Stir-up Sunday (2016) – the last Sunday before Advent Sunday: make your Christmas pudding today!
1820 an 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex, inspiring Moby Dick – see 18th October.
1985 Microsoft Windows first released – so play computer games.
Argentina Day of National Sovereignty – see 9th July
Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 – see 16th September
Elizabeth II’s wedding anniversary (1947)