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KIU Trivia: September 8 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Physical Therapy Day. It is observed to generate awareness about the crucial contribution physiotherapists make to society, enabling people to be mobile, well, and independent. Designated in 1996, World PT Day is promoted by World Physiotherapy.

International Literacy Day. September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on October 26, 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO's General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries. 

What Happened Today?

1. In 1966, Star Trek made its television debut. The popular science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry was about the adventures of the crew of starship USS Enterprise. 

2. In 1967 in Uganda, a new constitution came into force. It extended the life of the Parliament, declared the President then in office the President of Uganda for a term of 5 years. Other major changes by this constitution were the abolishment of the kingdoms and the introduction of a more centralized system of government. The election of Members of Parliament remained by direct universal suffrage across the entire country but the President was now elected indirectly by the Parliament.

3. In 1986, the Oprah Winfrey Show aired for the first time. The widely popular daytime talk show hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey ran for 25 years and won over 45 Daytime Emmy Awards. The topic for the first episode of the show was titled “How to Marry the Man or Woman of Your Choice”.


1. 1941 – Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator since 2007 and two-time candidate for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination in the USA.

2. 1979 – P!nk, American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer and model.

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