NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY
National Tie One on Day might confuse people with its name. However, it is not at all about going out, getting crazy, and drinking too much while others are at home, working hard preparing for tomorrow’s big Thanksgiving Day meal. The day celebrates the apron as well as the past…Read more…
NATIONAL SARDINES DAY
November 24th recognizes these silver little fishes on National Sardines Day. They may not swim right up to your plate, but they sure do pack in the flavor. While some people are afraid to taste these small, silver fish, others consider… Read more…
NATIONAL JUKEBOX DAY
The day before gathering around the turkey, gather around the nearest jukebox to celebrate National Jukebox Day! As Americans flock to their hometowns for Thanksgiving, many will head out to neighborhood bars and restaurants. They will catch up with friends and family and celebrate by playing great songs on their local jukebox. The name jukebox is thought to originate from places called ‘juke houses’ or ‘jook joints.’ In the early 1900s, people congregated in these establishments to drink and listen to music. In 1889, Louis Glass… Read more…
- National Play Day with Dad
- National Parfait Day
- Shopping Reminder Day
- National Day of Mourning – Fourth Thursday in November
- Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November
- Turkey-free Thanksgiving – Fourth Thursday in November
Recipe of the Day
Tarragon Chicken Salad
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 Minutes
2 cups shredded chicken
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
salt and pepper to taste
Mix mayonnaise, garlic, chives and tarragon in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Make sandwiches using whole grain bread, croissants or lettuce wraps.
The U.S. Patent Office issues patent No. 157,124 to Joseph F. Glidden for a type of barbed wire fencing that helped signal the end of the cowboy era. It also brought around the era of large scale farming on the range that was not possible before.
Author Anna Sewell publishes her only novel, Black Beauty: The Autobiography of A Horse.
Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
Mrs. Doubtfire directed by Chris Columbus and starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan opens in theaters.
November 24thCelebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Grace Darling – 1815
In 1838, a ship collided with rocks along the shore during a storm near the lighthouse Grace Darling’s father kept. In the morning, her family discovered survivors who had found some refuge on the remains of the wreckage. The lighthouse keeper and his daughter set out in a rowboat on the rough seas to rescue them. The legendary story made Grace Darling a British heroine.
Frances Hodgson Burnett – 1849
The novelist is best known for her children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Prince, and The Secret Garden.
Scott Joplin – 1868
While his exact birth date is unknown, the prolific ragtime composer and singer earned him the title of “King of Ragtime.” His most popular composition, Maple Leaf Rag, also brought him a steady income until the end of his young life.
Robert Sengstacke Abbott – 1870
In 1905, the attorney and publisher established The Chicago Defender. It quickly grew into the most circulated black-owned newspaper in the United States.
Bessie Blount Griffin – 1914
As an innovative scientist, nurse, and physical therapist, Blount used her experience during World War II to improve the lives of veterans. She received several patents, including one that is still in use today.
William F. Buckley – 1925
The editor founded the conservative magazine National Review in1955.
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