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.

Feast of St. Odo of Cluny

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Also on This Day: November 17

Also on this day...
Take a Hike Day
Homemade Bread Day
National Baklava Day

Lee Strasberg, acting coach, was born in 1901. RuPaul Charles was born in 1960, and Danny DeVito was born in 1944.

Isamu Noguchi

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Also on This Day: November 16

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Hugh of Lincoln - Patron of Sick People, and Swans

National Button Day
Have a Party with Your Bear Day
World Philosophy Day
Great American Smokeout
International Tolerance Day - established by UNESCO to raise awareness of the dangers of intolerance

Francis Danby, Irish painter, was born in 1793, W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues," was born in 1873. George S. Kaufman was born in 1889, and Jean Fritz was born in 1915.

Feast of St. Gertrude

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Also on This Day: November 15

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Albert the Great - Patron of Scientists, and Philosophers

National Clean Your Refrigerator Day
National Bundt (Pan) Day

Georgie O'Keeffe, was born in 1887, and Joseph Wapner, "The People's Court," was born in 1919. Petula Clark was born in 1932, and Daniel Pinkwater was born in 1941.

Feast of St. Malo

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Also on This Day: November 14

Also on this day...
Operating Room Nurse Day
World Diabetes Day
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day (LuLu Day)
National Pickle Day

Claude Monet was born in 1840, and Morton Downey, "the Irish Nightingale," was born in 1901. Louise Brooks was born in 1906, and Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907.

National Young Readers Day

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Also on This Day: November 13

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini - Patroness of Immigrants

National Indian Pudding Day

World Kindness Day -
"Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love."
Lao Tzu

Ben Franklin, in 1789, wrote, "...but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Robert Louis Stevenson ("Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.") was born in 1850. Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born in 1906.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Also on This Day: November 12

Also on this day...
Chicken Feet for the Soul Day

Fancy Rat and Mouse Day -
The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association is a club of rodent enthusiasts that sets breed standards, organizes shows, and helps to promote the fancy rat and the fancy mouse as appealing pets.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist, was born in 1815. Auguste Rodin was born in 1840, and Grace Kelly was born in 1929.

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Also on This Day: November 11

Also on this day...
Veterans Day
Remembrance Day

Feast of St. Martin of Tours - Patron of the Poor, Soldiers, Conscientious Objectors, Tailors, and Winemakers
Feast of St. Menas - Patron of Falsely Accused People, and Peddlers

Pocky Day (Japan) and Pepero Day (South Korea)-
The original Pocky snacks (introduced first) and the original Pepero snacks are chocolate-coated biscuit sticks. The observances are similar to Valentine's Day. The exact origins are unknown, but most people believe it is celebrated on November 11 because the date 11/11 resembles four Pocky/Pepero snacks.

National Sundae Day

Paul Signac, painter, was born in 1863, and Edouard Vuillard, painter, was born in 1868. Maude Adams, American actress who played "Peter Pan" in the first Broadway production of Peter Pan in 1905, was born in 1872, and Rabbit Maranville, baseball player, was born in 1891.

Armistice Day

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Also on This Day: November 10

Also on this day...
Sesame Street Day - "Sesame Street" was first broadcast on November 10, 1969

Martin Luther was born in 1483. Thelma Hulbert, painter, was born in 1913, and Billy May, trumpet player and composer, was born in 1916. Ann Reinking was born in 1949.

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Feast of All Saints of the Benedictine Order

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Day Nine of the November Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word. That's all.

Also on This Day: November 9

Also on this day...
World Freedom Day - commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall
National Scrapple Day - a meat dish invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch
Chaos Never Dies Day

Benjamin Banneker, African-American mathematician, surveyor of Washington, DC, astronomer, and Almanac author, was born in 1731. Gail Borden, inventor of condensed milk, was born in 1801.

Edna May Oliver was born in 1883. Hedy Lamarr was born in 1914, and Mary Travers was born in 1936.

Day of the Skulls in Bolivia

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Day Eight of the November Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 8

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Castorius - Patron of Sculptors

Cook Something Bold Day
Dunce Day
National Cappuccino Day

Milton Bradley was born in 1836, and Bram Stoker was born in 1847. Dorothy Day was born in 1897, and Margaret Mitchell was born in 1900.

Feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Day Seven of the November Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 7

Also on this day...
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Hug a Bear Day

Kladdkakans Dag - chocolate mud cake day in Sweden

Marie Curie was born in 1867, and Leatrice Joy, silent films actress, was born in 1893. Albert Camus was born in 1913, and Joni Mitchell was born in 1943.

Feast of St. Willibrod

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Tomie.com, Version 2

It's a work-in-progress, but check out tomie.com, v. 2.

www.tomie.com

Day Six of the November Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 6

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Leonard of Noblac - Patron of Prisoners of War, and Women in Labor

National Saxophone Day
National Nachos Day

Sally Field was born in 1946.

John Philip Sousa

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Day Five of the November Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 5

Also on this day...
FALL BACK - Daylight Saving Time ends

Feast of St. Silvia - Patroness of Pregnant Women

National Love Your Red Hair Day

Susan B. Anthony cast a ballot in the presidential election, in 1872, and was arrested two weeks later.

Roy Rogers was born in 1911, and Vivien Leigh was born in 1913. Art Garfunkel was born in 1941.

St. Elizabeth

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Day Four of the November Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 4

Also on this day...
Sausage and Kraut Day
National Candy Day
National Common Sense Day

Will Rogers was born in 1879. Walter Cronkite and Ruth Handler, who invented the Barbie doll, were both born in 1916.

King Tut Day

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Day Three of the November Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 3

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Hubert - Patron of Hunters, Mathematicians, and Opticians
Feast of St. Martin de Porres - Patron of People of Mixed Race, Innkeepers, Barbers, and Public Health Workers

National Sandwich Day
National Cliche Day

Anna Wintour

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Day Two of the November Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace." That's all.

Also on This Day: November 2

Also on this day...
All Souls' Day
Look for Circles Day
National Men Make Dinner Day
National Deviled Egg Day

Today is the Official Birth Date of Organized Cheerleading! Student Johnny Campbell led a cheer, in 1898, at a University of Minnesota football game and became the world's first cheerleader. "Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!"

Daniel Boone was born in 1734, and Marie Antoinette was born in 1755.

Day of the Dead

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Day One of the November Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: November 1

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Amabilis - Patron of Fire, and Snakes
Feast of St. Mathurin - Patron of Comic Actors, Jesters, Clowns, and Plumbers

World Vegan Day
National Family Literacy Day
National Author's Day
National Calzone Day
National Cook for Your Pets Day

Stephen Crane was born in 1871.

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Also on This Day: October 31

Also on this day...
Carve a Pumpkin Day
National Caramel Apple Day

Jan Vermeer was born in 1632, and John Keats was born in 1795. Marie Laurencin, painter, was born in 1883, and Ethel Waters, singer and actress, was born in 1896. Eduard Franz, actor, was born in 1902, and Helmut Newton was born in 1920.

Happy Halloween!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Also on This Day: October 30

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Dorothy of Montau - Patroness of Brides, and Widows

Mischief Night
National Candy Corn Day
Pumpkin Bread Day

Ezra Pound was born in 1885, and Ruth Hussey was born in 1911.

Buy a Doughnut Day

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Alson on This Day: October 29

Also on this day...
National Oatmeal Day
National Hermit Day
National Cat Day - founded to bring awareness to the number of homeless cats

Fanny Brice was born in 1891.

Bob Ross

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Also on This Day: October 27

Also on this day...
National Cranky Co-worker Day
Frankenstein Friday
National Bandana Day

Isaac Singer, who invented the Singer sewing machine, was born in 1811, and Emily Post was born in 1872. Lee Krasner was born 1908, and Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923.

National Black Cat Day

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Also on This Day: October 26

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Alfred the Great - Patron of the Arts, and Literature

National Pumpkin Day
Horseless Carriage Day

Mahalia Jackson was born in 1911, and Jackie Coogan was born in 1914.  Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in 1947.

Howl at the Moon

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Also on This Day: October 25

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Boniface I - Patron of Brewers
Feast of Saints Crispin and Crispinian - Patron of Shoemakers, and Leatherworkers

International Artist Day - honors the contributions artists have made, and are making, to society

Georges Bizet was born in 1838. John Francis Dodge, automobile pioneer, was born in 1864, and Picasso was born in 1881. Minnie Pearl was born in 1912, and Barbara Cook was born in 1927.

Punk for a Day

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Also on This Day: October 21

Also on this day...
Feast of St. John of Bridlington - Patron of Fisherman
Feast of St. Laura of St. Catherine of Siena - Patron of People Suffering From Racial Discrimination

Babbling Day
I Love Yarn Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

The Guggenheim Museum opened in 1959 in New York City.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, was born in 1772.  Alfred Nobel was born in 1833, and Ted Shawn, dancer and choreographer was born in 1891.  Dizzy Gillespie was born in 1917, and Judith Sheindlin, "Judge Judy," was born in 1942.

Happy Apple Day!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Also on This Day: October 20

Also on this day...
International Sloth Day

Arthur Rimbaud, poet, was born in 1854, and Bela Lugosi was born in 1882.  Grandpa Jones, banjo player and singer, was born in 1913, and Mickey Mantle was born in 1931.

National Suspenders Day

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Also on This Day: October 19

Also on this day...
Dress Like a Dork Day
Purple Thursday - wear purple to honor victims, and support survivors, of domestic violence

Peter Max was born in 1937, and Divine was born in 1945.  Philip Pullman was born in 1946, and Jennifer Holliday was born in 1960.

Diwali

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Also on This Day: October 18

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Luke - Patron of Physicians and Surgeons

Hagfish Day - "we can find beauty in the ugly and protect all ocean animals"
National No Beard Day

An exhibition of Henri Matisse's works opened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, in 1961.  One work, "Le Bateau," was exhibited upside down for over a month.

Lotte Lenya was born in 1898.  Pierre Trudeau was born in 1919, and Paul Chuckle, children's entertainer, was born in 1947.

Chocolate Cupcake Day

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Calendar

For see the calendar at www.tomie.com for current information:
www.tomie.com/calendar/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Book Signing
I AM BOOKS
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
189 North Street (North End)
Boston, MA 02113
www.facebook.com/iambooksboston
Store Phone: 857-263-7665

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Book Signing
GIBSON'S BOOKSTORE
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
www.gibsonsbookstore.com
Store Phone: 603-224-0562
This store has a wonderful book chat space, so Tomie spends some time before the autographing, sitting in a comfy chair, answering questions.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Book Signing
NORWICH BOOKSTORE
10:30 a.m. - Noon
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
www.norwichbookstore.com
Store Phone: 802-649-1114

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
Book Signing
MORGAN HILL BOOKSTORE
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
253 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
www.morganhillbookstore.com
Store Phone: 603-526-5850

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
Book Signing
DER MARKT AT MARKLIN CANDLE
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
28 Riverside Drive
Contoocook, NH 03229
www.facebook.com/dermarktatmarklin
Store Phone: 603-746-5442

Wear Something Gaudy Day

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Also on This Day: October 16

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Hedwig
Feast of St. Gerard Majella - Patron of Expectant Mothers

Learn a Word Day
National Dictionary Day - Noah Webster's birthday is today
World Food Day - honors the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1945
National Multicultural Diversity Day - educators celebrate NMDD to "increase awareness of the tremendous need to celebrate our diversity collectively"

Jadwiga was crowned "King" of Poland, in 1384, despite being a woman.

Edward Ardizzone was born in 1900, and Sugar Pie DeSanto, singer, was born in 1935.

Oscar Wilde

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Also on This Day: October 15

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Teresa of Avila - Patron of Headache Sufferers

National Grouch Day
International Day of Rural Women - the UN recognizes "the critical role and contribution of rural women"

"I Love Lucy" premiered in 1951.

Virgil was born in 70 B.C.  Friedrich Nietzche was born in 1844, P. G. Wodehouse was born in 1881, and Mervyn LeRoy was born in 1900.

International Day of Rural Women

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Also on This Day: October 14

Also on this day...
Be Bald and Be Free Day
National Costume Swap Day - swap an old Halloween costume for a different one

William Penn was born in 1644.  Lillian Gish was born in 1893, and E.E. Cummings was born in 1894.

Ethel Merman in "Girl Crazy"

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Also on This Day: October 13

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Gerald of Aurillac - Patron of Bachelors, and Disabled People

Silly Sayings Day
Friday the 13th

Charles Frederick Worth, fashion designer, was born in 1825, and Lillie Langtry was born in 1853.  Beverly Johnson was born in 1952, and Marie Osmond was born in 1959.

World Egg Day

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