November Facts
1st November 2011
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November Monthly Facts

Well November is here and the year seems to be speeding by, already we have seen,

10 Months
303 days
7,272 hours
436,320 minutes.

And most worrying there is only 54 days to Christmas (sigh!)


According to the Georgian calendar, November is the eleventh month of the year. But November comes from the Latin word root “novem”, which means nine. It was originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar. The Anglo-Saxons referred to November as the 'wind month' and the 'blood month' - probably because this is the month they killed their animals for food.

Lots of activities come to a halt in November. The crops have been harvested and either put in storage, or sent to processing plants or mills. Farmers already know if their year has been successful or not. Football is the main sport of the month.



The topaz is the birthstone for November.

The chrysanthemum is the flower for the month of November.

Scorpio and Sagittarius are the astrological signs for November.


Festivals in November

  • All Saints Day
  • All Souls Day
  • Halloween
  • Bonfire Night
  • Remembrance Day

Days gone by,

The first W.H Smith bookstall opened at Euston station, London in November 1848

John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963.

November is National Beard Month

Winston Churchill was born in November in 1874.

World War I ended on the 11th day of the 11th month (November) at 11PM, in 1918

The infamous Berlin Wall began to come down on November 9, 1989

The first women police officers began working in Britain on November 27th, 1914

On November 5th 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the game Monopoly to the world

Channel 4 television began broadcasting in November 1982


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