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November 20, 2021 - NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY – NATIONAL CHILD’S DAY - NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY

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NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY | NATIONAL CHILD’S DAY | NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY

NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY – November 20

NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY

On November 20th, National Absurdity Day reigns supreme. Oddness and weirdness take over. We’re not sure why, but it does. Throughout history, bizarre occurrences mark the calendar.  It may seem absurd today to send your… Read more…

National Child's Day - November 20, 2019

NATIONAL CHILD’S DAY 

November 20th each year recognizes National Child’s Day and all the potential represented by our children’s ambitions, dreams, and goals. Through educational goals, STEAM projects, and academic missions, educators and families join forces to provide excellence at all levels of education. Education begins at home, and by providing parents with resources vital to growing minds, we encourage… Read more…

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY – Saturday Before Thanksgiving

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY

National Adoption Day raises awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care. Each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the day focuses on children waiting for permanent, loving families. Not only does the day aim to find homes, but National Adoption Day also helps the dreams of many children and families come true. In 2015, many courts and communities came together to finalize nearly 4,000 adoptions of children from foster care. Annually, organizations host … Read more…

NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY – November 20

NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY

Peanut butter lovers and fudge lovers come together on November 20th to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. On June 16th, people across the United States celebrated National Fudge Day. Just by adding… Read more…


On Deck for November 21, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Whole Wheat Bread
Prep: 15 minutes
Rise: 1-2 hours

Cook: 50 minutes
Total Prep: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves

Ingredients:

6 to 7 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
2 packages regular or quick active dry years (4 1/2 teaspoons)
2 1/4 cups very warm water (120 to 130 F)
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

Stir 3 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, shortening, and yeast into a large bowl. Add warm water. Set electric mixer to low speed and beat for 1 minute. Scrape sides while mixing. Stir in remaining flour 1 cup at a time until dough is tacky but not sticky.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and bounces back. Oil a large bowl, and place dough in the bowl. Turn it once to coat all sides with the oil. Cover bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm place. Allow dough to double in size – 40-60 minutes.

Prepare two loaf pans by coating with butter, oil, or shortening. Punch down the dough and divide it in half. Gently roll out each half into an 18×9 inch rectangle and roll the dough from the short side. Pinch ends and edges to seal. Fold ends under the loaf.

Place in loaf pans, seam side down.

Brush with melted butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 35-50 minutes or until it has doubled in size.

Heat over to 425°F. Place loaves on the lowest rack. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. The bread is done when it is a deep, golden brown and sounds hollow when it is tapped.

Brush with butter again and let cool.

November 20th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

1789 

New Jersey is the first state to ratify the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – The Bill of Rights.

1866 

The United States Patent Office issues a patent for a bandelore to James L. Haven and Charles Hettrick of Cincinnati, OH. Patent No. 59,745 describes a yo-yo.

1923 

The United States Patent Office awarded Garret Morgan a patent for a three-way automatic traffic signal. The invention allowed traffic to clear the intersection before allowing it to flow in the other direction.

1962 

Wilbur Hardee registers the restaurant chains Hardee’s trademark.

November 20th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Chiyono Hasegawa – 1896

She lived to 115 years, 12 days, and was the oldest person living in Japan and Asia at the time of her death. During her lifetime, Japan experienced the Russo-Japanese War. The country launched Hosho, the first Japanese aircraft carrier. During World War II, atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The country hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. They endured the Great Hanshin earthquake and the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Chester Gould – 1900

In 1931, the cartoonist created the comic strip detective, Dick Tracy. Gould would draw and write for the comic strip and its line up of criminal characters until 1977.

Anna Pauline Murray – 1910

Before Rosa Parks, there was Pauli Murray. The co-founder of the National Organization for Women was a pioneering face of racial equality years before the Civil Rights Movement began.

Ann Turner Cook – 1926

Cook was the original face of the Gerber Product Company. Her cherub-like face graced the packages of baby food all over the country.

Dominique Dawes – 1976

In 1996, the gymnast became the first African American to win gold in women’s gymnastics at the Atlanta Summer Olympics.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you!  And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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