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Calendar day; February 14, 2016

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Sunday, the 14th of February, 2016 is the 45th day in 2016 and in the 6th calendar week.
General Events:
Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day
February 14, 2016 in the World
A DAY FOR HEARTS gives our vibrant networked online community the chance to take on a humane cause: Promoting Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) are a lethal constellation of birth defects of the heart that affect millions of newborn infants and children worldwide; a killer that claims thousands of lives every year. Eight of every 1000 children born alive (0.8%) will have some form of congenital heart defect.
On this special day, February 14th, A DAY FOR HEARTS, a concerted global effort is being made to heighten awareness of this deadly group of diseases.
Where is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day?
Worldwide
National Donor Day
February 14, 2016 in the USA
February 14th is National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation.Today, more than 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a life-saving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood and platelet donation.
Donor Day is all about being selfless and giving of yourself to save another person’s life. It’s a celebration of everything that’s wonderful about humanity, and a holiday we should all be celebrating.
Where is National Donor Day?
Nationwide USA
International Book Giving Day
February 14, 2016 in the World
Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favourite book with a young reader. Although the holiday originated in the UK, book lovers around the world now join in the celebrations every year.
Book Giving Day has few organised events. Instead, individual volunteers are encouraged to give a favourite book or books to children. This can take many forms; some people give books as gifts to their own children or to those of friends. Others donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Still others leave books in places where they’ll be found, such as doctors’ waiting rooms or coach stations.
The organisers of Book Giving Day support the holiday by sharing participants’ stories and offering bonuses such as downloadable holiday bookplates to use in gifts.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2016 in the World
Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
In the second half of the twentieth century, the practice of exchanging cards was extended to all manner of gifts in the United States, usually from a man to a woman. Such gifts typically include roses and chocolates packed in a red satin, heart-shaped box.
In the 1980s, the diamond industry began to promote Valentine’s Day as an occasion for giving jewelry. The day has come to be associated with a generic platonic greeting of “Happy Valentine’s Day.” As a joke, Valentine’s Day is also referred to as “Singles Awareness Day.” In some North American elementary schools, children decorate classrooms, exchange cards, and eat sweets. The greeting cards of these students often mention what they appreciate about each other.
The rise of Internet popularity at the turn of the millennium is creating new traditions. Millions of people use every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine’s Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards.
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.
Where is Valentine’s Day?
Worldwide
Singles Awareness Day
February 14, 2016 in the World
Singles Awareness Day takes place on February 14, 2016. “Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day” (S.A.D.) is a humorous holiday. It serves as an alternative to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. Some prefer the 13th or the 15th February for celebration to get away from the commercialism associated with the 14th. Some people who observe S.A.D. do so out of spite for Valentine’s Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons. On Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate life.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Autism Sunday 2016
February 14, 2016 in the World
Autism Sunday, also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger syndrome, is observed annually on the secondSunday of February.
Autism Sunday was first held in 2002 during Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom. It was initiated by parents and carers Ivan Corea and Charika Corea, founders of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK. Parents of Charin, a teenager with autism spectrum disorder and a communication disorder, they urged leaders of religious organisations, churches, community groups and world leaders around the globe to speak up for people with autism and Asperger syndrome. What started as a small acorn of an idea in their home has turned into a huge international event. Autism Sunday is now celebrated across the world in many countries.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
World Marriage Day
February 14, 2016 in the World
World Marriage Day takes place on February 14, 2016. World Marriage Day is an observance sponsored by American organisation Worldwide Marriage Encounter, associated with the Catholic Marriage Encounter movement and observed on second Sunday of February each year. Its purpose is declared to be: “World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life.
Marriage – also called matrimony or wedlock – is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged.
People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. Marriage is often viewed as a contract.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Ferris Wheel Day
February 14, 2016 in the USA
Ferris Wheel Day is observed on February 14, 2016. It celebrates the birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. He was a civil engineer who made the first Ferris Wheel. The original Ferris Wheel, sometimes also referred to as the Chicago Wheel, was designed and constructed as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel is used generically for all such structures, which are now the most common type of carnival ride at state fairs in the US.
A Ferris wheel is a nonbuilding structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity. Some of the largest modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on the outside of the rim, with electric motors to independently rotate each car to keep it upright. These wheels are sometimes referred to as observation wheels, and their cars referred to as capsules.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 14th February:
1009 First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1689 English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne
1747 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
1803 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
1876 A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1919 The Polish-Soviet War begins
1931 The original “Dracula”, starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released
1950 USSR & China sign peace treaty
1971 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1989 Ayatollah Khomeini orders Muslims to murder “Satanic Verses” novelist Rushdie
1989 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
2000 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid

 

Calendar day; March 4, 2015

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General Events:
International Scrapbooking Day
March 4, 2015 in the World
International Scrapbooking Day takes place on March 04, 2015. Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling.
Celebrated all over the world, International Scrapbooking Industry Day is the day when lovers of memories, paper, photos and glue come together to celebrate this immensely popular hobby.
Scrapbooking is all about preserving memories whether they’re in paper, photo or letter format, or even items such as pressed flowers from your first date, ribbons from chocolates on Valentine’s Day or even an airline ticket from your first holiday wth the girls, guys or without your parents, or even with the kids. All that’s needed is some glue, a decorated book or album, and some time to sit down and start sticking! Some towns and cities even have their own Scrapbooking Clubs where like-minded people meet to chat, scrap, and hold fairs where you can choose your next scrapbook design, see the latest trends in scrapbooking, and try new products.
The advent of scanners, desktop publishing, page layout programs, and advanced printing options make it relatively easy to create professional-looking layouts in digital form. The internet allows scrapbookers to self-publish their work. Scrapbooks that exist completely in digital image form are referred to as “digital scrapbooks” or “computer scrapbooks.”
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Hug a GI Day 2015
March 4, 2015 in the USA
It’s “Hug a GI Day”. Give a great big hug to any and all GIs you see today. The men and women in the armed forces deserve our thanks and appreciation.
GI’s perform an invaluable service to the country. They risk their lives for freedom, and to keep us safe. A simple hug is a small thanks for this vital service to the country.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Saint Casimir’s Day
March 4, 2015 in Lithuania
Saint Casimir’s Day is observed on March 04, 2015. It is the anniversary of the death of Saint Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuania and Poland. St. Casimir is the patron saint of many Roman Catholic Churches in the United States which were established by Polish or Lithuanian immigrants.
St. Casimir’s Day in many Roman Catholic parishes is marked with a special Mass said in his honor. His feast day, March 4, is commemorated optionally according to the Liturgical Calendar of the United States Conference of Bishops. It is, however, kept with great reverence in Roman Catholic parishes of ethnic Polish or Lithuanian origin
Surviving contemporary accounts described Prince Casimir as a young man of exceptional intellect and education, humility and politeness, striving for justice and fairness. Early sources do not attest to his piousness or devotion to god, but his inclination to religious life increased towards the end of his life.
Where is Saint Casimir’s Day?
Nationwide Lithuania
Historical Events on 4th March:
852 – Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources
1238 – The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia
1461 – Battle of Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha, Edward IV recognised as king of England in place of Henry IV
1681 – English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1774 – First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
1789 – 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
1798 – Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
1804 – The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony’s only significant convict uprising
1824 – The “National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck” was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.
1870 – On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously
1894 – Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
1923 – Lenin’s last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
1930 – Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people
1945 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver
1954 – Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant
1962 – AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
1977 – Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
1985 – War veterans returned to the “Bridge over the River Kwai”
1995 – Blind teenage boy receives a ‘Bionic Eye’ at a Washington Hospital
1997 – President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
1998 – Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex
2002 – Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions

Calendar day; February 14, 2015

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Saturday, the 14th of February, 2015 is the 45th day in 2015 and in the 7th calendar week.
General Events:
National Organ Donor Day
February 14, 2015 in the USA
Celebrated each year on February 14th, National Donor Day, also known by some as  National Organ Donor Day, is a day to increase the awareness of lives that can be saved by donating organs, tissues, blood and etc.   In the United States, there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ donation.
* National Donor Day focuses on 5 different types of donations:  Organs – Tissues – Marrow – Platelets – Blood
* Many nonprofit health organizations sponsor blood and marrow drives and organ/tissue sign-ups across the nation.
National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partners with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations.
Where is National Organ Donor Day?
Nationwide USA
Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2015 in the World
Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
In the second half of the twentieth century, the practice of exchanging cards was extended to all manner of gifts in the United States, usually from a man to a woman. Such gifts typically include roses and chocolates packed in a red satin, heart-shaped box.
In the 1980s, the diamond industry began to promote Valentine’s Day as an occasion for giving jewelry. The day has come to be associated with a generic platonic greeting of “Happy Valentine’s Day.” As a joke, Valentine’s Day is also referred to as “Singles Awareness Day.” In some North American elementary schools, children decorate classrooms, exchange cards, and eat sweets. The greeting cards of these students often mention what they appreciate about each other.
The rise of Internet popularity at the turn of the millennium is creating new traditions. Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine’s Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards.
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.
Where is Valentine’s Day?
Worldwide
Singles Awareness Day
February 14, 2015 in the World
Singles Awareness Day takes place on February 14, 2015. “Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day” (S.A.D.) is a humorous holiday. It serves as an alternative to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. Some prefer the 13th or the 15th February for celebration to get away from the commercialism associated with the 14th. Some people who observe S.A.D. do so out of spite for Valentine’s Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons. On Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate life.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 14, 2015 in the USA
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day is celebrated on February 14, Valentine’s Day, in the United States.
Cream-filled chocolates can be made two ways. The first way is to make ganache and fondant, roll it into a ball and then dip the fondant into chocolate. Another way is to use a mold and put melted chocolate in the mold. Chocolate in molds are cooled by freezing. The molds are then filled with acream filling and chocolate poured over the candy. Once the candy has cooled, it can be taken out of the mold.
The chocolates can be filled with a number of flavors. Some of them are coffee, maple, mint, raspberry, strawberry orange, lemon, vanilla, maraschino, rum, chocolate and coconut. Most of the flavors are attained by using flavoring, liqueur, extract, fruit juices or powdered ingredients.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 14th February:
1009 – First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1630 – Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
1747 – Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
1797 – The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself
1803 – Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void
1876 – A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1894 – Venus is both a morning star & evening star
1919 – The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1924 – IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1931 – The original “Dracula”, starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released
1949 – 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
1950 – USSR & China sign peace treaty
1971 – Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1978 – 1st “micro on a chip” patented by Texas Instruments
1989 – Ayatollah Khomeini orders Moslems to murder “Satanic Verses” novelist Rushdie
1989 – Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
1992 – Cease fire in Somalia begins
2000 – The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

totally missed Monday…Hello Tuesday!

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it was crazy busy with me yesterday…

and by the time I went home, oy! I just wanted to soak in a hot tub, OOOOOH Bubbles! and then play some Sims on FB, and write.
Well I got to play the Sims and write, two out of three is good! lol 🙂

today, so far…so good! Yay, Tuesday.
I have special training on Thursday, and then I get to go home after the training, that’s always a good thing to look forward to. 😀 Saturday, I think we’re going to Teppanyaki’s for a combo birthday lunch. Hub’s b-day is on the ninth, and my nephew’s is on the tenth. So we usually combine them on the eleventh. lol

And I’m still organizing at home. I know, I know, I really need to. Just that while the spirit is kinda willing, the body just does not want to cooperate at the mo. Between the weather appearing to cause major Fibro Flare ups, then we get my migraines and other issues in the mix. I just wanna lie in bed, and go “Stick a fork in me!” So not me. You can speak with my friends that know, I’m not good at relaxing in the bed. Hence why I have a laptop, but I’ll still sneak out to the main comp to do some digital artwork. The laptop is hard to calibrate for my digital palette. To explain in simple terms, the colors are off when I paint on the laptop. It doesn’t appear to be at the time, but they are. oy…. 😦

and woo?hoo? Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Yes, I love Val-day! but… I don’t look forward to all the flower deliveries in the office, just reminds me, I’m not getting that. I do get other things-as you’ve seen. But…notice, I bought them for myself. so… I’ll probably work on some cute Valentine cards I found on Pinterest. Yeah, Pinterest. 🙂 Told you that would become a minor addiction. I’ve been re-pinning, like a Boss lately. And have even uploaded some cute pix myself.

Did anyone know, that there is a breed of Pomeranian mixed with Husky. OMG they are so freakin’ cute and adorable!!! I want one! lol They are Pomsky. aww, even the name is cute! lol I’m so silly. 🙂 Good website for more info: Pomsky
How could you say no, to this little adorable face??

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