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KIU Trivia: October 5 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Teachers' Day. Also known as International Teachers Day, it is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world. This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions. World Teachers' Day aims to focus on "appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world" and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

International Day of No Prostitution (IDNP). It is an awareness day celebrated to oppose the practice of sex work. First observed in 2002, the event takes place annually on October 5.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1947, the first televised presidential speech in the United States occurred. Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the US, called on Americans to use less grain to help Europe which was still reeling from the effects of the Second World War. He asked people to avoid eating meat on Tuesdays and eggs and poultry on Thursdays and to consume 1 less slice of bread every day.

2. In 1962, the famous movie character James Bond made his theatrical debut. The fictional British spy with the code name 007 was featured on the big screen for the first time in Dr. No. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name, the movie starred Sean Connery as James Bond.

3. In 1984, Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to go into space. He flew as the payload specialist on STS-41-G, the 6th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger. The flight that launched on this day was also the first space mission to have 2 women - Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan.


1. 1975 – Kate Winslet, Hollywood actor famous for starring as Rose DeWitt in the historic blockbuster Titanic.

2. 1984 – Persis Namuganza, State Minister for lands and ember of Parliament representing Bukono county in Namutumba district.

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