Friday, the 20th of November, 2015 is the 324th day in 2015 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2015 in the World
The Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20, 2015. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood and is celebrated annually.
November 20 is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. Universal Children’s Day is preceded by International Men’s Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children’s lives are recognized.
The legal definition of “child” generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. “Child” may also describe a relationship with a parent, such as sons and daughters of any age.
Where is Universal Children’s Day?
Worldwide
Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2015 in the World
Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place on November 20, 2015. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on 20 November, and has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings, marches, among others. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week.
Where is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Worldwide
Black Awareness Day
November 20, 2015 in Brazil
Black Awareness Day takes place on November 20, 2015. The Day of Black Awareness (“Dia da Consciência Negra” in Portuguese) is celebrated annually in Brazil. It is a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery and to celebrate the contributions to society and to the nation by Brazilian citizens of African descent. It takes place during the Week of Black Awareness. The day is marked on the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares (1655–1695), the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares. Members of the organization “Black Movement” organize educational and fun events involving mainly children of African descent. Their focus during these events is to dissolve the perception of Africans’ inferiority in society. Other “hot topics” in the black community during the Day of Black Awareness are the assimilation of African-Brazilian laborers with Caucasian-Brazilian and other laborers, ethnic identity, and black pride. Black Awareness Day has been celebrated since the 1960s and has only amplified its events in the last few years. Black Awareness Day used to be celebrated on13th of May (the date of abolition of slavery in Brazil). However, Afro-Brazilians asked to change it to 20 of November to honor Zumbi’s death.
Where is Black Awareness Day?
Nationwide Brazil
20-N 2015
November 20, 2015 in Spain
20-N is observed on November 20, 2015. 20-N is a symbolic abbreviation used to denote the date of death of two of the best known and controversial figures in 20th-century Spanish history. The first date, 20 November 1936, near the end of the first year of the Spanish Civil War, marks the execution in Alicante of 33-year-old José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of the nationalist party, Falange Española, who became extolled as a cult figure during the years of post-Civil War Estado Español led by Francisco Franco. The second date, 39 years later, is 20 November 1975, when Generalissimo Franco himself – aged 82, and having ruled Spain for close to four decades as its caudillo (Spanish for leader) – died following a lengthy illness. The date continues to be commemorated by far-right groups which mark it by organizing public demonstrations.
Where is 20-N?
Nationwide Spain
El Buen Fin 2015
November 20 – 23, 2015 in Mexico
El Buen Fin is observed on November 20, 2015. El Buen Fin (“The Good End” or “The Good Weekend”) is the name given to the third weekend of November in Mexico, and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer all their store’s stuff with the cheapest prices for the year. This is not an official holiday, rather it is a traditional celebration. The purpose of this weekend is to revive the economy by encouraging consumption and improve the quality of life of all Mexican families by implementing promotions and discounts in the prices of various products. It was inspired by the American celebration, Black Friday and emerged as an initiative of Council of Business Coordinator, in association with the federal government and private sector organizations.
Where is El Buen Fin?
Nationwide Mexico
Absurdity Day 2015
November 20, 2015 in the World
Some days are just preposterous, unreasonable and illogical, and this is the perfect description for Absurdity Day, which is celebrated on November 20. 2015. It is a day to recall some of the absurd things which happened in history and in people’s lives. Also, the day is a simple reminder that absurdity is part of our daily life. Whatever you think is right, observe this absurd day by doing something preposterous, unreasonable or illogical just for fun. Absurdity Day is the perfect occasion to unleash your crazy side. Seize the chance and go absurd!
Absurdity Day is most popular in United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India and Australia.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
November 20, 2015 in the USA
Peanut butter has been a staple in American kitchens for more than a century. It can be served in a sandwich, mixed with ice cream, combined with chocolate, or whipped into fudge! Peanut butter fudge is the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for rich, decadent desserts.
According to legend, the origin of fudge can be traced back to the 1800s when people used the word “fudge” to mean “cheat” or “mess up.” One day, a chef accidentally “fudged” a batch of caramel he was trying to make, inventing the delicious confection we know and love it today.
Fudge is now made in many heavenly flavors, including the rich peanut butter variety. Try your hand at making a homemade batch in honor of National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 20th November:
762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire
1407 – A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy
1521 – Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed
1815 – Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance “for the maintenance of peace in Europe” same day as Treaty of Paris
1873 – Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary
1888 – Willard Bundy patents timecard clock
1911 – The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end
1917 – First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI
1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal
1940 – World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers
1945 – 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
1949 – Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights
1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1981 – Burundi adopts its constitution
1983 – 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After” about nuclear war
1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger
1986 – World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS
1995 – Diana, Princess of Wales, admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview
1997 – Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
1998 – A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden “a man without a sin” in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

 

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