November History, Trivia and Fun Facts
November History Highlights
Traditional November Information
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, decleared the last Thursdayof November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving.
November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days.
The Latin translation of "novem" is nine, for it was originally the ninth month on the Roman calander.
November begins on the same day of the week as March every year and also February except in leap years
In Finnish, November is called marraskuu, meaning "month of the dead"
In Xhosa, November is called ngeyeNkanga, meaning "month of the small yellow daisies"
November in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to May in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa
Around November 17, the Leonids meteor shower reaches its peak
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"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year."
"They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty. For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercising in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish, of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion. All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees).
And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys,
of which they took many, besides venison, etc. Besides they had
about a peck of meal a week to a person, or now since harvest,
Indian corn to that proportion. Which made many afterwards write
so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which
were not feigned but true reports.”
"When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained
"November comes and November goes,
With night coming early and dawn coming late,
The fires burn and the kettles sing,
"No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
"November's sky is chill and drear,
"Over the river and through the wood,
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