Sweet November

10 Nov

For some odd reason I always love when november comes around. It’s a foot in the door for winter and it reminds me that I’m getting a year older next month.  I always get good vibes around this month and of course I love turkey day and black friday.

Fun Facts about the month of November

 

 

  • November is one of 4 months in the Gregorian Calendar that has 30 days
  • November comes from the Latin word root “novem”, which means nine. It was originally the 9th month in the Roman Calendar.
  • In Finland they call November “marraskuu” which translates as “month of the dead”
  • November is National Tobacco Awareness Month
  • November is National Beard Month
  • November 1st is celebrated in many Christian churches as All Saints Day
  • The birthstone for November in Topaz
  • John F Kennedy was assassinated in November
  • President Polk and President Harding were both born on November 2nd, but 70 years apart!
  • The Saxons called November – “Blood Month”, because they sacrificed many animals to their gods in that month so legends say
  • The one an only Winston Churchill, Prime Minster of England was born November 30.1874.
  • World War I ended on the 11th day of the 11th month (November) at 11PM, in 1918
  • The dictator Francisco Franco died November 20, 1975
  • The infamous Berlin Wall began to come down on November 9, 1989
  • The first women police officers began working in Britain on November 27th, 1914
  • On November 5th 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the game Monopoly to the world
  • November 5th, 1959 the National Football league was formed with 8 teams: the Houston Oilers, New York Titans, Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Texans, Oakland Raiders, and Denver Broncos
  • November is World Kindness Day
  • On November 13th 1952 the first press-on fingernails were sold
  • November 17th is National Take A Hike Day
  • On November 22nd, 1957 Simon & Garfunkel performed on the “American Bandstand” Show as “Tom & Jerry”. Bet ya never knew that one?
  • November 18th, 1963 Bell Telephone Company introduced to the public the push button phone
  • The flower that represents November is the Chrysanthemum.
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    One Response to “Sweet November”

    1. john November 15, 2010 at 18:37 #

      cool

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