First Farmers’ Almanac Printed / National Parfait Day

First Farmers’ Almanac Printed

November 25, 1792

Benjamin Banneker printed the first Farmers’ Almanac and sent it to Thomas Jefferson for review.  He was a free African-American who was a scientist and spoke publicly about the topics of slavery and racial equality.  He had numerous talents including assisting Pierre Charles L’Enfant with the layout for the District of Columbia.  He passed at the age of 74.




National Parfait Day

November 25th

According to the National Day Calendar website, parfait is “a French word that literally means perfect and was originally used to describe a kind of frozen dessert beginning in 1894.  In the United States, parfaits are served in the traditional French style by layering parfait cream, ice cream, gelato or pudding in a clear, tall glass topped with whipped cream, fruit or liqueurs.”  Celebrate by eating a parfait today.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Amy Grant – Singer – born in Augusta, Georgia

Joe DiMaggio – Baseball Player – born in Martinez, California


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