Latest entry: 30th November

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Isle of Barra, Sept 2000: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44



Saint's Day:

Andrés Bonifacio Day (the Philippines)
Cities for Life Day
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Barbados from the United Kingdom in 1966
National day (Scotland)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans or Peas *

Also on this day:

1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. Consequently, November 30 is commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.

1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England

1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor. (Note: Bruce Chatwin'swonderful 'In Patagonia' gives some fascinating further information on what may have happened to the Wild Bunch).

1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space. She survived with bruising.

1988 - Guilford inquiry declares Liverpool racism to be uniquely horrific.

2007 – Evel Knievel, the American motorcycle daredevil takes the final leap (b. 1938).

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.

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