November 1, 1880, was the birthday of German meteorologist and geophysicist Alfred Wegener, who originated the idea of continental drift, leading to the theory of plate tectonics.
November 2 is UNESCO’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
On November 7, 1492, The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a recorded date of impact, struck a wheat field in France.
November 10 is the World Science Day for Peace and Development. This year’s theme: Building trust in science.
November 11, 1675, Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated the use of integral calculus to find the area under a curve.
November 16 is World Philosophy Day, recognized by UNESCO as a day of collective exercise in free, reasoned, and informed thinking on the major challenges of our time.
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.
November 22 is National Housing Day.
November 24 is the anniversary of the 1859 publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25 (which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and goes until December 10 (Human Rights Day). This campaign began in 1991 to call out and speak up on gender-based violence, and to renew the commitment to end violence against women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ individuals.