America Recycles Day: Since 1997, Nov. 15 has become a day to educate and motivate people to recycle more. Take the pledge to learn more about recycling options in your community and to reduce your personal waste. Many resources are available online to help you recycle just about everything.
Earth911 helps you find recycling centers near you for a variety of used products, including paper, paint, cars and electronics.
Call2Recycle lists drop-off locations in your area for rechargeable batteries and cell phones that you no longer need.
Also on This Day:
1867 First NYSE Stock Ticker
Edward Calahan’s stock ticker machine printed the current stock info onto reams of ticker tape at the New York Stock Exchange. Before the ticker device, investors relied on the mail system for already out of date details on prices and shares. Thomas Edison improved the ticker’s design in 1869. Modern stock tickers are computerized.
1969 First Wendy’s Restaurant Opens in Ohio
Happy Birthday to the square burger! On this day in 1969, Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. He named the fast food eatery after his daughter, and aimed to differentiate his business from typical fast food by using fresh – not frozen – ground beef for made to order burgers. Wendy’s wasn’t the first place to deviate from round burgers, however, Kewpee Hamburgers in Thomas’ home town Kalamazoo, Michigan, also offered square patties.
1988 Open Elections in Pakistan
After years of martial law, Benazir Bhutto represented democratic principles in Pakistan.
2004 Colin Powell Resigns
Secretary of State Colin Powell resigned from President Bush’s cabinet.
1887 Georgia O’Keefe
1929 Ed Asner
1930 J. G. Ballard
1947 Bill Richardson
1951 Beverly D’Angelo
1968 Ol’ Dirty Bastard
1972 Jonny Lee Miller
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