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Birth anniversary: Sir Isaac Newton

Happy holidays to everyone! Today is the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton who was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher“).He is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.  Read the Wikipedia article.

Birth anniversary: Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science fiction writer, an avid populariser of space travel, and a futurist of a distinguished…
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Birth anniversary: Gerard P. Kuiper

Gerard Peter Kuiper was a Dutch astronomer, planetary scientist, selenographer, author and professor. He is the eponymous namesake of the Kuiper belt. Kuiper is considered by many to be the father of modern planetary science. Read the Wikipedia article.

World AIDS Day 2020

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.…
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First published on 24th November 1859: On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Read the Wikipedia article.

Birth anniversary: Edwin P. Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer which played a crucial role in establishing the fields of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology. Read the Wikipedia article.

World Children’s Day 2020

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Read the UN article.

International Students Day 2020

Originally established to commemorate the death of nine students and professors during the Nazi’s assault on the Prague University in 1939, the International Students Day is now an opportunity for everyone to raise the voice regarding the equal access to education and right to study. Read the Wikipedia article.

World Diabetes Day 2020

The World Diabetes Day is a global occasion on which people with diabetes, health professionals, diabetes advocates, media, the general public and government organizations unite to raise awareness of diabetes. Visit the World Diabetes Federation website for more info.

World Pneumania Day 2020

The World Pneumonia Day was established by the Stop Pneumonia Initiative to raise awareness and advocate for global action against pneumonia. This is even more important during this pandemic which is increasing dramatically pneumonia deaths from COVID-19 and other causes. Visit the Stop Pneumonia Initiative website for more info.