Wednesday, November 25, 2015

25 November - History and Importance of the Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we say again:
It is not acceptable.
It is not inevitable.
It can be prevented.

2014 - On the international day for the elimination of violence against women on 25 November, women’s rights organisation Womankind Worldwide is urging donors to pay more than lip service to the work of women’s rights groups across the globe by committing to fund projects for at least 10 years.

25 November - Important History Events on the Day

1839 - A cyclone with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroyed the port city of Coringa, presently in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh State, India. The storm wave swept inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster

1867 - Alfred Nobel patented dynamite
1867 - US Congress commission started looking  into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
1874 - The United States Greenback Party was established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1933 - 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 80 meters (261 feet)

2009 - Due to powerful storm, rain fall that normally falls in 3 years was received  in 4 hours in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It lead to  terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which killed over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj pilgrimage period.


1835 - Andrew Carnegie,  Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist
1844 – Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)
1881 - Pope John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli), Bergamo, Italy, 261st pope (1958-63)
1939 - Martin Feldstein, economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal)
1952 - Imran Khan Niazi, cricketer (Pakistan's great all-rounder) and presently politician

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