November 20th Special Days - Featuring 23+ Traffic Light Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Red Light Traffic, by Staboslaw on Pixabay

November 20th is... Automatic Traffic Light Birthday (1923), African Industrialization Day (1989), Beautiful Day, Future Teachers of America Day, Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day/G.O.H.A.R.D., Latina Women's Equal Pay Day, National Absurdity Day, Name Your PC Day/Give Your Computer a Name Day, World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, Transgender Day of Remembrance/TDOR (1999), National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, Universal Children's Day, Revolution Day (Mexico), Black Awareness Day (Brazil), St. Edmund the Martyr's Day

More Special Days: Geographic Information Systems Day/GIS Day, National Educational Support Professionals Day, National Zinfandel Day, World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day, BOTOX Cosmetic Day, Love Theatre Day, Producer 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: Garrett Morgan: Inventor of the Traffic Light and Gas Mask (Famous Inventors), by Patricia J. Murphy (Author). Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc (August 1, 2004)Automatic Traffic Light Birthday
-- U.S.Patent issued November 20, 1923, to Garrett Morgan. He realized the need to control the flow of traffic. A gifted inventor and reportedly the first African American to own an automobile in Cleveland, Ohio, he invented the electric automatic traffic light. Morgan's traffic management device was used throughout North America until it was replaced by the red, yellow and green-light traffic signals currently used around the world.

Read: Garrett Morgan: Inventor of the Traffic Light and Gas Mask
-- Presents the life and accomplishments of Garrett Morgan, best known as the inventor of the gas mask and traffic light. Garrett Morgan's traffic signal was also invented to help save lives. After witnessing an accident on a roadway, Morgan decided a device was needed to keep cars, buggies, and pedestrians from colliding. His traffic signal was designed to stand on a street corner and notify vehicles and walkers whether they should stop or go. After receiving a patent in 1923, the rights to the invention were eventually purchased by General Electric.

Image: Kidsco Traffic Light Lamp with Base - 8 inches Cool and Fun Bright Lights | Flashing Red, Yellow, Green Stoplight Lamp 1 pc. | Great for Kids Themed Parties, Perfect Party Decorations, BirthdaysTraffic Light Lamp -- Perfect party decoration especially if you have a city themed party. Not only for kid's party but also on any kind of occasion. Made up of premium quality and high-grade materials ensuring its durability. Light up all you want! Just plug it and turn on the switch and let the party in the city light up!

Image: City Traffic Control Simulator 2018: Traffic Lanes Rush Intersection Controller Games For FreeFree City Traffic Control Simulator 2018 -- This utmost madness game schlep highway traffic racers to escalate purview of a flawless signal controller. Big city roads are rushed by CSR classics and auto vehicles. The more sports cars and school buses you get through, the higher your score. Be careful as emergency vehicles could pop up from anywhere. Hooked up as a mad traffic controller of NY city, precisely control cars at signal stops. Be vigilant and careful as traffic rush comes from four sides and you have to stop road cars by one tap on signal bar.

Image: LEGO Traffic Accessories polybag (xtra) 40311LEGO Traffic Accessories -- Add some order to your city streets with the awesome LEGO Traffic Lights pack! This set of items includes four buildable traffic lights, plus a wheelbarrow, trash can, broom and trash elements. Combine and use the LEGO extra accessories with all LEGO sets, to enhance your children's play in any way they can imagine.

Traffic Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Red Light, Green Light (I Help My Friends) | Kindle Edition | by Michael Taylor (Author), Srimalie Bassani (Illustrator). Publisher: Ready Readers (November 16, 2018)
Red Light, Green Light
Amazon Freebies:

🚦 Free Traffic ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🚦 Read Traffic ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚦 Free Traffic apps

🚦 Free Traffic games

🚦 Free Traffic books and comics

🚦 Listen to Traffic Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚦 Watch Traffic Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

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

🚦 Free Alexa Skills | Traffic

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚦 Printable Traffic Light Sign

🚦 Traffic Light Behavior Packet

🚦 The Highway Code: traffic signs

🚦 Traffic Lights Worksheet - Free Printable -

🚦 TRAFFIC LIGHT - the short history worksheet - Free ESL printable

🚦 FREE! - Traffic Light Cut-Outs

🚦 Traffic Light Paper Craft

🚦 Street safe: a traffic safety activity book

🚦 Safety First - The SGI traffic safety kids activity book

🚦 Grandma On The Move coloring and activity book

🚦 Free child safety downloadable pages from your Traffic Safety Team


🚦 Red Light Green Light | Traffic lights game

🚦 Traffic Signs - Printable Signs

Name Your PC Day
- Hey, why not? People name their cars and boats! There are a lot more PCs than boats these days. My computer should be named Troublemaker! What would you name yours?

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
- celebrating that sweet peanut-y treat called peanut butter fudge! You might eat chocolate fudge all the time but when was the last time you ate peanut butter flavored?

African Industrialization Day (1989)
- a time when governments and other organizations in many African countries examine ways to stimulate Africa's industrialization process. It is also an occasion to draw worldwide media attention to the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa.

Universal Children's Day
- to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. Also, a day to celebrate childhood.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (1999)
- Set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world.

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