Checklist Day is celebrated annually on October 30th of every year. A checklist is a self-made reminder for those living in the fast-moving world. Maintaining a checklist will help the best during emergency times. The day appreciates the value of using checklists and those using them.
“People now feel time accelerating. Lists allow them to feel some sense of accomplishment.” – David Viscott
History of Checklist Day
The first observance of this day is still not clear. A tragic accident inspired the first known checklist. A Model 299 prototype for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress had crashed during takeoff on October 30, 1935, at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Later, the cause of the crash was recognized as a gust lock that was still engaged. A group of pilots looked for a way to prevent future pilot error accidents after this mishap. It resulted in the checklists.
They have planned to go with checklists for flight takeoff, before landing, and after landing. The origins of this Day can be traced back to this single event. Ever since then, several similar checklists have been used by pilots. At present days, there are checklists for almost anything one might want to do. There is a checklist website that gives checklists for the home, health, travel, and more. Online safety and flu prevention are those super serious checklists.
Other Celebrations on October 30
October 30 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Start it from your door. Take paper and pen, and make a checklist before planning for shopping, traveling, making a project, or even more. You can check if you have ticked all the list of items on the list. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #ChecklistDay.
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