NaNo 11/18/15 woot!!

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Was able to write for a bit yesterday, made it to 40421 words yesterday before I got uber busy at work. And then I was sooo tired I didn’t cap it last night. so.. here it is this morning! 😉



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Calendar day; November 18, 2015

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Wednesday, the 18th of November, 2015 is the 322th day in 2015 and in the 47th calendar week.
General Events:
Occult Day 2015
November 18, 2015 in the World
Occult Day takes place on November 18, 2015. The occult is “knowledge of the hidden”. In common English usage, occult refers to “knowledge of the paranormal”, as opposed to “knowledge of the measurable”, usually referred to as science.
The term is sometimes taken to mean knowledge that “is meant only for certain people” or that “must be kept hidden”, but for most practising occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences. The terms esoteric and arcane have very similar meanings, and in most contexts the three terms are interchangeable.
Occult also describes a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject.
Where is the event?
GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems)
November 18, 2015 in the World
GIS Day is a grassroots educational event created and promoted by the GIS company Esri that enables geographic information systems (GIS) users and vendors to open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of GIS.
GIS Day is a global event. Organizations all over the world that use GIS, or are interested in GIS, participate by holding or sponsoring an event of their own. In 2005 more than 700 GIS Day events were held in 74 countries around the globe. The first GIS Day occurred in 1999.
GIS Day is held the third Wednesday of November each year, during Geography Awareness Week, a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
Where is the event?
Mickey Mouse Day
November 18, 2015 in the World
Mickey Mouse was Walt’s most famous character. His first big screen debut was Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928. Mickey Mouse has become and international personality whose success laid the financial foundation upon which Walt Disney built his creative organization. Besides being the personification of everything Disney, Mickey has become one of the most universal symbols of the Twenieth Century. Mickey was born in Walt’s imagination late in 1928 on a train ride from New York to Los Angeles. Disney wanted to name him Mortimer but his wife told him to call him Mickey instead. He played everything from fireman to giant killer, cowboy to inventor, detective to plumber. Technically and artistically Mickey cartoons were far superior to other contemporary cartoons and gave life to an entire family of animated characters like Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.
Where is the event?
National Vichyssoise Day
November 18, 2015 in the USA
It’s National Vichyssoise Day! This holiday celebrates vichyssoise—a delicious thick, French-style soup made from potatoes, cream, chicken stock, leeks, and onions.
Traditionally served chilled, vichyssoise (pronounced “vee shee swahzz”) has a French name but was invented in America. It was created in 1917 by a French chef named Louis Diat when he was working at the Ritz-Carlton in New York. He named the dish after “Vichy,” a town near to where he grew up. 
Never tried vichyssoise? Find a recipe and make it for dinner tonight!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 18th November:
326 – Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome
1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1421 – Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica
1686 – Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants
1803 – Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
1872 – Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY
1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
1902 – Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
1909 – US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1916 – General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) – over 1 million killed or wounded
1918 – Latvia declares independence from Russia
1928 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse appears in NY in “Steamboat Willie”
1950 – South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1956 – Morocco gains independence
1963 – Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963 – Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
1976 – Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
1993 – Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
2004 – Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol


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