7 Fun Facts About November


  • Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1789.
  • The birthstone for November is the topaz.
  • John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was given in November 1863.
  • The ancient Roman calendar listed November as the ninth month.
  • The U.S. and Canada celebrate the end of World War I on 11 November.
  • Presidents Harding and Polk differed in age by 70 years, but they were both born on 2 November.
  • Winter once began on 11 November, according to the calendar of ancient Rome.
  • November was called “Blood Month” by the ancient Saxons because that was the month they sacrificed animals to their gods.

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