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November 11 in History

November 11 in History November 11th is… Sundae Day Veterans Day (officially, although it is observed on the second Monday in November) 1111 – Most of the people alive at 11:11 11/11/1111 had no idea anything was interesting about that moment. 1215 – The Fourth Lateran Council met, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which …

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November 8 in History

November 8 in History November 8th is… National Cappuccino Day Harvey Wallbanger Day National Parents as Teachers Day National STEM/STEAM Day 392 – Roman Emperor Theodosius declared the Christian religion the official state religion. He also dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome, which had been in place for almost 400 years. 1519 …

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November 7 in History

November 7 in History November 7th is… Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day International Merlot Day National Retinol Day 1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck the ground one afternoon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. 1665 – The …

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November 6 in History

November 6 in History November 6th is… Nachos Day Saxophone Day 1572 – A supernova was observed in a constellation known as Cassiopeia. Queen Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus, King of Aethiopia, and mother of Princess Andromeda in Greek mythology. 1789 – Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop …

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November 5 in History

November 5 in History November 5th is… Donut (Doughnut) Day II National Love Your Red Hair Day 1530 – St. Felix’s Flood, Netherlands 1605 – Gunpowder Plot – an attempt to blow up English Parliament. Plot discovered and leader Guy Fawkes was tortured and later executed. He was caught with 36 barrels of gunpowder at the House …

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November 4 in History

November 4 in History November 4th is… Candy Day National Chicken Lady Day 1667 (Earthquake) Shamakhi (now Azerbaijan) estimated 80,000 people killed. 1841 – First wagon train arrived in California. They left Independence, Missouri on May 1, 1841. 1846 – The first U.S. patent (#4,834) for an artificial leg was granted to Benjamin F. Palmer …

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