October 31 — Halloween (All Hallows’ Eve)

    This day was known as Samhain to the ancient Celts — the death night of the old year.

November 1 — All Saints’ Day (Hallowmas)

    This is the day when all the saints are
    honored, especially those who do not have a day of their own. The idea
    probably began in the fourth century as a way to honor Christian
    martyrs whose names were unknown. In an attempt to replace the popular
    pagan festival of the dead Samhain, the church moved the celebration of All Saints’ to November 1.

November 4 — Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 A.M.

    Daylight Saving Time was first observed
    in the United States during World War I and then again during World War
    II. The time change was enacted to provide more light in the evening
    hours. This year Daylight Saving Time started on the second Sunday in
    March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

November 4 — Will Rogers Day

    Celebrated in the state of Oklahoma to
    honor the rope-tricking cowboy and all-around entertainer, who was born
    in that state in 1879. His rope tricks eventually led to a career on
    Broadway and in the movies. Rogers later became a popular broadcaster
    and syndicated newspaper columnist.
    Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
    — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

    source URL: http://www.almanac.com/newsletter/sample/

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