Important Events of January 2014.

2014  is  International Year of  Small  Island Developing States.

——————————-do—-Family Farming.

——————————–do—Crystallography.

National Mentoring  Month.

—–do–Braille Literacy Month.

—–do–Oatmeal Month.

—–do–Stalking Awareness Month.

—–d0–Birth Defects Prevention Month.

—–do–Blood Donor Month.

—–do–Glaucoma Awareness Month.

—–do–Bath Safety Month.

—–do–Hobby  Month.

—–do–Hot Tea Month.

—–do–Soup Month.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Global Family Day.

Calcutta was renamed as Kolkata  on 2001.

Money order system was introduced  in all major post

offices  from January, 1880.

Fidel Castro came into power in Cuba on 1st January,1959.

Indian Penal Code came into operation on 1st January 1862.

When Euro was launched on 1st January 1999, it became the

new official currency of 11 member states of  E.U.(European  Union)

and   7  other member states have adopted the Euro since 2001.

January 1, 1801-Ireland was added to great Britain by the Act of

Union,1800, thus creating the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland.

2.National Road Safety Week(11 to 17). Commuters

are explained about the devastation of road accidents

and encouraged to take action to prevent this carnage.

National Run it up the Flagpole and see if anyone

salutes Day.

3.Humiliation Day.

Fruitcake Toss Day.

Birthday of  Shri B.M.Shrikantaiah,(1884) an Indian author,

writer and translator of  Kannada literature.

4.National Spaghetti Day.

Trivia Day.

Oil and Gas Conservation Week (January 4 to January 10)

and Fortnight(January 16 to January 31)

5.National Bird Day.

India’s G S L V-D5(Satellite Launch Vehicle), put the G S A T -14,

communication satellite into orbit.

6.Bean Day.

Cuddle up Day.

Death anniversary of  Tyagaraja  an Indian classical (Carnatic)

musician.He was born on May 4,1767.

7.Old Rock Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate

old rocks and fossils.

8.Bubble Bath Day.

Male Watchers Day.

9.Play God Day.

National Static Electricity Day

National Apricot Day.

10.Houseplant Appreciation Day.

Peculiar People Day.

K.J.Yesudas(B:January 10, 1940) is an Indian carnatic

musician and film play back singer.

11.International Thank you Day.

12.World Daughters Day.

International Kite Festival.

Swami Vivekananda (B:12 January 1863;D:4 July 1902)

was an Indian Hindu monk.

13.International Skeptics Day.

Make Your Dream Come True Day.

14.Dress up Your Pet Day.

The Prayag Kumbh Mela-2014 starts from

14th January and is spread over up to around

45 days.

International kite festival is observed in India

on 14th January every year.

15.National Hat Day.

Pin Code Week-January 15 to January 21.

16. Appreciate a Dragon Day.

Death anniversary (1901)of Mahadeva Govinda Ranade,

a distinguished Indian scholar, author and social reformer.

17.Birthday of  Michelle  Obama, First Lady of the U.S.

Ditch New Year Resolution Day.

Death Anniversary of  Bengali cine  actress Suchitra Sen.

18.Treasure Day.

Winnie the Pooh Day.

Under water Parks Day.

20.Penguin Awareness Day.

National Butter crunch Day.

21.National Hugging Day.

Squirrel Appreciation Day.

Three  new States (Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura)

came into existence  on 21st January 1972.

22.Legendary  Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao dies.

He was born on 20, September 1923.

National Blonde Brownie day.

Queen Victoria,monarch of  Great Britain  and Ireland and

empress of India died(1901).

23. National Pie day.

National Handwriting day.

Measure Your Feet day.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose(B:23,January 1897;D:18 August 1945)

was Indian freedom fighter.

24.Moebius Syndrome  Awareness day.

Beer Can Appreciation day.

National girl child day.

President Rajendra Prasad declared ”Jana Gana Mana”

the national anthem and Vande Mataram the national song

on January 24,1950.

144th birthday of  Kannada poet and writer better

known as Mahakavi(great poet) Nandalike Muddanna.

His name at birth was  Lakshmi Naranappa,(died on Feb:15,1901)

His best known works are-Sri Rama Pattabhisheka, Adbhuta

Ramayana,Ratnavathi Kalyana and Shri Ramashwamedha.

Homi Jahangir Bhabha was an Indian  nuclear physicist

(B:30 October 1909;D:24 January 1966) He died when

Air India Flight 101 crashed near Mont Blanc.

West Bengal government established  the first multidisciplinary

modern University of Calcutta, the first of its kind  in South Asia

on 24 January 1857.

National compliments day.

25.Birthday of  Eusebio(1942), legendary Portugese  soccer

star known as the Black Panther dies on January 5, 2014 at

72 years old.

The Election Commission was established on 25th January

1950.The Government of India celebrate this day as

National Voters Day since 2011.

National Opposite Day.

Himachal Pradesh, India’s 18 State came into being

on 25 January 1971.

Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison established the

Oriental Telephone Company on 25 January 1881.

26.International Customs Day.

Spouses day.

Sangolli Rayanna died  on 1831. He was a brave warrior

from Karnataka. He was the army chief of  the kingdom of

Kittur, ruled at the time by Rani Chennamma. He fought

the British until his death.

27.Family Literacy day–ABC Life literacy,Canada.

National Chocolate Cake day.

The Clock Day.

28.Fun at Work Day.

National Kazoo Day.

Birthday of Pandit Jasraj(1930), an Indian classical

vocalist.

29.National Corn chip Day.

National Puzzle Day.

30.The Chinese Lunar New Year for 2014 is on January 31

and marks the start of the Year of  Horse.

Street Children’s Day.

Vishnu Vardhan was an Indian film actor(B:September 18, 1950;

D:December 3o, 2009)

Birthday of Jackie Robinson(1919). He was an American

baseball player.

Backward Day.

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

Source:Collection.

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