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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. The date is significant because, during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which set forth events which were a


World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of Indian doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Malaria hasn’t been an issue in the United States since the 1950’s. Today, mosquitoes are mostly a nuisance. They fly around in silence and bite without warning – often leaving an itchy, annoying bump.  Ross


Namibia Day

Namibia Day or Heroes’ Day is a national public holiday in Namibia. Namibia Day takes place on August 26, 2016. It is recognized by the United Nations as Namibia Day. The day commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe. National celebrations take place annually at different places, usually


World Photography Day

Photography Day is nothing but celebrating photography. Today is the day to embrace your love of photography, whether you see yourself as an Amateur, Hobbyist or Professional, it’s the day to show off what you can do. Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people and with the dawn of digital photography we can share memories


International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared  is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives observed on August 30 . The United Nations (UN) observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 each year. The impulse


International Day against Nuclear Tests

The UN (United Nations) International Day against Nuclear Tests create public awareness and education about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests. This day aims to end nuclear testing and to promote peace and security around the world. The International Day against Nuclear Tests aims to raise people’s awareness on the need to prevent nuclear


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