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World Teacher Day

Saturday, October 05, 2013

World Teacher Day

When : Always October 5th

Teachers deserve a little recognition, and some thanks and appreciation. Aside from parents and direct family, who else has as much influence on the hearts ann minds of a child... your child? Teachers not only educate, but they help to shape and frame your child's beliefs, values, and behaviors.

Parents and students are encouraged to offer thanks and recognition today. A simple "thanks", or an ecard is sufficient.

BTW: An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But, teachers love to get apples.

If you are a teacher, Happy World Teacher Day!

Origin of World Teacher Day:
World Teachers' Day was initiated by the Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor, at the International Conference on Education in Geneva in 1993.

On October 5, 1966, a UNESCO and the International Labour Organisation conference adopted a special recommendation on Teachers. The date of this event was selected as the date to annually honor and recognize teachers around the world.

This Day in History October 5th

Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria. (1450)

Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. (1582)

French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris. (1789)

French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France. (1793)

Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British. (1813)

The City of Anaheim is founded. (1857)

The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer. (1869)

Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles. (1877)

Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908. (1905)

World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality. (1914)

Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers. (1915)

Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time. (1921)

In Nazi Germany Jews’ passports were invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter J (Jude – Jew). (1938)

98 American POW's executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island. (1943)

Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France. (1944)

Hollywood Black Friday: A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios. (1945)

The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. (1947)

The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held. (1953)

Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. (1955)

Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released. (1962)

The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom. (1962)

The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC One. (1969)

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded. (1970)

Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. (1984)

Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu's story on its front page under the headline: "Revealed — the secrets of Israel's nuclear arsenal". (1986)

The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released. (1991)

Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire's single-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs. (2001)
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