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Calendar day; November 26, 2014

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Wednesday, the 26th of November, 2014 is the 330th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.

General Events:

Shopping Reminder Day
November 26, 2014 in the World

Shopping Reminder Day takes place on November 26, 2014. It’s less than a month until Christmas – don’t forget to buy all of your gifts! Shopping Reminder Day is a stark reminder that you’re running out of time!

Internet sites are almost evenly split, as to the date of this special day. Almost one half list it on the 25th. With the other half recording it on the 26th. A very slight majority have it on the 26th. Therefore, without any insight from the creator of this day, we go with the majority on the 26th.

Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one.

The shopping experience can range from delightful to terrible, based on a variety of factors including how the customer is treated, convenience, and mood.

Where is Shopping Reminder Day?
Worldwide

National Tie One on Day
November 26, 2014 in the USA

National Tie One on Day might confuse people with it’s name however it is not at all about going out, getting crazy and drinking to much while others are at home, working hard preparing for tomorrow’s big Thanksgiving Day meal.

National Tie One on Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created by best-selling author Ellyn Anne Geisel. National Tie One on Day celebrates the apron as well as the past generations of women who wore them and it was also created as a day to bring joy to the life of someone in need and celebrate the spirit of giving.

“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel

As part of National Tie One on Day, Buy an apron, bake something, tuck a note of encouragement in the pocket of the apron (or pin it on it), wrap the baked good in the apron and give it to someone in need on Thanksgiving Eve.

Where is National Tie One on Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 26th November:

783 – Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

1476 – vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1703 – Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) – thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen

1778 – Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in USA

1885 – 1st meteor photograph

1901 – Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

1922 – English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt

1924 – Mongolian People’s Republic proclaimed

1941 – Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France

1948 – 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

1949 – India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

1950 – China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River

1967 – Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450

1984 – US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

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