Go For a Ride Day
November 22, 2013 in the World

Go For A Ride Day encourages you to get out into the world – hop on your bike, into your car, or simply get your walking boots out of storage and go on a trip. Don’t worry too much about where you’re going, just enjoy the journey!

As the holidays approach, life becomes chaotic, and perhaps a bit stressful. Take a breather, and go for a relaxing ride. You don’t need a destination to enjoy this day. But, you certainly can bring family or friends along for company.

Where is Go For a Ride Day?

Sports Event:

2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

Historical Events:

845 – 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

1542 – Spain delegates “New Laws” against slavery in America

1718 – Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (“Blackbeard”) is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.

1906 – Intl Radio Telecommunications Com adopts “SOS” as new call for help

1934 – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show

1935 – The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.

1943 – RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.

1968 – 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)

1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.