Tuesday, the 17th of November, 2015 is the 321th day in 2015 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
World Prematurity Day
November 17, 2015 in the World
World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17, 2015. World Prematurity Day is an observance held on the 17th of November. Approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely each year accounting for more than one in 10 of all babies born worldwide.
It is estimated that the world’s 39 highest-income countries could cut around 58 000 premature births annually by implementing interventions to prevent preterm births, amounting to roughly US$3.0 billion in economic cost savings. World Prematurity Day aims to raise awareness for prematurity and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide because infants born preterm represent the largest child patient group.
World Prematurity day was started in 2011 by the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), March of Dimes, Africa-based Little Big Souls International Foundation, and the National Premmie Foundation of Australia and has since been taken place in more than 50 countries.
Where is World Prematurity Day?
Worldwide
International Students’ Day
November 17, 2015 in the World
International Students’ Day is observed on November 17, 2015. International Students’ Day is an international observance of student community. Taking the day differently than its original meaning, a number of universities mark it, sometimes on a day other than November 17, for a nonpolitical celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students. The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the killing of Jan Opletal and worker Václav Sedlá?ek as well as against the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the execution of nine student leaders, over 1,200 students sent to concentration camps, and the closure of all Czech universities and colleges.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
World Peace Day
November 17, 2015 in the World
World Peace Day was established in about 1997, and is celebrated on November 17. The idea of the day is for individuals to do what they can in order to obtain world peace.
Peace is a sign of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all.
Many different theories of “peace” exist in the world of peace studies, which involves the study of conflict transformation, disarmament, and cessation of violence. The definition of “peace” can vary with religion, culture, or subject of study.
One definition is that peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, people’s rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.
Where is World Peace Day?
Worldwide
National Baklava Day
November 17, 2015 in the USA
Each year on November 17, lovers of the rich sweet pastry that is made with layers of filo pastry and filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey celebrate National Baklava Day.
Believed to have  originated by the Turkic people in Central Asian nations, Baklava (also spelled baklawa) is a popular sweet pastry found in many cuisines of the Middle East and the Balkans, made of chopped nuts layered with phyllo pastry. With its high sugar and fat content, it is very rich. Sprinkled with chopped walnuts and pistachio nuts and soaked in a solution of sugar or either lemon juice or honey or syrup and spices with rosewater.
This dessert is usually served cold.
Preparing this dessert may be somewhat time-consuming however, it is definitely worth the work and the wait.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural events:
Peak of Leonid meteor shower
November 17, 2015 in the World
The maximum of the Leonid activity in 2015 is expected during the night of the 17th November 2015. The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower. It tends to peak around November 17, but some are spread through several days on either side and the specific peak changing every year.
Conversely, young trails are spatially very dense and the cause of meteor storms when the Earth enters one. Usual counts during a storm exceed 1000 meteors per hour, to be compared to the annual background (1 to 2 meteors per hour) and the shower background (a few per hour).
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth’s surface.
Where is Peak of Leonid meteor shower?
The sky World
Historical Events on 17th November:
1558 – Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister “Bloody” Mary
1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
1869 – Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1894 – Daily Racing Form founded
1905 – The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea
1922 – The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
1928 – Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
1938 – Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1959 – De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse
1973 – US President Richard Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”
1992 – Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
1996 – Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
2005 – Italy’s choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic

 

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