Sunday, the 28th of September, 2014 is the 271th day in 2014 and in the 39th calendar week.
General Events:
World Rivers Day
September 28, 2014 in the World
World Rivers Day takes place on September 28, 2014. World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world’s waterways, observed every last Sunday in September. Established in 2005, it highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness while encouraging the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Rivers in every country face an array of threats, and World Rivers Day promotes the active involvement of citizens to ensure the health of rivers in the years ahead.
Events include riverside cleanups, habitat restoration, nature walks, paddle trips, school projects, art displays, music festivals, and parades. Citizens are encouraged to join an event in their area, or start one of their own. World Rivers Day has been endorsed by various agencies of the United Nations and is intended to complement the broader efforts of the United Nations Water For Life Decade.
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World Rabies Day
September 28, 2014 in the World
World Rabies Day is an international campaign which is observed on September 28, 2014. September 28 is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who, with the collaboration of his colleagues, developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine. The United Nations Observance is coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom. World Rabies Day takes place each year.
World Rabies Day aims to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease, and how individuals and organizations can help eliminate the main global sources. Events held to mark World Rabies Day range from symposia on current rabies control methods and public events for raising awareness about good prevention practice, to sponsored walks, runs or bike rides, to free or externally-subsidized vaccination clinics for dogs.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals. The disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted from one species to another, such as from dogs to humans, commonly by a bite from an infected animal. For a human, rabies is almost invariably fatal if postexposure prophylaxis is not administered prior to the onset of severe symptoms. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.
Where is World Rabies Day?
International Right to Know Day
September 28, 2014 in the World
International Right to Know Day takes place on September 28, 2014. The International Right to Know Day was proposed on 28th September 2002 at a meeting of Freedom of information organisations from around the world in Sofia, Bulgaria. Freedom of information organisations and advocates around the world have since marked the date with activities to celebrate and raise awareness of the right to information.
Where is International Right to Know Day?
Gold Star Mother’s Day
September 28, 2014 in the USA
Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.
Each year on Gold Star Mother’s Day the United States president calls on all Americans to display the nation’s flag and hold appropriate meetings to publicly express their love, sorrow, and reverence towards Gold Star Mothers amd their families. Government buildings are also required to display the flag.
The name the Gold Star Mothers was derived from the custom of military families who put a service flag near their front window. The flag featured a star for each family member serving in their country – living members were denoted in blue but gold stars honored family members who were killed while in duty. In 1918 President Woodrow Wilson approved the wearing of black arm bands bearing a gilt star by those who had a family member who died in the military service to the United States. This distinguished them from the blue stars, representing a family member presently serving in the armed forces.
Where is Gold Star Mother’s Day?
Nationwide USA
National Drink Beer Day
September 28, 2014 in the USA
Today is Drink Beer Day! Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.
There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.
There’s really only one way to celebrate Drink Beer Day! Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Be sure to check for promotions and giveaways that might be going on in your area. Cheers!
Where is National Drink Beer Day?
Nationwide USA
Ask a Stupid Question Day
September 28, 2014 in the USA
Ask a Stupid Question Day is celebrated on September 28, 2014. Ask a Stupid Question Day is a holiday that is sometimes celebrated in the United States, usually by school students and teachers. Although Ask a Stupid Question Day’s default date is September 28, in practice it is usually observed on the last school day of September.
This holiday was created by teachers in the 1980s to encourage students to ask more questions in the classroom. According to, “[a]t the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.”
Where is Ask a Stupid Question Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 28th September:
48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
995 – Members of Slavník’s dynasty – Spytimír, Pobraslav, Porej and Cáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
1066 – William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1701 – Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA
1850 – US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment
1858 – Donati’s comet becomes 1st to be photographed
1867 – The United States takes control of Midway Island.
1868 – Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
1887 – Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million
1889 – The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
1904 – Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
1922 – Benito Mussolini marches on Rome
1928 – UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
1931 – Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)
1938 – Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message “No war coming”
1958 – France adopts constitution
1959 – Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
1972 – Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1973 – ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT’s involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d’état in Chile.
1987 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” debuts on syndicated TV
1991 – UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
1995 – Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.