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World Kindness Day

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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When : Always November 13th

It is very kind of you to visit this important page, and learn more about World Kindness Day.

World Kindness Day encourages us to be kind to others, helping to create a nicer, better world.

According to the World Kindness Movement website, World Kindness Day is intended to "build a kinder and more compassionate world".

Use today as an opportunity to be kind to family, friends, neighbors, and others. You will find kindness rubs off on others, and generates even more kindness.

Origin of World Kindness Day:
World Kindness Day evolved from a series of conferences in 1996-1997 in Japan by a group known as the World Kindness Movement. These conferences brought together groups interested in promoting more kindness around the world. It culminated in the "Declaration of Kindness" on November 13,1997. With this declaration, a new and very special day was born.

This Day in History November 13th

American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery occupy Montreal, Quebec. (1775)

James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism. (1841)

The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliott Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington. (1851)

Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription. (1916)

The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City. (1927)

World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U-81, sinking the following day (1941)

World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal – U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal. (1942)

The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles. (1947)

Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators. (1954)

The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (1956)

The SS Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks 60 miles off Nassau with the loss of 90 lives. (1965)

In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel launches an attack on the village of As-Samu. (1966)

Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death. (1969)

Bhola cyclone: A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster. (1970)

Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murders his entire family in Amityville, Long Island in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror. (1974)

Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim's subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport. (1982)

Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim's subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport. (1982)

The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people. (1985)

Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor. (1985)

The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States. (1986)

Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian law student in Portland, Oregon is beaten to death by members of the Neo-Nazi group East Side White Pride. (1988)

In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in what becomes known as the Aramoana Massacre. (1990)

A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility. (1995)

War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States. (2001)

Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441. (2002)

The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill. (2002)
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