30 Things You May Want to Know About November

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30 Things You May Want to Know About November

30 Things November

1.) November is the 11th month of the year and has 30 days.

2.) In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, November is the eleventh month of the year. However, in the early Roman calendar, it was originally the ninth month.

3.) The name ‘November’ comes from the Latin for nine (novem), as it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar.

4.) The birthstone for November is the topaz. Topaz is a symbol of friendship.

Topaz birthstones

5.) The zodiac signs for November are Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

6.) The birth flower for November is the chrysanthemum.

Pink_Chrysanthemum

7.) On November 2, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States.

8.) On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became the 40th state of the United States.

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9.) November 2 is the only date on which two US presidents were born: Warren Harding (born 1865) and James Polk (1795).

10.) On November 8, 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States

11.) On November 18, 1883, standard time began in the United States.

12.) November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month

peanut butter

13.) November is Aviation History Month

aviation

14.) Election Day – first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

15.) Thanksgiving Day – fourth Thursday of November

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16.) Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1789.

17.) November 11 – Veteran’s Day

18.) November is the only month used to represent a letter in the phonetic alphabet.

19.) November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.

20.) November is National Pomegranate Month in the USA.

Broken pomegranate

Broken pomegranate

21.) November in Other Languages- Chinese (Mandarin) – shíyiyuè, Danish – november, French – novembre, Italian – novembre, Latin – November, Spanish – noviembre

22.) Some Christian churches celebrate All Saint’s Day on the first day of November and All Souls Day on the 2nd.

23.) American football is the main sport watched in the United States during this month.

24.) Most, if not all, of the leaves have fallen off the trees by the end of November.

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25.) In any given year, November starts on the same day of the week as March and ends on the same day of the week as August.

26.) John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 1963

27.) Mark Twain, American author, was born November 30, 1835.

28.) Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was born November 30, 1667.

29.) British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born November 30, 1874.

30.) Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was given in November 1863.

19th November 1863:  Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, making his famous 'Gettysburg Address' speech at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery during the American Civil War. Original Artwork: Painting by Fletcher C Ransom  (Photo by Library Of Congress/Getty Images)

19th November 1863: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, making his famous ‘Gettysburg Address’ speech at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery during the American Civil War. Original Artwork: Painting by Fletcher C Ransom

Sources:

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/facts-about-november.html
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/440469/Top-10-facts-about-November
http://www.ducksters.com/history/novemberinhistory.php
http://jo-stophaveachat.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/welcome-to-november.html?m=1
http://webclipart.about.com/od/seasonsclipart/ss/Fun-Facts-About-November.htm
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/novemberfunfacts

By |2017-02-22T13:17:50+00:00November 13th, 2015|30 Things You May Want to Know|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. MB November 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Some fun facts here! :)

  2. Misty November 16, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I loved reading through all these fun facts about the month of November! <3

  3. Laurie November 16, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

    This was such a fun read! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope you have an excellent week ahead!
    ~Laurie

  4. Melanie Redd November 18, 2015 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Hey Latisha,

    Thanks for all of the great facts about November! We celebrate three family birthday in November, so it is a busy month for us!

    I was “parked” near you on Women with Intention today.

    Hope your Wednesday is sweet~
    Melanie

  5. Julie Bagamary November 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Fun info. Number 3 is my favorite.

  6. susan November 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I am here from WFMW.
    What a fun list to read. There certainly are some important things that happened during this month.
    I am not partial to #11.

  7. Dawn November 19, 2015 at 6:55 am - Reply

    What great fun facts.
    Blessings, Dawn

  8. Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama November 20, 2015 at 5:39 am - Reply

    What a fun and informative list! So glad to know so much more than I did a minute ago about a very special month in our house when we celebrate Thanksgiving, my husband’s birthday, and my oldest daughter’s all in the space of a couple weeks. (There is a lot of eating. Which is lovely.) Stopping by from Faith & Fellowship!

  9. Karen November 20, 2015 at 9:51 am - Reply

    I love these quick facts that you post! Interesting! I can now enjoy my peanut butter all month without guilt! haha!

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