Thursday, the 8th of October, 2015 is the 281th day in 2015 and in the 41st calendar week.
International Cephalopod Awareness Days
October 8-12, 2015 in the World
Every year from the 8th to the 12th of October, International Cephalopod Awareness Days come around to teach the world about cephalopods. This event is all about celebrating and sharing how fascinating and incredible they are!
Day-by-day description of this holiday’s celebrations:
October 8   – Octopus Day, for all the eight-armed species
October 9   – Nautilus Night, a time for all the lesser-known extant cephalopods
October 10 – Squid Day/Cuttlefish Day, or Squittleday, covering the tentacular species
October 11 – Kraken Day, for all the fantastical cephalopods of myth, movies, literature and legend
October 12 – Fossil Day (to coincide with National Fossil Day), for all the incredible suckers that have gone extinct but left an impression with us
Where is International Cephalopod Awareness Days?
Worldwide
General Events:
World Sight Day 2015
October 8, 2015 in the World
World Sight Day is a special annual day of awareness that is celebrated around the world each year in order to focus on blindness and vision impairment. This day was created by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and awareness is spread through a large number of different events.
A large number of organisations around the world have been involved with World Sight Day for many years. Some people choose to show their support by planting trees, while other people get involved by submitting a photograph that will be used to create an international photograph montage focusing on the theme of blindness. Other activities that take place on this day include special fund raising walks to help cover the costs of operations, book readings for the blind and a number of booklets and posters that are created in order to raise awareness of the issue.
Where is World Sight Day 2015?
Worldwide
Independence of Croatia
October 8, 2015 in Croatia
Independence of Croatia is celebrated on October 08, 2015. Croatian Independence Day is a national public holiday that celebrates the unanimous decision of the Croatian Parliament – Sabor to terminate the link between Croatia and SFR Yugoslavia. The Independence Day was implemented by the Ivica Ra?an’s government in 2001. It was celebrated for the first time in 2002. Statehood Day is commemorated on 25 June.
Where is Independence of Croatia?
Nationwide Croatia
American Touch Tag Day
October 8, 2015 in the USA
American Touch Tag Day is observed on October 08, 2015. Touch Tag is a playground game that involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to “tag” or touch them, usually with their hand. There are many variations; most forms have no teams, scores, or equipment.
A group of players decide who is going to be “it”, often using a counting-out game such as eeny, meeny, miny, moe. The player selected to be “it” then chases the others, attempting to get close enough to tag them – touching them with a hand – while the others try to escape. A tag makes the tagged player “it” – in some variations, the previous “it” is no longer “it” and the game can continue indefinitely, while in others, both players remain “it” and the game ends when all players have become “it”.
Tag and other chasing games have been banned in some schools in the United States and United Kingdom due to concerns about injuries and complaints from children of harassment. A principal who banned tag in their school criticized the game for creating a “self-esteem issue” in nominating one child as a victim, and noted that the oldest and biggest children usually dominated the game.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 8th October:
1480 – Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde
1600 – San Marino adopts constitution
1604 – Supernova “Kepler’s nova” first sighted
1769 – Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)
1806 – British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
1835 – Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle
1856 – The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
1871 – Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
1873 – First women’s prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
1906 – Karl Nessler demonstrates first ‘permanent wave’ for hair in London
1912 – Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
1915 – Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
1917 – Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control
1918 – American soldier Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans
1927 – Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
1932 – The Indian Air Force is established
1939 – Germany annexes Western Poland
1945 – US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
1946 – Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as President of China
1952 – Chinese offensive in Korea
1958 – Dr Ake Senning installs first pacemaker (Stockholm)
1962 – North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers’ Party
1982 – Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
1991 – The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
1999 – New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security