November 4—Will Rogers Day
This holiday is celebrated in Oklahoma to honor the trick-roping cowboy and all-around entertainer, who was born in that state in 1879.
"I don't make jokes. I just watch government and report the facts.”.–Will Rogers (1879–1935)
November 6—Sadie Hawkins Day
Not a typical holiday, this holiday is the invention of Al Capp, creator of the Li'l Abner comic strip. On this day, unmarried ladies could pursue (literally) their men; if caught, marriage was unavoidable. The idea took off in real-life. In 1938, the first recorded "girls-ask-boys" Sadie Hawkins dance was held.
November 7—Daylight Saving Time Ends at 2:00 A.M.
In 2010, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00 A.M. Remember to “fall back” by setting your clocks back 1 hour. Did you know? Benjamin Franklin suggested the idea of a time change in 1784. Daylight Saving Time was first observed in the United States during World War I and then again during World War II.
Weather FolkloreIf the first snow sticks to the trees, it foretells a bountiful harvest.
If sheep feed facing downhill, watch for a snowstorm.
Thunder in November indicates a fertile year to come.
If there be ice in November that will bear a duck, there will be nothing thereafter but sleet and muck.