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Shopping Reminder Day

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shopping Reminder Day

When : Always November 26th

Shopping Reminder Day is today. On your mark. Get Set. Go Shop!

If we all heed this reminder, there is no doubt the malls and stores will be mobbed. But, wait a minute!? Isn't the holiday season already in full gear? Aren't we being blasted with ads on Television, radio, newspapers and billboards? How could we not know, that it's time to shop for the holidays?

There is no shortage of fun, crazy, wacky and special days. Some of them are a little "wackier" than others. As we pondered this special day, we realized if you need a special day this time of year, to remind you to do your holiday shopping, then it's not just this special day that's a little wacky .......

So, just in case you weren't thinking about it.... please remember to do your holiday shopping.

Whatever your means of transportation, have a happy Shopping Reminder Day.

Origin of Shopping Reminder Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it. We suspect this day has its roots in Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and the busiest shopping day of the year.

Internet sites are almost evenly split, as to the date of this special day. Almost one half list it on the 25th. With the other half recording it on the 26th. A very slight majority have it on the 26th. Therefore, without any insight from the creator of this day, we go with the majority on the 26th.

This Day in History November 26th

Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. (1476)

The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die. (1703)

In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui. (1778)

The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established. (1784)

A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress. (1789)

At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity. (1825)

The University of Notre Dame is founded. (1842)

President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday). (1863)

The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams. (1917)

Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years. (1922)

Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between is the first film to do so but it is not widely distributed). (1922)

Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later. (1939)

World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria. (1943)

World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers. (1944)

Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict. (1950)

Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor. (1968)

In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded. (1970)

An unidentified hijacker named 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 pm. (1977)

Brink's-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport. (1983)

Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission. (1986)

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament. (1998)

George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote. (2000)

Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England. (2003)

2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others. (2011)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I've gone out one time for an early Black Friday sale...never again! It's just not worth the hassle!
    1573 days ago
    I hate shopping this time of year!
    1574 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    1574 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder. Every time I hear about shopping, I think of George Carlin's routine "A Place for my Stuff". 'A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.'

    Thanks for the history tidbits.
    1574 days ago
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