Friday, the 13th of November, 2015 is the 317th day in 2015 and in the 46th calendar week.
General Events:
World Kindness Day
November 13, 2015 in the World
The World Kindness Day is on November 13, 2015. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. According to modern psychology, altruistic acts increases our own happiness in a profound way.
The World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.
Kindness is the act or the state of being kind – ie. marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.
Where is World Kindness Day?
Sadie Hawkins Day 2015
November 13, 2015 in the World
An American folk event, Sadie Hawkins Day is a pseudo-holiday that originated in Al Capp’s classic hillbilly comic strip, Li’l Abner (1934–1978). This inspired real-world Sadie Hawkins dances, where girls ask boys out. Capp’s creation captured the imagination of young people, particularly in high schools and on college campuses.
In the original story, Sadie’s father was worried that she would never be married, so he announced a race for all of the town’s eligible bachelors. Sadie was ordered to run after them, and he declared that, “Th’ one she ketches’ll be her husbin.”
Capp originally created it as a comic plot device, but by the early 1940s the comic strip event had swept the nation and acquired a life of its own. By 1952, Sadie Hawkins Day was reportedly celebrated at 40,000 known venues. It became a day-long event observed in the United States on the Saturday that follows November 9.
When Capp created the event, it wasn’t his intention to have it occur annually on a specific date because it inhibited his freewheeling plotting. However, due to its enormous popularity and the numerous fan letters he received, Capp obligingly made it a tradition in the strip every November, lasting four decades.
Sadie Hawkins Day has long been celebrated on November 13 of every year.- The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Where is the event?
Indian Pudding Day
November 13, 2015 in the USA
National Indian Pudding Day is observed on November 13, 2015. Indian pudding is a traditional New England dessert, “a cold-weather classic”. Seventeenth-century English colonists brought hasty pudding to North America and transformed it completely.
Lacking wheat, they substituted cornmeal, a grain they learned to cultivate from the indigenous peoples, which led to the new name Indian pudding, derived from their name for cornmeal, Indian meal. They substituted milk, which was plentiful, for water and added locally available sweeteners, either molasses or maple syrup, and spices when available, typically cinnamon and ground ginger.
Other traditional ingredients include butter and eggs for a smoother consistency and raisins and nuts for flavor and contrasting texture. Finally, Indian pudding is baked in a slow oven for several hours, transforming its texture from the porridge-like quality of hasty pudding to a smoother texture more typical of custard puddings.
The 20th century’s commercial puddings with their industrially perfect smooth consistency displaced Indian pudding and its cooking time had little appeal for the modern home cook. It is still associated with autumn holidays and occasionally revived by restaurants. It is usually served warm and sometimes accompanied by vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Where is National Indian Pudding Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 13th November:
1002 – English king Ethelred II (the ‘Unready’) launches ‘St Brice’s Day’ massacre of Danish settlers
1553 – English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
1913 – 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1921 – US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1935 – Anti-British riots in Egypt
1946 – First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
1952 – False fingernails 1st sold
1960 – Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
1970 – Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
1977 – Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77)
1985 – Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
1986 – US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
1994 – Sweden agrees to join European Union
1996 – Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 – 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
2001 – War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States
2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441