National Nachos Day/I love Nachos Day
- Nachos originate from the city of Piedras Negras, Mexico. On night in 1943, the wives of ten U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan arrived at a restaurant called Victory Club after it had already closed for the evening. Restaurant employee Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya quickly put together whatever he had left in the kitchen for the women, calling them "Nachos Especiales."
- James Naismith, inventor of basketball, was born in Ontario, Canada on November 6, 1861.
- A day to recognize the birth anniversary of Adolphe Sax, Belgian musician and inventor of the saxophone and the saxotromba. Born at Dinant, Belgium, in 1814, Antoine Joseph Sax, later known as Adolphe, was the eldest of 11 children of a musical instrument builder. Sax contributed an entire family of brass wind instruments for band and orchestra use.
Marooned Without a Compass Day
- How is your sense of direction? Do you often find yourself going around in circles? Do you feel hopelessly lost? Do you know where you are? If any of these questions describe your current state of being, then you are in tune to this special day.
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
- the damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict, often extending beyond the limits of national territories and the present generation.
"Good Morning America" TV Premiere
- This 1975 ABC morning program, set in a living room, is a mixture of news reports, features and interviews with news makers and people of interest. It was the first program to compete with NBC’s “The Today Show” and initially aired as “A.M. America.”
Sadie Hawkins Day
- Widely observed in US, usually on the first Saturday in November. Tradition established in “Li’l Abner” comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. A popular occasion when women and girls are encouraged to take the initiative in inviting the man or boy of their choice for a date.
- Annual tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s faithful dog Fala. Includes parades, bagpipes and storytelling. Leashed Scotties are welcome.
"The Phil Donahue Show" TV Premiere
The first talk show with audience participation went on the air on this date in 1967 at Dayton, OH. The first guest interviewed by host Phil Donahue was atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
- This was updated by Catherine on November 6, 2011 -
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