Pins and Needles Day
November 27, 2013 in the World

The real purpose of Pins and Needles Day is to commemorate the opening of the pro-Labor play Pins and Needles on Broadway on this day in 1937. Over decades of time, people lost track of the original meaning of this day.

Today, most people look upon Pins and Needles Day, as a nervous and anxious day. Its a day of eager anticipation, as we await an event or for something to happen. One could argue that kids are on pins and needles from now until Christmas, as they nervously wonder if they have been good enough to receive a visit from Santa in a few weeks.

Where is Pins and Needles Day?
Worldwide

Maaveerar Day 2013
November 27, 2013 in India

Maaveerar Day is observed on November 27, 2013. Maaveerar Day or Heroes’ Day is a day of commemoration observed by Tamil people to remember the deaths of militants fighting for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. It is held each year on 27 November, the date on which the first Tamil Tiger, “Lt.” Shankar, is said to have died in combat in 1982. The tradition is to light oil lamps for the three days ending on the 27th and to raise the national flag of Tamil Eelam at the ceremonies. The symbol for Maaveerar Day is the Karthigaipoo (Gloriosa lily), which blooms during November.

Where is Maaveerar Day?
Nationwide India

Historical Events:

1295 – The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as “The Model Parliament”.

1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

1817 – US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War

1826 – John Walker invents friction match in England

1885 – Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made

1911 – Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US

1914 – 1st women elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire UK)

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1934 – Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1951 – Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea

1956 – F Goodrich & A Hackett’s “Diary of Anne Frank” premieres in Neth

1963 – The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.

1966 – In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41

2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.