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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 6, 2018

voting

To-day, alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people’s hall,
The ballot-box, my throne
!
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)   

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
310th day of the year


Maria Shriver (newscaster) was born on this day in 1955.
Clarence "Ace" Parker (professional football player) died on this day in 2013.


 
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Meaning of Election Day

When is Election Day 2019?
In the United States, Election Day occurs on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Which states have made Election Day a holiday? When were women granted the right to vote? Here’s a brief history of this day—plus, some common questions and answers and trivia.
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Why We Vote on Tuesdays

Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday?
Ever wondered why Americans vote on a Tuesday? The practice goes back to a time when Tuesday was the most convenient day and thought to encourage the highest turnout! Read on … 
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Why Elections are in the Fall

Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Halloween has ancient origins. For the Celts, it was a cross-quarter day called Samhain (“summer’s end”) which fell between the fall equinox and winter solstice. Learn about the quarter days and cross-quarter days and how they’ve influenced our modern calendar.
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Ethnic Bread Recipes

Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread. Here is a selection of festive breads based upon a cook’s jaunt around the calendar—from New Year’s Day Bread to Christmas Breads.
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What is Witch Hazel?

What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant and a helpful source of home remedies. Learn more about witch hazel below!
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