NATIONAL CANDY DAY
On November 4th, we celebrate the sweet holiday, National Candy Day. Candies have a long history of attracting us with their bright colors and delightful flavors. They also come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes. Read more…
NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY
National Chicken Lady Day on November 4th annually honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree. Read more…
NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY
On the first Friday in November, express your fandom for your favorite professional players on National Jersey Friday by wearing your team’s jersey! Read more…
On Deck for November 5, 2022
- National Donut Day
- National Love Your Red Hair Day
- National Bison Day – First Saturday in November
- National Play Outside Day – First Saturday of Every Month
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3-5 minutes
Total Prep: 5-10 minutes
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup half-and-half cream or evaporated milk
¼ cup butter, cubed
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes.
November 4th Celebrated History
Upon being elected, Nellie T. Ross became the first woman governor in the United States.
After a review of the coordination efforts regarding communications intelligence in the U.S. government, the National Security Agency is established.
Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools for the first time. Before her observance, it was thought only humans created tools.
Due to rising gas prices, the Netherlands establishes the first Car-Free Sunday.
Barack Obama becomes the 44th United States President and the first biracial and first African American president.
November 4th Celebrated Birthdays
Will Rogers – 1879
The vaudeville and film actor was known for his performances in numerous westerns and comedies. He also authored six books and wrote a newspaper column called “Daily Telegrams” that often commented humorously on current events.
Harry Ferguson – 1884
With a love for aviation and motors, Ferguson built a modern tractor with a three-point linkage system. His design was so successful that by the end of his career, he merged with Massey Harris.
Ruth Handler – 1916
During World War II, Ruth and her husband Elliot and Harold Matson founded Mattel. In 1956, Ruth developed the doll known as Barbie, named after her daughter.
Walter Cronkite – 1916
Considered “the most trusted man in American,” the television journalist anchored the CBS Evening News for almost 20 years.
Mary Sherman Morgan – 1921
Before there could be a rocket man, there was a rocket woman. In 1957, Morgan was the leading and first woman rocket fuel scientist. NASA turned to her to develop a fuel powerful enough to propel Explorer-I, America’s first satellite, into obit.
Laura Bush – 1946
The former teacher and librarian served as the First Lady from 2001-2009. During her time in the White House, the First Lady implemented several programs in support of literacy.
Ralph Macchio – 1961
Best known for his role as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid films, he also starred in The Outsiders and My Cousin Vinny. On television, he appeared in hit shows such as Ugly Betty and a revival of the Karate Kid in Cobra Kai.
Sean Combs – 1969
The award-winning rapper also goes by the names Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Puffy and Diddy. His rise to fame began in 1997 when his first single and debut album reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The artist has also developed successful acting and producing careers.
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