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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018: History, facts, Images & Pictures: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also known as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day which is observed 7th December every year in the United States. This day is observed to recall and honour the United States citizens who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor Day 2018 7th December

The surprise attack from Japan took place on 7th December 1941 on Pearl Harbor where 2,403 United States citizens died. This year, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is going to be observed on Friday, 7th December 2018.

Quick Facts about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Day Name: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Other Names: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day

Date of occurrence: 7th December

2018 Occurrence: 7th December 2018

Occurrence: Annual

The United States Congress on 23rd August, 1994, nominated 7th December of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Aftermath, the U.S President Bill Clinton on 29th November 1994 issued a declaration by announcing 7th December 1994 as the first National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Celebrations

To honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii, the American flag is flown at half the staff until sunset on Pearl Harbor Day. Pearl Harbor Day does not observe any government holiday because on that day the schools, universities, government offices, etc. are open. But to commemorate the lives of those killed and injured, some organisations organise some special events.

Details about Pearl Harbor Day

  • The Japanese attacked the United States without warning at 7:55 am on Sunday, 7th December 1941.
  • The attack carried out for 2 hours and ended at 9:45 am
  • The attack was done through air by Japanese planes which was carried out in two waves
  • The Japanese fleet consisted of 353 planes
  • The first wave of Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. The second wave breached Pearl Harbor at 8:40 a.m
  • 2,403 men were killed, 1,272 were wounded and 960 left missing
  • Then U.S dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which halted the World War II in 1945
  • Battle of Pearl Harbor, led the United States to enter into the World War II

Words of the U.S president Franklin D. Roosevelt on the day were, “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date that will live in infamy, the United states of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

History, facts, Images, Pictures and Celebrations

National cotton candy day 2018: History, facts, Images, Pictures and Celebrations: National cotton candy day is observed on 7th December every year to celebrate the love for this sweet fluffy delight. This year the National cotton candy day is celebrated on Friday, 7th December 2018. Every year on this day, cotton candy lovers seek forward to celebrate the day by taking the bites of the puffs of cotton candy and talk about their childhood memories.

National cotton candy day 2018

Cotton Candy has become the favourite as well as essential treat for any carnival, fairs and circus. It is popular amongst young as well as elders too and that’s why it is very popular in treat for any occasion.

Now days, these sweet treats are available very easily and are inexpensive too, but it was not same in the previous time when it was initially created. It was very expensive and only few people at that time can afford this sweet delight. After the invention of machine-spun cotton candy it was presented to a widespread population and made it available easily in low budget.                  

Cotton Candy names around the world

Cotton candy has diverse names around the world such as

  • In the Netherlands, it is known as suikerspin (sugar spider)
  • In France, it is known as barbe à papa (papa’s beard)
  • In Greece, it is known as Grandma’s Hair
  • In England, it is known as candy floss
  • In Singapore, it is known as Candy floss
  • In Peru, it is known as Algodón dulce (sweet cotton)
  • In Estonia, it is known as Suhkruvatt (sugar cotton)
  • In Hungary, it is known as Vattacukor (cotton-wool sugar)
  • In Indonesia, it is known as Gulali (from “sugar”)
  • In Poland, it is known as wata cukrowa (sugar cotton)
  • In Australia and Finland, it is known as fairy floss
  • In Italy, it is known as Zucchero filato
  • In Japan, it is known as Watakashi
  • In Norway, it is known as Sugar Spin
  • In South Afrikaans, it is known as Spook asem (ghost breath)

Cotton Candy Different Flavours

The original flavour of cotton candy was just white but with time new other flavours are also added in this sweet delight and these flavours are: Bubble gum, vanilla, banana, watermelon, raspberry and chocolate

According to the colours, the most popular colours of cotton candy are pink and blue, though purple, red, yellow and brown are also sold.

Facts about Cotton Candy

  • Initially cotton candy was named fairy floss.
  • This fluffy sweet delight contains just one ingredient and that is sugar.
  • Cotton candy doesn’t comprise of large amount of sugar, it merely comprises of the sugar in an average soft drink.
  • A single strand of cotton candy is even thinner than a human hair.
  • The person behind this sugary treat invention is Dr. William Morrison who was a dentist and invented it in 1897.
  • Cotton candy was first presented in 1904 at the St. Louis World Fair. At that time the box of this sweet treat was sold for 25 cents, which was half the price of an entrance fee and ticket charges to the fair.

National Cotton Candy Day Celebration

Celebrate this day by visiting nearby carnivals, fairs and circus and take the bites of the cotton candy puffs as much as you can. Enjoy your day with your favourite delight and also, take a picture of yours with a cotton candy and post it in your social networking account with hashtag #NationalCottonCandyDay

India Look To Level Series In Melbourne

To keep them alive in the rubber, the Indian playing XI could possibly witness a few changes as the skipper would be desperate to bring back Chahal, while Krunal Pandya could be axed after being clobbered for 55 runs in the first T20I.

Also, Lokesh Rahul, who has been in patchy form after failing to cross the 30-run mark in the last six occasions, is likely to miss Friday’s game and the team management would like to test Manish Pandey in his absence. 

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who played a classy knock of 76 off 42 deliveries in the last game, showed the kind of havoc he could create and it is expected of him to blast again. 

Unlike Dhawan, his partner Rohit Sharma failed to fire, but the opener is an experienced campaigner and it is a matter of just a few deliveries for him to click.

Meanwhile, the ploy of promoting Rahul to the No.3 slot didn’t work and the team management could restore the skipper to his usual batting position.

The middle order looks settled with stumper Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in good nick. The duo came all guns blazing in the previous game and their knocks had brought back the visitors back in the hunt, while chasing a challenging total.

However, Pant’s inexperience was clearly visible in Brisbane as the Delhi stumper played an unwanted and completely immature shot to throw his wicket.

Coming to India’s bowling, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was accurate with the leather after conceding just 15 runs from his three overs. Jasprit Bumrah also bowled well after figures of 1/21 from three overs.

On the other hand, Australia would once again expect fireworks from Glenn Maxwell and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. The all-rounder first played a 19-ball unbeaten 33 before setting up the win for the home side by picking two wickets for 27 runs.

Also, Adam Zampa proved beneficial for the host with figures of 2/22 and the Australian team management will once again hope their side to replicate the Brisbane show here.


India – Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar.

Australia – Aaron Finch (Captain), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (Wicket-keeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

In Numbers | New Zealand Rewrite History in Abu Dhabi

In Numbers | New Zealand Rewrite History in Abu Dhabi

New Zealand snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi courtesy debutant’s Ajaz Patel five-wicket haul and with it took a 1-0 series lead.The away side in the process defended their second smallest total, only their second total below the 200-run mark.

Pakistan was chasing a modest total of 176 after Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah took five wickets each and it was smooth sailing for them with Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali at the crease.

The match turned on its head after Neil Wagner struck to have Shafiq caught behind which opened the door for the tourists.

In a dramatic turn of events Pakistan slumped from being 130 for 3 to being bowled out for 171 to hand the Black Caps a four-run win.

It was Pakistan’s fourth worst collapse in their Test history.


Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was despondent in the post-match presentation with the loss and rightly so as it was Pakistan’s narrowest loss in terms of runs in Tests.

It was the second such loss for the home side in as many years as they lost against Sri Lanka by 21 runs at the very same venue. It is no surprise that Rangana Herath caused the damage then, taking 6 for 43.

narrowest losses

The Mumbai-born left-arm spinner took 5 for 59 to trigger the collapse and backed his impressive 2/64 in the first innings.

Patel was deservedly the Man of the Match and became part of an elite list for his side, being only the fifth player from New Zealand to win the Man of the Match on his Test debut.

Patel’s figures were the second best for a New Zealand spinner on debut. Interestingly, he is the only Kiwi spinner to do that since 2000.

Top 5 spells spinner debut

The last New Zealand bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut was Colin de Grandhomme who took 6 for 41 in Christchurch in 2016.

top five spells new zealand bowler on debut

Pakistan will be hurt and hope to avenge the defeat in the second Test which starts on November 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium but it won’t find it easy against a side which has the best record in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Tests despite their limited experience.


First Published: November 19, 2018, 7:38 PM IST

World AIDS Day 2018 Theme Slogan Quotes History Activities Poster Images Photos

World AIDS Day 2018 Theme Slogan Quotes History Activities Poster Images Photos: – World AIDS day is celebrated every year around the world on 1st of December to raise the public awareness about AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome).


AIDS is a killer disease which is caused due to the infection of HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The day is celebrated by the government organizations, NGOs, civil society and other health officials by organizing the speeches or forums discussion related to the AIDS.


History of AIDS:

The first time World AIDS Day was conceived in the month of August 1987 by Thomas Netter and James W. Bunn. These were two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland. At the first time, World AIDS Day was observed on 1st December 1988. It was believing that the date of 1 December would maximize coverage of World AIDS Day by western news media, sufficiently long following the US elections but before the Christmas holidays. Celebrate World AIDS Day 2018 Slogans Quotes Themes Activities Posters Images Pics

World Aids Day Quotes and Slogans:

  • HIV/AIDS has no boundaries.
  • Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.
  • Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
  • I know one man who was impotent who gave AIDS to his wife and the only thing they did was kiss.
  • If you judge people you have no time to love them.
  • The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about.
  • I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you-you have to go out and get it!
  • My son has died of AIDS.
  • Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.
  • You can’t get AIDS from a hug or a handshake or a meal with a friend.
  • This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don’t get it.


World AIDS Day:  Currently, 36.7 Million people are living with HIV around the world. It is our responsibility to bring awareness to individuals and reduce the disease rate in the world.

A simple red ribbon is one of the widely recognised symbols of HIV/AIDS and the people who live with this condition.

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