Fox Nation Patriot's Almanac Episodes (25)
Nov. 1: John Adams moves into White House
On the afternoon of November 1, 1800, John Adams became the first president to occupy what we now call the White House.
Nov. 2: 'Dewey Defeats Truman'
On this day in 1948, Democrat Harry Truman won his reelection against Republican Thomas Dewey. A win pollsters and pundits predicted incorrectly.
Nov. 3: LBJ defeats Goldwater
On November 3, 1964, incumbent president Lyndon B. Johnson defeated Republican challenger Barry Goldwater. Johnson was aiming for his first full term in office after succeeding the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Nov. 4: Reagan becomes president
On this day in 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter to become the fortieth president of the United States.
Nov. 5: First US pilot shot over Vietnam
On November 5, 1964, Lt. Everett Alvarez becomes first American pilot shot down over North Vietnam.
Nov. 6: First College Football Game
On November 6, 1869, on a cold, windy day in New Brunswick, New Jersey, two teams from Rutgers and the College of New Jersey met in a contest often regarded as the first intercollegiate football game.
Nov. 7: Republican elephant mascot
On November 7th, 1874, the Republican Elephant became the official mascot of the Republican Party. It was a cartoon created by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly.
Nov. 8: 2000 Florida recount
On this day November 8 in the year 2000, Florida begins a statewide recount of ballots to decide the winner of the presidential race between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore.
Nov. 9: Fall of Berlin Wall
On this day in 1989, a spokesperson for East Berlin's Communist Party announced an end to the use of the Berlin Wall.
Nov. 10: US Marine Corps
On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress founded the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps traces its origins to November 10, 1775, during the Revolutionary War.
Nov. 11: World War I ends
On November 11, 1918, World War I ends with the signing of an armistice in France.
Nov. 12: J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur dies
On this day in 1813, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur dies, leaving behind a vivid portrait of life as an American.
Nov. 13: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated on November 13, 1982, honors American men and women who served in a long and controversial war.
Nov. 14: 'Moby Dick'
November 14, 1851, brought the publication of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a classic chock-full of American themes from its opening pages: the urge to strike out for frontiers, the dignity of the common man, and a democratic spirit of equality.
Nov. 15: Pike's Peak
On this day in 1806, Zebulon Pike spots the mountain now known as Pike's Peak. 'At two o’clock in the afternoon I thought I could distinguish a mountain to our right, which appeared like a small blue cloud,' wrote Lieutenant Zebulon Pike.
Nov. 16: Oklahoma becomes a state
On November 16, 1907 Oklahoma became the forty-sixth state of the United States. The land was originally acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Nov. 17: United States Capitol building
On November 17, 1800, the United States Congress officially convened in its new home. The United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 18: USS Maine
On November 18, 1889, the Navy launched the battleship USS Maine at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Nov. 19: Gettysburg Address
In the autumn of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln received an invitation to give a speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where a few months earlier Americans had fought one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
Nov. 20: First man to fly at Mach 2
On this day in 1953, Scott Crossfield became the first pilot to ever break Mach two, flying at twice the speed of sound in a Douglas Skyrocket at Edwards Air Force Base.
Nov. 21: Pilgrims land at Plymouth
In November 1620, after a stormy, two-month Atlantic voyage, the Pilgrims reached the coast of what is now Massachusetts.
Nov. 22: JFK assassination
On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the thirty-sixth U.S. president.
Nov. 23: Southern Conference for Human Welfare
November 23, 1938, Eleanor Roosevelt attends the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham.
Nov. 24: Turkey Pardon
In 1863, when Abraham Lincoln was president, the cooks at the White House received a live turkey to fatten up for a holiday feast. The turkey’s name was Jack, and it didn’t take long for Lincoln’s son Tad, age 10, to make friends with the bird. The turkey’s life would eventually be spared.
Nov. 25: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado
Our nation has inherited a long, rich tradition of thanking God for his blessings. In 1541 Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his men conducted a service of thanksgiving for the abundant food and water they found along the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle.