Special Days in November (2013)

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Here is the listing of November’s holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days, historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, add to the menu, or quick trivia, this listing of special days offers plenty to choose from.

November’s monthly themes:

  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Novel Writing
  • Stamp Collecting

November’s Food Themes:

  • Banana Pudding
  • Georgia Pecan
  • Gluten-Free Awareness
  • Good Nutrician
  • Greens
  • Plantains
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pepper
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Raisin Bread
  • Roasting
  • Squash
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato
  • Vegan

(There’s no turkey, corn, or pumpkin pie themes?)

Nov. 1

  • All Saints Day
  • Authors’ Day
  • Cat Week begins
  • Family Literacy Day
  • Fried Clams Day
  • National Fig Week begins
  • Prime Meridian Day
  • World Communication Week begins

Nov. 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Deviled Egg Day
  • 1st Commercial Radio Broadcast (KOKA) 1920
  • President Warren Harding born 1865
  • North Dakota statehood 1889
  • President James Polk born 1795
  • South Dakota Statehood 1889

Nov. 3

  • Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794
  • Chemistry Week begins
  • Cliche’ Day
  • Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Diwali
  • First Dog in Space 1957
  • Fraud Awareness Week begins
  • Give Wildlife a Break Week begins
  • Japan Culture Day
  • Rad Tech Week begins
  • Sandwich Day

Nov. 4

  • Candy Day
  • Cash Register patented 1880
  • Common Sense Day
  • Author Sterling North born 1906
  • King Tut’s Tomb discovered 1922

Nov. 5

  • Animal Shelter Appreciation Week begins
  • Doughnut Day
  • Gasoline-driven Automobile patented 1895
  • Guy Fawkes Night (also called Bonfire Night)
  • Author Marcia Sewall born 1935

Nov. 6

  • Nachos Day
  • Composser Ignace Paderewski born 1860
  • Electric Shaver patented 1923
  • Saxophone Day
  • Composer John Phillips Sousa born 1854

Nov. 7

  • Canadian Pacific Railway completed 1885
  • Dear Santa Letter Week begins
  • Hug A Bear Day
  • Marie Curie born 1867
  • Men Make Dinner Day
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week begins

Nov. 8

  • Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Domino Day
  • Astronomer Edmond Hailey born 1656
  • Montana statehood 1889
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • X-Ray Day

Nov. 9

  • Berlin Wall opened 1989
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • International Games Day
  • Kristallnacht anniversary 1938
  • ParadeDay

Nov. 10

  • Geography Awareness Week begins
  • Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970
  • Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week begins
  • Theologian Martin Luther born 1483
  • Sesame Street first broadcast 1969
  • US Marine Corps established 1775
  • 1st Motorcycle 1885
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day

Nov. 11

  • Origami Day
  • Orphans Day
  • Sundae Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Washington statehood 1889
  • World Kindness Week begins

Nov. 12

  • Chicken Soup of the Soul Day
  • 1st Flying Trapeze Act performed 1859
  • Pizza With Everything On It Day
  • Author Marjorie K. Rawlings born 1896
  • Sculptor Auguste Rodin born 1849
  • Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815
  • Young Readers Day

Nov. 13

  • Physicist James Maxwell born 1831
  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Author Robert Lewis Stevenson born 1850
  • World Kindness Day

Nov. 14

  • American Teddy Bear Day
  • Clean Out the Refrigerator Day
  • Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
  • International Girls Day
  • Loosen Up – Lighten Up Day
  • Artist Claude Monet born 1840
  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day

Nov. 15

  • Great American Smokeout
  • Love To Write Day
  • Artist Georgia O’Keefe born 1887
  • Sadie Hawkins Day

Nov. 16

  • Fast Food Day
  • Lenoids Meteor Shower
  • Oklahoma statehood 1907

Nov. 17

  • American Education Week begins
  • Baklava Day
  • Guiness World Records Day
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805
  • Scientist August Mobius born 1790
  • Suez Canal completed 1869
  • Take a Hike Day
  • Unfriend Day

Nov. 18

  • Last Pony Express Delivery 1861
  • Mickey Mouse debut 1928
  • William Tell Day

Nov. 19

  • Blow Bagpipes Day
  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752
  • President James Garfield born 1831
  • Gettysburg Address 1863
  • World Toilet Day

Nov. 20

  • Children’s Day
  • GSI Day (geographic information systems)
  • Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
  • Name Your PC Day
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Nov. 21

  • First Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763
  • Gingerbread Day
  • North Carolina statehood 1789
  • Use Less Stuff Day
  • World Hello Day
  • World TV Day

Nov. 22

  • Composser Hoagie Carmichael born 1899
  • Cashew Day
  • Church/State Separation Week begins
  • Hailey’s Comet discovered 1682
  • Humane Society founded 1954
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated  1963

Nov. 23

  • Cashew Day
  • Dr. Who Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Fibonacci Day
  • Pencil Sharpener patented 1897
  • President Franklin Pierce born 1804

Nov. 24

  • Barbed Wire patented 1874
  • Bible Week begins
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Darwin’s Origin of the Species published 1859
  • Espresso Day
  • Game and Puzzle Week begins
  • Composer Scott Joplin born 1868
  • President Zachary Taylor born 1784

Nov. 25

  • Author PD Eastman born 1909
  • Parfait Day
  • Woody Woodpecker debut 1940

Nov. 26

  • Cake Day
  • Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922
  • Slave and Women’s Rights Advocate Sarah Grimke born 1792

Nov. 27

  • Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701
  • Hanukkah begins at sundown
  • Pins and Needles Day
  • Ringling Brothers 1st Performance 1882

Nov. 28

  • Red Planet Day
  • Thanksgiving (US)
  • Author Mark Twain born 1835

Nov. 29

  • Author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
  • Black Friday
  • Chocolates Day
  • Author CS Lewis born 1898

Nov. 30

  • Winston Churchill born 1874
  • Computer Security Day
  • Mousse Day
  • Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835

The cute November calendar at the top of this post can be downloaded and printed for free from http://www.imom.com/tools/get-organized/2013-printable-calendars/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/november

http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/facts/holidays-november.asp

You can sign up for day in history e-mail at  http://www.pitara.com/reference/history/date/list-of-dates.asp?SMonth=11  and  http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

Happy November!

betty jo

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