NATIONAL TRICK OR TREAT DAY
National Trick or Treat Day on the last Saturday in October extends one of the country’s favorite holidays – Halloween! Read more. . .
NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY
On October 30th, the country celebrates its favorite vegetable with National Candy Corn Day. Read more. . .
SPEAK UP FOR SERVICE DAY
Speak Up For Service Day on October 30th recognizes the importance of young people to be actively involved in community service. Too often, the good deeds of young people go unnoticed by their communities. Speak Up For Service Day gives recognition to the overlooked. It serves as a reminder to tell others about the contributions of young people to their communities. Read more. . .
NATIONAL PUBLICIST DAY
National Publicist Day recognizes publicists around the country on October 30th and the PR they provide each day. Read more. . .
Decades before the advent of the 40-hour workweek had us punching time clocks, Daniel M. Cooper receives the first U.S. patent for a “time recorder.” Patent No. 528223 described an apparatus that printed a timestamp onto a card. The invention made calculating wages easier.
John J. Loud receives patent no. 392046 for a ballpoint pen. Though it is the first such device patented in the United States, its purpose was limited to coarse surfaces and never saw any great success.
Orson Welles broadcasts a radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Listeners believed the broadcast to be a real news event and thought aliens were attacking the Earth, causing panic across the country.
With the songs “Speak Now” and “Back to December,” Taylor Swift becomes the first artist to debut two singles in the Top 10 in successive weeks.
Recipe of the Day
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.
- Aviation History Month
- Family Stories Month
- Military Family Month
- National Adoption Month
- National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month
- National Native American Heritage Month
- National Novel Writing Month
- National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- National Scholarship Month
Find the complete list on the November Page.
Andrew Jackson Downing – 1815
The horticulturist is considered to be the father of landscape gardening. During his career, he wrote several books on horticulture and was an editor for the Horticulturist.
Irma S. Rombauer – 1877
In 1931, Bobbs-Merrill Company and Charles Scribner’s Son’s published Rombauer’s cookbook, The Joy of Cooking. It is one of the world’s most popular cookbooks.
Marie Van Brittan Brown – 1922
In 1969, Marie Brown and her husband Albert Brown received a patent for their home security system.
Henry Winkler – 1945
The American actor and producer rose to fame playing the role of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on the American sitcom Happy Days. He also played Coach Klein in The Waterboy starring Adam Sandler, Barry Zucker in Arrested Development, and Fritz in Monsters at Work.
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There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!
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