Sunday, the 19th of October, 2014 is the 292th day in 2014 and in the 42nd calendar week.

General Events:

Evaluate Your Life Day
October 19, 2014 in the World

Evaluate Your Life Day gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon our life, where it’s been, and where its going. C’mon, be honest with yourself. Are things going well? What is bothering you? What do you need, or want, to change? How’s your appearance? Are you gaining too much weight?

With a self evaluation, you can then make big changes to improve the quality of your life, as necessary. Or, if things are going well, just tinker with small adjustments.

Evaluate Your Life Day is the beginning of a happier and healthier you!

Where is Evaluate Your Life Day?
Worldwide

World Toy Camera Day
October 19, 2014 in the World

World Toy Camera Day is the yearly event that honours the ridiculous photo taking capacity of outdated toy cameras. This festive occasion is celebrated on the third Saturday of October, with minor exceptions.

Becky Ramotowski’s idea was inspired by World Pinhole Photography Day, because she believed that, quite frankly, there weren’t enough terrible nostalgic pictures on the Internet. To that end, the creator dedicated an entire website to the 120 and Polaroid film, low-fidelity, blurry picture-spewing cameras. Diana and Holga cameras are flagship mediocre toy cameras that are featured extensively on the website in the hope of urging amateur photographers to share their amazingly poor-quality creations.

To celebrate WTCD, search your children’s room for that run-down Brownie toy camera which has witnessed enough silliness to last it a lifetime and take photos from dawn to dusk so that just maybe, just maybe, you may have one discernible composition to share with the folks at wtcd.org.

Where is World Toy Camera Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events on 19th October:

202 BC – Battle of Zama: Hannibal Barca, leader of the invading Carthaginian army, defeated by Roman legions under Scipio Africanus.

1453 – 2nd Battle at Castillon: French forces defeat beats the English, end of The Hundred Years’ War

1634 – Beach Island in North Sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood

1722 – Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher

1812 – Napoleon’s forces begin their retreat from Moscow

1872 – World’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

1926 – Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1954 – Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs

1960 – France grants Mauritania independence

1973 – Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States

1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

2003 – Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II.