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Calendar day; September 15, 2015

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Tuesday, the 15th of September, 2015 is the 258th day in 2015 and in the 38th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Democracy
September 15, 2015 in the World
International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15, 2015. In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy – with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy – and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally – either directly or through elected representatives – in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. Democracy contrasts with forms of government where power is either held by one person, as in a monarchy, or where power is held by a small number of individuals, as in an oligarchy.
No consensus exists on how to define democracy, but equality, freedom and rule of law have been identified as important characteristics since ancient times. These principles are reflected in all eligible citizens being equal before the law and having equal access to legislative processes. For example, in a representative democracy, every vote has equal weight, and the freedom of its eligible citizens is secured by legitimized rights.
Where is International Day of Democracy?
Worldwide
Greenpeace Day
September 15, 2015 in the World
On 15th September we celebrate Greenpeace Day, so this is the time to release your inner activist and get passionate about the environment. The now internationally renowned campaign organisation for ecological issues was originally founded by a group of 17 activists in Vancouver protesting against off shore nuclear testing in Alaska on this date in 1971.
Since then, Greenpeace has achieved an abundance of victories over eco-crimes, as well as making an enormous contribution to raising awareness of environmental issues across the globe. They constantly strive for their vision of a society which recognises the Earth as an essential life support system whose resources are not infinite and must be protected and cared for. Their campaigns range from raising awareness of the receding ice of the Arctic to protecting the oceans and rainforests to working towards nuclear disarmament.
To recognise the contribution made by the organisation which came out of such humble roots yet now boasts 2.9 million members, Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver has pronounced September 15th Greenpeace Day. In Vancouver, celebrations include a free family-friendly outdoor festival, tree planting and workshops on activism.
Be inspired by Greenpeace today: sign petitions and encourage others to do the same, be green in the home and out and about by switching off unnecessary light bulbs and throwing that empty wrapper on the street in the bin. Think bigger and look into volunteering and helping raise awareness for Greenpeace issues. Finally let Greenpeace Day act as a reminder that as the anthropologist Margaret Mead once put it: ‘Never doubt that a … group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’.
Where is Greenpeace Day?
Worldwide
Engineer’s Day in India
September 15, 2015 in India
Engineer’s Day in India is observed on September 15, 2015. This day is celebrated in the honor of Visvesvaraya on his Birthday(1860-1962).
Where is Engineer’s Day in India?
Nationwide India
National Felt Hat Day 2015
September 15, 2015 in the USA
National Felt Hat Day is observed on September 15, 2015. Men traditionally wear a felt hat on this day, but women can participate in this day, too. It is just important that the hat is a felt.
Up until the 20th century, hats played an incredibly important role in fashion and attire – arguably much more so than today. In the 19th century, felt was a common material for hats, and Felt Hat Day encourages us all to don a felt hat in tribute to this historically significant, but now somewhat neglected accessory.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Make a Hat Day
September 15, 2015 in the World
Make a Hat Day is always observed worldwide on the 15th day of September each year. . Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear. Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats.
Hats, defined as coverings for the head, are created:
* As protection from too much sunlight, strong winds, snow and sudden rain;
* For safety purposes, as in the case of helmets;
* To signify social standing, as shown in historical records;
* For spiritual and official uses;
* As a fashion statement.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 15th September:
668 – Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy
1584 – San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
1616 – The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy
1812 – French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow
1821 – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua gain independence
1830 – 1st person to be run over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)
1835 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Galapagos Islands
1862 – Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
1900 – A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa
1903 – Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers “criminals”
1916 – Debut of tanks in war, “Little Willies” at Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme)
1917 – Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky’s Provisional government
1918 – CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to English state
1923 – Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror
1928 – Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
1931 – British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
1935 – Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
1943 – Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
1947 – Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..
1950 – UN lands at Inchon to drive North Korean troops out of the south
1952 – UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
1965 – “Lost in Space” premieres
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation
1970 – PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
1982 – Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut
1998 – With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business

 

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 Friday, the 26th of June, 2015 is the 177th day in 2015 and in the 26th calendar week.
General events:
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June 26, 2015 in the World
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed on June 26, 2015. The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is held annually to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world.
The day was selected by the United Nations General Assembly for two reasons. First, on 26 June 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed – the first international instrument obliging UN members to respect and promote human rights. Second, 26 June 1987 was when the United Nations Convention Against Torture came into effect.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26, 2015 in the World
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place on June 26, 2015. The day is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It has been held annually since 1988 on 26 June, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu’s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China. The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.
Drug abuse is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor advised by medical professionals. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and impulsive behaviour. There are many cases in which criminal or antisocial behavior occur when the person is under the influence of a drug. Substance abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other synthetic drugs.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Ratcatcher’s Day
June 26, 2015 in the World
Ratcatcher’s Day is observed on June 26, 2015. Ratcatcher’s Day is celebrated on 26 June or 22 July, commemorating the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The town of Hamelin in Germany uses the June date. The confusion of dates is because the Brothers Grimm cite 26 June 1284 as the date the Pied Piper led the children out of the town, while the poem by Robert Browning gives it as 22 July 1376. It is a holiday remembering rat-catchers.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Beautician’s Day
June 26, 2015 in the World
Beautician’s Day takes place on June 26, 2015. Beautician’s Day is a day for all the hair stylists, cosmeticians and other people who care for beauty and handsomeness. As a beautician those people are always busy working in the background. Beautician’s Day is a great option to give away a little attention to your beautician and let them know how valuable his work really is.
Beautician’s Day celebrates the contributions of beauticians in our lives. Though there might not be clear-cut sources on the origins of this celebration, having professionals taking care of us in the appearance department is a most reassuring thought. Give them some well-deserved gratitude on this day.
Trivia:
-Beautifying oneself using cosmetics is real old, the ancient Egyptians were well-known for it. It was even mentioned in the Bible. Ancient Rome also has some cosmetic culture, but contemporary literature suggests it wasn’t well-liked.
-Wearing make-up were met with opposition throughout the ages. Usually there are only permitted for the performing arts. Queen Victoria of England issued a ban on it, and the State of Kansas made it a misdemeanor to use it under the age of 44 back in 1915! Obviously the law was repealed later.
-The suntan as something beautiful was the work of Coco Chanel back in the 1920s. Before than, a paler complexion was seen as more beautiful, as women of higher standing can avoid working outdoors all day long. This view of beauty is still prevalent in Asian cultures, evident by the multitude of the skin whitening products they have.
-One of the more obscure faces of the Beautician profession is that of the Desairologist. These beauticians work at funeral parlors, giving our deceased their one last great look for their moments before their burial.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Forgiveness Day
June 26, 2015 in the USA
There’s no doubt that we all need Forgiveness Day, both to be forgiven and to forgive. Maybe that’s why there’s Forgiveness Day on June 26, Global Forgiveness Day on August 27, and International Forgiveness Day on the first Sunday in August.
Troubles and disputes should be ended on Forgiveness Day and people should get along with each other again. It would be a nice idea to call somebody, whom you have not spoken to in a while because you were too angry. Forgiving is a relieving process and not only on Forgiveness Day everyone should do that from time to time.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 26th June:
1284 – Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away
1483 – Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
1498 – Toothbrush invented
1718 – Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1721 – Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
1794 – Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can’t sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1857 – The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria
1900 – Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1900 – Japan mobolizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising – but also advance long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
1900 – The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia’s behavior there
1914 – The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes “the validity of Indian customary marriages”
1924 – After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
1934 – Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty
1941 – Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
1945 – United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco
1949 – 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote
1955 – Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
1959 – Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
1960 – British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1968 – Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1972 – IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
1992 – India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
1994 – PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years
1996 – Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

Calendar day; March 3, 2015

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Tuesday, the 3rd of March, 2015 is the 62th day in 2015 and in the 10th calendar week.
General Events:
World Wildlife Day
March 3, 2015 in the World
On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.
In its resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being, and recognized the important role of CITES in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the species’ survival.

The General Assembly requested the CITES Secretariat, in collaboration with relevant organizations of the United Nations system, to facilitate the implementation of World Wildlife Day.

Where is World Wildlife Day?
Worldwide
Hinamatsuri 2015
March 3, 2015 in Japan
Hinamatsuri takes place on March 03, 2015. Hinamatsuri is also called the Japanese Doll Festival or Girls’ Day. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hinamatsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi, in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them. The Shimogamo Shrine celebrates the Nagashibina by floating these dolls between the Takano and Kamo Rivers to pray for the safety of children. People have stopped doing this now because of fishermen catching the dolls in their nets
Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls pastMarch 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.
Where is Hinamatsuri?
Nationwide Japan
Peach Blossom Day
March 3, 2015 in the World
Peach Blossom Day is observed on March 03, 2015. It is a day to celebrate peach blossoms and a day for girls to celebrate being girls. Peach Blossom Day refers to the Japanese Doll Festival, which takes place on March 3.
The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China and South Asia, where it was first cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety in different cultivars.
Peaches are not only a popular fruit, but are symbolic in many cultural traditions, such as in art, paintings and folk tales such as Peaches of Immortality. Momotaro, one of Japan’s most noble and semihistorical heroes, was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream. Momotaro or “Peach Boy” went on to fight evil oni and face many adventures.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
I Want You to be Happy Day
March 3, 2015 in the World
Have you ever thought of making others happy in an unselfish way? If not, why don’t you make others laugh by spreading the joy of happiness on this special day of “I want you to be happy day”. Every year it is celebrated on March 3rd and focuses mainly on reaching out friends, family or loved ones to make them feel special by wishing them lots of happiness. Rather than thinking ourselves in a selfish way, dedicate this day of “I want you to be happy day” to others whom we care for or love most by sending flowers or gifts or small gestures or whatever way you choose to make the other person happy.
There are endless ways and hundreds of ideas to make others happy which includes a small bouquet of flowers, sending a greeting card, making positive compliments, buying lunch or dinner or cooking a special meal etc. Dedicate few hours of your busy schedule to improve the lives of others on this wonderful day “ I want you to be happy day”  by helping them with their needs or saying generous words or showing love and concern.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National  Mulled Wine Day
March 3, 2015 in the USA
It is the day to warm up from the winter chill with a nice glass of mulled wine.  Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices and raisins. It is served, and enjoyed, hot or warm. Mulled spirits (that is, wine and liquors that are heated and spiced) have long been considered a balm against illness in the winter months.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 3rd March:
78 – Origin of Saka Era (India)
1284 – Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England
1575 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1820 – Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there
1838 – Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
1857 – Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
1861 – Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].
1875 – 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1878 – Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1885 – Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed government)
1904 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s cylinder
1905 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a ‘consultative assembly’ and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts
1915 – US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA
1921 – Toronto’s Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1923 – US Senate rejects membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague
1939 – In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India
1952 – Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1956 – Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1963 – Senegal adopts constitution
1971 – Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1991 – Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
1992 – The nation of Bosnia was established
1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction
2002 – Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations

 

Calendar day; December 10, 2014

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Wednesday, the 10th of December, 2014 is the 344th day in 2014 and in the 50th calendar week.
General Events:
Human Rights Day
December 10, 2014 in the World
Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10, 2014. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.
Human Rights Day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition, it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organisations.
The Declaration of Human Rights arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The Guinness Book of Records describes the UDHR as the “Most Translated Document” in the world.
While not a treaty itself, the Declaration of Human Rights was explicitly adopted for the purpose of defining the meaning of the words “fundamental freedoms” and “human rights” appearing in the United Nations Charter, which is binding on all member states. For this reason the Universal Declaration is a fundamental constitutive document of the United Nations. Many international lawyers, in addition, believe that the Declaration forms part of customary international law[ and is a powerful tool in applying diplomatic and moral pressure to governments that violate any of its articles.
In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on 21 March, in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. This massacre occurred as a result of protests against the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day:
http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
Where is Human Rights Day?
Worldwide
Dewey Decimal System Day
December 10, 2014 in the World
December 10, 1851 is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, the world’s most widely used library classification system.
Where is Dewey Decimal System Day?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 10th December:
1041 – Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1684 – Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1799 – Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
1868 – The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
1869 – Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
1898 – Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
1902 – Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
1907 – The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
1936 – Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1948 – UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1963 – Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain
1983 – Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina’s 1st civilian president
1984 – 1st “planet” outside our solar system discovered
1994 – European Campaign against Racism “All different, All equal” begins

Calendar day; December 3, 2014

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Wednesday, the 3rd of December, 2014 is the 337th day in 2014 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of People with Disability
December 3, 2014 in the World
The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 03, 2014. The day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day takes place annually and focuses on a different issue each year.
1981 was proclaimed as the International Year of Disabled Persons by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of the year was “full participation and equality”. After this, they proclaimed 1983 until 1992 as the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons. Nowadays International Day of People with Disability seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person’s lifetime. “Disability” is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations and participations restrictions. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he or she has had an impairment in the past or is seen disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=150
Where is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
Worldwide
Advocate’s Day
December 3, 2014 in India
Advocates’ Day is celebrated in India by the lawyer community on the 3rd of December to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India and a very eminent lawyer himself. Advocates’ Day brings together labor officials, labor representatives, public and private sector managers, management representatives and labor relations neutrals from across the States and Territories to hear national and regional speakers addressing the key issues of the day.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad (December 3, 1884 – February 28, 1963) was the first President of Independent India. He was an independence activist and as a leader of the Congress Party, played a prominent role in the Indian Independence Movement. He served as President of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the constitution of the Republic from 1948 to 1950. He had also served as a Cabinet Minister briefly in the first Government of Independent India.
Where is Advocate’s Day?
Nationwide India
National Roof over Your Head Day
December 3, 2014 in the USA
National Roof over Your Head Day takes place on December 03, 2014. It is a day to appreciate the things we have, including the roof over our heads. A roof is the covering on the uppermost part of a building or shelter, to provide protection from the weather, notably rain, but also heat, wind and sunlight.
Where is National Roof over Your Head Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 3rd December:
1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
1676 – Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
1736 – Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton’s theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
1854 – Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences
1910 – Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
1912 – First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
1930 – Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
1944 – The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
1956 – Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
1967 – 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
1975 – Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People’s Democratic Rep proclaimed
1984 – 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
1989 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

 

Calendar day; November 25, 2014

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Tuesday, the 25th of November, 2014 is the 329th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
elimination-of-violence-against-women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2014 in the World
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place on November 25, 2014. Women’s activists have marked this day as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as this special day. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated annually.
The date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. That’s why the UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day.
Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. The UN General Assembly defines the term as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm of suffering to women including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
Where is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women?
Worldwide
St. Catherine’s Day
November 25, 2014 in Estonia
St. Catherine’s Day is celebrated on November 25, 2014. It has retained its popularity throughout the centuries and is still widely celebrated in modern-day Estonia. It marks the arrival of winter and is one of the more important and popular autumn days in the Estonian folk calendar. It is a day of celebration for the women of the culture, though different meanings come from each culture itself of this day. The customs for the Estonian St. Catherine’s Day are generally associated with the kadrisants (kadri beggars) or kadris, which give the whole day a unique quality, although it is similar to the traditions practised on St. Martin’s Day. Both require dressing up and going from door to door on the eve of the holiday to collect gifts, such as food, cloth and wool, in return for suitable songs and blessings.
Where is St. Catherine’s Day?
Nationwide Estonia
International Hat Day
November 25, 2014 in the World
Cold head? A great solution might be to wear a hat; and what better opportunity than Hat Day?
If you’re short of ideas for what type of hats to wear, check out this great periodic table of hats [ http://www.origination.net/sites/default/files/Origination-Periodic-Table.pdf ] for inspiration!
Where is International Hat Day?
Worldwide
National Parfait Day
November 25, 2014 in the USA
National Parfait Day is celebrated on November 25, 2014. Parfait is a French word literally meaning “perfect” commonly employed to describe a kind of frozen dessert, beginning in 1894.
In the United States, parfait refers to either the traditional French-style dessert or to a popular variant, the American parfait, made by layering parfait cream, ice cream, and/or flavored gelatins in a tall, clear glass, and topping the creation with whipped cream, fresh or canned fruit, and/or liqueurs.
In the northern United States and Canada, parfaits may also be made by using yogurt layered with nuts or fresh fruits such as peaches, strawberries, or blueberries.
Where is National Parfait Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th November:
1034 – Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
1177 – Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1491 – The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1667 – A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1783 – Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
1792 – Farmer’s Almanac 1st published
1839 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1841 – 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
1867 – Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1876 – Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1897 – Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1930 – 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
1947 – New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1950 – UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1975 – Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
1979 – Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1983 – World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
1987 – Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
1988 – Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1990 – Lech Walesa wins in Poland’s first popular election
2005 – Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.

Calendar day; November 20, 2014

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Thursday, the 20th of November, 2014 is the 324th day in 2014 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2014 in the World
Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20, 2014. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood and is celebrated annually.
November 20 is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. Universal Children’s Day is preceded by International Men’s Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children’s lives are recognized.
The legal definition of “child” generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. “Child” may also describe a relationship with a parent, such as sons and daughters of any age.
Universal Children’s Day: http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/
Where is Universal Children’s Day?
Worldwide
World Philosophy Day
November 20, 2014 in the World
World Philosophy Day is celebrated on November 20, 2014. World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every third Thursdayof November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, “philosophy” can refer to “the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group”.
The word “philosophy” comes from the Ancient Greek “philosophia”, which literally means “love of wisdom”. The introduction of the terms “philosopher” and “philosophy” has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras. Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields. These include epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.
Where is World Philosophy Day?
Worldwide
Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2014 in the World
Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place on November 20, 2014. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on 20 November, and has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings, marches, among others. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week.
Where is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Worldwide
Black Awareness Day
November 20, 2014 in Brazil
Black Awareness Day takes place on November 20, 2014. The Day of Black Awareness (“Dia da Consciência Negra” in Portuguese) is celebrated annually in Brazil. It is a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery and to celebrate the contributions to society and to the nation by Brazilian citizens of African descent. It takes place during the Week of Black Awareness. The day is marked on the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares (1655–1695), the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares. Members of the organization “Black Movement” organize educational and fun events involving mainly children of African descent. Their focus during these events is to dissolve the perception of Africans’ inferiority in society. Other “hot topics” in the black community during the Day of Black Awareness are the assimilation of African-Brazilian laborers with Caucasian-Brazilian and other laborers, ethnic identity, and black pride. Black Awareness Day has been celebrated since the 1960s and has only amplified its events in the last few years. Black Awareness Day used to be celebrated on 13th of May (the date of abolition of slavery in Brazil). However, Afro-Brazilians asked to change it to 20 of November to honor Zumbi’s death.
Where is Black Awareness Day?
Nationwide Brazil
Great American Smokeout
November 20, 2014 in the USA
Great American Smokeout takes place on November 20, 2014. The Great American Smokeout is an annual social engineering event on the thirdThursday of November by the American Cancer Society. The event encourages Americans to stop tobacco smoking. The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping their decision not to smoke will last forever. The first Great American Smokeout was held in San Francisco’s Union Square on November 16, 1977. The event evolved from a series of smaller-scale initiatives. In 1970, in Randolph, Massachusetts, Arthur P. Mullaney suggested people give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money to a local high school. In 1974, a “Don’t Smoke Day” (or “D-Day”) was promoted by Lynn R. Smith of the Monticello Times in Monticello, Minnesota. On November 18, 1976, the California Division of the American Cancer Society successfully prompted nearly one million smokers to quit for the day. That California event marked the first Smokeout.
Where is Great American Smokeout?
Nationwide USA
20-N 2014
November 20, 2014 in Spain
20-N is observed on November 20, 2014. 20-N is a symbolic abbreviation used to denote the date of death of two of the best known and controversial figures in 20th-century Spanish history. The first date, 20 November 1936, near the end of the first year of the Spanish Civil War, marks the execution in Alicante of 33-year-old José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of the nationalist party, Falange Española, who became extolled as a cult figure during the years of post-Civil War Estado Español led by Francisco Franco. The second date, 39 years later, is 20 November 1975, when Generalissimo Franco himself – aged 82, and having ruled Spain for close to four decades as its caudillo (Spanish for leader) – died following a lengthy illness. The date continues to be commemorated by far-right groups which mark it by organizing public demonstrations.
Where is 20-N?
Nationwide Spain
National Absurdity Day
November 20, 2014 in the USA
This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the totally and absolutely absurd things in history, in our country and in our lives.
National Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany and absurd things.  Everyone has an excuse today to let the absurd antics that are hidden inside of them out.   You can do things that you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all and it will be okay because you will be celebrating National Absurdity Day.
**My recomendation: celebrate National Absurdity Day with a screening of Ed Wood’s hilariously inept ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ a sci-fi thriller about aliens who devise a plan to raise the dead in order to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon.
Where is National Absurdity Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 20th November:
762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.
1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed.
1815 – 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
1815 – Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance “for the maintenance of peace in Europe” same day as Treaty of Paris
1888 – Willard Bundy patents timecard clock
1894 – US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
1917 – First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI
1917 – Ukrainian Republic declared
1931 – Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T)
1945 – 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
1949 – Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights
1962 – USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade
1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
1970 – UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
1974 – The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1981 – Burundia adopts its constitution
1983 – 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After” about nuclear war
1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger
1986 – World Health Organisation announces first global effort to combat AIDS
1995 – Diana, Pricess of Wales, admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview
1997 – Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
1998 – A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden “a man without a sin” in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

Calendar day: October 2, 2014

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Thursday, the 2nd of October, 2014 is the 275th day in 2014 and in the 40th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Non-Violence
October 2, 2014 in the World
International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 02, 2014. The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti. In 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Bombay.
The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India’s Congress Party until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi in January 2007 initiated by Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the United Nations to adopt the idea. On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.
The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.”
International Day of Non-Violence (Background): http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/background.shtml

Where is Day of Non-Violence?
Worldwide

Gandhi Jayanti
October 2, 2014 in India
Gandhi Jayanti takes place on October 02, 2014. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that October 2 will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2, every year and is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all its states and union territories. The other two are Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January). The selling of alcohol is banned on all three days which are designated as Dry Days.
Where is Gandhi Jayanti?
Nationwide India
World Farm Animals Day
October 2, 2014 in the World
Farm animals are cute, and they also play an important role in modern society. Take some time to appreciate them this World Farm Animals Day. Created in memory of Ghandi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives.
While World Farm Animals Day has an important, and sad, origin, in the sense it was created to raise awareness of suffering, it can be celebrated in different ways with children. Taking children for a visit to a farm is a great way to teach them about farm animals, and it’s a good chance to instil in them the message of treating animals with respect. Another great way to celebrate is by donating to an animal protection charity of your choice.
Where is World Farm Animals Day?
Worldwide
National Custodial Worker Day
October 2, 2014 in the USA
National Custodial Workers Day is today. Give your custodial worker a big thanks. At your school, church, place of employment, and a variety of other places, your custodial support are silently at work all year long. They are the workers who clean and keep in good repair, the facility that you enjoy. They seldom get recognition. They are usually in the background or “behind” the scene.
Take a minute on this day, to seek out custodial workers at your facility. Give them a big “TY” for all that they do to keep the facility sparkling and running like a top.
If you are a custodial worker, we wish you a very happy National Custodial Workers Day!
Where is National Custodial Worker Day?
Nationwide USA
Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
October 2, 2014 in the World
What better day to celebrate the famous (and fictional!) 1872 wager that launched a (fictional) world-wide voyage:
“I will bet twenty thousand pounds against anyone who wishes, that I will make the tour of the world in eighty days or less….As today isWednesday, the second of October, I shall be due in London, in this very room of the Reform Club, on Saturday, the twenty-first of December, at a quarter before nine PM; or else the twenty thousand pounds . . . will belong to you.”
Circling the globe was impossible, a long time ago. Sailing ships made the feat possible, but it was rare and remarkable and time-consuming. It took years, not days, to do it. So, when Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days in the late 1800s, such a feat did seem very science fiction.
Luckily, Jules Verne wrote science fiction! He had his main character, Phileas Fogg, travel by rail and steamship (and the occasional elephant, hot air balloon, etc.) from London to Egypt, then onto India, Hong Kong, Japan, San Francisco (California), New York City, and back to London. Do you think that Fogg gets back to London in time to make it to the room in the Reform Club on Saturday, December 21, at 8:45 p.m.?
Where is Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 2nd October:
1187 – Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1263 – The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1552 – Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
1608 – Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands
1789 – George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
1835 – Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
1866 – J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1895 – 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1910 – 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
1923 – British occuping army leaves Constantinople
1924 – League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
1936 – 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
1950 – 1st strip of Charlie Brown, “Li’l Folks”, later “Peanuts”, by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers
1958 – Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
1959 – Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” premieres on CBS-TV
1963 – W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
1968 – Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
1968 – Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
1978 – Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
1986 – Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
1990 – Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
2001 – NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.

Calendar day; September 16, 2014

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Tuesday, the 16th of September, 2014 is the 259th day in 2014 and in the 38th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 16, 2014 in the World
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on September 16, 2014. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly. This designation was made on December 19, 1994, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
The ozone layer is a layer in Earth’s atmosphere which absorbs most of the Sun’s UV radiation. The ozone layer absorbs 97–99% of the Sun’s medium-frequency ultraviolet light, which otherwise would potentially damage exposed life forms on Earth. Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth’s stratosphere, and a much larger springtime decrease in stratospheric ozone over Earth’s polar regions. The latter phenomenon is referred to as the ozone hole.
CFCs and other contributory substances are referred to as ozone-depleting substances. Since the ozone layer prevents most harmful UVB wavelengths of UV light from passing through the Earth’s atmosphere, observed and projected decreases in ozone have generated worldwide concern leading to adoption of the Montreal Protocol that bans the production of CFCs, halons, and other ozone-depleting chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride and trichloroethane.
It is suspected that a variety of biological consequences such as increases in skin cancer, cataracts, damage to plants, and reduction of plankton populations in the ocean’s photic zone may result from the increased UV exposure due to ozone depletion.
Theme: Ozone Layer Protection – The Mission Goes On: http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/
Where is Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer?
Worldwide
Trail of Tears Commemoration Day
September 16, 2014 in the Cherokee Nation/USA
The Trail of Tears is one of the dark points in American history. Officially known as The Indian Removal Act of 1830; the deadline of voluntary removal was May 1838.
The military was prepared to use force and did so under the command of General Winfield Scott. General Scott ordered the round-up and removal of over 17,000 Cherokees who refused to leave.
The process was swift and brutal. Detachments of soldiers arrived at every Cherokee house and drove men, women, and children out of their homes with only the clothes on their backs. They were placed in concentration camps where conditions were horrendous. Food and supplies were limited and disease was rampant. Many of whom perished.
On this day, more than any other, we are reminded of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations who suffered.
Where is Trail of Tears Commemoration Day?
Nationwide Cherokee Nation/USA
Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis
September 16, 2014 in Saint Kitts and Nevis
National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis is observed on September 16, 2014. National Heroes Day is a Saint Kitts and Nevis holiday observed annually that honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the nation. As of 2011 there are three national heroes: Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, Paul Southwell, and Joseph Nathaniel France. National Heroes Day was established in 1996 by the Saint Kitts and Nevis Federal Parliament with the passage of the National Honours Act.
Where is National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis?
Nationwide Saint Kitts and Nevis
Mexican Independence Day
September 16, 2014 in Mexico
In the early hours of September 16th, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest in the small town of Dolores, Guanajuato, rang the church bell to gather the townspeople. He called for the people of Mexico to rise up against the Spanish Crown, thus initiating Mexico’s War of Independence. The country did not achieve independence until 1821, but it is this event, known as the Grito de Dolores which is commemorated every year in town squares across Mexico.
The largest Independence Day celebration takes place in Mexico City’s Zocalo, which is decorated from the beginning of September with red, white and green lights and Mexican flags. On the 15th, at 11 pm the President of the Republic goes out onto the central balcony of the National Palace (Palacio Nacional), rings the bell (the same bell Hidalgo rang in 1810, brought to Mexico City in 1886) and cries to the people gathered in the square below, who enthusiastically respond “¡Viva!”
Where is Mexican Independence Day?
Nationwide Mexico
Working Parents Day
September 16, 2014 in the World
Working Parents Day is a day to celebrate those amazing parents who work hard all year to provide for their families.
Being a parent is tough and often involves balancing a full-time job, child care and a marriage or relationship. Many parents work incredibly hard in order to ensure their kids have food, clothing, shelter and a whole host of luxury items in order to make their childhood great.
Although the origins of Working Parents Day are unknown, it seems logical to suggest it was created by an overworked, under-appreciated mother or father, seeking some basic recognition for their efforts.
Regardless of who created it and why, this is a day for parents to put their feet up, relax and take a much-needed break from all the hard graft. It is also a day for children to show their appreciation and potentially take on some of the day-to-day household chores.
Where is Working Parents Day?
Worldwide
American Legion Day
September 16, 2014 in the USA
The American Legion was granted its federal charter by Congress on this day in 1919. It was established to support and assist veterans returning from World War I. Since then it has grown and supported veterans of all wars, and veterans of peacetime as well.
The American Legion currently has over 3 million member veterans, at more than 14,000 posts worldwide. They provide a social community and mutual aid to all members.
While the American Legion was formed in 1919, it wasn’t until 2009 that this special day was created. On September 15, 2009, Congress proclaimed September 16 as American Legion Day.
Where is American Legion Day?
Nationwide USA
National Play Doh Day
September 16, 2014 in the USA
National Play Doh Day is observed on September 16, 2014. Play-Doh is a modeling compound used by young children for art and craft projects at home and in school. Composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid, and mineral oil, the product was first manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s.
When a classroom of children began using the wallpaper cleaner as a modeling compound, the product was reworked and marketed to Cincinnati schools in the mid-1950s. Play-Doh was demonstrated at an educational convention in 1956 and prominent department stores opened retail accounts.
Advertisements promoting Play-Doh on influential children’s television shows in 1957 furthered the product’s sales. Since its launch on the toy market in the mid-1950s, Play-Doh has generated a considerable amount of ancillary merchandise such as The Fun Factory. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Play-Doh in its “Century of Toys List”.
Where is National Play Doh Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 16th September:
1630 – Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
1666 – “Messiah” Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
1795 – British capture Capetown South Africa
1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories
1859 – Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi’s boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1873 – German troops leave France
1893 – Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
1906 – Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
1908 – Carriage-maker, William Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan
1913 – 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
1915 – US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
1919 – American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress
1922 – Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
1928 – Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
1947 – Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River erea, at least 1,930 killed.
1950 – Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
1959 – French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV
1970 – King Hussein of Jordan forms military government
1974 – Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
1975 – Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1978 – 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
1982 – Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
1991 – US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

Calendar day; June 5, 2014

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Thursday, the 5th of June, 2014 is the 156th day in 2014 and in the 23rd calendar week.
General Events:
World Environment Day
June 5, 2014 in the World
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 05, 2014 and is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. June 5 was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began in 1972. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from 5 until 16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.
The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. For example the topic for 2007 was “Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?” while the topic for 2010 was “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere. The Day is similar to Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22.
The biophysical environment is the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism, or population, and includes particularly the factors that have an influence in their survival, development and evolution. The naked term is often used as a short form for the biophysical environment. A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological green economy is an economy or economic development model based on sustainable development and a knowledge of ecological economics.
To celebrate World Environment Day, get involved! Find a way to make a difference and help preserve the earth and all its resources.
World Environment Day:
http://www.unep.org/wed/
Where is World Environment Day?
Worldwide
Constitution Day of Denmark
June 5, 2014 in Danmark
Constitution Day of Denmark takes place on June 05, 2014. Constitution Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy, and honors the constitution of 1953, which was adopted on the same day. Almost all workplaces and shops are closed at noon on this particular day and political rallies and meetings are traditionally held. The day, however, is not widely used to celebrate the constitution or national day as is seen in other countries, for example Norway or Sweden. This day is also Father’s Day in Denmark.
Where is Constitution Day of Denmark?
Nationwide Danmark
National Gingerbread Day
June 5, 2014 in the USA
This holiday is about bringing awareness of gingerbread to those who have not yet tired a version of gingerbread. Gingerbread is known for many food varieties. Everything from gingerbread “bread” to cookies and gingerbread houses too! So on this special food holiday we are encouraged to make some homemade gingerbread and share it with our family, friends and work mates!
How is this holiday celebrated?
-By making something gingerbread!
-Breakfast: Why not start out the morning by making some delicious gingerbread pancakes 🙂
-For Brunch: Some buttered and fried gingerbread “bread” would be perfect!
-For a afternoon snack try baking a batch of ginger snaps? It’s gingerbread flavored thin cookies
-Afternoon Drink: You have to give a gingerbread latte a try! Adults and kids both love this hot drink 🙂
-Afterschool Snack for kids: For the traditional gingerbread treat, it has to be the famous gingerbread man cookie. You can’t ever go wrong when it comes to eating and serving gingerbread men to kids because they absolutely love eating and playing with them.
Where is National Gingerbread Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
70 – Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
1257 – Kraków, Poland, receives city rights.
1783 – Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
1805 – 1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” (Southern Illinois)
1806 – Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
1833 – Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1849 – Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
1870 – Constantinople fire; 900 die
1873 – Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
1882 – Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
1907 – Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
1913 – Dutch Disability laws go into effect
1915 – Denmark amends its constitution to allow women’s suffrage.
1934 – 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
1937 – Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week
1945 – USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
1953 – Denmark adopts a new constitution
1959 – The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1967 – 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin
1972 – UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1979 – Seychelles adopts constitution
1984 – Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh’s holiest site (Golden Temple)
1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize
2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.

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