November 20th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, November 19, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Red Light Traffic, by Staboslaw on Pixabay
November 20th is... Automatic Traffic Light Birthday (1923), Name Your PC Day/Give Your Computer a Name Day, National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, African Industrialization Day (1989), Universal Children's Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance (1999), Beautiful Day, Future Teachers of America Day, Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day/G.O.H.A.R.D., National Absurdity Day, Revolution Day (Mexico), Mawlid al-Nabitealdot, St. Edmund the Martyr's Day, National Entrepreneurs' Day, World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, Black Awareness Day (Brazil)

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: 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. Source

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 in any kind of occasions. 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!

Free 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.

LEGO Traffic Accessories -- This fun pack features a wheelbarrow, broom, trashcan with lid, two leaves, bottle, banana and four buildable traffic lights.

Traffic Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Printable Traffic Light Sign

Traffic Light Behavior Packet

The Highway Code: traffic signs

Who Invented The Traffic Light | Clipart, Memes, and Information

TRAFFIC LIGHT - the short history worksheet - Free ESL printable

Stop-Light City Craft

Traffic Light Paper Craft

Traffic Safety | An Educational Coloring and Activity Book

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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