November 18th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Calvin and Hobbes, by F Delventhal on Flickr
Calvin and Hobbes, by F Delventhal
November 18th is... Calvin and Hobbes Birthdays (1985), Push Button Phone Day/Touch-Tone Telephone (1963), Married to a Scorpio Support Day, National Vichyssoise Day, William Tell Day (1475), Mickey Mouse's Birthday (1928), Superman Death Anniversary (1992), Teddy Bear Birthday (1902), Howard Stern Show Radio Premiere (1985), Jonestown Massacre (1978), National Princess Day, Occult Day, National Entrepreneurship Day (2010), National Apple Cider Day, St. Odo of Cluny's Day, St. Romanus' Day, Do Dah Day (Pasadena), European Antibiotic Awareness Day, Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache Day, Retired Teachers' Day (Florida)

MORE (3rd Sunday): World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Mother Goose Parade Day

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

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Image: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (November 13, 2012)Calvin and Hobbes Birthdays
-- One of the most famous and popular comic strips of all time, Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes has been a timeless worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The beloved comic follows the richly imaginative adventures of 6-year-old Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether you enjoyed it as a child while expanding your vocabulary, as an adult in the newspaper or if you are reacquainting yourself with these cultural icons, Calvin and Hobbes will continue to astound and delight you.

Read: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
-- Unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. The entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. Composed of four paperbacks, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this New York Times best-selling edition includes all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons ever appearing in syndication. This is the treasure all Calvin and Hobbes fans seek.

Image: Sneakers Anime Shoes Calvin and Hobbes Hand Painted Canvas Shoes Chuck Men Women Fashion ShoesCalvin and Hobbes Hand Painted Shoes -- Hand painted shoes are special because its uniqueness. They are not only wearable shoes but also artwork. They represent your personality and your special style. It is a statement of youth, fashion, and creativity. So Hand Painted shoes have become the most popular presents for festival, wedding, anniversary and birthday for Men, Women, and Kids.

Crochet Hobbes the Tiger -- Small crocheted Hobbes Tiger handmade by soft cotton yarn and filled with high quality polyfil. He is 12 inches tall and comes with a red scarf.

Calvin and Hobbes Dr Who Sticker -- UV/Water Resistant Peel and Stick Sticker. Easy to Apply. Highest Quality Material and Ink. Made in the United States

Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Today on Calvin and Hobbes - Comics by Bill Watterson - GoComics
Calvin and Hobbes DIY Wall Art
Calvin And Hobbes coloring pages
Calvin and Hobbes Paper Toys
Make Your Own Stuffed Hobbes (Free Pattern!)
See How Calvin and Hobbes Would Look as a Cartoon
Free Pattern - Crochet (or Knit) Hobbes the Tiger
Digital Calvin and Hobbes - Create your own Calvin and Hobbes strips, play games, read thousands of strips, take part in discussions and more, all involving Calvin and Hobbes.
60 facts about Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson
Calvin And Hobbes Free Coloring Pages

Push Button Phone Day/Touch-Tone Telephone (1963)
- AT+T introduced the Touch-Tone Telephone as an alternative to rotary-dial phones in 1963. Early Touch-Tone sets had only 10 buttons. AT+T added the * and # keys in 1968 for use in advanced services. Touch-tone service was available as an option at an extra charge. This option was available only in two Pennsylvania cities.

Married to a Scorpio Support Day
- A worldwide day of remembrance to honor all those married to Scorpios and who suffer greatly. Assert yourself today! Hide their household flowcharts.

National Vichyssoise Day
- Vichyssoise is a French-creamy style soup made of puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. It is traditionally served cold. This day is for appreciating and enjoying the soup called vichyssoise. If you've never had it before, you just have to celebrate this day by trying it!

William Tell Day (1475)
- William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head – or not. The legend says Tell was an expert marksman who lived in the Canton of Uri in Switzerland. The first mention of William Tell comes in the White Book of Samen written in 1475.

Calvin and Hobbes Birthdays
- Calvin and Hobbes is a syndicated daily comic strip written and illustrated by American cartoonist Bill Watterson and syndicated from November 18, 1985, to December 31, 1995. It follows the humorous antics of Calvin, a precocious and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger.

Mickey Mouse's Birthday (1928)
- The comical activities of squeaky-voiced Mickey Mouse first appeared in 1928, on the screen of the Colony Theatre at New York City. The film, Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, was the first animated cartoon talking picture.

Superman Death Anniversary (1992)
- The Death of Superman is a 1992 comic book storyline that occurred in DC Comics's Superman titles. In the story, Superman engages in battle with a seemingly unstoppable killing machine named Doomsday in the streets of Metropolis. At the fight's conclusion, both combatants die from their wounds in Superman (vol. 2) #75 in 1992.

Teddy Bear Birthday (1902)
- In November 1902, Theodore Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, was hunting in Mississippi. The President failed to make a kill, so his hosts caught and tethered a bear, presenting it to the President as a sitting target. Naturally the President refused, uttering the immortal words, Spare the bear! I will not shoot a tethered animal. Clifford Berryman drew a cartoon of the scene, which was published in the Washington Post.

Howard Stern Show Radio Premiere (1985)
- Radio's pioneering shock jock, Howard Stern, began broadcasting with sidekick Robin Quivers on New York radio station WXRK-FM in 1985. With outrageous humor and a gleeful disregard for taste, Stern quickly became popular nationally, but many remain outraged at his show elements. The FCC frequently fined his broadcasting company. Radio listeners today number around 25 million.

Jonestown Massacre (1978)
- On November 18, 1978, the Indiana-born, 47-year-old Reverend Jim Jones, leader of the People's Temple, was reported to have directed the suicides of more than 900 persons at Jonestown, Guyana. Jones and his mistress killed themselves after watching the administration of Kool-Aid laced with the deadly poison cyanide to members of the cult. At least 912 persons died in the biggest murder-suicide in history.

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