The assembly warned that damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impacts ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict.
Today is the anniversary of the Green March in Morocco. This day commemorates the Moroccans’ march into the Spanish Sahara in 1975 to claim the land for Morocco. On this day, 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converged on the southern city of Tarfaya and waited for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into the Western Sahara to force Spain to hand over the disputed province of Sahara to Morocco.
Today is Saxophone Day. It is the birthday of Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), the Belgian musician and inventor of the saxophone.
Today is Constitution Day in Tajikistan. On this day in 1994, the young republic adopted its constitution.
Today is also Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic. On this day in 1844, the first constitution of the Dominican Republic was adopted.
Today is National Kindness Day in Australia. This day marks the beginning of a 16-day celebration devoted to kindness and unity. These 16 days include World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, UNESCO’s International Day of Tolerance (Nov. 16) and Universal Children’s Day (Nov. 20). While National Kindness Day is unique to Australia, the other three days will be celebrated throughout the world.
Today is Gustavus Adolphus Day in Sweden. This day honors Sweden’s king and military leader, who was killed in 1632 in the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years’ War. This day is an official flag day in the country and is celebrated in part by eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries.
Today is also Finnish Swedish Heritage Day. This is a flag day marked on Nov. 6 to celebrate the Finland-Swedish culture and Finland’s bilinguality.
Today is the anniversary of the founding of Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK). Instituted by a transitional government after the country’s 1980 military coup, YÖK was intended to coordinate the higher education system and to improve the standards of academic studies in Turkey.
On this day in 1944, plutonium was produced for the first time at the Hanford Atomic Facility. Plutonium from the Hanford site was subsequently used in the “Fat Man” atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Plutonium is a radioactive metallic chemical element and a member of the actinide series of transition elements.
Gregorian Calendar: 06 November 2010 C.E.
Hijri Calendar: 29 Dhul-Qadah 1431 A.H.
Hebrew Calendar: 29 Cheshvan 5771