Rick Allen (drummer of Def Leppard) was born on this day in 1963. Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (pilot of U.S. B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay, whose crew dropped first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during WWII; bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" was dropped on August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m. local time) died on this day in 2007.
What's Happening: November
The Month of November 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in November 2019? Here at the Almanac, we think of November as the month of food, when the best of cooks can shine and the best of eaters will surely get their fill. Here’s what November brings—from weather forecasts to folklore!
November Birthstone: Color and Meaning
November’s birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. Learn more about topaz color, facts, and folklore.
“Fun” and “functional” describe this special garden thermometer. A hand-painted glass hummingbird sits atop a large, easy-to-read, dial thermometer. The temperature gauge displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius.