Tuesday, the 10th of November, 2015 is the 314th day in 2015 and in the 46th calendar week.
General Events:
World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015
November 10, 2015 in the World
World Science Day for Peace and Development is a United Nations observance held on November 10. It was officially proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference in 2001. This event focuses on demonstrating to the wider public why science is relevant for their daily lives.
In 1999, UNESCO and the International Council for Science organized the World Conference on Science in Budapest, Hungary. World Science Day for Peace and Development was inaugurated as follow-up in order to reaffirm the commitment to attaining the goals proclaimed during the Conference. The first celebration of the World Day of Science was held on November 10, 2002.
World Science Day aims to renew the commitment to science for peace and development. It also raises public awareness of the importance of the responsible use of science for the benefit of society and recognizes the contribution of scientists to sustainable development.
Where is World Science Day for Peace and Development?
Worldwide
International Accounting Day
November 10, 2015 in the World
International Accounting Day is the professional holiday of all accountants, and is also frequently referred to as International Accountant’s Day. It is celebrated on November 10th every year. Even though many countries have designated some local date for praising accountants, November 10th is the date that unites all people in the profession. This day goes back in history to year 1494, when book titled “Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita” (Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry and Proportion) was published in Venice. This was the first book that contained essay on double-entry bookkeeping and provided a base for other works on mercantile accounting.
Although double-entry bookkeeping had been around for centuries, Pacioli’s 27-page treatise on the subject earned him the title “The Father of Modern Accounting.” While Luca Pacioli is often called the “Father of Accounting” he did not invent the system. Instead, he simply described a method used by merchants in Venice during the Italian Renaissance period. His system included most of the accounting cycle as we know it today. For example, he described the use journals and ledgers, and he warned that a person should not go to sleep at night until the debits equalled the credits!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Sesame Street Day
November 10, 2015 in the World
There are very few of us who have not been impacted by Sesame Street in our childhood years. So, it only makes sense that Sesame Street Day was created to celebrate the tremendous influence that this maverick television programme has had upon our lives.
Sesame Street day was first established in 2009 to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its original broadcast. While initiated in New York, it should come as no great surprise that this occasion is now recognised by tens of thousands of individuals from around the world. In fact, the number of followers continues to grow each year.
Commemorating Sesame Street Day has no real conventions; you can choose to celebrate it as you see personally fit. You might wish to relive your youth by watching old episodes or instead head to the local toy store and pick out your favourite Muppet. Either way, Sesame Street Day is a true celebration of our childhoods!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Hari Pahlawan (Heroes’ Day/Warriors’ Day)
November 10, 2015 in Indonesia
Hari Pahlawan (Indonesian for Heroes’ Day/Warriors’ Day) is a Remembrance Day annually celebrated on 10 November in Indonesia. The day commemorates the 1945 Battle of Surabaya, in which pro-independence Indonesian soldiers and militia fought against British and Dutch troops as part of the Indonesian National Revolution.
Where is Hari Pahlawan (Heroes’ Day/Warriors’ Day)?
Nationwide Indonesia
National Young Readers Day
November 10, 2015 in the USA
Young Readers Day takes place on November 10, 2015. It is celebrated each year on the second Tuesday in November. Young Readers Day is a chance to celebrate it with your children by reading to them and with them. Why not give them a new book on this day as an intelligent investment in your childrens future?
According to the creators of this day, it is “… a special day to recognize the joys and benefits of reading.” Reading opens up a lifetime of knowledge, information, success, and happiness. Grade schools around the country take advantage of this day, to promote the importance of reading. Use today to help and encourage our youth to learn to read, and open the door to knowledge, information, success, and happiness.
While this is referred to by some as a “National” day, we did not find any presidential proclamation or act of congress.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Forget-Me-Not Day
November 10, 2015 in the USA
There are two ways to interpret this random holiday. Forget-Me-Not Day is a day to remember the important people in your life and remind them that they are not forgotten. It is also a day that celebrates the bright, simple little flower, the Forget-Me-Not! The little blue flower can sometimes be overlooked for the more fancy flowers, and it’s kind of symbolic if you compare it to friendships that can be neglected and overlooked, as beautiful and simple as they may be. Today is a great day for remembering friends and slowing down to recognize the little things in life, like Forget-Me-Nots.
Call up an old friend or a family member that you haven’t heard from for a while. Remember why they are important to you, and share some fond memories. Life gets so busy sometimes and it is easy to let a friendship fade just simply because time passes. If a phone call seems like too much, write them a note! Yes, we’re talking traditional snail mail. When was the last time you actually wrote a letter to someone? There is something that is so much more personal and meaningful about a physical letter, even if it is just something short and sweet. Emails are so easy and can easily be passed up in a cluttered inbox. I know that for me, nothing brightens my day more than getting a personal letter or card in the mail! Let someone that is special to you know that they have not been forgotten.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 10th November:
1619 – René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his “Meditations on First Philosophy”
1674 – Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English
1793 – France ends forced worship of God
1847 – The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse
1871 – Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’
1885 – Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world’s first motorcycle
1908 – 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room
1911 – Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
1918 – Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski
1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, NS received a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, ON and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
1924 – Dion O’Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio’s gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago
1928 – Hirohito’s official coronation as Emperor of Japan
1940 – Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives
1945 – Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes’ Day (Hari Pahlawan)
1969 – “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV
1975 – Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior
1975 – UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
1980 – Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
1983 – US Federal government shut down
1989 – Germans begin demolishing Berlin Wall
1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
2001 – An agreement is reached at talks in Marrakech, Morocco, on rules for implementation of the Kyoto climate change treaty

 

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