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Go For a Ride Day

Friday, November 22, 2013

Go For a Ride Day

When : Always November 22nd

Go For a Ride Day is today. And, what a splendid time you will have!

As the holidays approach, life becomes chaotic, and perhaps a bit stressful. Take a breather, and go for a relaxing ride. You don't need a destination to enjoy this day. But, you certainly can bring family or friends along for company.

The means of transportation can be anything. Sure, a car, bus, or motorcycle ride may immediately come to mind. Here are some other ways of riding, that may prove more fun than the family vehicle:
Take a sleigh ride.
Ride a horse.
Ride a horse-drawn carriage.
Snowmobile rides are always "cool".
A bicycle is a great, way to ride and exercise.
A boat ride, if your are a warmer climate.
Doesn't a plane ride to a sunny vacation spot sound like fun!?
You can't ride in my little red wagon. Okay, you can ride in it.

Whatever your means of transportation, have a happy Go For a Ride Day.

Origin of Go For a Ride Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it.

This Day in History November 22nd

Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile. (1574)

Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard. (1718)

War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek. (1812)

Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution. (1837)

Denver, Colorado is founded. (1858)

American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia. (1864)

In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today. (1869)

The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later. (1935)

World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa. (1940)

World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded. (1942)

World War II: War in the Pacific – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan. (1943)

The Humane Society of the United States is founded. (1954)

In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody. (1963)

UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement. (1967)

The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status. (1974)

British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. (1977)

Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history. (1986)

Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom. (1987)

In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed. (1988)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership. (1990)

Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery. (1995)

In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest. (1997)

Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany. (2005)

Cease-fire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths. (2012)
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