August 19, 2018

National Aviation Day


Established in 1939 by Franklin Roosevelt, National Aviation Day celebrates Orville Wright's birthday. Orville Wright, along with his brother Wilbur, invented and flew the world's first successful plane. Orville was born on August 19, 1871.

National Soft Ice Cream Day


Soft ice cream, also known as soft serve, is a type of ice cream that is softer than regular ice cream as a result of the introduction of air during freezing.

World Humanitarian Day


"Every day, humanitarian aid workers stand on the front lines of war and disaster, braving tremendous dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to those who need it most. World Humanitarian Day (WHD), which takes place every year on 19 August, recognizes the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and mobilizes people to advocate for humanitarian action". Visit the UN.org for more information.

World Photo Day


"The date behind World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift 'Free to the World'". Visit WorldPhotoDay.com for more information.