Daily Calendar for Sunday, November 12, 2023

Second Summer (also known as β€œIndian summer”) is a period of warm weather following a cold spell or a hard frost. It can occur between St. Martin’s Day (November 11) and November 20, although the Almanac adheres to the proverb, β€œIf All Saints’ brings out winter, St. Martin’s brings out Indian summer.” As for the origin of the name, some say it comes from the Narragansett people, who believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind sent from the court of their southwestern god, Cautantowwit. Learn more about Second Summer.


  • Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (poet) –
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (reformer) –
  • Auguste Rodin (sculptor) –
  • Harry Andrew Blackmun (lawyer) –
  • Joseph Coors (brewer) –
  • Kim Hunter (actress) –
  • Grace Kelly (actress and later known as Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco) –
  • Neil Young (musician) –
  • Megan Mullally (actress) –
  • Nadia Comaneci (gymnast) –
  • Ryan Gosling (actor) –
  • Anne Hathaway (actress) –


  • Eve Arden (actress) –
  • Bill Dickey (baseball player) –
  • Billy Guy (singer) –
  • Jonathan Brandis (actor) –
  • Ira Levin (author) –


  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened–
  • Ellis Island federal immigration station closed in N.Y./N.J.–
  • Largest iceberg on record (208 miles long, 60 miles wide) discovered by U.S.S. Glacier–
  • First episode of Absolutely Fabulous aired–
  • Voters OKβ€˜d creation of Nunavut territory–


  • A heavy snowstorm hit all of New England–

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