Monday, the 16th of November, 2015 is the 320th day in 2015 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day for Tolerance
November 16, 2015 in the World
International Day for Tolerance takes place on November 16, 2015. The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.
The UNESCO defines tolerance as follows: “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Tolerance is harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement. Tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible, contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace.
Tolerance is not concession, condescension or indulgence. Tolerance is, above all, an active attitude prompted by recognition of the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. In no circumstance can it be used to justify infringements of these fundamental values. Tolerance is to be exercised by individuals, groups and States.
Tolerance is the responsibility that upholds human rights, pluralism (including cultural pluralism), democracy and the rule of law. It involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism and affirms the standards set out in international human rights instruments.
Consistent with respect for human rights, the practice of tolerance does not mean toleration of social injustice or the abandonment or weakening of one’s convictions. It means that one is free to adhere to one’s own convictions and accepts that others adhere to theirs. It means accepting the fact that human beings, naturally diverse in their appearance, situation, speech, behaviour and values, have the right to live in peace and to be as they are. It also means that one’s views are not to be imposed on others.”
Where is Day for Tolerance?
Worldwide
National Button Day
November 16, 2015 in the USA
National Button Day is observed annually on November 16. Founded in 1938, the National Button Society recognized button collecting as an organized hobby. This is a celebration day for all button collectors, skilled and novice. 
Do you remember your grandmother or your mother snipping the buttons off shirts that were headed for the rag basket and then collecting them in jars? Possibly there were a couple of jars filled with different sizes and colors of buttons on her shelf that maybe you were lucky enough to be able to play with.  The buttons were fun to stack into piles, sort by color or size, or scatter/slide across the floor or table making up different games each time.
Buttons are used, by crafters across the country, in many different ways and there are thousands of button collectors in the United States.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 16th November:
534 – A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published
1491 – An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects
1532 – Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1764 – Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1835 – Charles Darwin’s voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
1841 – Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
1875 – William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1894 – 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1916 – Russian La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000
1933 – Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator
1938 – LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland
1945 – UNESCO is founded.
1945 – Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)
1950 – US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
1961 – Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
1962 – Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
1969 – 1968 M? Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
1974 – 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
1989 – UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference
1997 – After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons
2000 – Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War
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