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November 16, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Guinness World Record Day – Celebrated on the third Saturday in November, this day is all about world records. On Nov. 10, 1951, after being involved in an argument about which was the fastest game bird in Europe, an issue that couldn't be resolved because of a lack of available information, Sir Hugh Beaver, the managing director of Guinness Breweries, decided that a book that could answer questions like that might be a good idea. The first edition came out in 1954 and one thousand copies were printed and given away. The next year they had a 197 page edition that sold enough to go to the top of the British bestseller lists. In 1956, it came to America and sold 70,000 copies. It has been produced yearly every since. It has the distinction of being the most frequently stolen item from public libraries in the United States.

International Day for Tolerance –
In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly invited its' Member States to observe this day every year with activities geared toward educating their populations about how important tolerance of others is to world peace.

International Games Day @ Your Library – This is a day to celebrate games and libraries so today libraries all over the world are playing all different kinds of games. Check with your local library to see if they are participating.

To celebrate today, exercise your tolerance skills by getting together as many different kinds and cultures of people as possible to your local library to play games together see if you can get enough that you can set or break a record.

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