Thursday, the 19th of November, 2015 is the 323th day in 2015 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
World Philosophy Day
November 19, 2015 in the World
World Philosophy Day is celebrated on November 19, 2015. World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every thirdThursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, “philosophy” can refer to “the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group”.
The word “philosophy” comes from the Ancient Greek “philosophia”, which literally means “love of wisdom”. The introduction of the terms “philosopher” and “philosophy” has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras. Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields. These include epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.
Where is World Philosophy Day?
Worldwide
World Toilet Day
November 19, 2015 in the World
World Toilet Day takes place on November 19, 2015. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. 2.5 billion people do not have access to a clean and safe toilet.
In 2001, the World Toilet Organization declared its founding day, 19 November, as World Toilet Day. Since then, 19 November has been observed globally by its member organizations. The World Toilet Organization is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO focuses on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation.
A toilet is a sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human excrement and urine, often found in a small room referred to as a toilet/bathroom/lavatory. Diseases, including cholera which still affects some 3 million people each year, can be largely prevented when effective sanitation and water treatment prevents fecal matter from contaminating waterways, groundwater and drinking water supplies. Infected water supplies can be treated to make the water safe for consumption and use.
According to The Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 by the World Health Organization, 40% of the global population does not have access to “good” “excreta disposal facilities”—they live mostly in Asia and Africa. There are efforts being made to design simple effective squat toilets for these people.
Where is World Toilet Day?
Worldwide
International Men’s Day
November 19, 2015 in the World
International Men’s Day takes place on November 19, 2015. International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event which is celebrated in over 60 countries. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.
The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values. According to its creators, International Men’s Day is a time to promote positive aspects of male identity based on the premise that ‘males of all ages respond more energetically to positive role models than they do to negative gender stereotyping’.
During past years the method of commemorating International Men’s Day included public seminars, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, peaceful displays and marches, debates, panel discussions, award ceremonies, and art displays. The manner of observing this annual day is optional, and any appropriate forums can be used.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Children’s Grief Awareness Day
November 19, 2015 in the World
Ceated in 2008 by the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, and since recognized by organizations around the world, Children’s Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November.
Before they graduate from high school, one child out of every 20 children will have a parent die—and that number doesn’t include those who experience the death of a brother or sister, a close grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or friend.
Children’s Grief Awareness Day seeks to bring attention to the fact that often support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child. It provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Great American Smokeout
November 19, 2015 in the USA
Great American Smokeout takes place on November 19, 2015. The Great American Smokeout is an annual social engineering event on the thirdThursday of November by the American Cancer Society. The event encourages Americans to stop tobacco smoking. The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping their decision not to smoke will last forever. The first Great American Smokeout was held in San Francisco’s Union Square on November 16, 1977. The event evolved from a series of smaller-scale initiatives. In 1970, in Randolph, Massachusetts, Arthur P. Mullaney suggested people give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money to a local high school. In 1974, a “Don’t Smoke Day” (or “D-Day”) was promoted by Lynn R. Smith of the Monticello Times in Monticello, Minnesota. On November 18, 1976, the California Division of the American Cancer Society successfully prompted nearly one million smokers to quit for the day. That California event marked the first Smokeout.
Where is Great American Smokeout?
Nationwide USA
Prince Rainier Day
November 19, 2015 in Monaco
Prince Rainier Day is celebrated on November 19, 2015. Prince Rainier Day is celebrated annually in Monaco on the anniversary of the November 19, 1949 coronation of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
Where is Prince Rainier Day?
Nationwide Monaco
Day of Missile Forces and Artillery
November 19, 2015 in Russia and Belorussia
Day of Missile Forces and Artillery is observed on November 19, 2015. Day of Missile Forces and Artillery is a holiday celebrated in Russia and Belorussia. The holiday was first established by a Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union decree on 21 October 1944 as Artillery day of Red Army. The date was chosen because Red Army started a successful counter-attack in Stalingrad battle (Operation Uranus) on 19 November 1942, with much help from artillery of the Red Army. Since 1964, the holiday bears its present name. In modern Russia, the holiday has a status of memorable day.
Where is Day of Missile Forces and Artillery?
Nationwide Russia and Belorussia
Historical Events on 19th November:
1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1620 – Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
1700 – Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
1824 – Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
1863 – US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score & seven years ago…”
1895 – Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
1911 – NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1933 – Women allowed to vote in Spain
1949 – Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
1962 – Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1996 – The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
1997 – In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007

 

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