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Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch. Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to… Read more…

CHANUKAH – changes annually


Chanukah also spelled Hanukkah and known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), is observed for… Read more…

On Deck for November 29, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Unbelievably Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders

Unbelievably Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 sliders


12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
3/4 pound sliced deli ham
3/4 pound sliced Swiss cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste


Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.

Keep rolls connected and with a serrated knife, slice the buns in half, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottom half into the baking pan.

Layer the ham and cheese over the bottom half of the buns. Place the top half of the buns on top.

Mix mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, and butter in a small bowl.

Using a pastry brush, evenly spread the mixture over the top of the rolls. Once the rolls are completely coated, pour any remaining mixture evenly over the rolls.

Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.

Remove foil and bake an additional 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.

Slice sliders apart and serve.

November 28th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

Sadie Allen becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She joined George Hazlett in the same barrel he had taken over the rapids on August 8th with William Potts. Weighted with 500 pounds of sand, the pair were towed to the center of the stream and set loose. When they were fished from the river an hour later, battered, bruised and Sadie’s stomach emptied, but alive.


J. Frank Duryea wins the first automobile race in the United States. The roundtrip journey from Jackson Park in Chicago to Evanston, Illinois took the winner just over 10 hours to complete through snowy weather. A total of six competitors entered the race hosted by the Chicago Times-Herald.


RAF Capt. Cyril Turner demonstrated the first skywriting for the purposes of advertising in the United States over New York City. Utilizing the invention of Major Jack Savage of London, his message spelled out, “Hello, U.S.A. Call Vanderbilt 7200.” The phone number was for a hotel.


The Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting on WSM out of Nashville, Tennessee. The broadcast features live musical performances and is a cornerstone of country music today.


While studying at Cambridge University, astronomer Jocelyn Bell and her advisor Antony Hewish discovered the first pulsing signal source which is now known as pulsars.

November 28th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Helen Magill White – 1853

She became the first woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. Magill completed her Ph.D. in 1877 at Boston University.

Elsie Quarterman – 1910

The ecologist and conservationist is best known for her concerted efforts with the Tennessee cedar glades, including the noted rediscovery of the Tennessee coneflower.

Berry Gordy, Jr. – 1929

In 1959, Gordy launched Motown Records creating one of the most legendary record labels in the country.

Jon Stewart – 1962

The comedian and political commentator is best known for his hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central for 16 years.

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.

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