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Birth of Peter Drucker  Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
          Birth of Hetty Green, Witch of Wall Street


Birth of Management Consultant Peter Drucker

image of Drucker, from the Claremont graduate University School of Management

Image (above): Photograph of Peter Drucker.
Courtesy of the
School of Management
Claremont Graduate University

Management consulting may not have started in November of 1909 but one of the biggest names in business consulting and business management theories - Peter Drucker - was born then. While there were people who offered advice on business management before Peter Drucker, his 30+ books and articles meant that he became one of the most influential writers on business management.

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    Macy's Thanksgving Parade

Santa Claus arrives.

Santa Claus arrives
Courtesy of tweber1 [CC BY-SA 2.0],
via Wikimedia Commons

First held on Thanksgiving Day in 1924, the parade was originally called the "Macy's Christmas Parade," and has culminated in the arrival of Santa Claus every year except 1933, when he led the parade.

For more on the history of the parade, read our blog post.


    The Witch of Wall Street

How did a woman born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in November 1824 to a well-to-do Quaker family known for their whaling fleet and shipping interests, come to be remembered as the "Witch of Wall Street?"

Read our blog post, But Was She Really the “Witch of Wall Street” for answers.


image of Hetty Green

[Hetty Howland Robinson Green, 1835-1916, half-length portrait, seated]. c1897
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-42657
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