November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar. November is a month of late spring in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • The birthstone for November is the topaz.
  • The zodiac signs for November are Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
  • The birth flower for November is the chrysanthemum.
  • In the United States and Canada, November is National Beard Month or No Shave Month. Australians have a similar month where they grow a mustache instead of a full beard.
  • On November 2, 1769, a Spanish expedition reached San Francisco Bay.
  • On November 2, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States.
  • On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became the 40th state of the United States.
  • On November 2, 1917, Arthur Balfour proposed settlement of Jewish people in Palestine.
  • On November 4, 1979, the U.S. Embassy was taken over by Iranian revolutionaries in Teheran and a group of U.S. citizens were seized as hostages.
  • The Erie Canal was formally opened in New York on November 4, 1825.
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was given in November 1863.
  • Parker Brothers introduced the world to the Monopoly game on November 5, 1935.
  • On November 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in the United States between Rutgers and Princeton.
  • On November 8, 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States.
  • The US and Canada celebrate the end of WWI every year on November 11.
  • The first mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel in the world, The Holland Tunnel, opened to traffic on November 13, 1927.
  • The Suez Canal opened, November 17, 1869.
  • The United States and Panama signed the treaty that provided for the Panama Canal on November 18, 1903.
  • On November 18, 1963, Bell Telephone Company introduced to the public the push button phone.
  • On November 18, 1883, standard time began in the United States.
  • John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
  • French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec born on November 24, 1864.
  • After discovering debris-covered stairs, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his crew entered the four-room Egyptian tomb of 18-year-old King Tutankhamen on November 26, 1922.
  • Commander Richard E. Byrd and crew of three became first to fly over the South Pole, November 29, 1929.
  • Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels, was born November 30, 1667.
  • Mark Twain, American author, was born November 30, 1835.
  • British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born November 30, 1874.
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Good Nutrition Month
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Election Day - first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday of November
  • November 11 - Veteran's Day

 

 

 

 

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