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Calendar day; June 4, 2014

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Wednesday, the 4th of June, 2014 is the 155th day in 2014 and in the 23rd calendar week.
General Events:
Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 4, 2014 in the World
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is cobserved on June 4 each year. The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance. It was established on 19 August 1982. The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
According to the United Nations in China, the statistics of child abuse include:
¦More than two million children killed in conflict in the last two decades.
¦About 10 million child refugees cared for by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
¦In the Latin America and in the Caribbean region about 80 thousand children die annually from violence that breaks out within the family.
Child abuse is now in the spotlight of global attention and the UN is working hard to help protect children around the world. One key factor is the process of international negotiation and action centered around the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression:
http://www.un.org/en/events/childvictimday/
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Old Maid’s Day
June 4, 2014 in the World
Old Maid’s Day is observed on June 04, 2014. Old Maid’s Day brings awareness to those of us who have not yet found their Prince Charming. An old maid, or spinster, is an older, childless woman who has never been married.
A “spinster” is not simply a “single” woman, but a woman who has not formed a human pair bond by the time she is approaching or has reached menopause and the end of her reproductive lifespan.
Old Maid’s Day has it’s origin in the ending of World War II. Many GIs did not return home, why dances and socials were held to bring together returning soldiers and the available, unmarried ladies.
Where is Old Maid’s Day?
Worldwide
Hug Your Cat Day
June 4, 2014 in the World
Hug Your Cat Day takes place on June 04, 2014. Give your cat or cats a big hug on this day! Hugs from cats and giving hugs to cats will lower a persons blood pressure, or mental goals, such as decreased stress. There is evidence that having a pet can help a person lead a longer, healthier life.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were revered and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank her for all those times she has curled up next to you after a long day.
Cats are common pets in Europe and North America, and their worldwide population exceeds 500 million. For cats, life in proximity to humans and other animals kept by them amounts to a symbiotic social adaptation. They may express great affection towards their human companions, especially if they psychologically imprint on them at a very young age and are treated with consistent affection.
Where is Hug Your Cat Day?
Worldwide
National Running Day
June 4, 2014 in the USA
Today is National Running Day! Every year on the first Wednesday of June, runners everywhere celebrate their love for this age-old sport. Did you know that running was the most important athletic event during the first Olympic games in 776 BC? A cook named Koroibos won the 200-yard “stadium race.” He was crowned with an olive wreath.
The official National Running Day website suggests ten different ways to celebrate the occasion. These include creative ideas like “change happy hour into running hour” and “choose a running resolution.” You can also find out about the local Running Day events going on in your community!
To celebrate National Running Day, go out for a run on your own or with a friend. Ready? Set? Run!
National Running Day:
http://www.runningday.org/
Where is National Running Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
781 BC – Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1070 – Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1615 – Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
1666 – Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
1760 – Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
1789 – US constitution goes into effect
1845 – Mexican-US war starts
1878 – Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1907 – Automatic washer & dryer introduced
1917 – Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1
1929 – George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1943 – Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron
1945 – US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
1964 – Maldives adopts constitution
1967 – Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
1970 – Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
1984 – DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
1989 – Eastern Europe’s 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power

Calendar day; May 22, 2014

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Thursday, the 22nd of May, 2014 is the 142th day in 2014 and in the 21st calendar week.
General Events:
International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22, 2014 in the World
The International Day for Biological Diversity, also known as World Biodiversity Day, is celebrated on May 22, 2014. It is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. The day is celebrated annually.
From its creation by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in 1993 until 2000, it was held on December 29 to celebrate the day the Convention on Biological Diversity went into effect. On December 20, 2000, the date was shifted to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on May 22, 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, and partly to avoid the many other holidays that occur in late December.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011-2020 the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. This decade serves to support and promote implementation of the objectives of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, with the goal of significantly reducing biodiversity loss.
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Biodiversity is in part a function of climate. In terrestrial habitats, tropical regions are typically rich whereas Polar Regions support fewer species.
International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May:
http://www.un.org/en/events/biodiversityday/
Where is Day for Biological Diversity?
Worldwide
Buy a Musical Instrument Day
May 22, 2014 in the World
It’s Buy a Musical Instrument Day! It is unknown when the first musical instrument was invented, but historians believe that flutes made of animal bones date back 37,000 years. Today there are 6 main instrument categories – percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, keyboard, and electronic.
The most played instrument worldwide is the piano, followed by the guitar and the drums. Other popular instruments include the flute, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and violin. Not only is playing a musical instrument fun, it can also increase abilities in other areas. Children who play a musical instrument are shown to read at advanced levels, have larger vocabularies, and work better in teams.
Playing a musical instrument is a fun and engaging activity for people of all ages. Celebrate today as you learn to play a new instrument, or tune up an old one!
Where is Buy a Musical Instrument Day?
Worldwide
Harvey Milk Day
May 22, 2014 in the World
Harvey Milk Day is celebrated on May 22, 2014. Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated globally each year held May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. In California, Harvey Milk Day is recognized as a day of special significance for public schools. The day was established by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009 following the success of the award-winning feature film Milk retracing Milk’s life.
Where is Harvey Milk Day?
Worldwide
United States National Maritime Day
May 22, 2014 in the USA
United States National Maritime Day takes place on May 22, 2014. National Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to recognize the maritime industry. It is observed on May 22, the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. The holiday was created by the United States Congress on May 20, 1933.
Where is United States National Maritime Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
334 BC – The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
1455 – Opening battle in England’s 30-year War of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI
1570 – 1st atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
1819 – 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
1826 – The HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
1840 – The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
1849 – Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device
1856 – Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner
1872 – Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
1892 – Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
1897 – The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened
1906 – Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
1915 – Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
1927 – 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1933 – Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
1939 – Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign “Pact of Steel”
1947 – “Truman Doctrine” goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece
1960 – Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
1972 – Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
1973 – President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
1990 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
1990 – North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

Calendar Day; October 11, 2013

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Day of the Girl Child
October 11, 2013 in the World

International Day of the Girl Child takes place on October 11, 2013. International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage. The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl.

http://www.unicef.org/gender/gender_66021.html

Where is Day of the Girl Child?
Worldwide

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
October 11, 2013 in the World

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day is a great opportunity to show off your beloved Teddy Bear to work associates. Take your beloved Teddy Bear with you to work.

We think you know how to celebrate this day. Dress him up for the big event. Plan for a big day. Take your Teddy Bear on a tour of the workplace. Bring Teddy to lunch in the work cafeteria. If your boss allows it, let Teddy do a work-related project.

If this day falls on a Saturday, plan to spend the day with your Teddy Bear. And, cuddle up to him (or her) tonight.

Where is Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day?
Worldwide

Coming Out Day
October 11, 2013 in the World

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day which takes place on October 11, 2013. One this day people are celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender – coming out regarding one’s sexual orientation or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for so called LGBT people. The holiday is observed annually by members of the gay community and their straight allies.

The National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988, by Dr. Robert Eichberg, his partner William Gamble, and Jean O’Leary to celebrate the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier. After a media push in 1990, NCOD was observed in all 50 US-states and seven other countries. The holiday is observed in a wide variety of ways: from rallies and parades to information tables in public spaces.

Coming out (of the closet) is a figure of speech for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people’s disclosure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is described and experienced variously as a psychological process or journey; a means toward feeling gay pride instead of shame and social stigma; or even career suicide.

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/national-coming-out-day

Where is National Coming Out Day?
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General Pulaski Memorial Day
October 11, 2013 in the USA

General Pulaski Memorial Day is observed on October 11, 2013. General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States holiday in honor of General Kazimierz Pu?aski, a Polish hero of the American Revolution. This holiday is held every year on October 11 by Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779 and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans. The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution (Public Resolution 16 of 1929) designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. Every President has issued a proclamation for the observance annually since (except in 1930). This is separate holiday from the regional holiday in the Chicago area titled Casimir Pulaski Day that commemorates Pulaski’s birth on March 4, 1746.

Where is General Pulaski Memorial Day?
Nationwide USA

It’s My Party Day
October 11, 2013 in the World

It’s My Party Day is today. Let’s have a party and celebrate. Do you really need a reason to have a party? Me neither, so let’s get this party started!

What a great opportunity to have some fun. It’s a party day. You can make it simple, or elaborate. Invite family and friends. Being mid-October, a Fall or Halloween theme is in order.

Did you Know? Teen star Lesley Gore sang #1 pop music song It’s My Party in May, 1963. At the time, Lesley was just 16.

Where is It’s My Party Day?
Worldwide

World Egg Day 2013
October 11, 2013 in the World

World Egg Day is celebrated on October 11, 2013. It is celebrated each year on the second Friday in October. World Egg Day is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. It was introduced by the International Egg Commission in 1996. The main objective of this day of action is to boost the consumption of eggs.

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory, including many baked goods. Some of the most common preparation methods include scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, omelettes and pickled. They can also be eaten raw, though this is not recommended for people who may be especially susceptible to salmonellosis.

Eggs add protein to a person’s diet, as well as various other nutrients. As an ingredient, egg yolks are an important emulsifier in the kitchen, and are also used as a thickener in custards. The albumen, or egg white, contains protein, but little or no fat, and can be used in cooking separately from the yolk.

Where is World Egg Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events;

1737 – Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India

1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland

1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

1868 – Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

1871 – Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed

1906 – San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.

1922 – 1st woman FBI “special investigator” appointed (Alaska Davidson)

1923 – German mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $

1939 – Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1975 – “Saturday Night Live” premieres with guest host George Carlin

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