ethnicity, or nationality are a primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that ethnic differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. In the case of institutional racism, certain racial groups may be denied rights or benefits, or receive preferential treatment.
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Harmony Day 2015
March 21, 2015 in Australia
Harmony Day is celebrated on March 21, 2015. Managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Harmony Day is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and each year, it is an opportunity for everyone to come together and participate in local activities. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Australians are encouraged to wear orange clothing and/or the distinctive orange ribbon to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Australia
Youth Day in Tunisia
March 21, 2015 in Tunisia
Youth Day in Tunisia annually falls on March 21, right after Independence Day. This is a joyful and colorful holiday, that is devoted to those people, who will build and develop future economy of the country.Youth Day in Tunisia was created to popularize the image of a modern talented, motivated, athletic and active young person. Such person is fully aware of his or her responsibility for the future development of the country, remembers and honors the past of the nation.
Annual celebration of Youth Day in Tunisia is held under different themes. Numerous events are organized, to raise public awareness of problems, that youth faces every day. The major activities are organized in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, among them are photo contests and exhibitions on the theme of the year.
Many countries in the world, including Tunisia, celebrate Youth Days. All these festivals are devoted to the younger generation and they are designed to highlight the important role of youth in all spheres of public life.
Where is Youth Day in Tunisia?
Nationwide Tunisia
World Poetry Day
March 21, 2015 in the World
World Poetry Day is on March 21, 2015. It was declared by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements”.
World Poetry Day was generally celebrated in October, sometimes on the 5th, but in the latter part of the 20th Century the world community celebrated it on 15 October, the birthday of Virgil, the Roman epic poet and poet laureate under Augustus. The tradition to keep an October date for national or international poetry day celebrations still holds in many countries. Alternately, a different October or even November date is celebrated.
Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines, individual collections and wider anthologies.
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World Puppetry Day
March 21, 2015 in the World
World Puppetry Day is observed on March 21, 2015. World Puppetry Day, comes every March 21. The idea came from the puppet theater Dzhivada Zolfagariho from Iran. In 2000 at the XVIII Congress of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, (UNIMA) in Magdeburg, he made the proposal for discussion. Two years later, at a meeting of the International Council of UNIMA in June 2002 in Atlanta, the date of the celebration was identified. The first celebration was in 2003.
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Historical Events on 21st March:
1188 – Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.
1349 – 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
1788 – Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
1788 – Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
1804 – French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
1844 – Origin of Baha’i Era-Baha’i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)
1844 – The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world
1857 – Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
1871 – Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
1907 – US invades Honduras
1925 – The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution
1927 – Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
1934 – Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
1935 – Persia officially renamed Iran
1960 – Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC
1963 – Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1974 – Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London’s Pall Mall
1975 – Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
1979 – Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
1990 – Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
1998 – Good Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland
1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon