World Freedom Day in the U.S.
November 9, 2013 in the USA

World Freedom Day in the U.S. is observed on November 09, 2013. World Freedom Day is a United States federal observance declared by then-President George W. Bush to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. It started in 2001 and is celebrated on 9 November. For this occasion, conservative youth groups such as Young America’s Foundation and the College Republicans urge students to commemorate this day (which they mark as the start of “Freedom Week,” thus including Veterans Day) by “celebrating victory over communism” through provocative flyer campaigns and activism projects. Many conservative political commentators and activists use World Freedom Day as an occasion in which to acclaim President Ronald Reagan, whom they regard as being responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Where is World Freedom Day in the U.S.?
Nationwide USA

Chaos Never Dies Day
November 9, 2013 in the World

There are quite a number of days dedicated to stress relief, calmness and generally taking it easy. All of these days work on the premise that we’re too busy, too bustly, and need to step away from it all for a little while. But the world doesn’t work like that – we’re all busy, all the time, and nothing’s ever simple or quiet!

Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment we’re all striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that we should make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment.

On the bright side: If you think your life is chaotic today, just wait until the holiday season arrives.

Where is Chaos Never Dies Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

694 – Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery

1541 – Queen Catharine Howard confined in Tower of London

1764 – Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.

1799 – Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

1861 – 1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto)

1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed

1904 – 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes

1927 – Giant Panda discovered, China

1935 – Japan invades Shanghai, China

1944 – Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize

1961 – USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m

1965 – Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

1976 – UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa

1994 – Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka