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I like the way Mint handles this kind of situation by automatically applying the UNCATEGORIZED category to the item. This term isn't as vague as Other and also explains to the user why the item is in that category. In mint's case the bold and all caps also draws attention to the item, which encourages the user to categorize the item.
Playing off rk's answers a bit, I would visually cluster the events by some piece of metadata, such as category duration region download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups This approach will run aground with scaling issues, and is definitely more developmentally-intensive. Prioritize by the business value of such ...
Big is good. Big is readable. If you give the user a sign of what they need to do it will be user friendly. Please use gestures, people like using gestures. Just make sure you add some sort of indication that will tell the user what to do and they should be able to use the feature.
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