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Calendar day: December 1, 2015

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Tuesday, the 1st of December, 2015 is the 335th day in 2015 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
World AIDS Day
December 1, 2015 in the World
World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.
World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.
Where is World AIDS Day?
Worldwide
Great Union Day in Romania
December 1, 2015 in Romania
Great Union Day in Romania is celebrated on December 01, 2015. Great Union Day is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania. This holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918. Prior to 1918, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877. In Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu.
Where is Great Union Day in Romania?
Nationwide Romania
GivingTuesday 2015
December 1, 2015 in the World
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.
The tradition of charitable giving during the holidays began thousands of years ago. Today, it continues to be an important part of many cultures and religions around the world. During the Hindu festival of Diwali, for example, “dana” (charitable giving) and “seva” (selfless service) are two key components of the holiday.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Antarctica Day
December 1, 2015 in the World
Antarctica Day was established by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (Our Spaces) as a way to celebrate the continuation of the Antarctic Treaty, which was signed on 1 December 1959.
The Antarctic Treaty set aside 10% of the planet “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interest of mankind”.  As an annual event, Antarctica Day encourages participation from around the world.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Rosa Parks Day
December 1, 2015 in the USA
Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks. In the U.S. states of California and Missouri it is celebrated on her birthday, February 4. In Ohio and Oregon it is celebrated on the day she was arrested, December 1.
Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated in 2000. The holiday was first designated in the U.S. state of Ohio championed by Joyce Beatty, advocate who helped Ohio’s legislation pass to honor the late leader. It is also celebrated by the Columbus Ohio bus system (COTA) with a special tribute to the late civil rights leader. As of 2014, Missouri Govenor Jay Nixon proclaimed Rosa Parks Day official in the state. In 2014, Oregon governor Kitzhaber declared that Oregon will celebrate its first Rosa Parks Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Eat a Red Apple Day
December 1, 2015 in the USA
You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” It’s true! Apples have high nutritional value and are an extremely healthy snack. The peel alone contains antioxidants that help reduce damaged cells and fight diseases. Apples are also fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
Did you know that there are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world? They can come in a variety of shapes, flavors, and colors including all shades of red, green, and yellow.
The apple can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, or juiced. Snack on your favorite variety (Red Delicious or Macintosh, perhaps?) and celebrate Eat a Red Apple Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural events:
Beginning of meteorological winter
December 1, 2015 in Northern Hemisphere
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, winter begins on December 01, 2015. It is also called the beginning of meteorological winter. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Winter is often defined by meteorologists to be the three calendar months with the lowest average temperatures. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere.
The coldest average temperatures of the season are typically experienced in January in the Northern hemisphere. Nighttime predominates the winter season, and in some regions it has the highest rate of precipitation as well as prolonged dampness because of permanent snow cover or high precipitation rates coupled with low temperatures, precluding evaporation. Blizzards often develop and cause many transportation delays.
Accumulations of snow and ice are commonly associated with winter in the Northern Hemisphere, due to the large land masses there. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.
Where is Beginning of meteorological winter?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere
Historical Events on 1st December:
1626 – Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
1640 – Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
1641 – Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
1783 – Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
1821 – Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
1835 – Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales
1887 – Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”
1906 – Cinema Omnia Pathe, world’s 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
1913 – Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
1918 – Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
1929 – Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
1934 – Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38
1941 – Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
1953 – Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s 1st centerfold
1955 – Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
1959 – 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
1970 – Independent People’s Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
1973 – Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1982 – Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
1987 – Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
1989 – East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
1991 – AIDS awareness day
1991 – Ukrainian people vote for independence

 

Calendar Day; May 6, 2015

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Wednesday, the 6th of May, 2015 is the 126th day in 2015 and in the 19th calendar week.
General Events:
International No Diet Day
May 6, 2015 in the World
The International No Diet Day (INDD) is celebrated on May 06, 2015. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The symbol of the No Diet Day is a blue ribbon, similar to the red ribbon of the World AIDS Day.
International No Diet Day was created by Mary Evans Young in 1992, Mary is the director of the British group “Diet Breakers”. After personally experiencing anorexia, she worked to help people appreciate themselves for what they are, and to appreciate the body they have.
There are several goals to the INDD: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of ALL our natural sizes & shapes; Declare a personal one-day moratorium on diet/weight obsession; Learn the facts about weight-loss dieting, health, and body size; Recognize how dieting perpetuates violence against women; Honor the victims of eating disorders and weight-loss surgery; Help end weight discrimination, sizism and fatphobia.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria
May 6, 2015 in Lebanon and Syria
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria is celebrated on May 06, 2015. Martyrs’ Day is a Syrian and Lebanese national holiday commemorating the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, also known as ‘Al Jazzar’ or ‘The Butcher’, the Ottoman w?li of Greater Syria. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both plazas have since been renamed Martyrs’ Square.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria?
Nationwide Lebanon and Syria
Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day
May 6, 2015 in the USA
National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is always celebrated on May 6th and opens National Nurses Week.  National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birth date of Florence Nightingale.
National Nurses Week is one of the nation’s largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.
The history of Nurses Day can be traced back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year.  The proclamation was never made, but the following year National Nurses Week was observed from October 1116, marking the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea.
In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.”  In 1981, a resolution was initiated by nurses in New Mexico to have May 6th declared “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  This proposal was promoted by the ANA Board of Directors and in 1982, with a joint resolution, the United States Congress designated May 6th to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  The proposal was signed by President Reagan, making May 6 the official “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  It was later expanded by the ANA Board of Directors in 1990 to a week-long celebration (May 6-12) known as “National Nurses Week.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 6th May:
1527 – Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1529 – Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals
1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1642 – Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
1794 – Haiti, under Toussaint L’Ouverture, revolts against France
1833 – John Deere makes 1st steel plough
1851 – Linus Yale patents Yale lock
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1906 – Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)
1914 – British House of Lords rejects women’s suffrage
1919 – Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1935 – British King George & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee
1937 – German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1941 – Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1945 – Gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1959 – Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1960 – US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
1967 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Muslim president of India
1976 – An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages
1987 – Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
1990 – Former president PW Botha quits South Africa’s ruling National Party
1994 – Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
1994 – Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa’s first post apartheid election
1996 – Guatemala’s leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history

 

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Calendar day; December 1, 2014

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Monday, the 1st of December, 2014 is the 335th day in 2014 and in the 49th calendar week.
Universal Human Rights Month
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The need for this document grew out of the human tragedy of World War II, and represents the first global expression of human rights. Human rights are the fundamental rights which every living person is entitled to, and are considered to be universal rights or laws regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, country or time. Human Rights Month encourages greater awareness of human rights, and promotes the continuing struggle to ensure that all people have access to life’s basic necessities.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
General Events:
World AIDS Day
December 1, 2014 in the World
World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.
World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.
Where is World AIDS Day?
Worldwide
Great Union Day in Romania
December 1, 2014 in Romania
Great Union Day in Romania is celebrated on December 01, 2014. Great Union Day is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania. This holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918. Prior to 1918, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877. In Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu.
Where is Great Union Day in Romania?
Nationwide Romania
Rosa Parks Day
December 1, 2014 in the USA
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in both California and Ohio.
Rosa Parks Day promotes equal opportunities, civil rights, and fairness across communities in the U.S. Church leaders, politicians, and organizational leaders unite in states like California and Ohio to promote the day with a range of events and activities. Many schools have classroom activities that focus on Rosa Parks’ struggles for equality and achievements against discrimination
On December 1, 1955, African Amerian seamstress Rosa Parks was travelling in a Montgomery City bus when the bus driver asked her to vacate her seat for a white man. The driver’s request was standard practice of racial segregation in buses at the time. Rosa Parks refused to leave her seat on the grounds of fairness, freedom and equality. As a result, she was arrested and convicted of violating the laws of segregation, known as the “Jim Crow” laws. She appealed her conviction and formally challenged the legality of segregation. At the same time, civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr, boycotted the Montgomery bus system.
The boycott lasted for 381 days, into December 1956, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the segregation law was unconstitutional and the Montgomery buses should be integrated. This boycott kickstarted other civil rights protests throughout the U.S. Over the years, the Rosa Parks bus has become a symbol of the fight for equal rights. It has been fully restored and is now displayed in the Henry Ford Museum. Rosa Parks’ Day, on February 4, is also known as the Day of Courage.
Where is Rosa Parks Day?
Nationwide USA
Natural Events:
Beginning of meteorological winter
December 1, 2014 in Northern Hemisphere
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, winter begins on December 01, 2014. It is also called the beginning of meteorological winter. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Winter is often defined by meteorologists to be the three calendar months with the lowest average temperatures. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere.
The coldest average temperatures of the season are typically experienced in January in the Northern hemisphere. Nighttime predominates the winter season, and in some regions it has the highest rate of precipitation as well as prolonged dampness because of permanent snow cover or high precipitation rates coupled with low temperatures, precluding evaporation. Blizzards often develop and cause many transportation delays.
Accumulations of snow and ice are commonly associated with winter in the Northern Hemisphere, due to the large land masses there. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.
Where is Beginning of meteorological winter?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere
Historical Events on 1st December:
1640 – Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
1783 – Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
1821 – Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
1835 – Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales
1887 – Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”
1891 – James Naismith creates the game of basketball
1913 – Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
1918 – Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
1918 – Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established
1929 – Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
1934 – Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.
1941 – Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
1943 – FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
1955 – Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger
1959 – 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
1973 – Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1982 – Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”
1987 – Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
1990 – British & French workers meet in English Channel’s tunnel (Chunnel)
1991 – Ukrainian people vote for independence
1998 – Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.

Calendar day; May 6, 2014

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Tuesday, the 6th of May, 2014 is the 126th day in 2014 and in the 19th calendar week.
General Events:
World Asthma Day
May 6, 2014 in the World
World Asthma Day 2014 is on May, 06. It is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May.
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma is caused by environmental and genetic factors. These factors influence how severe asthma is and how well it responds to medication. The interaction is complex and not fully understood.
Its diagnosis is usually made based on the pattern of symptoms and/or response to therapy over time. The prevalence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s. As of 2010, 300 million people were affected worldwide. In 2009 asthma caused 250,000 deaths globally. Despite this, with proper control of asthma with step down therapy, prognosis is generally good.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International No Diet Day
May 6, 2014 in the World
The International No Diet Day (INDD) is celebrated on May 06, 2014. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The symbol of the No Diet Day is a blue ribbon, similar to the red ribbon of the World AIDS Day.
International No Diet Day was created by Mary Evans Young in 1992, Mary is the director of the British group “Diet Breakers”. After personally experiencing anorexia, she worked to help people appreciate themselves for what they are, and to appreciate the body they have.
There are several goals to the INDD: Celebrate the beauty and diversity of ALL our natural sizes & shapes; Declare a personal one-day moratorium on diet/weight obsession; Learn the facts about weight-loss dieting, health, and body size; Recognize how dieting perpetuates violence against women; Honor the victims of eating disorders and weight-loss surgery; Help end weight discrimination, sizism and fatphobia.
Where is No Diet Day?
Worldwide
Yom Ha’atzmaut
May 6, 2014 in Israel
Yom Ha’atzmaut takes place on May 06, 2014. Yom Ha’atzmaut commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated on 5th of Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar. Yom Ha’atzmaut is preceded by Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day.
Where is Yom Ha’atzmaut?
Nationwide Israel
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria
May 6, 2014 in Lebanon and Syria
Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria is celebrated on May 06, 2014. Martyrs’ Day is a Syrian and Lebanese national holiday commemorating the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, also known as ‘Al Jazzar’ or ‘The Butcher’, the Ottoman w?li of Greater Syria. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both plazas have since been renamed Martyrs’ Square.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Lebanon and Syria?
Nationwide Lebanon and Syria
National Nurses Day
May 6, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Nurses Day! Today is the first day of Nurses Week. The U.S. and Canada celebrate National Nursing Week each year from 6 May to 12 May (the birthday of Florence Nightingale). The Canadian Minister of Health instituted National Nursing Week in Canada in 1985.
In the U.S., National Nurses Week was first observed from October 11–16, 1954 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. President Nixon later proclaimed a “National Nurse Week” in 1974. In 1982, President Reagan signed a proposal officially designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses,” now known as National Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day. In 1990, the American Nurses Association (ANA) expanded the holiday into the current National Nurses Week celebrated from 6 May to 12 May.
Where is National Nurses Day?
Nationwide USA
National Teacher Day
May 6, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Teacher Day! Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you, challenged you, or even changed the course of your life? Today is the day to show your appreciation for all the remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to teaching. Send a free Teacher Day eCard to express your thanks and appreciation!
In 1944, an Arkansas teacher named Mattye Whyte Woodridge began a campaign to establish a national day that would honor teachers. Woodridge wrote letters to politicians, education leaders, and eventually the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day.
Today, the National Education Association sponsors an entire Teacher Appreciation Week, which is full of events and activities. Learn more about the campaign on the official website (http://www.nea.org/grants/teacherday.html).
To celebrate National Teacher Day, participate in one of the projects and take a moment to honor the remarkable individuals who have taught you or your children over the years!
Where is National Teacher Day?
Nationwide USA
Tourist Appreciation Day
May 6, 2014 in the USA
National Tourist Appreciation Day is observed on May 06, 2014.
Where is National Tourist Appreciation Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1527 – Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1598 – Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands
1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1833 – John Deere makes 1st steel plough
1851 – Dr John Gorrie patents a “refrigeration machine”
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1889 – Universal Exposition opens in Paris, Eiffel Tower completed
1902 – Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa
1919 – Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1929 – NY to SF footrace begins
1937 – German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1941 – Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1959 – Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1967 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India
1994 – House passes the assault weapons ban
1994 – Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa
1996 – Guatemala’s leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war

Happy Hump Day!—- um oops! *Updated!*

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And it’s Wednesday! woot!— LOL Uh just realized yesterday was Thursday…oh my!

For those that missed it, the drive in to work was beautiful this morning. The full moon visible through the clouds. And it’s also almost December! Who’s getting excited? 😀

I love the Winter season. Boo to those that are throwing paper wads at me. lol Winter is so lovely, brisk weather that just begs you to go for a walk. And the hot chocolate at the end of that walk is just mmmm good. I still think we need some snow (dunking out of the way of paper wads), it’s just to pretty.

We still haven’t located the solstice tree. waah 😦 so this weekend if anything I’m getting a small tree. It’s just never seemed right to me, not to at least have a tree on my altar. The reindeer have been located. The annoying singing tree has been located. NO! One song was good enough, the next bazillion times, not so good! I’m not a violent person, but NO on the singing tree! lol :p

For those that aren’t in the know, December 1st is the World Aids Day, follow the link. Quoted from the site: World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
As someone that has lost a few friends to this disease, I will be wearing my red ribbon on Saturday- what about you?

Have a lovely Wednesday, if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. (Bonus points if you leave the name of the movie that was quoted from in the comments!) 😀

Peace
Links aren’t working??? http://www.worldaidsday.org/about-world-aids-day.php copy/paste!

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