TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, declared the last Thursday of November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving.

December 9 In History

December 9 in Pop Culture History December 9th is… Christmas Card Day Opal Apples Day Pastry Day Techno Day Weary Willie Day National Christmas Card Day National Christmas Card Day is a holiday meant to help you get your holiday cards out on time. You can use it whenever you’d like to prepare for the

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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

As part of the seasonal calendar, November is the time of the ‘Snow Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Falling Leaves’ by Black Elk.”.

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 18 in History

November 18 in History November 18th is… Apple Cider Day Occult Day National Princess Day Vichyssoise Day Though there is no specific origin to the celebration of Occult Day, it is not hard to understand why a day such as this would exist.  We all wonder if there is a world that remains unseen yet is …

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November 17 in History

November 17 in History November 17th is… Baklava Day National Butter Day Homemade Bread Day National Take a Hike Day World Peace Day Zinfandel Day 1558 – Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half-sister, The ‘Virgin Queen’ Elizabeth I of England. 1827 – The Delta Phi & Sigma Phi fraternities …

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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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November 14 in History

November 14 in History November 14th is… World Diabetes Day National Family PJs Day Pickle Day National Seat Belt Day (Spicy) Guacamole Day World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991.  Its development was in response to the high rise of diabetic cases globally.  The purpose is to promote advocacy for …

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November 13 in History

November 13 in History “On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of …

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November 12 in History

November 12 in History November 12th is… Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Happy Hour Day National French Dip Day Pizza with the Works Except for Anchovies Day 1799 – Andrew Ellicott wrote the first known record of a meteor shower observed in the US. We now know they were the Leonids. 1847 – Sir …

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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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