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KIU Trivia: May 6th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

International No Diet Day. International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with a focus on health at any size and in raising awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the unlikelihood of success; the Institute of Medicine summarises: "those who complete weight loss programs lose approximately 10 percent of their body weight only to regain two-thirds within a year and almost all of it within five years."

World Password Day. Thursday, May 6 is World Password Day, a day dedicated to promoting safer password practices. Strong password management has been especially important as cyberattacks have skyrocketed since the onset of the pandemic and the switch to remote work.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1954, Britain’s Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes, making the new record in 3mins 59.4 seconds at the Iffley Road track in Oxford, England.

2.    In 2001, On his second trip to the Middle East, Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to enter a mosque and the first to make such a meaningful gesture towards Islam. In a speech at the Olmayyad Mosque in the center of Damascus, the Pope said he was mindful of past centuries of conflict in the Middle East between Christians and Muslims and that he hoped religions would now "find new ways, at the start of the third millennium, to present their respective creeds as partners and not as adversaries."

3.    In 1998, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iMac. The newly returned Steve Jobs launched the first major consumer product of his second era at Apple. The original iMac was an instant success which changed the trajectory of Apple forever.


1.    1856 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

2.    1961 – George Clooney, American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist.

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