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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November 25 in History

November 25 in History November 25th is… Blase´ Day Parfait Day National Play Day With Dad Shopping Reminder Day 1792 – Robert B. Thomas first published the Old Farmer’s Almanac. He added “Old” to the title in 1832 because there was so much competition in the Farmer’s Almanac business. 1884 – The patent (#308,422) for …

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November 24 in History

November 24 in History November 24th is… National Sardines Day 1639 – First observation of the transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped establish the size of our Solar System. 1859 – Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. The first printing sells for around $100,000 today. 1874 – The barbed …

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November 23 in History

November 23 in History November 23rd is… Border Collie Day National Cashew Day Eat a Cranberry Day Espresso Day 1644 – John Milton published Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship. 1874 – A paper by Ferdinand Braun was published in the Annalen der Physik und Chemie describing his discovery of the electrical rectifier effect, the first semi-conductor. 1889 – …

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Thanksgiving Tradition – Presidential Pardoning of the Turkeys

Presidential Pardoning of the Turkeys Every year before the Thanksgiving holiday, the President chooses a turkey or two that will be spared from ending up on your dining room table. In a ceremony at the White House, one official turkey is pardoned and the occasional gobbler, both presented by National Turkey Federation. Some say that …

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November 22 in History

November 22 in History November 22nd is… Cashew Day For those born on November 22, 1989, you have a special birthday in the year 2033. Why? On 11/22/33, you’re turning 44! 1809 – The (#1168) patent was issued in the U.S. for a metallic writing pen was issued to Peregrine Williamson. 1858 – Denver, Colorado, …

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November 21 in History

November 21 in History November 21st is… National Cranberry Relish Day Stuffing Day 164 BC – Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restored the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah. 1783 – Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis Francois Laurant d’Arlandes became …

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November 20 in History

November 20 in History November 20th is… National Gingerbread Cookie Day Peanut Butter Fudge Day National Red Mitten Day National Stuffing Day 1866 – US patent (#59,745) for a yoyo, called a “Whirligig” or “Bandalore” in the paperwork, was issued to James L. Haven and Charles Hettrick of Cincinnati, Ohio. 1866 – The US patent …

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November 19 in History

November 19 in History November 19th is… National Absurdity Day Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day National Child’s Day National Peanut Butter Fudge Day November 19, 1863: President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address The Union had won The Battle of Gettysburg, and the town was planning on dedicating a national cemetery to the fallen soldiers. President …

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November 16 in History

November 16 in History November 16th is… National Button Day International Check Your Wipers Day Fast Food Day National Indiana Day 1620 – British settlers found the first corn (maize) in North America, including Myles Standish and William Bradford, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 1676 – First colonial prison was organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts. William Bunker was …

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November 15 in History

November 15 in History November 15th is… America Recycles Day National Bundt (Pan) Day National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day National Philanthropy Day National Raisin Bran Cereal Day Spicy Hermit Cookie Day America Recycles Day Recycling has become a major part of American culture and our lifestyle.  With the holidays quickly approaching, this is a …

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