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Special Days in November, 2017

 

Here’s the list of November, 2017  holidays, observances, food themes, and awareness days, historic figures, composers, artists and authors birthdays, science and history based anniversaries,  and more!   There’s much to learn about, celebrate, and eat all November long!

Resources for teaching through November, including a PDF of November’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.

November Themes

  • Adoption Awareness
  • Adopt a Senior Pet
  • Adopt a Turkey
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness
  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Family Caregivers
  • Family Literacy
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • Home Care and Hospice
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Long Term Care Awareness
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday
  • Manatee Awareness
  • Marrow Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Model Railroad
  • Marrow Awareness
  • Mustache
  • Music
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • No TV
  • Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo)
  • NoSHAVEmber
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
  • Prematurity Awareness
  • Real Jewelry
  • Scholarship Month
  • Sleep Comfort
  • Stamp Collecting

November Food Themes

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

November Daily Specials   (the * following the special day means that it may fall on a different date each year)

Nov. 1

  • All Saints Day
  • Authors’ Day
  • Bison Day
  • Cook for Your Pets Day
  • Missionary William Borden born 1887
  • Deep Fried Clams Day
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day
  • Extra Mile Day
  • Family Caregiver Day
  • Family Literacy Day
  • Fig Week begins
  • Give Up Your Shoulds Day
  • Go Cook For Your Pet Day
  • International Games Day
  • Plate Tectonics Day
  • Prime Meridian Day
  • Vinegar Day
  • World Communication Week begins
  • World Vegan Day

Nov. 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Book Lovers Day
  • Cookie Monster Day
  • Daniel Boone born 1734 (other sources claim Oct. 22)
  • Deviled Egg Day
  • Give Wildlife a Break (Brake) Week begins
  • President Warren Harding born 1865
  • Look For Circles Day
  • Men Make Dinner Day * (1st Thurs.)
  • North Dakota statehood 1889
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • President James Polk born 1795
  • South Dakota Statehood 1889

Nov. 3

  • Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794
  • Cliche’ Day
  • Dominica Independence 1979
  • First Dog in Space 1957
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Jellyfish Day
  • Panama Independence (from Columbia) 1903
  • Sandwich Day

Nov. 4

  • Book Lovers Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Candy Day
  • Cash Register patented 1880
  • Chicken Lady Day
  • Common Sense Day
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Mischief Night
  • Author Sterling North born 1906
  • King Tut’s Tomb discovered 1922
  • Use Your Common Sense Day

Nov. 5

  • Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week * (1st full week)
  • Bonfire Night
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends * (1st Sun.)
  • Doughnut Day
  • Gasoline-driven Automobile patented 1895
  • Gunpowder Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Love Your Red Hair Day
  • Rad Tech Week begins * (week with the 8th)
  • Author Marcia Sewall born 1935
  • Tar Barrels Event
  • Zero Tasking Day * (1st Sun.)

Nov. 6

  • Electric Shaver patented 1923
  • International Day of Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War
  • Job Action Day (1st Mon.)
  • Marooned Without a Compass Day
  • Nachos Day
  • Composer Ignace Paderewski born 1860
  • Saxophone Day
  • Composer John Phillips Sousa born 1854
  • Traffic Directors Day * (1st Mon.)

Nov. 7

  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Canadian Pacific Railway completed 1885
  • Scientist Marie Curie born 1867
  • Dear Santa Week begins
  • Election Day (US)  * (Tues. after the 1st Mon.)
  • Evangelist Billy Graham born 1918
  • Hug a Bear Day
  • Traffic Directors Day

Nov. 8

  • Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Dunce Day
  • Astronomer Edmond Hailey born 1656
  • Montana statehood 1889
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Punster’s Day
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week begins
  • Split Pea Soup Week begins
  • STEM & STEAM Day
  • Tounge Twister Day (some sources site the 12th)
  • X-Ray Day

Nov. 9

  • Berlin Wall opened 1989
  • Cambodia Independence 1953
  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • Kristallnacht anniversary 1938
  • Nurse Practitioner’s Week begins

Nov. 10

  • Area Code Day
  • Forget-Me-Not Day
  • Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970
  • Theologian Martin Luther born 1483
  • US Marine Corps established 1775
  • 1st Motorcycle 1885
  • Sesame Street debut 1969
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Veteran’s Day * (On the 11th unless on weekend)
  • Windshield Wipers patented 1903

Nov. 11

  • Angola Independence 1975
  • Armistice Day
  • Death/Duty Day
  • Domino Day (2nd Sat.)
  • Gaming Day (2nd Sat.)
  • Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week begins *(Week before Thanksgiving)
  • Origami Day
  • Poland Independence Day 1918
  • Remembrance Day (UK and Canada)
  • Rhodesia Independence 1965
  • Sadie Hawkins Day * (Sat. after the 9th – other sources say always on the 13th)
  • Sundae Day
  • Veterans Day (US) (Except when falling on weekend)
  • Washington statehood 1889
  • World War 1 ended 1918

Nov. 12

  • Baha’u’llah Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • 1st Flying Trapeze Act performed 1859
  • Fraud Awareness Week begins *
  • Geography Awareness Week begins* (2nd full week)
  • Pizza with Everything (Except Anchovies) Day
  • Author Marjorie K. Rawlings born 1896
  • Sculptor Auguste Rodin born 1849
  • Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815

Nov. 13

  • American Education Week *
  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Physicist James Maxwell born 1831
  • Author Robert Lewis Stevenson born 1850
  • Vietnam Memorial dedicated 1982
  • World Kindness Day

Nov. 14

  • Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
  • International Girls Day
  • Loosen Up – Lighten Up Day
  • Artist Claude Monet born 1840
  • Operating Room Nurse Day
  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • World Diabetes Day
  • Young Readers Day * (2nd Tues.)

Nov. 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Bundt Pan Day
  • Clean Your Refrigerator Day
  • Educational Support Professionals Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • GSI Day (Geographic Information Systems) * (3rd Wed.)
  • Steve Irwin Day
  • Artist Georgia O’Keefe born 1887
  • Love To Write Day
  • Philanthropy Day

Nov. 16

  • Button Day
  • Fast Food Day
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Great American Smokeout * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Murray River Discovered 1824
  • Oklahoma statehood 1907
  • Use Less Stuff Day * (3rd Thurs.)

Nov. 17

  • Baklava Day
  • Electronic Greeting Card Day
  • Elizabeth 1 Crowned Queen of England 1588
  • Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805 (some sources say 15th)
  • Guinness World Record Day
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • Scientist August Mobius born 1790
  • Prematurity Awareness Day
  • Suez Canal completed 1869
  • Take A Hike Day
  • World Peace Day

Nov. 18

  • Adoption Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • Gaming Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Last Pony Express Delivery 1861
  • Mickey Mouse debut 1928
  • Occult Day
  • Panama Independence (from Spain) 1821
  • Push Button Phone introduced 1963
  • Survivors of Suicide Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • William Tell Day

Nov. 19

  • Bible Week * (Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Children’s Book Week begins * (3rd week)
  • Equal Opportunity Day
  • Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752
  • Farm City Week * (week of US Thanksgiving)
  • Game and Puzzle Week * (Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • President James Garfield born 1831
  • Geography Awareness Week * (3rd full week)
  • Gettysburg Address 1863
  • Guinness World Record Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Have a Bad Day Day
  • Monaco Independence 1861
  • Evangelist Billy Sunday born 1935
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims * (3rd Sun.)
  • World Toilet Day

Nov. 20

  • Absurdity Day
  • Beautiful Day
  • G.O.H.A.R.D. (Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day) *
  • Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
  • Name Your PC Day
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
  • World Day of Prayer and Action for Children *

Nov. 21

  • Alascattalo Day
  • False Confession Day
  • Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • First Untethered Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763
  • North Carolina statehood 1789
  • Author Voltaire born 1694
  • World Hello Day
  • World TV Day

Nov. 22

  • Church/State Separation Week begins
  • Composer Hoagie Carmichael born 1899
  • Go For a Ride Day
  • Hailey’s Comet discovered 1682
  • Humane Society founded 1954
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated 1963
  • Lebanon Independence 1943
  • Shopping Reminder Day * (Day before Thanksgiving – US)
  • Start Your Own Country Day

Nov. 23

  • Aura Awareness Day
  • Outlaw William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) born 1859
  • Cashew Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Espresso Day
  • Dr. Who Day (1st premiered 1963)
  • Fibonacci Day
  • Pencil Sharpener patented 1897
  • President Franklin Pierce born 1804
  • Thanksgiving (US) * (4th Thurs.)

Nov. 24

  • All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day
  • Barbed Wire patented 1874
  • Black Friday * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Buy Nothing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Grace Horsley Darling born 1815
  • Darwin’s Origin of the Species published 1859
  • Day of Listening * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Evolution Day
  • Flossing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Composer Scott Joplin born 1868
  • Native American Heritage Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Sinkie Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • President Zachary Taylor born 1784

Nov. 25

  • Aura Awareness Day (4th Sat.)
  • Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946
  • Author PD Eastman born 1909
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Parfait Day
  • Small Business Saturday * (Sat. after US Thanksgiving)
  • Suriname Independence 1975
  • Woody Woodpecker debut 1940

Nov. 26

  • Casablanca (movie) premiered 1942
  • Mongolia Independence Day 1924
  • Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922
  • Stir-up Sunday * (Sun. before Advent)

Nov. 27

  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701
  • Cyber Monday * (Mon. after Thanksgiving)
  • Evangelist Luis Palau born 1934
  • Pins and Needles Day
  • Ringling Brothers 1st Performance 1882
  • You’re Welcome Day

Nov. 28

  • Albania Independence 1912
  • French Toast Day
  • Make Your Own Head Day
  • Mauritania Independence 1960
  • Red Planet Day

Nov. 29

  • Author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
  • Chocolates Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Author CS Lewis born 1898
  • Square Dance Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Nov. 30

  • Barbados Independence 1966
  • Winston Churchill born 1874
  • Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835
  • Computer Security Day
  • Meth Awareness Day
  • Mousse Day
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • Southern Yemen Independence 1967
  • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

Free Printable – SPECIAL DAYS IN NOVEMBER

Here’ is the collection of my favorite “go to” resources for special days studies  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

How I use Special Days lists in our homeschool blog series :

Special Days and the Evolution of Morning Calendar Time

Special Days and Biographies

Special Days and Geography

Special Days and Science

Currently, I’m updating the November Resource List for 2017.

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/se7ens-november

http://food.unl.edu/november-food-calendar

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/november.html

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://projectbritain.com/calendars/nov.html

http://aglobalworld.com/international-independence-days/country-independence-day.php

Happy November!

betty jo

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Special Days in November, 2016

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Updated for 2017 here

Here’s the list of November, 2016  holidays, observances, food themes, and awareness days, historic figures, composers, artists and authors birthdays, science and history based anniversaries,  and more!   There’s much to learn about, celebrate, and eat all November long!

November Themes

  • Adoption Awareness
  • Adopt a Senior Pet
  • Adopt a Turkey
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness
  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Family Caregivers
  • Family Literacy
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • Home Care and Hospice
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Long Term Care Awareness
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday
  • Marrow Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Model Railroad
  • Marrow Awareness
  • Mustache
  • Music
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • No TV
  • Novel Writing
  • NoSHAVEmber
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
  • Prematurity Awareness
  • Real Jewelry
  • Scholarship Month
  • Sleep Comfort
  • Stamp Collecting

November Food Themes

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

November Daily Specials   (the * following the special day means that it may fall on a different date each year)

Nov. 1

  • All Saints Day
  • Authors’ Day
  • Bison Day
  • Cook for Your Pets Day
  • Missionary William Borden born 1887
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends *
  • Deep Fried Clams Day
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day
  • Extra Mile Day
  • Family Caregiver Day
  • Family Literacy Day
  • Fig Week begins
  • Give Up Your Shoulds Day
  • Go Cook For Your Pet Day
  • International Games Day
  • Plate Tectonics Day
  • Prime Meridian Day
  • Vinegar Day
  • World Communication Week begins
  • World Vegan Day

Nov. 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Book Lovers Day
  • Cookie Monster Day
  • Daniel Boone born 1734 (other sources claim Oct. 22)
  • Deviled Egg Day
  • Give Wildlife a Break (Brake) Week begins
  • President Warren Harding born 1865
  • Look For Circles Day
  • North Dakota statehood 1889
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • President James Polk born 1795
  • South Dakota Statehood 1889

Nov. 3

  • Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794
  • Cliche’ Day
  • First Dog in Space 1957
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Men Make Dinner Day * (1st Thurs.)
  • Sandwich Day

Nov. 4

  • Candy Day
  • Cash Register patented 1880
  • Chicken Lady Day
  • Common Sense Day
  • Author Sterling North born 1906
  • Punkin Chunkin Days begin *
  • King Tut’s Tomb discovered 1922
  • Use Your Common Sense Day

Nov. 5

  • Bonfire Night
  • Book Lovers Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Doughnut Day
  • Gasoline-driven Automobile patented 1895
  • Gunpowder Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Love Your Red Hair Day
  • Author Marcia Sewall born 1935

Nov. 6

  • Daylight Savings Time ends *
  • Dear Santa Letter Week begins *
  • Electric Shaver patented 1923
  • International Day of Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War
  • Marooned Without a Compass Day
  • Nachos Day
  • Composer Ignace Paderewski born 1860
  • Rad Tech Week begins *
  • Saxophone Day
  • Composer John Phillips Sousa born 1854
  • Zero Tasking Day * (1st Sun.)

Nov. 7

  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Canadian Pacific Railway completed 1885
  • Scientist Marie Curie born 1867
  • Evangelist Billy Graham born 1918
  • Job Action Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Tongue Twister Day
  • Traffic Directors Day
  • Young Readers Week begins *

Nov. 8

  • Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Dunce Day
  • Election Day (US) * (Tues. after the 1st Mon.)
  • Astronomer Edmond Hailey born 1656
  • Montana statehood 1889
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Punster’s Day
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week begins
  • Split Pea Soup Week begins
  • X-Ray Day
  • Young Readers Day *

Nov. 9

  • Berlin Wall opened 1989
  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • Kristallnacht anniversary 1938
  • Nurse Practitioner’s Week begins

Nov. 10

  • Area Code Day
  • Forget-Me-Not Day
  • Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970
  • Theologian Martin Luther born 1483
  • US Marine Corps established 1775
  • 1st Motorcycle 1885
  • Sesame Street debut 1969
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Windshield Wipers patented 1903

Nov. 11

  • Death/Duty Day
  • Origami Day
  • Remembrance Day (UK and Canada)
  • Sundae Day
  • Veterans Day (US)
  • Washington statehood 1889
  • World War 1 ended 1918

Nov. 12

  • Baha’u’llah Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • Domino Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • 1st Flying Trapeze Act performed 1859
  • Gaming Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Sadie Hawkins Day * (Sat. after the 9th – other sources say always on the 13th)
  • Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week begins *
  • Pizza with Everything (Except Anchovies) Day
  • Author Marjorie K. Rawlings born 1896
  • Sculptor Auguste Rodin born 1849
  • Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815

Nov. 13

  • Geography Awareness Week * (2nd full week)
  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Physicist James Maxwell born 1831
  • Author Robert Lewis Stevenson born 1850
  • Vietnam Memorial dedicated 1982
  • World Kindness Week begins *

Nov. 14

  • American Education Week begins *
  • Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
  • International Girls Day
  • Loosen Up – Lighten Up Day
  • Artist Claude Monet born 1840
  • Operating Room Nurse Day
  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • World Diabetes Day

Nov. 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Bundt Pan Day
  • Clean Your Refrigerator Day
  • Steve Irwin Day
  • Artist Georgia O’Keefe born 1887
  • Love To Write Day
  • Philanthropy Day

Nov. 16

  • Button Day
  • Educational Support Professionals Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Fast Food Day
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • GSI Day (Geographic Information Systems)  * (3rd Wed.)
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Oklahoma statehood 1907

Nov. 17

  • Baklava Day
  • Electronic Greeting Card Day
  • Elizabeth 1 Crowned Queen of England 1588
  • Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805
  • Great American Smokeout * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Guinness World Record Day
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • Scientist August Mobius born 1790
  • Prematurity Awareness Day
  • Suez Canal completed 1869
  • Take A Hike Day
  • Use Less Stuff Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • World Peace Day

Nov. 18

  • Farm-City Week begins *
  • Last Pony Express Delivery 1861
  • Mickey Mouse debut 1928
  • Occult Day
  • Push Button Phone introduced 1963

Nov. 19

  • Adoption Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Equal Opportunity Day
  • Evangelist Billy Sunday born 1935
  • Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752
  • President James Garfield born 1831
  • Gettysburg Address 1863
  • Have a Bad Day Day
  • Survivors of Suicide Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • World Toilet Day

Nov. 20

  • Absurdity Day
  • Beautiful Day
  • Bible Week begins *(Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Children’s Book Week begins * (3rd week)
  • Farm City Week begins * (week of US Thanksgiving)
  • Fraud Awareness Week begins *
  • Game and Puzzle Week begins * (Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Geography Awareness Week *(3rd full week)
  • G.O.H.A.R.D. (Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day)
  • Guinness World Record Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
  • Name Your PC Day
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims * (3rd Sun.)

Nov. 21

  • Alascattalo Day
  • False Confession Day
  • Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • First Untethered Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763
  • North Carolina statehood 1789
  • Author Voltaire born 1694
  • World Hello Day
  • World TV Day

Nov. 22

  • Church/State Separation Week begins
  • Composer Hoagie Carmichael born 1899
  • Go For a Ride Day
  • Hailey’s Comet discovered 1682
  • Humane Society founded 1954
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated 1963
  • Start Your Own Country Day

Nov. 23

  • Aura Awareness Day
  • Outlaw William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) born 1859
  • Cashew Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Espresso Day
  • Dr. Who Day (1st premiered 1963)
  • Fibonacci Day
  • Pencil Sharpener patented 1897
  • President Franklin Pierce born 1804
  • Shopping Reminder Day *(Day before Thanksgiving – US)

Nov. 24

  • All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day
  • Barbed Wire patented 1874
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Darwin’s Origin of the Species published 1859
  • Evolution Day
  • Composer Scott Joplin born 1868
  • President Zachary Taylor born 1784
  • Thanksgiving (US) *(4th Thurs.)

Nov. 25

  • Black Friday * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946
  • Buy Nothing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Day of Listening *(day after Thanksgiving)
  • Author PD Eastman born 1909
  • Flossing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Native American Heritage Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Parfait Day
  • Sinkie Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Woody Woodpecker debut 1940

Nov. 26

  • Aura Awareness Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Casablanca (movie) premiered 1942
  • Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922
  • Small Business Saturday * (Sat. after US Thanksgiving)

Nov. 27

  • Advent begins *
  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701
  • Evangelist Luis Palau born 1934
  • Pins and Needles Day
  • Ringling Brothers 1st Performance 1882
  • Sinkie Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • You’re Welcome Day

Nov. 28

  • Cyber Monday * (Mon. after Thanksgiving)
  • French Toast Day
  • Make Your Own Head Day
  • Red Planet Day

Nov. 29

  • Author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
  • Chocolates Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Author CS Lewis born 1898
  • Square Dance Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Nov. 30

  • Winston Churchill born 1874
  • Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835
  • Computer Security Day
  • Meth Awareness Day
  • Mousse Day
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

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/se7ens-november

http://food.unl.edu/november-food-calendar

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/november-2016.html

Happy November!

betty jo

 

Special Days in November, 2015

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This post has been updated for 2017-   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/10/27/special-days-in-november-2017/

Here’s the list of November, 2015 special days, holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days, historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!   There’s much to learn about, celebrate, and eat all November long!

November Themes

  • Adoption Awareness
  • Adopt a Senior Pet
  • Adopt a Turkey
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness
  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Family Caregivers
  • Family Literacy
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • Home Care and Hospice
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Model Railroad
  • Marrow Awareness
  • Mustache
  • Music
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • No TV
  • Novel Writing
  • NoSHAVEmber
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
  • Prematurity Awareness
  • Real Jewelry
  • Role Models
  • Sleep Comfort
  • Stamp Collecting

November Food Themes

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

November Daily Specials   (the * following the special day means that it may fall on a different date each year)

Nov. 1

  • All Saints Day
  • Authors’ Day
  • Bison Day
  • Cook for Your Pets Day
  • Missionary William Borden born 1887
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends *
  • Deep Fried Clams Day
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day
  • Extra Mile Day
  • Family Caregiver Day
  • Family Literacy Day
  • Fig Week begins
  • Give Up Your Shoulds Day
  • International Games Day
  • Plate Tectonics Day
  • Prime Meridian Day
  • Vinegar Day
  • World Communication Week begins
  • World Vegan Day
  • Zero Tasking Day * (1st Sun.)

Nov. 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Book Lovers Day
  • Cookie Monster Day
  • Daniel Boone born 1734 (other sources claim Oct. 22)
  • Deviled Egg Day
  • Give Wildlife a Break (Brake) Week begins
  • President Warren Harding born 1865
  • Job Action Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Look For Circles Day
  • North Dakota statehood 1889
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • President James Polk born 1795
  • South Dakota Statehood 1889

Nov. 3

  • Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794
  • Cliche’ Day
  • Election Day (US) * (1st Tues.)
  • First Dog in Space 1957
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Sandwich Day

Nov. 4

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

Nov. 5

  • Bonfire Night
  • Doughnut Day
  • Gasoline-driven Automobile patented 1895
  • Gunpowder Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Author Marcia Sewall born 1935
  • Men Make Dinner Day * (1st Thurs.)

Nov. 6

  • Composer Ignace Paderewski born 1860
  • Electric Shaver patented 1923
  • Marooned Without a Compass Day
  • Nachos Day
  • Pumpkin Chunkin Days *
  • Saxophone Day
  • Composer John Phillips Sousa born 1854

Nov. 7

  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Book Lovers Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway completed 1885
  • Scientist Marie Curie born 1867
  • Dear Santa Letter Week  begins *
  • Evangelist Billy Graham born 1918
  • Tongue Twister Day

Nov. 8

  • Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836
  • Geography Awareness Week *(2nd full week)
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Dunce Day
  • Astronomer Edmond Hailey born 1656
  • Montana statehood 1889
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Punster’s Day
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week begins
  • Rad Tech Week begins *
  • Split Pea Soup Week begins
  • X-Ray Day
  • Young Reader’s Week begins *(2nd full week)

Nov. 9

  • Berlin Wall opened 1989
  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • Kristallnacht anniversary 1938
  • Nurse Practitioner’s Week begins
  • World Kindness Week begins *

Nov. 10

  • Area Code Day
  • Forget-Me-Not Day
  • Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970
  • Theologian Martin Luther born 1483
  • US Marine Corps established 1775
  • 1st Motorcycle 1885
  • Sesame Street debut 1969
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Windshield Wipers patented 1903
  • Young Readers Day * (2nd Tues.)

Nov. 11

  • Death/Duty Day
  • Origami Day
  • Remembrance Day (UK and Canada)
  • Sundae Day
  • Veterans Day (US)
  • Washington statehood 1889
  • World War 1 ended 1918

Nov. 12

  • Baha’u’llah Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • 1st Flying Trapeze Act performed 1859
  • Pizza with Everything Day (Except Anchovies)
  • Author Marjorie K. Rawlings born 1896
  • Sculptor Auguste Rodin born 1849
  • Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815

Nov. 13

  • Sadie Hawkins Day *
  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Physicist James Maxwell born 1831
  • Author Robert Lewis Stevenson born 1850
  • Vietnam Memorial dedicated 1982
  • World Kindness Day *

Nov. 14

  • Domino Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
  • Hunger and Homeless Week begins *
  • International Girls Day
  • Loosen Up – Lighten Up Day
  • Artist Claude Monet born 1840
  • Operating Room Nurse Day
  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • World Diabetes Day

Nov. 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Bundt Pan Day
  • Children’s Book Week begins *(3rd week)
  • Clean Your Refrigerator Day
  • Geography Awareness Week *(3rd full week)
  • Guinness World Record Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Fraud Awareness Week begins *
  • Steve Irwin Day
  • Artist Georgia O’Keefe born 1887
  • Love To Write Day
  • Philanthropy Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims * (3rd Sun.)

Nov. 16

  • American Education Week begins *
  • Button Day
  • Fast Food Day
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Oklahoma statehood 1907

Nov. 17

  • Baklava Day
  • Electronic Greeting Card Day
  • Elizabeth 1 Crowned Queen of England 1588
  • Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805
  • Guinness World Record Day
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • Scientist August Mobius born 1790
  • Prematurity Awareness Day
  • Suez Canal completed 1869
  • Take A Hike Day
  • World Peace Day

Nov. 18

  • Educational Support Professionals Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Farm-City Week begins *
  • GSI Day (Geographic Information Systems)  * (3rd Wed.)
  • Last Pony Express Delivery 1861
  • Mickey Mouse debut 1928
  • Occult Day

Nov. 19

  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Equal Opportunity Day
  • Evangelist Billy Sunday born 1935
  • Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752
  • President James Garfield born 1831
  • Gettysburg Address 1863
  • Great American Smokeout * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Have a Bad Day Day
  • Use Less Stuff Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • World Toilet Day

Nov. 20

  • Absurdity Day
  • Beautiful Day
  • Farm-City Week begins *
  • Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
  • G.O.H.A.R.D. (Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day)
  • Name Your PC Day
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day

Nov. 21

  • Adoption Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • Alascattalo Day
  • False Confession Day
  • Gingerbread Day
  • First Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763
  • North Carolina statehood 1789
  • Survivors of Suicide Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • Author Voltaire born 1694
  • World Hello Day
  • World TV Day

Nov. 22

  • Bible Week begins *(Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Church/State Separation Week begins
  • Composer Hoagie Carmichael born 1899
  • Game and Puzzle Week begins * (Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Go For a Ride Day
  • Hailey’s Comet discovered 1682
  • Humane Society founded 1954
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated 1963
  • Start Your Own Country Day

Nov. 23

  • Aura Awareness Day
  • Outlaw William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) born 1859
  • Cashew Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Espresso Day
  • Dr. Who Day (1st premiered 1963)
  • Fibonacci Day
  • Pencil Sharpener patented 1897
  • President Franklin Pierce born 1804

Nov. 24

  • All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day
  • Barbed Wire patented 1874
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Darwin’s Origin of the Species published 1859
  • Evolution Day
  • Composer Scott Joplin born 1868
  • President Zachary Taylor born 1784

Nov. 25

  • Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946
  • Author PD Eastman born 1909
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Parfait Day
  • Shopping Reminder Day *(Day before Thanksgiving – US)
  • Woody Woodpecker debut 1940

Nov. 26

  • Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922
  • Casablanca (movie) premiered 1942
  • Thanksgiving (US) *(4th Thurs.)

Nov. 27

  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Black Friday * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Buy Nothing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701
  • Flossing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Day of Listening *(day after Thanksgiving)
  • Native American Heritage Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Evangelist Luis Palau born 1934
  • Pins and Needles Day
  • Ringling Brothers 1st Performance 1882
  • Sinkie Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • You’re Welcome Day

Nov. 28

  • Aura Awareness Day
  • French Toast Day
  • Make Your Own Head Day
  • Red Planet Day
  • Small Business Saturday * (Sat. after US Thanksgiving)

Nov. 29

  • Advent begins *
  • Author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
  • Chocolates Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Author CS Lewis born 1898
  • Square Dance Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Nov. 30

  • Winston Churchill born 1874
  • Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835
  • Computer Security Day
  • Cyber Monday * (Mon. after Thanksgiving)
  • Meth Awareness Day
  • Mousse Day
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

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/se7ens-november

http://food.unl.edu/november-food-calendar

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

http://daysofyear.com/november-monthly-celebrations/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/november-2015.html

Happy November!

betty jo

 

 

 

Special Days in November, 2014

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This post has been updated for 2017   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/10/27/special-days-in-november-2017/

Here’s my list of November 2014 special days, holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days, historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!   So much to learn about, celebrate, and eat all November long!  The 2015 updated list can be viewed here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/10/28/special-days-in-november-2015/

November Themes

  • Alzheimer’s Awareness
  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Family Caregivers
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Music
  • No TV
  • Novel Writing
  • NoSHAVEmber
  • Stamp Collecting

November Food Themes

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

November Daily Specials   (the * following the special day means that it may fall on a different date each year)

Nov. 1

  • All Saints Day
  • Authors’ Day
  • Bison Day
  • Missionary William Borden born 1887
  • Family Literacy Day
  • Plate Tectonics Day
  • Prime Meridian Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Vinegar Day
  • World Communication Week begins

Nov. 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Ashura begins *
  • Book Lovers Day
  • Cookie Monster Day
  • Daniel Boone born 1734 (other sources claim Oct. 22)
  • Daylight Saving Time ends *
  • Deviled Egg Day
  • Fraud Awareness Week begins *
  • Give Wildlife a Break Week begins *
  • President Warren Harding born 1865
  • Look For Circles Day
  • North Dakota statehood 1889
  • President James Polk born 1795
  • Rad Tech Week begins *
  • South Dakota Statehood 1889

Nov. 3

  • Animal Shelter Appreciation Week begins *
  • Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794
  • Cliche’ Day
  • First Dog in Space 1957
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Job Action Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Sandwich Day

Nov. 4

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

Nov. 5

  • Bonfire Night
  • Doughnut Day
  • Gasoline-driven Automobile patented 1895
  • Gunpowder Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Author Marcia Sewall born 1935

Nov. 6

  • Composser Ignace Paderewski born 1860
  • Electric Shaver patented 1923
  • Marooned Without a Compass Day
  • Nachos Day
  • Saxophone Day
  • Composer John Phillips Sousa born 1854

Nov. 7

  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Canadian Pacific Railway completed 1885
  • Scientist Marie Curie born 1867
  • Evangelist Billy Graham born 1918
  • Dear Santa Week begins *
  • Men Make Dinner Day
  • Tongue Twister Day

Nov. 8

  • Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Domino Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Geography Awareness Week *(2nd full week)
  • Astronomer Edmond Hailey born 1656
  • Montana statehood 1889
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Punster’s Day
  • X-Ray Day

Nov. 9

  • Berlin Wall opened 1989
  • Hunger and Homeless Week begins *
  • Kristallnacht anniversary 1938
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week begins
  • Young Reader’s Week begins *(2nd full week)

Nov. 10

  • Forget-Me-Not Day
  • Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970
  • Theologian Martin Luther born 1483
  • Sesame Street first broadcast 1969
  • US Marine Corps established 1775
  • 1st Motorcycle 1885
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Windshield Wipers patented 1903

Nov. 11

  • Origami Day
  • Remembrance Day (UK and Canada)
  • Sundae Day
  • Veterans Day (US)
  • Washington statehood 1889
  • World War 1 ended 1918
  • Young Reader’s Day *(2nd Tues.)
  • World Kindness Week begins *

Nov. 12

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • 1st Flying Trapeze Act performed 1859
  • Pizza with Everything Day (Except Anchovies)
  • Author Marjorie K. Rawlings born 1896
  • Sculptor Auguste Rodin born 1849
  • Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815

Nov. 13

  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Physicist James Maxwell born 1831
  • Author Robert Lewis Stevenson born 1850
  • Vietnam Memorial dedicated 1982
  • World Kindness Day

Nov. 14

  • Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
  • International Girls Day
  • Loosen Up – Lighten Up Day
  • Artist Claude Monet born 1840
  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • World Diabetes Day

Nov. 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Bundt Pan Day
  • Children’s Book Week begins *(3rd week)
  • Clean Your Refrigerator Day
  • Steve Irwin Day
  • Artist Georgia O’Keefe born 1887
  • Love To Write Day
  • Philanthropy Day

Nov. 16

  • American Education Week begins *
  • Button Day
  • Fast Food Day
  • Geography Awareness Week *(3rd full week)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Oklahoma statehood 1907

Nov. 17

  • Baklava Day
  • Elizabeth 1 Crowned Queen of England 1588
  • Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805
  • Guinness World Record Day
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • Scientist August Mobius born 1790
  • Suez Canal completed 1869
  • Take A Hike Day
  • World Peace Day

Nov. 18

  • Last Pony Express Delivery 1861
  • Mickey Mouse debut 1928
  • Occult Day

Nov. 19

  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Evangelist Billy Sunday born 1935
  • Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752
  • President James Garfield born 1831
  • GSI Day (geographic information systems) *(3rd Wed.)
  • Have a Bad Day Day
  • Gettysburg Address 1863
  • World Toilet Day

Nov. 20

  • Absurdity Day
  • Beautiful Day
  • Great American Smoke Out *(3rd Thurs.)
  • Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
  • Name Your PC Day
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
  • Use Less Stuff Day *(3rd Thurs.)

Nov. 21

  • Farm-City Week begins *
  • False Confession Day
  • Gingerbread Day
  • First Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763
  • North Carolina statehood 1789
  • Author Voltaire born 1694
  • World Hello Day
  • World TV Day

Nov. 22

  • Adoption Day *(Sat. before US Thanksgiving)
  • Church/State Separation Week begins
  • Composser Hoagie Carmichael born 1899
  • Go For a Ride Day
  • Hailey’s Comet discovered 1682
  • Humane Society founded 1954
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated 1963
  • Start Your Own Country Day

Nov. 23

  • Aura Awareness Day
  • Bible Week begins *(Sun. before US Thanksgiving)
  • Outlaw William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) born 1859
  • Cashew Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Espresso Day
  • Game and Puzzle Week begins *
  • Dr. Who Day (1st premiered 1963)
  • Fibonacci Day
  • Pencil Sharpener patented 1897
  • President Franklin Pierce born 1804

Nov. 24

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

Nov. 25

  • Aurthor/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946
  • Author PD Eastman born 1909
  • Parfait Day
  • Woody Woodpecker debut 1940

Nov. 26

  • Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922
  • Casablanca (movie) premiered 1942
  •  Shopping Reminder Day *(Day before Thanksgiving – US)

Nov. 27

  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701
  • Evangelist Luis Palau born 1934
  • Pins and Needles Day
  • Ringling Brothers 1st Performance 1882
  • Thanksgiving (US) *(4th Thurs.)

Nov. 28

  • Black Friday (US) *(day after US Thanksgiving)
  • Day of Listening *(day after US Thanksgiving)
  • French Toast Day
  • Native American Heritage Day *
  • Red Planet Day

Nov. 29

  • Author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
  • Chocolates Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Author CS Lewis born 1898
  • Small Business Saturday (Sat. after US Thanksgiving)
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Nov. 30

  • Advent begins *
  • Winston Churchill born 1874
  • Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835
  • Computer Security Day
  • Mousse Day
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

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.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/november-2014.html

Se7en’s November…

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

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

http://giftedkids.about.com/od/Monthly-Special-Days-Calendars/a/Special-Days-And-Observances-In-November.htm

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

Happy November,

betty jo

Special Days in November (2013)

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Updated for 2017                                                https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/10/27/special-days-in-november-2017/

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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