What’s Happening Today?
International No Diet Day. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. Many people hold the notion that to be healthy, you must diet so that you maintain the smallest weight possible. International No Diet Day is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with a focus on maintaining health at any size. The world is evolving and we have recently seen the rise in popularity of models with bigger sizes, whom we commonly refer to as the “Plus-size models.”
Tourist Appreciation Day. Tourists provide an essential boost to many national economies, and for that, we should be thankful. Many countries are especially feeling the pinch, with the world’s tourist sector grinding to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We should take this year’s Tourist Appreciation Day to work on attitudes and policies that can improve the value for money paid by tourists to visit our various tourist spots.
Martyrs Day (Lebanon & Syria). In Lebanon and Syria, it is celebrated to commemorate the Syrian and Lebanese Arab Nationalists who were executed in Damascus and Beirut in 1916 by Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman Wali of Greater Syria. also known as “The Butcher”
What Happened Today?
1. In 2001, Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to enter a mosque when he entered and gave a speech inside Olmayyad mosque in Damascus during a trip to Syria.
2. In 1889, the now world-famous Eiffel Tower in Paris was opened for the first time to the public at the Universal Exposition, a world fair which attracted thirty-two million people from all over the world.
3. A number of notable personalities were born on this day. In 1961, Hollywood actor and philanthropist George Clooney was born and in 1953, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was welcomed into the world. Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and psychoanalyst, was born in 1856.