Today November 17, we rewind the hands of time as we take a trip down memory lane:
1558: Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary I at 42, thus beginning the Elizabethan Age.
1278 – 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
2003- Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California.
National Unfriend Day – What started as a silly holiday by Jimmy Kimmel a few years ago has turned into an annual occurrence.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel founded Unfriend Day in 2014 to combat the growing trend of social media profiles collecting ‘friends’ like Pokemon cards, amassing a ridiculous amount of ‘friends’ they barely know at all in short periods of time. Getting rid of distant acquaintances on Unfriend Day can help streamline your internet experience, allowing you to use your profiles to keep in touch with people you really care about, and preserving the true definition of ‘friend.’
• Homemade Bread Day – Homemade Bread Day is celebrated on November 17th of each year in celebration of homemade bread.
• World Prematurity Awareness Day – November 17 is World Prematurity Day when we focus everyone’s attention on the global problem of premature birth. It was founded in 2011
• National Petroleum Day – Whatever your feelings on using petroleum, the effect it has had on our civilisation is undeniable, and that’s why celebrating Petroleum Day could prove very educational as well as interesting and entertaining. Celebrations can range from raising awareness of petroleum and its uses to trying to live a day without petroleum based-products in order to appreciate its value and impact on our lives.