On this day
Cosmic rays were discovered!
In 1925, Robert A. Millikan, an American scientist, announced his discovery of cosmic rays. The discovery has been endlessly useful in physics experiments ever since – they help us to understand how our universe has evolved over millions of years, for example!
Special Days Falling on November 11thMany know November 11th as a day of remembrance, gratitude, and commemoration. Here are some of the main reasons why.
Angola Independence Day
For the people of Angola, every November 11th is Independence Day! The country gained its independence from Portugal after a 13-year-long war known as the Angolan War of Independence. The day is celebrated every year all over the nation with parades, festivals, and official ceremonies.
Puerto Princesa Underground River Day
For the people of the Philippines, November 11th is Puerto Princesa Underground River Day. The area has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique system contains both mountain and sea as well as ancient forests, a limestone karst landscape, and an array of unique wildlife. So, the area deserves its own day, promoting its protection and respect from everyone visiting it.
Remembrance Day is celebrated around the world every November 11th. The day celebrates the end of World War II and encourages us all to remember the sacrifices made to restore peace in the world. It is a day we should all remember, honor, and be grateful for. In the UK in particular, the day is marked with a public laying of poppy wreaths at London’s Cenotaph, and people mark the occasion by wearing their own false poppies through November.