November Factoids

November 1-30

Visit the Knowitall blog for helpful information on using Knowitall all through the month!

View our Thanksgiving Day Collection and our Winter Holidays Collection!

November Observances (Month):

National Career Development Month

Be sure to visit the Career Explorations Collection.

Native American Heritage Month

View the Native American Heritage Collection.

College Application Month

(August - December each year)

Carolina Classrooms : Applying for College - Applicants, please check with individual schools to determine if there have been any changes due to current events.

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November Observances (Weeks):

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (Nov. 6-12)

  • Visit our Animal Lovers Collection! Try out the sub-collections under various topics, too! 

National Radiologic Technology Week (Nov. 6-12)

National Young Readers Week (Nov. 14-18)

American Education Week (Nov. 13-19)

Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 14-19)

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National Authors’ Day

Visit our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection to learn from an impressive list of authors!


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National Family Literacy Day


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Richard Serra

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. (Artopia)

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J. Wilson Newman

On November 3, 1909, J Wilson Newman was born. He was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1933. (Legacy Of Leadership Profile)

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National Bison Day


National Saxophone Day 

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On November 7, 1954, US Armistice Day became Veterans Day. 

View our Military Observances Collection. Visit our Veterans Day Collection here.  


Job Action Day

Job Action Day is a day for empowering workers and job-seekers. It is held on the first Monday in November.

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Election Day (2021)

This is the day on which votes are cast to elect public officials. These include national, state and local government representatives at all levels up to the president. Election Day is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November on even-numbered years, and cn fall between Nov. 2 and 8. View our video, Are You Eligible to Vote? (Ready To Vote)

National Parents as Teachers Day

Parents, read our blogs to learn about resources available on! You may be surprised at what you’ll find!


Browse by grade and subject. View our resources in these curriculum areas:

DeQuincey Newman is voted the first African American South Carolina senator since the end of Reconstruction in 1983. (History Of SC Slide Collection)

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Kurt Vonnegut

On November 11, 1922, author Kurt Vonnegut was born. (Writer's Workshop)

Charles E. Daniel

On November 11, 1895 Charles E. Daniel was born. He was inducted into South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1985.(Legacy Of Leadership Profile)

Veterans Day and Armistice Day

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

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Ben R. Morris

On November 12, 1922, Ben R. Morris was born. He was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1990. (Legacy Of Leadership Profile)

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General William Tecumseh Sherman

On November 14, 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, Georgia completing his March to Sea. (Mary Long's Yesteryear)

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The Articles of Confederation

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

Learn more about why the Articles of Confederation failed! (History In A Nutshell)

America Recycles Day

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

Georgia O'Keeffe

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

View the documentary, Georgia O'Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

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National Education Support Professionals Day

  • Tell a teacher and support staff how much they are appreciated! 
  • Then show it by learning something new that interests you on! Be sure to spread the word to those you care about!
  • View our Professional Development Collection.



National Rural Health Day

View our KnowItAll Healthy! Collection.




Hugh William Close

On November 18, 1919, Hugh William Close was born. He was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1987. (Legacy Of Leadership Profile)

Frances Marion

On November 18, 1888, Frances Marion was born. She won the second and third Oscars ever awarded to the craft of screenwriting. (Artopia)

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Savion Glover

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. (Artopia)

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David Robert Coker

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. (Legacy Of Leadership Profile)

Universal Children's Day

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On November 22, 1718, notorious pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) was killed just off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. Blackbeard had an illustrious career as a pirate lasting around 18 months. (History Of SC Slide Collection; Carolina Stories)

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is an American federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. We hope you will enjoy your Thanksgiving in the best of health! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at South Carolina ETV!

National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning is an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November, the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)


National Native American Heritage Day

National Day of Listening - StoryCorps

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George "Baby Face" Nelson

On November 28, 1934, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson's crime spree ended. Melvin Purvis, most famous for the John Dillinger case, worked on the case, but was reassigned by J. Edgar Hoover. (Carolina Stories)

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Robert Roy Pearce

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. (Legacy Of Leadership Profile)

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

Updated by Andrew Davis, Media Production Assistant (Digital Media/Knowitall)

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