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1st November

The Day Of The Dead

Today is the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), celebrated in Mexico during the first two days of November, an occasion which (almost) seamlessly blends

Anniversary of the Spruce Goose's maiden flight image
2nd November

Anniversary of the Spruce Goose's maiden flight

At 319 feet 11 inches, the Spruce Goose, or more correctly the H-4 Hercules, boasts the largest wingspan of any aircraft ever built. It made its maiden

David Embury's birthday image
3rd November

David Embury's birthday

The author of that seminal work, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Augustus Embury was born on this day in 1886 in Pine Woods, upstate New York. He

King Tut Day image
4th November

King Tut Day

This day in 1922, the Egyptologist Howard Carter was about to give up hope on ever finding the tomb of Tutankhamun, which he was convinced lay somewhere

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night Cocktails image
5th November

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night Cocktails

Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.

Hot Scotch & Lemon Day image
6th November

Hot Scotch & Lemon Day

Somebody somewhere, probably in America, decided today was Hot Scotch & Lemon Day, and who are we to argue? Although we'd like to point out that such a

We're remembering science's first lady image
7th November

We're remembering science's first lady

The first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win two Nobel Prizes and the

National Harvey Wallbanger Day image
8th November

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

Of all the cocktails to have its very own day, the Harvey Wallbanger is probably the most surprising. But, yes, Harvey Wallbanger Day is a thing in American.

The Berlin Wall was toppled today image
9th November

The Berlin Wall was toppled today

On this day in 1989, protestors tore down the Berlin Wall, which had divided communist East Germany from capitalist West Germany since 1961.

Irish Coffee arrived in America this day image
10th November

Irish Coffee arrived in America this day

The splendidly named Stanton Delaplane, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, may have won a Pulitzer Prize for Reporting, but his legacy remains

The first global conflict ended this day image
11th November

The first global conflict ended this day

Today is Veterans Day in the US, Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth, and Armistice Day in France and Belgium – a solemn occasion when we remember

Happy Hour Day image
12th November

Happy Hour Day

Every hour should be happy but in most bars, this term does not reflect a collective state of joyousness but a period of comparatively cheap booze. Not

A Martini fanatic died this day image
13th November

A Martini fanatic died this day

You can no more keep a martini in the refrigerator than you can keep a kiss there. The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it

National Pickle Day image
14th November

National Pickle Day

In a bit of a pickle? Perfect, because today is National Pickle Day. Celebrated annually on 14th November, this is yet another calendar day that originated

Gillette's birthday image
15th November

Gillette's birthday

On this day in 1904, the fabulously named King Camp Gillette received a patent for a new kind of razor, putting a gadzillion barber shops out of business

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16th November

Havana's Birthday

Today is Havana's birthday, an occasion that its residents commemorate by walking around the ceiba tree next to El Templete, a shrine placed on the spot

Martin Scorsese's birthday image
17th November

Martin Scorsese's birthday

One of the world’s most influential directors, the man behind Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Wolf of Wall Street and, of

International Poitin Day image
18th November

International Poitin Day

International Poitín Day was both launched and established in 2015 at an event held at the Sun Tavern in London's Bethnal Green by Bán Poitín.

Kindle's birthday image
19th November

Kindle's birthday

This day in 2007, Amazon released its very first Kindle. Four and a half hours after that, the device sold out. And a technology that many had been talking

World Gibson Martini Day image
20th November

World Gibson Martini Day

Marian Beke, founder of The Gibson Bar in London, launched World Gibson Martini Day in 2018 to celebrate this classic cocktail.

World Television Day image
21st November

World Television Day

In 1996, against considerable opposition, the United Nations proclaimed today World Television Day, a chance to highlight the role of communications, good

JFK, RIP image
22nd November


On 22 November 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in Dallas, Texas.

St George's Day image
23rd November

St George's Day

No, this is not a misprint. Today, the 23rd November really is St George's Day - in Georgia, where the lucky folk get the day off work to boot.

The Origin of Species was published this day image
24th November

The Origin of Species was published this day

An English naturalist and geologist, who spent almost five years recording the wildlife of Latin America from his base on board HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin

Karl Benz's birthday image
25th November

Karl Benz's birthday

Born Karl Friedrich Michael Vaillant in Karlsruhe, Germany, on this day in 1844, Karl Benz would go on to fulfil his lifetime's dream of designing a horseless

Casablanca premiered this day image
26th November

Casablanca premiered this day

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine... Casablanca, a movie that still routinely tops lists of the best films of

A drinking song deity died this day image
27th November

A drinking song deity died this day

A prolific author of drinking songs – and more delicate poems, too – the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, the man who brought us carpe diem (seize

Women voted for first time on this day image
28th November

Women voted for first time on this day

Even Saudi Arabia finally saw women vote for the first time in 2015, so now equal voting rights for men and women are the norm, it's hard to imagine quite

Gaming's birthday image
29th November

Gaming's birthday

Who would have thought three lines and a couple of dots could be so much fun? Pong, the devilishly simple game that kick-started the video-game era, launched

St Andrew's Day image
30th November

St Andrew's Day

Today is the day when Scots around the world celebrate their patron saint, St Andrew, who intervened in a memorable battle against the Angles around a