1. It signifies the first day you can start counting down to Christmas on both hands!
2. The Bill of Rights was ratified on this date when Virginia gave its approval, in 1791.
3. It's the day before Ludwig von Beethoven (1770) and Jane Austen (1775) were born.
4. Exactly 10 years ago today, the San Francisco 49ers retired Joe Montana's number, #16.
5. On this date in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association declared homosexuality was not a mental illness.
6. "Gone With the Wind" premiered in Atlanta on this date in 1939.
7. It's the 349th day of the year (350th, in leap years).
8. It was the day that band leader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel, in 1944.
9. It falls in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. (Sagittarians, by the way, are "friendly, sociable, and outgoing. They have a reputation for being blunt speakers who don't worry how their opinions will be received. Like their male counterparts, Sagittarian women love to travel and are curious about other cultures. Like other fire-sign females, they are not afraid to take risks").
10. Yours Truly was born...though the number of years ago shall remain confidential...