Daily Calendar for Saturday, November 11, 2023

Traditionally, Indian Summer or β€œSecond Summer” happens in November when a period of warm weather follows a cold spell or hard frost. Although there are differing dates for its occurence, for more than 230 years, the Almanac has adhered to the old saying, β€œIf All Saints’ (November 1) brings out winter, St. Martin’s (November 11) brings out winter.” So we use November 11 to 20.

Learn more about the origins of Indian Summer.


  • Abigail Adams (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky (author) –
  • Maude Adams (actress) –
  • George S. Patton, Jr. (army general) –
  • Pat O'Brien (actor) –
  • Howard Fast (author) –
  • Kurt Vonnegut (author) –
  • Jonathan Winters (actor) –
  • Carlos Fuentes (author) –
  • Fuzzy Zoeller (golfer) –
  • Stanley Tucci (actor) –
  • Demi Moore (actress) –
  • Calista Flockhart (actress) –
  • Leslie Mann (actress) –
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (actor) –
  • Christa B. Allen (actress) –


  • Nat Turner (A deeply religious enslaved man who in August 1831 led a violent rebellion of enslaved people in Southampton County, Virginia ) –
  • SΓΈren Kierkegaard (philosopher) –
  • Mary Kay Bergman (voice actress) –
  • Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader who sought a homeland for his people) –
  • Delbert Mann (director) –
  • Douglas Rain (Canadian actor) –


  • The founding grant for Stanford University was signed, Palo Alto, California–
  • Washington admitted to the Union as the 42nd state–
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier dedicated, Arlington, Virginia–
  • The Vietnam Women’s Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.–
  • George Bowering became the first Parliamentary Poet Laureate in Canada–
  • Transit of Mercury.–


  • Oklahoma City reached a record high temperature of 83 degrees F, before plunging 66 degrees to a record low of 17 degrees F that evening–
  • The Armistice Day Storm killed more than 100 people and dumped 17 inches of snow on Iowa and nearly 29 inches on Duluth, Minnesota–

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