Month: November 2019

Tessellations

Tessellations are patterns of carefully juxtaposed, non-overlapping shapes—like the multicolored tiles of a mosaic—that fill a given surface. They have been used throughout history, from ancient architecture to modern art, and are frequently found in the works of M.C. Escher. Regular tessellations, which are highly symmetrical and made up of congruent, regular polygons, can only be formed using equilateral triangles, squares, or hexagons. Where can tessellations be observed in the natural world? Discuss
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December 1, 2019 – NATIONAL PIE DAY – ROSA PARKS DAY – NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY – DAY WITHOUT ART

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Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (1919)

Robinson, a vocal member of the Civil Rights movement, was the first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues and the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1949, he led the National League in both stolen bases and batting average and was named its most valuable player. In recognition of his accomplishments both on and off the field, Major League Baseball retired Robinson’s number in 1997. How many times did he “steal home” during his career? Discuss
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November 30, 2019 – NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY – COMPUTER SECURITY DAY – NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY – STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY – NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY – NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY

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Clive Staples “C. S.” Lewis (1898)

 

Lewis was an Irish-British scholar noted for his witty explorations of Christianity, as well as for his classic series of children’s fantasy novels, The Chronicles of Narnia, which includes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He also wrote The Screwtape Letters, a satirical novel in which an experienced devil teaches his young charge about temptation.

During World War I, Lewis made a pact with a fellow soldier before the man was killed. How did Lewis keep his promise?
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November 29, 2019 – BUY NOTHING DAY – BLACK FRIDAY – ELECTRONIC GREETINGS DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING – NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY – YOU’RE WELCOMEGIVING DAY – NATIONAL FLOSSING DAY – MAIZE DAY

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First Anglo-Japanese Alliance Signed in London, England (1902)

The First Anglo-Japanese Alliance was signed to protect the respective interests of Britain and Japan in China and Korea. Directed against Russian expansionism, the alliance helped Japan by discouraging France from entering the Russo-Japanese War on the Russian side. The alliance later prompted Japan to join the Allies in World War I. Britain allowed the alliance to lapse after the war, when it no longer feared Russian encroachment in China. What were the cultural effects of the alliance? Discuss
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November 28, 2019 – THANKSGIVING DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY – TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING

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Duarte Day

The Monday closest to the birthday of national hero Juan Pablo Duarte (1813-76) is an official day of remembrance in the Dominican Republic. Duarte organized La Trinitaria in 1838, a secret resistance group whose efforts against the Haitian occupiers culminated in the Dominican Republic’s declaration of independence in 1844. Dominicans honor Duarte Day with public fiestas in major towns throughout the country. The stateliest ceremony takes place in Independence Park in Santo Domingo, which features Altar de la Patria (the nation’s altar), a mausoleum to the nation’s heroes. Discuss
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November 27, 2019 – NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY – NATIONAL JUKEBOX DAY – NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREAM PIE DAY – NATIONAL CRAFT JERKY DAY

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The Best Gift Ever is a National Day Wall Calendar. Plus 25% off all Socks!

We all love NationalDayCalendar.com, but with our busy lives, it can be a challenge to visit the site every day.  That is the magic of having the National Day WALL Calendar.  You can easily check what National Day we are celebrating today, what National Days you celebrate your birthday with or help planning that office […]

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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY – November 30

NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY National Personal Space Day on November 30th promotes kindness toward sensitivities and supports healing by recognizing everyone’s right to decide when and how to be touched, or not. Touch can hurt. Germs can harm. The day provides an opportunity to be aware of a person’s unspoken need for space or a […]

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Liliuokalani Becomes Hawaii’s Last Monarch (1891)

Liliuokalani ascended the throne in 1891 upon the death of her brother, King Kalakaua. Her refusal to recognize the constitutional changes inaugurated in 1887 precipitated a revolt, fostered largely by sugar planters—mostly American residents of Hawaii—that led to her dethronement early in 1893 and the establishment of a provisional government. Failing in an attempt to regain the throne in 1895, she formally renounced her royal claims. What well-known song was composed by Liliuokalani? Discuss
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Carrie Nation (1846)

 

Carrie Nation was an American temperance advocate with an unorthodox style of destroying saloons with a hatchet while supporters sang hymns. Her passion was likely fueled by her first husband’s alcoholism. Though she was successful in focusing public attention on the cause of prohibition, most temperance organizations were hesitant to support her. At 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, Nation was hard to contain and was arrested 30 times before declining health forced her retirement. How did she pay her fines? Discuss
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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688)

Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, theologian, and mystic. He studied almost every field of scientific investigation and wrote copiously, publishing Sweden’s first scientific journal and anticipating many discoveries and inventions. However, his writing gradually shifted toward philosophy and metaphysics. In 1744, he claimed to have had a divine vision. He spent the rest of his career interpreting the Bible and relating what he had seen in his visions, and he called himself a servant of whom? Discuss
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Arthur Rubinstein (1887)

Rubinstein was a Polish-American pianist whose enormous popularity spanned many decades. He debuted in 1900 and performed with moderate success until the 1930s, when he stopped performing for five years to improve his technique and reemerged as a giant of 20th-century music, active into his 80s. In the US, he was equally noted as soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire ranged from Bach to 20th-century Spanish composers …read more

November 23, 2019 – NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY – NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY – NATIONAL CASHEW DAY – NATIONAL EAT A CRANBERRY DAY

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Chinese New Year Day

The Lunar New Year is the most important and the longest of all Chinese festivals, celebrated by Chinese communities throughout the world. The eve of the new year is the high point of the festival when family members return home to honor their ancestors and enjoy a great feast. On the first day of the new year, household doors are thrown open to let good luck enter. Dragon and lion dances are performed, and there are acrobatic demonstrations and much beating of gongs. An ancient custom is giving little red packets of money called hung-pao or lai …read more

NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD – November 25

NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD On November 25th, National Play Day With Dad encourages fathers to spend the day focused on fun with their kids. It’s a day designed for bonding and memories. A dad play day allows the children of fathers a focused time to bond. For busy dads, the observance provides an opportunity […]

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