November -Kaycee

1st-

-All Saints Day. This is a Christian feast day celebrated in honor of all the saints.

-1848: First medical school opens for women. This was the Boston Female Medical School, founded by Samuel Gregory with just 12 students enrolled. In 1874, it merged with the Boston University School of Medicine.

2nd-

-Dia de los muertos. This is where we gather to remember those who have died.

-1983: Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

3rd-

-USSR launches SPUTNIK 2

-1992: Carol Mosley Braun became the first African American woman senator.

4th-

-2008: Barack Obama is elected as the first African American President of the United States.

-The first electrified underground railway system was officially opened in London.

5th-

-King Tut’s Tomb was discovered. King Tut was an Egyptian Pharaoh.

-1872: Susan B Anthony was arrested for trying to vote in the presidential election. She was an active social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.

6th-

-Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.

-1990: Deborah Glick becomes the first lesbian to be elected to the New York State legislature.

7th-

-Remembrance Day of Eleanor Roosevelt. She was an American politician, holding press conferences during her four terms as First Lady.

-1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins re-election and becomes the only president to be elected to a fourth term.

8th-

-1977: Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected official in the state of California.

-1938: Crystal Bird Fauset was the first black woman legislator for Pennsylvania.

9th-

-1921: Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. He was a German physicist who developed the theory of relativity.

-2011: Hispanic/Latinx singer Shakira is honored at Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

10th-

-Marine Corps birthday.

-Martin Luther’s birthday. He is known as one of the most influential, and often controversial figures in the Reformation Movement.

11th-

-Veterans Day. This is a day honoring military personnel who have served for the United States.

-1992: The Church of England voted to allow women to become priests.

12th-

-Birthday of Baha’u’llah. He was the prophet and founder of the Baha’u’llah faith.

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthday. She was a suffragist who helped organize the first women’s rights convention.

13th-

-National World Kindness Day.

-1956: U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down two Alabama laws requiring racial segregation on public busses.

14th-

-1968: Yale University (centicut) announces its plan to become a co-ed school.

-1969: Apollo 12 becomes the second human occupied mission to the surface of the moon.

15th-

-Islamic New Year.

-1940: Arthur Dorrington becomes the first male African American to sign a hockey contract.

16th-

-National Day of Tolerance.

-1907: President Theodore Roosevelt welcomed Oklahoma into the United States after Congress decided to admit the Indian territory and Oklahoma territory into the Union as one state and allow all Indians in the state to become U.S. citizens.

17th-

-1988: Benazir Bhutto became the first female leader of an Islamic country.

-1993: Judith Rodin was the first woman to head an Ivy League University as president at the University of Pennsylvania.

18th-

-Latvia’s Proclamation of Independence.

-Sojourner Truth’s birthday. She was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist.

19th-

-1863: Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address during a ceremony to dedicate the ceremony.

-1893: The first newspaper color supplement is released.

20th-

-Transgender Day of Remembrance.

-1914: Photographs on passports were first required.

21st-

-1877: Thomas Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.

-1992: The Anglican Church of Australia voted to allow women to become priests.

22nd-

-1963: The world mourns the death of President John F. Kennedy who was shot in Dallas, Texas.

-1986: Mike Tyson becomes the youngest African American Heavyweight Champion in history.

23rd-

-1863: The color photograph process was patented.

-1992: 10,000,000 cellular telephones had been sold.

24th-

-1991: Monica Seles set the female tennis record.

-1859: Charles Darwin published his book, Origin of the Species.

25th-

-Elimination of Violence against Women Day.

-1963: Day of National Mourning for President John F. Kennedy.

26th-

-1963: Numerous priceless art treasures, hidden by the Nazi’s during WWII, were found in Austria.

-1989: George Washington declared this day as the first national Thanksgiving in the United States.

27th-

-First Sunday of Advent. This is when the Christian church year begins and is also a time when Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.

-1924: The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City.

28th-

-1948: Dr. Edwin Land’s first polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston, Massachusetts.

-1964: Mariner Probe is launched. This is the first probe to fly by Mars.

29th-

-Eid Milad Un Nabi. This is a day of remembrance of the birth of Muhammad.

-1961: Freedom Riders attacked by White Mob at a bus station in Mississippi.  

30th-

-Saint Andrew’s Day.

-1952: Jackie Robinson charges the New York Yankees with racism.