November 14th Special Days - Featuring 18+ Streetcar Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: The TTC's Peter Witt streetcar

November 14th is... Streetcar Birthday (1832), International Girls Day, International Selfie Day, Loosen Up Lighten Up Day, National Pickle Day, Blood Transfusion Birthday (1666), National Family PJ Day, Monet Day (1840), National Spicy Guacamole Day, National American Teddy Bear Day, World Diabetes Day, Moby Dick Published (US/1851), Spirit of NSA Day/Spirit of National Speakers Association Day, Prince Charles' Birthday (1948), Operating Room Nurse Day/Operation Room Nurse Day, Milad un Nabi (Shia), Children's Day (India), Day of the Colombian Woman (Colombia), St. Dubricus' Day

More Special Days: International Guinness World Records Day, World Quality Day, World Usability Day, International Tempranillo Day, Guinness World Record Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars (America Through Time), by Kenneth C. Springirth (Author). Publisher: America Through Time (August 19, 2015)Streetcar Birthday (1832)
-- The first street railway in the world was the New York and Harlem, incorporated 1831. The first cars were run in November 1832, from Prince street to Harlem Bridge. These streetcars usually used horses and sometimes mules to haul the cars, usually two as a team. Rarely other animals were tried, including humans in emergency circumstances. The fare was 12 1/2 cents.

Read: San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars
-- San Francisco's first cable car line opened in 1873. The successful development of the electric streetcar by Frank Sprague in 1888 plus the 1906 San Francisco earthquake resulted in the decline of the cable car system. Concerned the cable car system would vanish, San Francisco resident Friedel Klussmann rallied public support to save the cars. The 1982 shutdown of the cable car lines for their rebuilding led to Trolley Festivals beginning in 1983 until 1987 using a variety of historic streetcars on Market Street.

Image: Briole Photography | Red New Orleans Streetcar Photograph Canal 2002Red New Orleans Streetcar Photograph Canal 2002 -- A fine art photograph of one of the red New Orleans streetcars on Canal Street. Photographs are printed on premium, professional, archival paper in a luster finish, which is guaranteed to last 100 years in normal household viewing conditions.

Image: Lone Palm Jewelry | Cable Car Charm Bead - Solid 925 Sterling Silver - Fits Bracelets like PandoraCable Car Charm Bead -- This large hole charm bead is solid sterling silver, not filled or plated, and is made to fit all popular charm-bracelet brands, including Pandora. These metal pieces are made using the Lost-Wax casting method. An original is designed and sculpted in wax, and then used to create a mold molten metal can be poured into.

Image: Bettal Iron Retro Wind-up Tram Cable Bus Clockwork Streetcar Toy Vintage Collection Kid GiftRetro Wind-up Tram Cable Streetcar -- Handmade. Looks beautiful, delicate and lovely, it is a worthy collection of nostalgic ideal. Handmade nostalgic toy. Wind it up, the tram moves forward. Perfect as a toy photography prop, in a coffee bar, or personalized ornaments clothing store.

Streetcar Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C. (General History) | Kindle Edition | by John DeFerrari (Author), Ken Rucker (Foreword). Publisher: The History Press (September 14, 2015)
Capital Streetcars
Amazon Freebies:

🚎 Free Streetcar ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🚎 Read Streetcar ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚎 Free Streetcar apps

🚎 Free Streetcar games

🚎 Listen to Streetcar Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚎 Watch Streetcar Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🚎 Listen to Streetcar Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🚎 Free Alexa Skills | Streetcar




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚎 Streetcar Papercrafts | PaperCraftSquare.com

🚎 Interactive Map of Denver's old streetcar lines

🚎 New Orleans Streetcars | How to Ride the Trolleys

🚎 2010 Streetcar Papercraft

🚎 TRAMWAY coloring pages - Coloring pages - Printables

🚎 Tram Travelling Teachers Guide

🚎 U.S. Streetcar Systems Page

🚎 Streetcar Collections - National Capital Trolley Museum

🚎 TTC Streetcar Map – October 2018

🚎 Cable Car Map - Market Street Railway



Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
- A day to remind people of all the benefits of joy and laughter. Find something which will leave you in the calmest state of mind, whether it is hanging out with the family for hot chocolate and game night or sitting in a corner by yourself somewhere.

National American Teddy Bear Day
- Today is Ted's 105th birthday. These cuddly, snuggly plush toys have long been favorite to children, and grownups everywhere. Celebrate by remembering your favorite teddy bear moments and sharing them with someone else, maybe with your child. This is a great time to give the kids and other loved ones in your life a teddy bear as a way of bonding and encouraging memorable times together.

Spirit of NSA Day
- The National Speakers Association (NSA) has designated today as a national day of advocacy encouraging professional speakers to support one another. NSA members are encouraged to focus on giving back, providing genuine support to speaking colleagues and taking time to connect, help, mentor or refer business to other members without any expectation of reciprocation.

World Diabetes Day
- explore new ways to raise awareness of the global burden of diabetes and develop sustainable health policies generating value-based outcomes for people with diabetes.

Blood Transfusion Birthday (1666)
- Samuel Pepys, writing in his famous diary, records the first description of a blood transfusion in 1666. His observations of the dog-to-dog transfusion were made barely four decades after English physician William Harvey declared that blood circulated through the body with the heart acting as the pump.

Operation Room Nurse Day
- honors those important nurses, who care for patients before, during and immediately after surgery. It's a very important role, during a period where a patient's comfort and life is in another person's hands.

Moby Dick Published (1851)
- On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper and Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: Call me Ishmael. Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.

Prince Charles' Birthday
- The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George - born 14 November 1948) is the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since 1952, he has been heir apparent to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms.





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