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November 6, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Basketball Day - On this day in 1861, James Naismith, the man who created basketball was born. He wrote the original rulebook and began a basketball program at the University of Kansas. He even lived long enough to see it become an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904, and an official Olympic sport in 1936, in addition to seeing the creation of the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Championship in 1939 just before he died.

National Nachos Day – This cheesy chip dish can be loaded with lots of different delicious ingredients so that you can make it just the way you like it.

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – This day was declared in 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly for the purpose of making mankind aware that people and buildings are not the only casualties of war. The environment also suffers a great deal because of the pollution, poisoning of the soil and decimation of the forests and crops all in the name of allowing each side of the conflict to gain a military advantage.

Saxophone Day – Adolphe Sax, born on this day in 1814, invented the saxophone in 1840. A saxophone is a woodwind instrument with a single reed, and one of my favorite instruments to listen to.

Marooned without a Compass Day – This is a day to test your survival skills. Can you find your way home without a compass? Can you find your way out of your driveway?

The End of Daylight Savings Time - On this day we are to turn our clocks back an hour to officially end Daylight Savings Time for those states that participate in this program. It means that the sun will rise an hour earlier and will set an hour earlier. I don’t mind the morning sun, but I really don’t like when it get dark so early in the day.

Zero Tasking Day – This is the day that marks the end of Daylight Savings Time. So we turn our clocks back an hour and gain an extra hour of time. Your job today is to not fill that hour with more stressful work. Use it to decompress, re-energize yourself or maybe even get an extra hour of sleep.

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