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Almanac Companion Newsletter
November 4, 2010

Tricks and Time Change

November 4—Will Rogers Day
This holiday is celebrated in Oklahoma to honor the trick-roping cowboy and all-around entertainer, who was born in that state in 1879.
See more about Will Rogers Day.
“I don’t make jokes. I just watch government and report the facts.”.

–Will Rogers (1879–1935)
November 6—Sadie Hawkins Day
Not a typical holiday, this holiday is the invention of Al Capp, creator of the Li’l Abner comic strip. On this day, unmarried ladies could pursue (literally) their men; if caught, marriage was unavoidable. The idea took off in real-life. In 1938, the first recorded “girls-ask-boys” Sadie Hawkins dance was held.
November 7—Daylight Saving Time Ends at 2:00 A.M.
In 2010, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00 A.M. Remember to “fall back” by setting your clocks back 1 hour. Did you know? Benjamin Franklin suggested the idea of a time change in 1784. Daylight Saving Time was first observed in the United States during World War I and then again during World War II.
See more about Daylight Saving Time.

Quick Clicks

• Take our Daylight Saving poll—and see what other readers have to say.
• Check your
Sun rise/set times.
• Our Best Days Timetable is now updated!
Click here.

Weather Folklore

If the first snow sticks to the trees, it foretells a bountiful harvest.
If sheep feed facing downhill, watch for a snowstorm.
Thunder in November indicates a fertile year to come.
If there be ice in November that will bear a duck, there will be nothing thereafter but sleet and muck.

See more about weather proverbs.

Guess Our First Snow!

Yes, it’s time for our annual Guess Our First Snow Contest—and the chance to win a bundle of Almanac products. Enter your date!

The geese honked overhead
I ran to catch the skein
To watch them as they fled
In a long wavering line.

–May Sarton (1912–95)

Will Rogers

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