Concerning November 15th

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 319th day of the year, with 46 days remaining.

Republic Proclamation Day in Brazil.

Born today : Artist Georgia O’Keeffe, best known for her paintings that combined representation and abstraction, in 1887.

Departed today : Anthropologist Margaret Mead, author of Coming of Age in Samoa, in 1978.

Today in history : Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s, in Dayton, Ohio, in 1969.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : In Formula One racing, a flag with black and white diagonals and a number is a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct.  From Schott’s Sporting, Gaming, & Idling Miscellany ~ Visit the author’s web site

Quote of the day : “Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.” – Billy Wilder.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Memento (muh-men-toh) : something that serves to warn or remind; also : souvenir .  From Merriam-Webster

November comes from novem, Latin for nine.
November was originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar.

National Diabetes Month.

November birthstone : Topaz, for faithfulness.

November flower : The chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum sp.

“The wild November comes at last, beneath a veil of rain.” – Richard H. Stoddard.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

“Whilst the publisher makes every effort to verify the accuracy of the information presented herein it should not be used to decide wagers, resolve border disputes, or settle disagreements between spouses. Thank you.”

From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.