Week 48 of 2013 Gansbaai News, Specials & Events

NEWS: Rainbow after the Storm

So there we have it folks, the last week in November has finally arrived! We officially have 5 weeks left of 2013 and what a thought that is in itself?! The end of the year always brings on a mixture of excitement and anxiety all jumbled into a big bunch of Christmas decorations that need to be dusted off.

We recall all that we have done in the past year and more often than not, all the things we did not. So now is the time to start planning for next year. Get those New Year Resolutions lists started and also the December events calendar. It is officially a month till Christmas! The joyous time of family and festivities is upon us! But before we head into the festive season, let us once again have a look at the days that have gone by. And the events of November 25th:

With the odd bank of mist covering our small town this morning, it seems somewhat poetic that this day has marked some of the biggest storms in the past. In 1667, a deadly earthquake rocks the city of Shemakha in Caucasus. The greatest windstorm ever to be recorded in the southern part of Great Britain hits and will henceforth be known as the Great Strom of 1703. In 1839, a cyclone slams into the coast of India destroying the port city of Caringa and in 1930, a record breaking 690 earthquake shocks are recorded in one day in Ito, Japan. On a lighter note, this day in 1949 marks the appearance of Rudolph, the Rednose Reindeer on the music charts. This day also sees John F. Kennedy being laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetry, a few short days after his assassination. The bad weather continues in 1987 as Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds. Many years later, a sudden violent storm brings 3 years’ worth of rain in a matter of 4 hours and results in what is now known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods.

If you are lucky to celebrate your birthday today, you share it with steel industry mogul and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835), the engineer that created the 1st modern cars, Karl Benz (1844), the original Lois Lane, Noel Neill (1920) and John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960).

But as always, there is always a rainbow after the storm and we have a brand new and shiny year ahead of us! So, let’s get out there and end this year on a high note!

(Information gathered from historyorb.com and famousbirthdays.com)


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