Sadie Hawkins Day / Spruce Goose Inaugural Flight

Sadie Hawkins Day

November 2

Sadie Hawkins Day was first introduced in the comic strip Li’l Abner, by Al Capp, in November 1937 when women and girls were prompted to invite a male for a date. Within a couple of years Sadie Hawkins Day had become a nationwide occurrence on the first Saturday of November. In 1940 Life Magazine printed a two-page spread with girls chasing boys at Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth.

Spruce Goose Inaugural Flight

November 2, 1947

Built to carry troops and materials to Europe during the war, the 8-engine Spruce Goose was constructed of wood because of the restrictions of using metals such as aluminum during WWII. The project was funded by Howard Hughes, the filmmaker, who flew the first test flight which covered only one mile. The plane was never flown again because of the end of the war. It now resides in Oregon.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Pat Buchanan – Politician – born in Washington, DC

k.d. Lang – Singer – born in Consort, Canada


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