#111 November Factoids


Dates below are from the November 2017 calendar.*

These factoids were compiled by Imani-Grace King, 2017 ETV Endowment Intern (Digital Media/Knowitall)

November 1-30

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November 1-30 is National Career Development Month.

Be sure to visit the Career Explorations Collection here!


November 1-30 is Native American Heritage Month.

View the Native American Heritage Collection here.


Media Literacy Week is Nov. 6-10, 2017

Be sure to explore these resources related to Media Literacy!

In Artopia: Media Arts "Be A Media Critic," take a closer look at types of media like photography, radio, film, television and electronic arts.

Critical Viewing: Cigarette Ads

How to Be a Critical Viewer

Radio: The War of the Worlds

Television: I Like Ike Campaign

Radio: This American Life

And more!

For more information on Media Literacy, visit these websites: Media Literacy Clearinghouse (Videos for Teaching Media Literacy) and NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education).



On November 2, 1938 Richard Serra was born. He interested cities in his artwork and many of his artworks have been designed for outdoor urban sites.


On November 3, 1909 J Wilson Newman was born. He was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1933.


Election Day - It is the day when popular ballots are held to select public officials. These include national, state and local government representatives at all levels up to the president.   It can fall on or between November 2 and November 8. View our video, Are You Eligible to Vote?


DeQuincey Newman is voted the first African American South Carolina senator since the end of Reconstruction in 1983.


Veterans Day and Armistice Day - A day we celebrate American veterans of all wars.

Visit our Veterans Day Collection to view these series that commemorate the veterans who fought for our freedom:


On November 11, 1922 author Kurt Vonnegut was born.

On November 11, 1895 Charles E. Daniel was born. He was inducted into South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1985.


On November 12, 1922 Ben R. Morris was born. He was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1990.


On November 14, 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, Georgia completing his March to Sea.


The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777.

America Recycles Day - day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. View our videos on discarding sustainably!

On November 15,1887 artist, Georgia O'Keefe was born. She is renowned for her images of gigantic flowers, cityscapes, and distinctive desert scenes.


On November 18, 1919 Hugh William Close was born. He was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1987.

On November 18, 1887 Frances Marion was born. She won the second and third Oscars ever awarded to the craft of screenwriting.


On November 19, 1973 Savion Glover was born. He won prestigious awards including 1996 Tony Awards, 1996 Drama Desk Award, and 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award.  


On November 20, 1870 David Robert Coker was born. He was known as an agribusiness man and social reformer and inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2003.


On November 30, 1919 Robert Roy Pearce was born. He was a director of First Bank Shares of South Carolina, South Carolina National Corporation, and Sonoco Products Company. He was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1996.