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KIU Trivia: September 1st in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Letter Writing Day. Every year on September 1st, World Letter Writing Day encourages people worldwide to pick up a pen, grab a piece of paper, and write a letter. It's also a day to learn about the art of letter writing.

Global Talent Acquisition Day. Celebrated on the first Wednesday of September, it recognizes those who work in talent acquisition. Essentially, talent acquisition is the process of finding skilled workers.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1923, the Great Kantō earthquake devastated Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.  Varied accounts indicate the duration of the earthquake was between four and ten minutes and extensive firestorms and even a fire tornado added to the death toll.

2.    In 1939, Adolf Hitler signed an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Certain German physicians were authorised to select patients "deemed incurably sick, after most critical medical examination" and then administer to them a "mercy death".

3.    In 2004, the Beslan school siege began when armed terrorists took schoolchildren and school staff hostage in North Ossetia, Russia. By the end of the siege, three days later, more than 385 people were dead including hostages, other civilians, security personnel and terrorists.


1.    1955 – Billy Blanks, American fitness personality, martial artist, actor, and the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program.

2.    1977 – Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool, one of the greatest Ugandan artistes of all time.

Sources: Wikipedia, &

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