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Calendar day; November 20, 2015

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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

 

Calendar day; November 20, 2014

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Thursday, the 20th of November, 2014 is the 324th day in 2014 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2014 in the World
Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20, 2014. 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.
Universal Children’s Day: http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/
Where is Universal Children’s Day?
Worldwide
World Philosophy Day
November 20, 2014 in the World
World Philosophy Day is celebrated on November 20, 2014. World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every third Thursdayof 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
Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2014 in the World
Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place on November 20, 2014. 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, 2014 in Brazil
Black Awareness Day takes place on November 20, 2014. 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 on 13th 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
Great American Smokeout
November 20, 2014 in the USA
Great American Smokeout takes place on November 20, 2014. 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
20-N 2014
November 20, 2014 in Spain
20-N is observed on November 20, 2014. 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
National Absurdity Day
November 20, 2014 in the USA
This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the totally and absolutely absurd things in history, in our country and in our lives.
National Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany and absurd things.  Everyone has an excuse today to let the absurd antics that are hidden inside of them out.   You can do things that you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all and it will be okay because you will be celebrating National Absurdity Day.
**My recomendation: celebrate National Absurdity Day with a screening of Ed Wood’s hilariously inept ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ a sci-fi thriller about aliens who devise a plan to raise the dead in order to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon.
Where is National Absurdity Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 20th November:
762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.
1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed.
1815 – 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
1815 – Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance “for the maintenance of peace in Europe” same day as Treaty of Paris
1888 – Willard Bundy patents timecard clock
1894 – US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
1917 – First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI
1917 – Ukrainian Republic declared
1931 – Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T)
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
1962 – USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade
1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
1970 – UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
1974 – The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1981 – Burundia 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 Organisation announces first global effort to combat AIDS
1995 – Diana, Pricess 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.
1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

Calendar day; 20 November, 2013

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Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2013 in the World

The Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20, 2013. 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.

Universal Children’s Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

Where is Universal Children’s Day?
Worldwide

Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2013 in the World

Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place on November 20, 2013. 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, 2013 in Brazil

Black Awareness Day takes place on November 20, 2013. 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 on 13th 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

Absurdity Day 2013
November 20, 2013 in the World

November 20 is National Absurdity Day, the one day a year you have an excuse to let loose your inner weirdo, make absolutely no sense, and act completely and ridiculously absurd. Why? Perhaps the unknown creator of this strange day was stressed out, bored with day-to-day life, or had just worn out his or her brain trying to make sense of everything all the time.

Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don’t sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don’t try to make sense with it.

How far you take your absurd antics is up to you. Unfortunately, tomorrow isn’t Erase Your Memory of Yesterday Day, so be careful with your absurdity.

Where is Absurdity Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.

1431 – 1st meeting of Order of Guilder Flies

1795 – Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday

1888 – William Bundy patents timecard clock

1917 – Ukrainian Republic declared

1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

1938 – 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)

1945 – 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

1962 – USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade

1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1983 – 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After,” about nuclear war

1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1995 – Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

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