November 19th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Canadian Monopoly Game board, by Erika Wittlieb on Pixabay
November 19th is... Play Monopoly Day (1935), Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day, World Toilet Day, Have a Bad Day Day, Little Red-Haired Girl First Appearance (1962), Equal Opportunity Day/Dedication Day/Gettysburg Address Delivered (1863), American Made Matters Day (2009), First Automatic Toll Collection Machine (1940), Rocky and His Friends TV Premiere (1959), World Philosophy Day, Suffragists' Voting Attempt (1868), National Alligator Wrestling Day, National Blow Bagpipes Day, International Men's Day (1999), Women's Entrepreneurship Day, International Journalist's Remembrance Day, National Macchiato Day, St. Mechchild's Day, St. Nerses' Day, National Soup Day (Germany), Day of Missile Forces and Artillery (Russia), Revolution Day (Mexico)

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

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

Image: Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented, by Tanya Lee Stone (Author), Steven Salerno (Illustrator). Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 17, 2018)Play Monopoly Day
-- Monopoly is derived from The Landlord's Game created by Elizabeth Magie in the United States in 1903 as a way to demonstrate an economy which rewards wealth creation is better than one where monopolists work under few constraints, and to promote the economic theories of Henry George — in particular his ideas about taxation. It was first published by Parker Brothers in 1935. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly — the domination of a market by a single entity. It is now owned and produced by the American game and toy company Hasbro.

Read: Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented
-- In the late 1800s lived Lizzie Magie, a clever and charismatic woman with a strong sense of justice. Waves of urban migration drew Lizzie's attention to rising financial inequality. One day she had an idea: create a game showing the unfairness of the landlord-tenant relationship. But game players seemed to have the most fun pretending to be wealthy landowners. Enter Charles Darrow, a marketer and salesman with a vision for transforming Lizzie's game into an exciting staple of American family entertainment.

Image: Hasbro Monopoly Classic Game | Buy, sell, dream and scheme your way to richesHasbro Monopoly Classic Game -- It's the fast-dealing property trading game where players buy, sell, dream and scheme their way to riches. This version of the Monopoly game welcomes the Rubber Ducky, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Penguin into its family of tokens. Choose your token, place it on GO! and roll the dice to own it all! There can be only one winner in the Monopoly game. Will it be you?

Monopoly: Fortnite Edition Board Game -- Fortnite fans, this edition it's not about what players own; it's about how long they can survive. Features well-known locations as properties, and players aim to earn Health Point chips instead of Monopoly money to stay in the game. Claim locations, battle opponents, and avoid the Storm to survive; the last player standing wins.

Monopoly Stranger Things Edition -- Features 80s-inspired tokens and tokens ripped from the Upside Down. Walkie-Talkie and Blinking Lights cards as Community Chest and Chance cards. Features forts and hideouts instead of houses and hotels.

Monopoly Game of Thrones Board -- Oversized Collectible Tokens: Dragon Egg, Three-Eyed Raven, White Walker, Direwolf, Crown and The Iron Throne. Custom Designed Game Board features Famous Locations from the Television Series. Custom Villages and Keeps replace Traditional Houses and Hotels. Community Chest and Chance Cards renamed The Iron Throne and Valar Morghulis. Gold Dragons Themed Money.

Monopoly Strategy Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Monopoly Printable Game Board
Monopoly worksheets - ESL Printables
Free Monopoly Party Printables
Monopoly - OFFICIAL GAME Tournament Kit
DIY Harry Potter Monopoly Game with Printables
Put your face on money bills - This fake money generator can place your face on a dollar, peso, euro, etc.
Rules to Play Monopoly
Printable Monopoly Cards
Free Online Digital Monopoly Games
MONOPOLY Online |Free Game |

Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
- Since soda drinkers usually have their favorite sodas and don't usually stray away from it, maybe we can take this day to try a carbonated, caffeinated beverage that we've never tried or maybe one we haven't had in years.

World Toilet Day
- A day to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world's population) who don't have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

Have a Bad Day, Day
- For those who are filled with revulsion at being told endlessly to have a nice day, this day is a brief respite. Store and business owners are to ask workers to tell customers to have a bad day.

Little Red-Haired Girl First Appearance (1962)
- an unseen character in the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, and is a symbol of unrequited love. While never seen in the strip, she appears onscreen in several television specials. Her name is sometimes cited in these as Heather. She serves as the object of Charlie Brown's desire.

Gettysburg Address Delivered (1863)
- In 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. Noted orator Edward Everett spoke for two hours; the address Lincoln delivered in less than two minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language. Five manuscript copies in Lincoln's hand survive, including the rough draft begun in ink at the executive mansion at Washington and concluded in pencil at Gettysburg on the morning of the dedication (kept at the Library of Congress).

First Automatic Toll Collection Machine (1940)
- At the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, motorists dropped 25 cents into a wire mesh hopper and a green light would flash. The first modern toll road was the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which opened in 1940.

Rocky and His Friends TV Premiere (1959)
- This popular cartoon premiered in 1959, and featured the adventures of a talking squirrel, Rocky (Rocket J. Squirrel), and his friend Bull-winkle, a flaky moose. The tongue-in-cheek dialogue contrasted with the simple plots in which Rocky and Bullwinkle tangled with Russian bad guys Boris Badenov and Natasha (who worked for Mr Big).

Suffragists' Voting Attempt (1868)
- Testing the wording of the 14th Amendment stipulating no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States,172 New Jersey suffragists, including four black women, attempted to vote in the presidential election in 1868. Denied, they cast their votes instead into a women's ballot box overseen by 84-year-old Quaker Margaret Pryer.

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