Today we shared some fun facts about the first week of November:

  • November 1 is the anniversary of the first NBA game, where the New York Knickerbockers played the Toronto Huskies. The ticket cost? From 75 cents to $2.50.
  • November 2 (today) is the 22nd anniversary of the Americans and Russians became the first crew to reside on board the International Space Station – they were there for four months
  • it’s also National Deviled Egg Day!
  • November 3 is National Sandwich Day, celebrating John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, whose chef likely created the concept of meat between two pieces of bread
  • November 4 is the anniversary of the excavation of King Tut’s tomb, led by Howard Carter in 1922
  • I was born November 2, 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio
  • My father was a newspaper man and I eventually purchased the Marion Star after graduation
  • I also was a teacher and insurance man for a brief time before committing to journalism
  • My involvement in politics led me to the Ohio Senate, the Lt. Governor’s office, and the U.S. Senate
  • I won the 1920 presidential election over Ohio Governor James Cox
  • I died in office on August 2, 1923 in San Francisco
  • My memorial sits in Marion, Ohio

I am Warren G. Harding – congratulations to Dawn of Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the Ryan Ellis CD!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan