What’s Happening Today?
World Physical Therapy Day. World PT Day is observed to generate awareness about the crucial contribution physiotherapists make to society, enabling people to be mobile, well, and independent. Physical therapy is provided by physical therapists who promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion.
International Literacy Day. It is an international observance that was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 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.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1916, in a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, sisters Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrived in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.
2. In 1921, Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, became the first Miss America. After winning the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy, pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
3. In 1967, a third constitution was promulgated in Uganda following three months of debate by a Constituent Assembly formed of members of the National Assembly. The new constitution abolished all traditional rulers and all local legislatures and considerably expanded the power of the executive at that time headed by Milton Obote, at the expense of the parliament.
1. 1941 – Bernie Sanders, former contender for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the USA.
2. 1987 – Wiz Khalifa (in the photo), American rapper.