Thursday, the 12th of November, 2015 is the 316th day in 2015 and in the 46th calendar week.
General Events:
World Pneumonia Day
November 12, 2015 in the World
World Pneumonia Day takes place on November 12, 2015. World Pneumonia Day provides an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia. Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease that sickens 155 million children under 5 and kills 1.6 million each year. This makes pneumonia the number 1 killer of children under 5, claiming more young lives than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yet most people are unaware of pneumonia’s overwhelming death toll. Because of this pneumonia has been overshadowed as a priority on the global health agenda, and rarely receives coverage in the news media.
World Pneumonia Day helps to bring this health crisis to the public’s attention and encourages policy makers and grassroots organizers alike to combat the disease. In spite of the massive death toll of this disease, affordable treatment and prevention options exist. There are effective vaccines against the two most common causes of deadly pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae type B and Streptococcus pneumoniae. A course of antibiotics which costs less than $1(US) is capable of curing the disease if it is started early enough. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (GAPP) released by the WHO and UNICEF on World Pneumonia Day, 2009, finds that 1 million children’s lives could be saved every year if prevention and treatment interventions for pneumonia were widely introduced in the world’s poorest countries.
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World Usability Day 2015
November 12, 2015 in the World
World Usability Day takes place on November 12, 2015. World Usability Day is held annually on the second Thursday of November. Established in 2005 by the Usability Professionals’ Association, World Usability Day or Make Things Easier Day occurs annually to promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user’s responsibility to ask for things that work better. The day adopts a different theme each year. Organisations, groups or individuals are encouraged to hold events to mark the day, optionally according to that year’s theme.
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National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
November 12, 2015 in the USA
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is celebrated on November 12, 2015 and it is a celebration about you. Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books. The name “Chicken Soup For The Soul” was chosen for this series because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick, and therefore it was “good for the body.” The inspirational stories included in this series were meant to be “good for the soul.”
Chicken soup is a soup made from chicken, simmered with various other ingredients. The classic chicken soup consists of a clear broth, often with pieces of chicken or vegetables; common additions are pasta, dumplings, or grains such as rice and barley. Chicken soup has also acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for colds and flus, and in many countries is considered a comfort food.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Baha’u’llah Day
November 12, 2015 in the World
The Birth of Bahá’u’lláh is one of nine holy days in the Bahá’í calendar that is celebrated by Bahá’ís and during which work is suspended. The holy day celebrates the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
Bahá’u’lláh was born on 12 November 1817 in Tehran, Iran, and this holy day was instituted in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, his book of laws, where Bahá’u’lláh first refers to four great festivals: the Festival of Ridván, the Declaration of the Báb, the birth of the Báb—who is considered to be a Manifestation of God, and who foretold the coming of Bahá’u’lláh—and the birth of Bahá’u’lláh. In questions submitted to Bahá’u’lláh after writing the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Bahá’u’lláh states that the two days commemorating the births of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are seen to be one in the “sight of God” and are referred to as the “Twin Birthdays”.
Bahá’u’lláh taught that humanity is one single race and that the age has come for its unification in a global society. He taught that “there is only one God, that all of the world’s religions are from God, and that now is the time for humanity to recognize its oneness and unite.” His claim to divine revelation resulted in persecution and imprisonment by the Persian and Ottoman authorities, and his eventual 24-year confinement in the prison city of `Akka, Palestine (present-day Israel), where he died. He wrote many religious works, most notably the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Kitáb-i-Íqán and Hidden Words.
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Historical Events on 12th November:
764 – Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days
1682 – Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy
1775 – General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
1823 – Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.
1859 – Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
1893 – The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan – the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations
1905 – (November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic
1912 – Robert Scott’s diary & body found in Antarctica
1918 – Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic
1926 – The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers
1927 – 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens
1927 – Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator
1933 – First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken
1935 – Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal
1948 – Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
1956 – Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
1970 – Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
1970 – Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh)
1974 – A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
1989 – Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
2003 – With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems