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November 24, 2023 - THANKSGIVING DAY - NATIONAL SARDINES DAY - NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING - TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING

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NOVEMBER 24, 2022 | THANKSGIVING DAY | NATIONAL SARDINES DAY | NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING | TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Day | Fourth Thursday in November

THANKSGIVING DAY

Thanksgiving Day is observed each year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. The observance is a time when families and friends gather and give thanks for many reasons, each often as different as each person who gathers around the table. Read more…

National Sardines Day | November 24

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. Read more…

National Day of Mourning | Fourth Thursday in November

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November recognizes the National Day of Mourning. The observance is an opportunity to reflect on Native American heritage and the role Thanksgiving played in the lives of their ancestors.  Read more…

Turkey Free Thanksgiving | Fourth Thursday in November

TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING

Turkey Free Thanksgiving is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in November. Read more…

On Deck for November 25, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Easy Bacon Cheese Ball

Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese (softened)
2 – 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 small package real bacon pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecans or veggies.

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, smooth cream cheese.  Mix and blend dressing mix, cheddar cheese and bacon into cream cheese.  Shape mixture into a ball shape.  Roll into nuts or veggies until covered.  Chill at least 2 hours.  Serve with crackers.

November 24th Celebrated History

1874

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.

1877 

Author Anna Sewell publishes her only novel, Black Beauty: The Autobiography of A Horse.

1963 

Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

1993

Mrs. Doubtfire directed by Chris Columbus and starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan opens in theaters.

November 24th Celebrated Birthdays

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.

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.

About National Day Calendar

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