November 30, 2017

Winston Churchill is born 1874

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, is born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England.

Churchill came from a prestigious family with a long histo...

November 28, 2017

William Blake was a 19th century writer and artist who is regarded as a seminal figure of the Romantic Age. His writings have influenced countless writers and artists through the ages, and he has been deemed both a major poet and an original thinker.


Born in 175...

November 27, 2017

Pediatric Drug Formulations 7th Edition by Milap C. Nahata MS PharmD and Vinita B. Pai MS PharmD is now available for pre-order!

The first edition of this book was conceived nearly 30 years ago. Each edition since has been extremely rewarding to meet the needs of pediat...

November 21, 2017

Today is the birthday of historian, writer and philosopher Voltaire. Born in 1694 he is the author of the satirical novella 'Candide,' Voltaire is widely considered one of France's greatest Enlightenment writers. Voltaire's body of writing also includes the notable his...

November 21, 2017

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth and last month to have the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem me...

November 14, 2017

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Before you assume this is another made-up holiday created just to post an image on social media, think again.There are some major reasons why National Diabetes Awareness Month is important – 114 million reasons, to be exac...

November 13, 2017


November’s second birthstone, citrine, is the variety of quartz that ranges from pale yellow to brownish orange in color. It takes its name from the citron fruit because of these lemon-inspired shades.

The pale yellow color of citrine closely resemble...

November 9, 2017

Kodak Theatre, new home of Oscars, opens - 2001

On this day in 2001, the 3,400-seat Kodak Theatre, which was designed as the permanent home of the Academy Awards, opens in Hollywood. The Oscars were held at the Kodak Theatre for the first time on March 24, 2002. During...

November 7, 2017


Through much of history, all yellow gems were considered topaz and all topaz was thought to be yellow. Topaz is actually available in many colors, and it’s likely not even related to the stones that first donned its name. 

The name topaz derives from T...

November 6, 2017

Abraham Lincoln elected president - 1860

Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defe...

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