Friday, November 9, 2012

Chaos Never Dies Day, Kristallnacht, Scrapple Day, more

November 9th, 2012, is Chaos Never Dies Day, World Freedom Day, Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass, Tag der Erfinder, National Donor Sabbath, Virgen de la Almudena, Independence Day (Cambodia), and National Scrapple Day.

You overslept, your cell phone is ringing, your project's overdue, your favorite jeans are in the laundry, and all you can find to eat for breakfast is loopy cereal with orange juice. Don't worry - you're right on track to celebrate Chaos Never Dies Day!

World Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The organizers state: "Our aim is to have organisations around the world celebrate World Freedom Day by releasing white balloons, and to commemorate the historical importance of this day by holding conferences or colloquia, or private discussions."

Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," is a remembrance of horrific anti-Jewish events that took place on November 9th and 10th, 1938, in Germany, Austria, and parts of Czechoslovakia. Streets were lined with shards of glass from shattered windows of synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, and family homes.

Germany observes Tag der Erfinder, or  Inventors' Day, on the birth date of actress Hedy Lamarr. She and composer George Antheil submitted a patent application on this date in 1941 for a secret communication system!

Two weekends before Thanksgiving in the U.S. is National Donor Sabbath. Consider signing up for organ donation - you have no idea how many lives might be saved.

The patron saint of Madrid, Spain, is honored on Virgen de la Almudena.

Cambodia observes Independence Day on November 9th.

Today is National Scrapple Day. For the uninitiated, scrapple is a combination of pork heart, ribs, liver, seasoning, broth, and cornmeal, baked in loaves, then sliced and fried in butter. The Pennsylvania Dutch aren't famous for low-cal dishes, after all.

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