Let’s look at the origins of November, the traditions we celebrate during it, and some interesting little facts to bring it all together!
November’s name has remained unchanged since the ancient Roman calendar, which was in use until 45 BC. This first Roman calendar was only made up of ten months, with November being the ninth month. November actually translates rather appropriately into “ninth month” in Latin. When the Julian calendar was adopted in 45 BC, two new months were added, which pushed November back to the 11th month. Despite its change in position, November was never renamed.
What was invented in November?
- 1765: Robert Fulton built the first steamboat.
- 1776: Henri Dutrochet discovered and named the process of osmosis.
- 1797: Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who wrote "The Principles of Geology."
- 1863: Leo Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist who invented the bakelite.
What are November-born people like?
November born are usually very social. But the uniqueness they hold is that, being social too they are private people. They tend to mingle with everyone, but they also tend to keep their talks to themselves. They take their time to trust people.