International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is celebrated annually on November 25.
- The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.
- On this day various campaigns and events are organized around the globe to create awareness and educate people to eliminate violence against women.
- The United Nations General Assembly convened on 17 December 1999 and designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
- 1867 – Alfred received a patent right for Nobel Dynamite.
- 1783 – American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
- 1926 – Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India.
- 1940 – Shyamal Kumar Sen, Indian jurist and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal.
- 1880 – John Flynn, Australian minister and pilot, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
- 1880 – Lenard Woolf, British Political theorist, Writter, Editor and Publisher.
- 1950 – Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate.
- 1974 – U Thant, Burmese lawyer and diplomat, 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- 1984 – Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India.
- 2016 – Fidel Castro, Communist leader of Cuba, and revolutionary
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