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Calendar day; December 11, 2015

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Friday, the 11th of December, 2015 is the 345th day in 2015 and in the 50th calendar week.
General Events:
International Mountain Day
December 11, 2015 in the World
International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11, 2015. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003, as they encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. The day is observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development.
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is the U.N. Organization mandated to lead observance of International Mountain Day. The days aim is it to raise awareness about the relevance of mountain forests and the role they play within a Green Economy as well as in climate change adaptation measures. International Mountain Day adopts a different theme every year.
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. The highest mountain on Earth based from sea level is Mount Everest (8,848 m (29,029 ft)) in the Himalayas of Asia. The highest known mountain in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on the planet Mars at 21,171 m (69,459 ft).
Where is the event?
Worldwide
UNICEF Birthday
December 11, 2015 in the World
UNICEF was begun on this date in 1946. UNICEF is an acronym that is based on an old name for a wonderful organization. After World War II, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund was created to provide immediate emergency food and health care to children.
Now it isn’t necessarily just an emergency fund; instead, UNICEF works for children’s rights and well-being around the globe with many long-term non-emergency programs as well as programs that help with disaster relief. So the name has been streamlined to the United Nations Children’s Fund. However, rather than moving to the unpronounceable UNCF, the organization kept the already-popular UNICEF.
Children in Canada and the United States sometimes collect pennies for UNICEF—and these seemingly tiny donations have exceeded four million dollars per year. Today, on UNICEF’s birthday, might be a great day to start a penny-collecting fundraiser for the worthwhile programs. (Hint: if someone doesn’t have pennies, take nickels, dimes, whatever they want to donate!)
Where is UNICEF Birthday?
Worldwide
Fête de l’Escalade Festival
December 11, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland
L’Escalade, or Fête de l’Escalade (from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls) is an annual festival held in December in Geneva, Switzerland, celebrating the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy during the night of 11–12 December 1602.
Although the armed conflict actually took place after midnight, in the early morning on December 12, celebrations and other commemorative activities are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend.
Where is Fête de l’Escalade Festival?
Nationwide Geneva, Switzerland
National Noodle Ring Day
December 11, 2015 in the USA
Across the country, December 11 annually celebrates National Noodle Ring Day.
National Noodle Ring Day could possibly be about the little round pasta noodles that make up a delicious pasta salad or a number of other pasta dishes or that kids (of all ages) love to use in different craft projects, including gluing them together to make snowflakes, which is perfect for this time of year.
However, a noodle ring, which has a huge number of fans across the country,  is actually a popular pasta dish, created in a 8 or 9 inch ring mold,  typically made up of noodles, flour, breadcrumbs, cheese and eggs as its main ingredients.  When baked, the noodle ring is then removed from the mold, onto a plate giving it a high rating in appearance as well as taste.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural events:
December New Moon
December 11, 2015 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
On December 11, 2015 the moon reaches its minimum brightness. Therefore it is called New moon. In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.
The original meaning of the phrase new moon was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This takes place over the western horizon in a brief period between sunset and moonset, and therefore the precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptic longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and under certain circumstances it is coincident with a solar eclipse.
Where is December New Moon?
Eastcoast (North America)
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Historical Events on 11th December:
1282 – Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259
1602 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva.
1620 – Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the “First Encounter”
1792 – France’s King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
1816 – Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1844 – 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
1901 – Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal
1903 – British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
1919 – Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
1931 – Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
1936 – Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1959 – Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959
1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech
1981 – El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country’s civil war
1997 – Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels
2001 – The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization
2006 – The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

 

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