International Days

October 31 – Magic Day 

It started with a ‘Houdini Day', the first of which took place in the summer of 1927, less than an year after the famous magician’s death. His wife presented a trophy in honour of him on that day.

Harry Houdini is quite probably one of the reasons magic is so popular today and at the time of his death he was the most famous member of the Society of American Magicians. Houdini died on October 31, 1926.

October 31 – Day of Seven Billion

The world's official population reached 7 billion on approximately this day. The United Nations Population Fund designated it as the Day of Seven Billion.

November 2 – Fountain Pen Day

Fountain pen came to exist in 1636, combining a wonderful reservoir of ink with a metal nib that didn’t require being recut constantly. Fountain pen is still the writing utensil of choice for those who prefer a more traditional, elegant, and beautiful method of writing. The Day honours this writing utensil with the long, and ongoing, history.