Wednesday, the 22nd of October, 2014 is the 295th day in 2014 and in the 43rd calendar week.
General Events:
International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 22, 2014 in the World
International Stuttering Awareness Day is celebrated on October 22, 2014. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people – one per cent of the world’s population – who have the speech disorder of stuttering, also known as stammering. ISAD is organised by three organizations: European League of Stuttering Associations, International Fluency Association and International Stuttering Association.
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds. The term stuttering is most commonly associated with involuntary sound repetition, but it also encompasses the abnormal hesitation or pausing before speech, referred to by people who stutter as blocks, and the prolongation of certain sounds, usually vowels and semivowels.
For many people who stutter, repetition is the primary problem. The impact of stuttering on a person’s functioning and emotional state can be severe. This may include fears of having to enunciate specific vowels or consonants, fears of being caught stuttering in social situations, self-imposed isolation, anxiety, stress, shame, being a possible target of bullying, having to use word substitution and rearrange words in a sentence to hide stuttering, or a feeling of “loss of control” during speech.
Where is Stuttering Awareness Day?
National Medical Assistants Recognition Day
October 22, 2014 in the USA
Medical Assistants are at the Heart of Health Care! Medical Assistants Recognition Day is celebrated on Wednesday of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, which is held from Monday through Friday of the third full week in October!
You can learn more about this holiday, and the important work done by medical assistants, at:
Where is National Medical Assistants Recognition Day?
Nationwide USA
Smart is Cool Day
October 22, 2014 in the USA
If there’s ever a time to show off your IQ test results, Smart is Cool Day is probably it. Though it’s not clear where the tradition started, the eggheaded individual’s idea was absolutely brilliant.
Schools typically put together shows for their pupils and students and invite both street-smart youngsters and successful degree holders to speak to them about the importance of staying in school. But there’s really no need for that, because all it takes to see smart people are cool is to Google Mayim Bialik, Zach Braff or Matthew McConaughey and to check out their background.
To celebrate Smart is Cool Day, put on your vintage T-shirt and your corduroys and check out Sheldon Cooper’s latest adventures. Then test your wits at the and tell all your friends that you decided to become a doctor. Then download the Mensa app and enrol to become a Mensa member. Don’t forget to wear a cap saying ‘I make smart cool’ and to post your selfie for all to see, because it’s always nice to share your gifts with your friends, intellectual or otherwise.
Where is Smart is Cool Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 22nd October:
794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
1383 – The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
1633 – Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.
1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1895 – In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1953 – Laos gains full independence from France
1961 – 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium
1962 – JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion
1997 – Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon