National Doughnut Day
- celebrates sugary sweet, finger licking doughnuts. Why not celebrate this holiday at the doughnut shop? Get yourself some fresh made doughnuts with a nice hot cup of coffee and savor in this sweet treat. What's your favourite doughnut?
Pumpkin Chunkin Day
- Adult and youth teams vie for the distinction of throwing an 8- to 10-pound pumpkin the farthest. The different classes include catapult, trebuchet, human power and theatrical, among others. Orange attire welcomed.
Electric Shaver Birthday
- A patent was issued to Col. Jacob Schick for the 1st electric shaver in 1923.
FM Stereo Birthday 1933
- Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – January 31, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor of modern frequency modulation (FM) radio. He was issued a patent for wideband FM in 1933.
Commercial TV Broadcast Day
- The first regularly scheduled television service in the United States began on July 2, 1928. The Federal Radio Commission authorized C.F. Jenkins to broadcast from experimental station W3XK in Wheaton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. For at least the first eighteen months, 48-line silhouette images from motion picture film were broadcast, although beginning in the summer of 1929 he occasionally broadcast in halftones.
Guy Fawkes Day
- observed in England to commemorate the foiling of the attempt led by Guy Fawkes in 1605 to blow up the king and members of Parliament in retaliation for increasing repression of Roman Catholics in England.
"The Nat King Cole Show" TV Premiere
- Popular African-American pianist and singer Cole hosted his own variety show for NBC on November 5th 1956. The Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Randy Van Horne Singers also appeared as regulars on the show. It began as a 15-minute program, which was expanded to half an hour. Sponsors wouldn’t back the show, however, and many affiliates declined to carry it. As a result, it was canceled.
- This was updated by Catherine on November 5, 2011 -
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