November 25 in Pop Culture History

November 25
1792 — The Old Farmer’s Almanac first published by Robert B. Thomas. He added “Old” to the title in 1832 because there was so much competition in the Farmer’s Almanac business.

1920 — The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest in the US, starting on this date.

1937 — World’s Fair of Paris (Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne — International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life) closed, with 31.2 million visitors.

1940 — Woody Woodpecker debuted with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock.” He was actually the antagonist to


Woman Sues Sperm Bank For Having A Mixed-Race Child


(PCM) An Ohio woman named Jennifer Cramblett is suing a sperm-bank in the Chicago area for $50,000 claiming that she received the wrong sperm donation and became pregnant with a child who was a different race.

We would like to think that these types of situations were behind us, however Cramblett, who expressed unconditional love for her daughter, is wrestling with the decision to move out of her predominantly white Ohio neighborhood for the psychological well-being of her child.

Cramblett, who is a lesbian, says the she and her partner found out that she was given the wrong sperm donation … read more...

Deer Photobomb Creates Magical Wedding Images


Photo credit: Ian Christmann

(PCM) Well after the formal wedding party pictures has already been taken and the newlywed bride and groom were sitting down to enjoy their first meal, wedding photographer Ian Christmann noticed something magical happening in the wooded area outside of the venue.

What Christmann noticed was a herd of deer emerging from the woods and not wanting to miss the opportunity for some truly magical shots, he urged the couple, Erik Fix and Lauren Ruff, to put down their forks and come outside to take just a few more photos.

The end result was something straight …

Church Hands Over $160,000 To Its’ Parishioners


(PCM) Due to a decades old real estate deal, the non-denominational LaSalle Street Church in Chicago recently came into quite a bit of money. We are talking about $1.6 million and the pastor was having a very hard time deciding what to do with all of the extra funds.

She recently reached a decision to give about 10% of the money, which equaled out to be about $160,000, to the parishioners of the church themselves. The church has about 320 active members, as well as, some regular attendees and each person was cut a check for the amount of about … read more...

Army Father In Uniform Denied Entrance To Daughter’s School


(PCM) U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker, who has served in the United States army for over twenty years including tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was recently denied entrance to his daughters school because he was wearing his army uniform.

The security guard at the high school in Michigan informed Lt. Colonel Baker that some of the students may not understand or might be offended by the uniform. They gave him two choices, telling him he could either phone into the office or go home and change his clothes before returning. Baker’s wife claims that not only one but … read more...

Grocery Store Employee Fired For Hugging A Customer


(PCM) A Michigan grocery store employee named Fred Civis is claiming that he was fired from his job at Plumb’s Valu-Rite Foods for simply giving a customer a hug.

Civis is currently facing charges for the incident and it is certainly stirring up quite a bit of controversy and national attention to the small community of Whitehall.

In his defense, Civis claims that greeting customers with a hug was nothing more than the friendly way he welcomed them to the store throughout his 39 years as an employee.

It appears that one customer wasn’t feeling the love and their complaint … read more...

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