World Photography Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.
The date behind World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837.
World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations, and set as 19 August.
Hector Pieterson (19 August 1963 – 16 June 1976) became the subject of an iconic image of the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa when a news photograph by Sam Nzima of the dying Hector being carried by another student while his sister ran next to them, was published around the world.
- 1994 Died : Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist. In 1954 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances. In 1962 he was also awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1987 The first mass murder occurred in Hungerford, Berkshire, Britain. 27-year-old unemployed man Michael Robert killed 16 people, including his mother, with a semi-automatic rifle and then committed suicide.