November

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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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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Thanksgiving Tradition – Presidential Pardoning of the Turkeys

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

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