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Calendar day; October 22, 2015

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Thursday, the 22nd of October, 2015 is the 295th day in 2015 and in the 43rd calendar week.
General Events:
International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 22, 2015 in the World
International Stuttering Awareness Day is celebrated on October 22, 2015. 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 the event?
Worldwide
National Nut Day
October 22, 2015 in the USA
National Nut Day is celebrated on October 22, 2015. A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, where the hard-shelled fruit does not open to release the seed. In a culinary context, a wide variety of dried seeds are often called nuts, but in a botanical context, only ones that include the indehiscent fruit are considered true nuts.
Nuts are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife. Because nuts generally have a high oil content, they are a highly prized food and energy source. A large number of seeds are edible by humans and used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, or pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.
Several epidemiological studies have revealed that people who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD). Nuts were first linked to protection against CHD in 1993. Since then many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.
Where is National Nut Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 22nd October:
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire
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
1721 – Tsar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”
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
1884 – The International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C., USA adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian
1897 – World’s first car dealer opens in London
1926 – J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal
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
1964 – EMI rejects audition by “High Numbers”; they go on to become The Who
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 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins
1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons
1997 – Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon

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Calendar day; October 21, 2015

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Wednesday, the 21st of October, 2015 is the 294th day in 2015 and in the 43rd calendar week.
General Events:
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
October 21, 2015 in the World
Iodine Deficiency is the world’s most prevalent yet easily preventable cause of brain damage. The micronutrient deficiency disorder is most commonly seen among poor, pregnant women and preschool children. It results in stunted physical and mental growth and poses serious threat to the economy of developing countries. Supplementation of small quantities of iodine at low cost can help prevent the incidence of this serious disorder.
The primary sources of dietary iodine are saltwater fish, seaweed, and trace amounts in grains, bread, miIk, eggs, and meat. Fruits contain little iodine, as do vegetables with the exception of spinach. Iodine deficiency disorder primarily occurs in mountainous regions such as the Himalayas, the European Alps, and the Andes, where iodine has been washed away by glaciation and flooding. Iodine deficiency also occurs in lowland regions far from the oceans, such as central Africa and Eastern Europe.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Celebration of The Mind Day
October 21, 2015 in the World
The Celebration of Mind uses puzzles, games, and magic to delight, instruct, and bring people together in a spirit of fun, both at annual gatherings and as a year-round repository of resources. As Martin Gardner said, you can learn more when you’re in a state of entrancement, and that’s our guiding principle.On and around October 21 every year, Celebration of Mind events all over the world share the legacy and many interests of this prolific, accessible American writer, who over a 50-year period introduced general audiences to many fascinating topics in mathematics and science. In the process we continue to create and collect resources that inspire new generations to explore a wide range of intellectual pursuits, and their intersections.
Anyone who loves puzzles, math, Lewis Carroll, critical thinking, and/or intellectual challenges is invited to participate in an event in their area, or to consider hosting an event of their own. The Celebration of Mind site offers resources for finding a local event, as well as plenty of possible activities for potential hosts as well as teachers, parents, and learners.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Reptile Awareness Day
October 21, 2015 in the USA
Each year on October 21, people across the nation celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day.  This day was created not only for reptile lovers to celebrate, but also to promote education, conservation and appreciation for reptiles. It is a day to learn about their natural habitats and the ecological threats that they are facing.
Habitat loss and the threat of extinction are significant concerns in the world of reptillian life. Reptile Day promotes awareness of all things reptillian, encouraging learning about different types of reptiles, their natural environments and ecological challenges.
A reptile is any amniote that is neither a mammal nor a bird, is cold-blooded, has scales or scutes and can lay eggs on land.  ( a scute is a bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodilians.)
Where is the event?
Nationwidfe USA
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 21, 2015 in the USA
During the autumn months, festive pumpkin-flavored treats are everywhere. You can find all sorts of goodies like pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, and (today’s reason to celebrate) pumpkin cheesecake!
Pumpkin cheesecake is traditionally made with a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin purée cheesecake filling. Did you know that cheesecakes were popular in Greece as early as 2000 BC? Today there are hundreds of variations all over the world.
Find out if your local bakery is serving pumpkin cheesecake! Pay homage to a fall favorite and enjoy a delicious slice in honor of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwidfe USA
Abby Cadabby’s Birthday
October 21, 2015 in the World
Today is Abby Cadabby’s birthday! Abby is a fairy from Sesame Street who has magical powers. She can appear in and out of thin air, float, and turn objects into pumpkins! Abby made her first appearance on Sesame Street in 2006.
Abby goes to school with other fairy tale students, where she is amazed by simple skills like counting and writing letters. She speaks the Dragonfly language, and also knows how to speak Spanish. Abby’s character has become so popular that a 43-foot balloon was made of her in the 2007 Thanksgiving Macy’s Day parade!
Celebrate Abby’s birthday by watching an episode of Sesame Street with your kids! You can also celebrate by sending one of our free Sesame Street online invitations for their next party!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 21st October:
1096 – Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders
1520 – Exploer Ferdinand Magellen and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean
1803 – English scientist John Dalton reads his paper on the absorption of gases to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Soc – 1st outline of his atomic theory
1805 – Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed
1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War
1895 – The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade
1915 – 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris
1923 – 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
1945 – Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time
1948 – UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
1949 – Author of ‘Brave New World’ Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel ‘1984’
1950 – Death penalty abolished in Belgium
1966 – 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales
1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft
1986 – Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
1988 – Philippine former first couple Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges
1993 – Military coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz

 

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Calendar day; October 20, 2015

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Tuesday, the 20th of October, 2015 is the 293th day in 2015 and in the 43rd calendar week.
General Events:
World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2015 in the World
World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated on October 20, 2015. World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries. World Osteoporosis Day was launched on 20 October 1996 by the United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society and supported by the European Commission.
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is characterised by a decrease in bone mass and density and that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)
October 20, 2015 in the World
The day is an observance of the anniversary of the birth on Oct. 20, 1819, in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran), of Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, who later took the title of “the Bab,” meaning “the Gate.” The Bab was the herald of the Baha’i Faith.
Birth of the Bab 2015 begins Monday, October 19. and ends in the evening of Tuesday, October 20.
Where is Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)?
Worldwide
National Brandied Fruit Day
October 20, 2015 in the USA
Brandied fruit is a scrumptious treat that is easy to make and can be enjoyed anytime of the year. Storing fruits in brandy is a simple way to preserve the wonderful tastes of the harvest season without the hassle of canning.
To make your own brandied fruit, all you need is ripened fruit, sugar, and brandy (the higher the quality, the better). Wash the fruit, peel off any skin, and slice if necessary. Fill half a container with brandy and add the fruit. For each cup of fruit you add, stir in 1/6 cup of sugar. Make sure all the fruit is submerged in the mixture, cover the container, and store it in a dark place. You can continue to add fruit at any time. Your brandied fruit will be cured after a couple of months.
Serve a spoonful of brandied fruit over ice cream, with a dollop of whipped cream, or as a scrumptious breakfast side dish!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 20th October:
1097 – 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch (First Crusade)
1600 – Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan’s rulers (shoguns)
1740 – Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
1774 – Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment
1820 – Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million
1822 – 1st edition of London Sunday Times
1904 – Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; it recognizes Chile’s possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast
1905 – Russian Tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
1911 – Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC
1921 – Germany and Allies comes to an agreements over reparation payments in a meeting at Wiensbaden
1935 – Communist forces end their “Long March” at Yan’an, in Shaanxi China bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
1945 – Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens the Nuremberg Nazi war crime trials
1963 – South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
1967 – A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin
1988 – Britain ends suspects’ right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA

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Calendar day; October 19, 2015

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 Monday, the 19th of October, 2015 is the 292th day in 2015 and in the 43rd calendar week.
General Events:
National Evaluate Your Life Day
October 19, 2015 in the USA
Evaluate Your Life Day takes place on October 19, 2015. It might end up in a very philosophical event to celebrate Evaluate Your Life Day. But certainly it is a good idea to think deeply about your life – at least once a year. Evaluate Your Life Day invites to calm down and deliberate about the choices you took and which way you will keep on going.
There are always questions and thoughts that disappear in the daily hustle and bustle of life. But if you do not take the time to think about those things they will perhaps haunt you one day. Therefore it is better to lean back and confront the complicated questions of life on Evaluate Your Life Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Unity Day
October 19, 2015 in the USA
Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, has been recognized in the United States since 2011. To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear or display orange to show support for students who have been bullied.
Unity Day was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center as a signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. The call to action was to “Make it Orange and Make it End. Unite Against Bullying!” Participants were encouraged to wear orange to show their support for bullying prevention. Ellen DeGeneres participated in Unity Day in 2011 by wearing orange on her TV show, Ellen, and posting about the event on her website. Unity Day continued to gather support from individuals, schools, and celebrities.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 19th October:
1031 – Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord
1216 – King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry
1634 – Beach Island in North Sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood
1722 – Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
1781 – British General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 pm; US Revolutionary War ends
1859 – Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope
1872 – World’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
1913 – At a meeting of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in Durban, NIC secretaries, M. C. Anglia and Dada Osman, severely criticise Mahatma Gandhi and tender their resignations
1919 – 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman
1926 – Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers
1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University
1951 – US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
1954 – Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday
1988 – South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity

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