December 6 in Pop Culture History

December 6 in Pop Culture History December 6th is… Miners Day National Gazpacho Day National Microwave Oven Day Mitten Tree Day National Pawnbrokers Day St. Nicholas Day Walt Disney Day National Microwave Day Whether a microwave oven is a part of your day-to-day life or you’ve never owned one before, you can find a way …

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December 5 in Pop Culture History

December 5 in Pop Culture History December 5th is… Bathtub Party Day International Ninja Day Krampusnacht National Repeal Day National Sacher Torte Day Shelter Pets Day Volunteer Day National Cookie Day What better time than the start of the holiday season to celebrate National Cookie Day? The word cookie takes its origin from the Dutch …

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December 4 In History

December 4 in History December 4th is… Cabernet Franc Day National Cheetah Day Cookie Day National Dice Day National Sock Day 1674 – In what is now Chicago, Father Jacques Marquette founded a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek Indians. 1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world’s …

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December 3 In History

December 3 in History December 3rd is… Bartender Appreciation Day Candle Day (Consensual) Hug Day International Day of Persons with Disabilities National Roof Over Your Head Day Rhubarb Vodka Day 856 (Earthquake) Tunisia 1910 – The neon light was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show at the Grand Palace. French inventor …

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December 2 In History

December 2 in History December 2nd is… Fritters Day National Mutt Day Special Education Day National Special Education Day National Special Education Day celebrates the passage of landmark laws that ensure all children in the US receive a free education. On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into …

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November 30 In History

November 30 In History November 30th is… Computer Security Day National Mason Jar Day National Meth Awareness Day National Mississippi Day Mousse Day Peppermint Latte Day National Personal Space Day Stay Home Because You’re Well Day 3340 BC – Earliest believed record of an eclipse in Ireland. 1609 – Galileo Galilei realized that the moon …

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November 29 in History

November 29 in History November 29th is… Electronic Greetings Day Lemon Creme Pie Day Toss Your Leftovers Day 533 (Earthquake) Aleppo (now Syria) – 130,000 people estimated killed. 1681 – The Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, Scotland, was granted its charter by King Charles II. 1825 – First Italian opera in the US, Barber of …

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Thanksgiving is The Fourth Thursday in November

Thanksgiving is The Fourth Thursday in November The United States of America was the first nation in the world to proclaim a national holiday for giving thanks, but it may not have happened the way you think it did. It did start with the Pilgrims.  Some of the first settler in the “New World” we …

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November 28 in History

November 28 in History November 28th is… French Toast Day 2348 BC – A supposed comet, under divine guidance, passed near Earth, causing the Great Flood, in the opinion of Anglican priest and mathematician William Whiston. They did not know much about comets in 1696. 1582 – William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (not the ‘our’ …

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November 27 in History

November 27 in History November 27th is… National Bavarian Cream Pie Day National Craft Jerky Day 1826 – Chemist John Walker invented the friction match in England. 1834 – Thomas Davenport invented the direct current (DC) electric motor. 1896 – Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss was first performed. 1910 – Pennsylvania Station opened because the Pennsylvania …

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November 26 in History

November 26 in History November 26th is… Cake Day 1703 – The Great Storm – more than 8,000 people perished, and England’s first Eddystone Lighthouse (Winstanley’s lighthouse) was destroyed overnight. 1716 – First African lion was exhibited in America (in Boston). It was just a single lion, which supposedly later joined a “menagerie,” which was a traveling …

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