The name ‘November’ is believed to derive from ‘novem’ which is the Latin for the number ‘nine’. In the ancient Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March.

November begins on the same day of the week as March every year and also February except in leap years.

November Milestones:

• Nov. 8th, 1972 – Home Box Office (HBO) was launched, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
• Nov. 10th, 1983 – Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0.
• Nov. 22nd, 1995 – Pixar’s Toy Story was realised. It was the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated animation.
• Nov. 25, 1920 – The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest in the US, starting
• on this date.
• Nov. 27, 1924 – Macy’s department store held its first Thanksgiving Day parade down a two-mile stretch of Broadway in New York City.
• Nov. 28, 1895 – America’s first auto race started: 6 cars, 55 miles, the winner averaged 7 MPH
• Nov. 30, 1979 – Pink Floyd released “The Wall” double album.