Friday, November 24, 2017

Also on This Day: November 24

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Columbanus - Patron of Motorcyclists

Black Friday

National Day of Listening - Americans are encouraged to set aside time to record the stories of their families, friends, and communities.

Sinkie Day - celebrates the casual dining style of eating and snacking over the kitchen sink

Lilli Lehmann, opera singer, was born in 1848, and Frances Hodgson Burnett - THE SECRET GARDEN - was born in 1849. Scott Joplin was born in 1868.

Carlo Collodi

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Also on This Day: November 23

Also on this day...
National Cashew Day
National Espresso Day

Fibonacci Day-
Leonardo Fibonacci was considered the greatest western mathematician of the Middle Ages. When today is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits form a Fibonacci sequence. A Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers when a number is the sum of the two numbers before it... as in 1123.

Boris Karloff was born in 1887, and Harpo Marx was born in 1888. Ruth Etting, singer and actress, was born in 1896.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Also on This Day: November 22

Also on this day...
Go for a Ride Day

Tie One On Day - 
Wrap a loaf of bread or baked good in an apron.
Tuck an encouraging note or prayer in the pocket of the apron.
Give your offering to a neighbor, or someone who could benefit from your act of kindness.

The Humane Society of the United States was founded in 1954.

Charles de Gaulle was born in 1890. Dora Maar, muse of Pablo Picasso, was born in 1907, and Rodney Dangerfield was born in 1921.

Feast of St. Cecilia

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Also on This Day: November 21

Also on this day...
Alascattalo Day - a day to honor Alaskan humor - an Alascattalo is a cross between a moose and a walrus

World Hello Day - greet at least ten people with a simple "Hello"

National Stuffing  Day - a day to try out a new stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving

Tweety Pie (alias, Tweety Bird) made his (gender - male) first appearance in "A Tale of Two Kitties" in 1942.

Voltaire was born in 1694. Hetty Green was born in 1834, and Goldie Hawn was born in 1945.

Feast of the Presentation of the Child Mary in the Temple

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Also on This Day: November 20

Also on this day...
National Absurdity Day
Beautiful Day
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Universal Children's Day - the UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. 

Today is the anniversary of the wedding of Elizabeth II. She was married in 1947.

Peregrine White was born on board the Mayflower in 1620. Paulus Potter, painter, was born in 1625. Emilio Pucci, fashion designer, was born in 1914, and Estelle Parsons was born in 1927.

Alistair Cooke in His Trademark Red Chair

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Also on This Day: November 19

Also on this day...
Have a Bad Day Day
International Men's Day

President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863.

Indira Gandhi was born in 1917. Dick Cavett was born in 1936, and Calvin Klein was born in 1942.

World Toilet Day

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Also on This Day: November 18

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Anselm (of France)

National Apple Cider Day
National Vichyssoise Day

Mickey Mouse officially debuted in "Steamboat Willie" in 1928.

Asa Gray, botanist, was born in 1810, and Imogene Coca was born in 1908.