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October        November        December
Zodiac: Scorpio    Oct 23 - Nov 21    Flower: Chrysanthemum      Birthstone: Topaz

As the 9th month of the former calendar, Novemberís name relates to Novem, the Latin word for "nine." The Romans suggested to their emperor, Tiberius Caesar, that the month be renamed in his honor; however, he modestly refused by commenting, What will you do if you have thirteen emperorís and only 12 months?

Aviation History Month
National Diabetes Month
Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Native American Heritage Month


The Stamp Act was enacted by British Parliament in order to defray the cost of maintaining the military presence protecting the colonies, 1765.

2 Warren G. Harding, 29th President (1921), born 1865.

South Dakota became the 40th state (settled in 1859), 1889.

San Francisco bay discovered by Gaspar de Portola, 1769.

North Dakota became the 39th state (settled in 1812), 1889.

Marie Antoinette, (Streaming only) Queen of France, born 1755, guillotined October 16, 1793.

James K. Polk, 11th President (1845), born 1795.
3 Japan: Culture Day
4 Walter Cronkite, American newscaster, born 1916.

Daylight Saving Time. "Fallback" 1 hour, 2:00 a.m. [2018]
5 Crossword puzzles first published in America, 1924.
6 Election Day

Marie Curie, French Scientist and winner of 2 Nobel Prizes, born 1867.   FACTOID: Radium discovered by Marie and Perrie Curie, December 21, 1989.

Museum of Modern Art opened New York City, 1929.   FACTOID: Painting in Museum of Modern Art, New York, discovered as having been hung upside down for 47 days in 1961.        website:

8 Montana became the 41st state (settled in 1809), 1889.

The Louvre opened Paris, France 1793 (construction began in 1204)
9 Benjamin Banneker, American inventor/mathematician, who laid out the streets of Washington, D.C., born 1731.

World Freedom Day - Commemorates the day the Berlin Wall came down in 1989.
10 Dial telephone services coast to coast with no operator assistance, 1951.

U.S. Marines established by Continental Congress, 1775.

Microsoft releases "Microsoft Windows" platform in 1985.

Veterans Day
Observance [2018] - The IRC, TPC, and CLP will be closed.
11 First school law (Compulsory attendance) passed by Massachusetts, 1647.

Veterans Day  (Honors all who served in wars and is observed on the ending of WWI, 1918.)

Washington became the 42nd state (settled in 1811), 1889.

Youth Appreciation Week  (11-17) [SY 2018-19]
12 EllisIsland closes, the immigration processing station that served over 12 million immigrants in its 40 year history. Once immigrants passed a physical exam they had to go through a rigorous screening process by government officials, 1954.

American Education Week (12-16) [SY 2018-19]

Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author of "Child's Garden of Verse," "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped," and "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde;" born 1850.

Artificial Snow introduced in America, 1946.

School Psychology Awareness Week  (13-17) [SY 2018-19]

14 Claude Monet, French landscape artist, born 1840.

William Steig, Children's author and illustrator, born 1907.

Robert Fulton, American inventor of Steamboat, born 1765.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Artists born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887.

America Recycles Day

Education Support Professionals Day [2018]

Great American Smoke Out   [2018]


Oklahoma became the 46th state (settled in 1889), 1907.

Suez Canal formally opened in 1869, seized by Egypt on July 26, 1956.


Queen Elizabeth I succeeded to the throne of England, 1558.

National Parental Involvement Day [2018]

Substitute Educators Day  [2018]


Antarctica discovered by US Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer, 1820.

Puerto Rico discovered by Europeans, 1493; declared self-governing, July 25, 1952.

Geography Awareness Week (18-24) [SY 2018-19]

National Family Week (18-24)   [SY 2018-19]


The ship, Mayflower, docked off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1620.

James A. Garfield, 20th President (1881), born 1831.

Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, 1863. For more information


Peregrine White, first child born on Mayflower while docked off Plymouth Rock, 1620.    (First record of genealogy in America)

Senator Robert F. Kennedy born 1925. FACTOID: Shot in Los Angeles, 1968; he died the following morning.

Nuremberg Trials of Nazi leaders opened in Germany, 1945.

Scientists discoverd a way to make embryonic stem cells without using embryonic stem cells. By adding four genes to skin cells, they were able to reprogram skin cells into any of the body's 220 types of cells, 2008.

21 North Carolina became the 12th state (settled in 1660), 1789. FACTOID: One of the original 13 colonies.

Congress first meets in Washington, 1776.

The Mayflower Compact signed, 1620.

Robert Cavalier LaSalle, French explorer who sailed the Mississippi River and claimed it for France, born 1643.

The Pilgrims had much for which to be thankful. Ninety native men and 50 Pilgrims attended the feast known today as Thanksgiving.  The feast was probably held sometime between Sept. 20 and Nov. 9, 1621.

John F. Kennedy, our 35th president, was assassinated as he rode in his motorcade along the streets of Dallas, Texas in 1963.   Web site

Charles DeGaulle, former President of France, born 1890.

Daniel Boone, American pioneer who's credited for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky, made more famous by folktale's, born 1734. [d. 9.26.1820]

Thanksgiving Day [2018]  The IRC, TPC, and CLP will be closed.

23 Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853), born 1804.

First fossil bones of Lystrosaurus, a four foot reptile that lived 200 million years ago, were discovered in Antarctica while digging near the South Pole in 1969.

The IRC, TPC, and CLP will be closed.

Zachary Taylor, 12th President (1849), born 1784.

25 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist/philanthropist, born 1835.

Charles Dodgson sent an early Christmas gift to 12 year old Alice Liddell. It was a handwritten story he had created for Alice, called "Alice's Adventures Underground." Today, we know it as "The Misadventures of Alice in Wonderland" and Dodgson by his pen name, Lewis Carroll.

First lion to be seen in America at the Boston Zoo, 1716.

29 Lord Carnarvon of England and his American assistant, Howard Carter, discovered the Tomb of King Tutankhamen in Egypt, 1922.
30 Sir Winston Churchill, former prime minister of England, born 1874.

American, Samuel Clemens, (Mark Twain), author of "Adventures of Huck Finn" and "Tom Sawyer," born 1835.  FACTOID: Died April 21, 1910 at age of 75.

Irishman Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels," born 1667.
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