Nov. 4: Use Your Common Sense Day, King Tut Day, National Candy Day, National Chicken Lady Day

by on March 4th, 2011
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Use Your Common Sense Day

Common sense: it’s an oxymoron with its own holiday. American cowboy and actor Will Rogers Had it right when he said, “Common sense ain’t all that common.” No, it’s not a coincidence that Use Your Common Sense Day is on Nov. 4, as Rogers was born on Nov. 4, 1879.

* Celebrate by using common sense with your money, your family and your health.

* Read Thomas Paine’s historic take on “Common Sense” as it pertained to American independence.

* Watch the classic “Sense and Sensibility” based on Jane Austen’s novel.

King Tut Day

Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb more than 3,000 years after the 9-year-old pharaoh died and was entombed. King Tut’s tomb proved to be quite a find as it is one of the few ancient royal tombs that was not looted by grave robbers. Carter and his team discovered the tomb on Nov. 4, 1922.

* View images of artifacts from the collection.

* Write your name like an Egyptian, courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

National Candy Day

You’d think National Candy Day would be on Halloween. It’s not. National Candy Day is celebrated on Nov. 4, days after the best candies may already be gone from a Halloween candy stash. Chew on these interesting candy facts and dates from the National Confectioners Association:

* 1854 – Whitman’s debuts its first box of chocolates in 1854.

* 1902- Necco introduces the first “conversation hearts” with sweet Valentine’s Day messages on them.

* 1928 – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups debut and are still “among the most popular candy bars today.”

* 1954 – Ferrara Pan Candy Company introduces Atomic Fireballs.

National Chicken Lady Day

No, she did not invent the Chicken Dance. No, it’s not a day to celebrate the Chicken Lady from the “Kids in the Hall” (but good for you for having such a keen knowledge of comedy). The Chicken Lady has helped people overcome one of the biggest fears we all share: the fear of public speaking. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, aka the Chicken Lady, operates The Professional Speakers Network Inc. On National Chicken Lady Day people she’s helped come out to say, “thank you.”

* Find free tips on public speaking from Toastmasters International.

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