World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - November 18-24
2023 Monthly Holidays that include November 23, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our November Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of November.
NOTE: A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Pirates Fest - Cayman Islands National Festival - November 3-26, 2023 (Little Cayman - November 3-5, 2023; Grand Cayman - November 9-19, 2023; Cayman Brac - November 24-26, 2023) This is the Cayman Islands, National Festival and features different events such as street dances, costumes, float parade, heritage days, underwater treasure hunt, games, controlled mayhem with a mock invasion, lots of music and events for kids and teens.
The Astrological Sign for November 23 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for November are:
Chrysanthemum - abundance, cheerfulness, compassion, friendship, secret love
The Birthstone(s) for November is Topaz and Citrine.
1804 - Franklin Pierce, American General, lawyer and politician who became the 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
1888 - Harpo Marx, American comedian and musician and one of the Marx Brothers (d. 1964)
1814 - Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician who became the 5th Vice President of the United States (b. 1744)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1983 - Actress Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Tyler Moore Show) marries D. Robert Levine
2018 - Canadian singer Justin Bieber acknowledged that he had married model Hailey Baldwin
Quote of the Day
HELP is one of the most powerful words that you can use!
It is hard to ask others for help, but we all need help at certain points of our lives, so don't feel bad for asking for help from family and friends when you need it! Ask for what you need!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1890 - King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir so a special law is passed for his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him
1939 - During World War II, the HMS Rawalpindi is sunk by the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst
1943 - During World War II, Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to the America forces
1946 - The French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam results in the death of thousands of civilians
1955 - The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the U.K. to that of Australia
1971 - Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council for the first time
1978 - A Cyclone kills approx. 1,000 people in eastern Sri Lanka
1985 - Egypt Air Flight 648 from Athens to Cairo is hijacked by gunman. 60 people die in the raid when Egyptian commandos storm the plan when it lands in Malta
1996 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, but runs out of fuel and crashes in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros killing 125
2007 - After hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands, MS Explorer a cruise liner sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentia, fortunately no fatalities
2019 - The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia dies
This Day in Music
1970 - My Sweet Lord is released by George Harrison as his first single as a solo artist. It goes to #1 in the UK and the US
1991 - Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen announces that he is HIV-positive. He dies on the following day
1991 - Michael Bolton's cover of When a Man Loves a Woman hits #1 in America (video below)
1995 - Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris
2011 - 90 minute a Very Gage Thanksgiving special by Lady Gaga airs on ABC
This Day in Sports
1904 - The III Summer Olympic Games close in St. Louis, Missouri
1947 - Sammy Baugh, quarterback for the Washington Redskins passes for 6 touchdowns vs. the Chicago Cardinals. The final score is 45-21
1988 - Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th National Hockey League goal
2014 - A suicide bomber at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan kills 40 people
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. an indication of surprise, excitement, or amazement.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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