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October 16. Kazinform's timeline of major events

16 October 2020 07:00
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October 16. Kazinform's timeline of major events

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for 16th of October. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on October 16.

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DATES

World Food Day

World Food Day is marked annually around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is markedwidely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

World Bread Day

World Bread Day is also marked globally on October 16 every year. It was initiated by the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners (UIBC). The observance is dedicated to a staple food that has been of important around the world since the dawn of agriculture. Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods. It is possible that people used starch extract from the roots of plants to cook a primitive form of flatbread as early as 30,000 years ago. Grains became the mainstay of making bread with the dawn of Neolithic age. The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to use yeast to leaven the dough.

World Anesthesia Day

World Anesthesia Day commemorates the first successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846. This ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of medicine and took place at the Massachusetts General Hospital, home of the Harvard School of Medicine.

EVENTS

1940 - The Semipalatinsk state historical and cultural, literary and memorial museum reserve of the great poet, founder of the Kazakh handwritten literature, enlightener, and composer Abai is unveiled.

1972 - The Zhautykov republican specialized physics and mathematics school for gifted children is founded in Almaty.

1991 - The Law on Election of the President of the Kazakh SSR is signed. The first nationwide president election is held on December 1, 1991. Nursultan Nazarbayev is elected the first Head of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2007 - Kazakhstan, Iran, and Azerbaijan sign an agreement on construction of the branch railway line running from Kazakhstan to Iran through Turkmenistan en route Uzen-Gyzylgaya-Bereket-Etrek-Gorgan. The document is inked by then-leaders of the countries Nursultan Nazarbayev, Ilham Aliyev, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

2015 - The National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan releases the anniversary gold and silver coins of Lunar Calendar and Flora and Fauna of Kazakhstan series.

2016Oliara (Off-season) drama by Kazakhstani director Yelzat Yeskendir wins the award at the Busan International Film Festival. The drama is based on the novel of Kazakh writer Oralkhan Bokei.

2017 – Almaty city hosts the President Almaty Union Chess Players Cup-2. Kazakhstan's Zhansaya Abdumalik wins top honors.

2019 – The Republic of Kazakhstan and the Council of Europe sing the mutual agreement on Kazakhstan’s accession to the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

2019 – The first batch of low enriched uranium (LEU) is delivered to the Bank of Low Enriched Uranium of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan region.



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