NATIONAL MEN MAKE DINNER DAY
National Men Make Dinner Day on the first Thursday in November places the man of the house in charge of the kitchen and the evening’s meal. Read more…
NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY
Whether you stack it high or thin, National Sandwich Day on November 3rd recognizes one of America’s favorite lunch items. Read more…
NATIONAL CASH BACK DAY
National Cash Back Day on the first Thursday in November speaks to the savvy shopper in all of us. It’s one big day of exclusive offers that gives you the gift of cash back. Read more…
NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY
National Housewife’s Day sets aside November 3rd to recognize the millions of hardworking housewives. The day honors the stay-at-home moms who take care of the children and the home. It’s a 24/7 job that sometimes does not get the thank you that is much deserved. Read more…
On Deck for November 4, 2022
- Diwali (changes annually – November 4, 2021)
- International Stout Day – First Thursday in November
- International Project Management Day – First Thursday in November
Recipe of the Day
Name: Beer Bread
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Prep: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 can beer
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking oil.
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Recipe credit: Michele S.
November 3rd Celebrated History
J.T. Alden receives patent No. 40,451 for an improved method of drying yeast for the purpose of breadmaking.
John Willis Menard becomes the first African-American elected to a Congressional seat, filling a seat in the House vacated by the late James Mann. Elected from the state of Louisiana, the new Representative never took the seat as a result of an objection from his opponent, Caleb Hunt. Hunt questioned Menard’s right to even hold the seat. In the end, the House left the seat vacant until the next election.
Necessity drove Almon Strowger to invent the automated telephone. After losing some business, the undertaker discovered his competition’s wife was one of the local telephone operators. By inventing the phone that dialed the necessary party directly, Strowger eliminated the need for an operator. Eventually, Strowger pursued manufacturing the automatic telephone exchange, and it became widely used by telephone companies.
Laika becomes the first living creature to orbit the Earth. The husky mixed-breed dog never returned to Earth, however.
Washington D.C. residents vote in a presidential election for the first time. They overwhelmingly voted for Democratic incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson over Barry Goldwater, setting a trend that has never changed.
The news program Good Morning America, hosted by David Hartman and Nancy Dussault, premiered on ABC.
Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters set a world record for the farthest basketball show made backward. The 82 feet 2-inch shot broke the previous record by 10 feet.
November 3rd Celebrated Birthdays
William Cullen Bryant – 1794
The American poet and journalist authored several collections of poetry and is one of the country’s most regarded poets.
Adolf Dassler – 1900
In 1949, the German cobbler founded the sportswear company Adidas.
Bob Feller – 1918
Nicknames like Rapid Robert, Bullet Bob, and The Heater from Van Meter quickly sum up the pitching style of Bob Feller. Spending 18 years with the Cleveland Indians, Feller’s wicked fastball kept batters pacing the distance between the dugout and the plate. In 1941, Feller put his career on hold when he enlisted, becoming the first player to volunteer for World War II.
Elizabeth P. Hoisington – 1918
In 1970, Hoisington and Anna May Hays became the first women promoted to brigadier general.
Charles Bronson – 1921
The rugged actor is known for films such as Death Wish and Magnificent Seven.
Harrison McCain – 1927
In 1956, the entrepreneur founded McCain Foods, one of the largest distributors of frozen foods.
Godzilla – 1954
In 1954, the giant lizard made his film debut in Ishiro Honda’s film by the same name.
Michael Evans – 1949
The actor is best known for his role as Lionel Jefferson in the television sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
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