America Recycles Day
- dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. To raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage Americans to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy recycled products.
I Love to Write Day
- encourages people of all ages to write something: a poem, a short story or a letter to the editor, or to start or finish a novel—the possibilities are endless! Special writing events and activities take place in more than 15,000 schools, libraries, bookstores and community centers all across the US.
George Spelvin Day
- Believed to be the anniversary of George Spelvin’s theatrical birth—in Charles A. Gardiner’s play Karl the Peddler on Nov 15, 1886, in a production at New York, NY. The name (or equivalent—Georgina, Georgetta, etc) is used in play programs to conceal the fact that an actor is performing in more than one role. The fictitious Spelvin is said to have appeared in more than 10,000 Broadway performances.
National Bundt (Pan) Day
- A day for everyone young and old to pull the Bundt pans from the cupboards and get ready for baking delicious masterpiece cakes during the upcoming holiday season. The Bundt pan has stood the test of time for more than 50 years and is a fixture in nearly every home in America. The Bundt is the quintessential kitchenware icon.
Godiva Chocolates in America Day
- In 1958, the first Godiva shop outside Belgium opened in Paris, and in 1966 the company's offerings reached America with distribution to select chains of luxury department stores. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of premium-quality chocolates, cookies, ice cream, cocoa, and flavored coffees.
NBC Radio Birthday
- Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. It is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network" due to its stylized peacock logo, created originally for color broadcasts.
Great American Smokeout
- This holiday was setup by the American Cancer Society in 1977 in the hopes that all smokers in the nation would take one day not to smoke.
Little Red Wagon Day
- For over 80 years, millions of children have used Radio Flyer wagons in countless voyages into the imagination. The magical qualities, beauty and simplicity of the wagons unleash imaginations and nurture the wonder of childhood. The wagons are truly icons of America.
Unemployment Check Birthday
- Many people use the Unemployement checks to live off from between careers and today marks the date in history in 1939 of the creation of the check that helps feed many families around the nation.
American Enterprise Day
- On this day, U.S. residents recognize free enterprise and how it has contributed to the economy. Free enterprise means that a business is not restricted by government subsidies or regulations. Instead, the business operates under the laws of supply and demand.
First Black Professional Hockey Player
- When Arthur Dorrington signed a contract to play hockey with the Atlantic City Seagulls of the Eastern Amateur League, he became the first black man to play organized hockey in the US. He played for the Seagulls during the 1950 and 1951 seasons.
Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day
- coordinated by Betty Crocker and some Boys and Girls Clubs in both Chicago and Philadelphia, although there is a 1-800 number for others around the nation to call to receive a brochure. Basically, the event uses crafts and activities to promote wholesome lunches and maybe bring some light-heartedness to working parents who might otherwise skip lunch.
- This was updated by Catherine on November 15, 2011 -
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