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October 23, 2014 – NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY – NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE DAY – NATIONAL MOLE DAY

22 Oct
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National TV Talk Show Host Day

NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY

October 23 of each year is the day to pay tribute to, appreciate and thank all of the TV Talk Show hosts for the great job that they do; for all of their monologues, their jokes, their interviews, their stories, their entertainment and etc.  It is the day that people across the country celebrate National TV Talk Show Host Day.

Each day we watch our favorite talk shows and we laugh, cry, listen, learn and etc. It is these great hosts that make the shows ones that we want to watch.

NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY HISTORY

National TV Talk Show Host Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was chosen to be celebrated on “The King of Late Night Television”s birthday.   John William “Johnny” Carson was born on October 23, 1925.  Carson was host, for thirty years, of The Tonight Show (1962 – 1992).

 

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National Boston Cream Pie Day

 NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE DAY

October 23 annually celebrates a chocolate frosted, custard filled cake that is loved by millions across the country, it is National Boston Cream Pie Day.

Even though called a pie, Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake. 

In 1856, at Boston’s Parker House Hotel, Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian created this pudding and cake combination which comprises two layers of sponge cake filled with vanilla flavored custard or creme patissiere.  The cake is then topped with a chocolate glaze, such as a ganache or sometimes powdered sugar and a cherry.

In 1996, Massachusetts declared the Boston Cream Pie as their official dessert. 

Celebrate National Boston Creme Pie Day with a slice of your homemade Boston Creme Pie which you made from one of the following “tried and true” recipes:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/boston-cream-pie/866fb98f-be51-4e87-a746-86f042691094

http://www.food.com/recipe/outrageous-boston-cream-pie-cupcakes-412465

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/boston-cream-pie-minis/

http://www.cookiemadness.net/2012/03/boston-cream-poke-cake/

NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Boston Cream Pie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

 

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National Mole Day

National Mole Day

You may be thinking that this day is in honor of the little burrowing creature however, it is not.  National Mole Day is celebrated by chemists and chemistry students  each year on the 23rd of October,

Today’s celebration takes place between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM, making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing dates. The time and date are derived from Avogadro’s number, which is approximately 6.02×1023, defining the number of particles (atoms or molecules) in one mole of substance, one of the seven base SI units.

  • Mole is a unit of measurement used in chemistry to express amounts of a chemical substance.
  • Avogadro’s number, is a historical term closely related to the Avogadro constant.
  • The Avogadro constant is named after the early 19th century Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro.

HAPPY NATIONAL MOLE DAY.

NATIONAL MOLE DAY HISTORY

National Mole Day, an “unofficial” national holiday originated in the early 1980′s in an article in The Science Teacher.  Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin  High School chemistry teacher was inspired by the article and founded the National Mole Day Foundation on May 15, 1991.

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October 22, 2014 – NATIONAL NUT DAY – NATIONAL COLOR DAY

21 Oct

 

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National Nut Day

NATIONAL NUT DAY

This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the crazy co-worker, it is a food holiday that celebrates a healthy and nutritious snack.  National Nut Day is celebrated each year on October 22.
Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source and are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife.   Many of them are used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted or roasted as a snack food, pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.
The fats found in nuts, for the most part, are unsaturated fats including monounsaturated fats.

Many nuts are good sources of vitamins E and B2 and are also rich in protein, folate fiber and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium.

Nuts are important to animals, especially those in temperate climates, such as jays and squirrels, to name a few, as they store acorns and other nuts during the autumn months to keep from starving during late autumn, all winter and early spring.
Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. (CHD)  It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protections against CHD.   Since that time, many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.

One study has shown that people who ate nuts lived two to three years longer than those who did not. The results of the longer life may be due to the fact that because they were eating more nuts, they were in turn, eating less junk food.

Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.

To celebrate National Nut Day, have a snack, or two, of raw nuts during the day and also try the following “tried and true” NUT recipe:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/mixed-nut-bars

NATIONAL NUT DAY HISTORY

National Nut Day, an “unofficial” national holiday is uncertain of it’s origin in the United States.

 

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National Color Day

NATIONAL COLOR DAY

National Day Calendar is acknowledged with thankfulness of living in a colorful nation, as it is celebrated annually on October 22 .   This day was created as a day to learn how colors influence our mood, productivity and behavior in our everyday lives.

It is hard to imagine a world without color, one that is all black, white and shades of gray.  

Color has long been used to create feelings of coziness or spaciousness. However, how people are affected by different color stimuli varies from person to person.

Color can carry specific meaning.

Different colors are perceived to mean different things.
Following is one rendition of perceived meaning of different colors in the
United States.
  • Red:  Excitement – Love – Strength
  • Yellow:  Competence –  Happiness
  • Green:  Good Taste –  Envy – Relaxation
  • Blue:  Corporate –  High Quality
  • Pink: Sophistication –  Sincerity
  • Violet/Purple:  Authority – Power
  • Brown:  Ruggedness
  • Black:  Grief – Fear
  • White: Happiness – Purity.

HAPPY NATIONAL COLOR DAY!

NATIONAL COLOR DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of the United States National Color Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

October 21, 2014 – NATIONAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DAY – NATIONAL REPTILE AWARENESS DAY

20 Oct
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National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

NATIONAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DAY

Adding pumpkin to one of America’s favorite dessert’s gives it it’s own special day.  October 21 annually celebrates National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day and fall is the perfect season to enjoy this delightful and delicious dessert.

 

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake.  Pumpkin may be added to cheesecake recipes in various ways, for example it may be: swirled throughout,  mixed completely with all ingredients or layered.  Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked, can be flavored and are often served topped with fruit, fruit sauce, chocolate or whipped cream.

It is possible that an ancient form of cheesecake may have been a popular dish in ancient Greece.  It has been found that the earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes.

*James Kraft developed a form of pasteurized cream cheese in 1912.  In 1928, Kraft acquired the Philadelphia trademark and marketed pasteurized Philadelphia Cream Cheese which is now the most commonly used cheese for cheesecake.*

North America has several different styles of cheesecakes:

  • New York-style cheesecake
  • Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake
  • Philadelphia-style
  • Farmer cheese cheesecake
  • Country-style cheesecake
  • Lactose-free cheesecake
  • Cheesecake Kludys
  • Chicago Style cheesecake
  • Savory cheesecake

Enjoy one of the following  “tried and true” recipe today:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-layer-pumpkin-cheesecake-2/

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-cheesecake-bars

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-pumpkin-cheesecake-bars

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/caramel-pecan-pumpkin-cheesecake-bites/

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pumpkin_cheesecake/

NATIONAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday

 

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National Reptile Awareness Day

NATIONAL REPTILE AWARENESS DAY

 Each year on October 21, people across the nation celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day.  This day was created not only as a day for reptile lovers to celebrate but also as a day to promote education, conservation and animal appreciation for reptiles; a day to learn about their natural habitats and the ecological threats that they are facing.

A reptile is any amniote that is neither a mammal nor a bird, is cold-blooded, has scales or scutes and can lay eggs on land.  ( a scute is a bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodilians. )

There are more than 10,000 species of reptiles.

Happy National Reptile Awareness Day.

NATIONAL REPTILE AWARENESS DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Reptile Awareness Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

October 20, 2014 – NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY – NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

19 Oct
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY

Acknowledged each year on the third Monday in October, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day nudges everyone to think back to when their computer was new and the desktop was clean and organized,  then to take time to clean it out and straighten it up.

NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY HISTORY

National clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created by The Personal Computer Museum located in Brantford, Ontario Canada.

 

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National Brandies Fruit Day

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

Sweet fruit that is soaked in brandy and sugar then many times used as a topping on pies, cake or ice cream get it’s own day of celebration each year on
National Brandied Fruit Day.

 

“Brandy, as it is known today, began to appear in the 12th century and became generally popular in the 14th century.”

 To celebrate National Brandied Fruit Day, enjoy one of the following “tried and true” recipes:
Enjoy and share some with your family, friends and neighbors!

http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/crossculturaldesserts/r/brandiedfruit.htm

http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/lynnes-brandied-fruit

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/6p3k304c/brandied-fruit.html

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brandied-fruit-topping/

HAPPY NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Brandied Fruit Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

 

 

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