NATIONAL PET DAY
National Pet Day on April 11th dedicates the day to those pets who may not always get the companionship and attention pets deserve. While loving our pets is something we do every day, the observance encourages helping out orphaned pet companions. It will improve their… Read more…
NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY
National Submarine Day, on April 11th, honors the day the United States Navy acquired its first modern commissioned submarine. On April 11, 1900, the Holland VI became the Navy’s first modern submarine. Designed by Irish-American inventor John Phillip Holland in 1896, he launched the Holland VI on May 17, 1897, at Navy… Read more…
NATIONAL CHEESE FONDUE DAY
Observed annually on April 11th, National Cheese Fondue Day recognizes a food holiday many enjoy. Fondue is a dish of melted cheese or other ingredients, served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a small portable stove (réchaud). Participants then dip the bread into the cheese using long-stemmed… Read more…
NATIONAL BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY
On April 11th, toes start tapping to four-part harmony thanks to National Barbershop Quartet Day. Barbershop quartets have a way of making the heart flutter. Very often, they transport us back to a simpler time or at the least make it standstill. Barbershop quartets are a style of a cappella or unaccompanied vocal music. Their music features… Read more…
NATIONAL EIGHT TRACK TAPE DAY
National Eight Track Tape Day on April 11th recognizes an era that was here and gone in a short 20 years. Nevertheless, it is a day to remember listening to great music of the sixties and seventies on eight-track tapes. Popular from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s, eight-track tapes… Read more…
- National Big Wind Day
- National Colorado Day
- National for Twelves Day
- National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
- National Licorice Day
- National Only Child Day
- National Education and Sharing Day – Changes Annually (11th of Nissan in the Israel Calendar) April 12, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Name: Yogurt Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
6 medium potatoes
4 quarts water
2 cups fresh spinach
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cube potatoes. Bring water to a boil and season with salt. Add potatoes and boil until tender.
While potatoes are boiling, melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Mix in spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add spinach mixture, yogurt, and cream cheese. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
April 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
United States Navy acquired its first modern commissioned submarine. Designed by Irish-American inventor John Phillip Holland in 1896, the cost to the U.S. Navy was $160,000.
First baseman Jackie Robinson signs a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers one day after the team purchased his contract from the Montreal Royals of the International League. Later the same day, Robinson plays an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, driving in three runs. Dodgers win 14-6.
Apollo 13 launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida. The crew included astronauts James Lovel, John Swigert, and Fred W. Haise.
Cher wins the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Moonstruck.
April 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthday
Percy L Julian – 1899
The American chemist developed products from soybeans including synthetic hormones and cortisone for pain relief.
Dalia Messick – 1906
The American cartoonist created the comic strip Brenda Starr, Reporter in 1940. She wrote under the pen name, Dale Messick.
Jane Bolin – 1908
In 1931, Jane Bolin became the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School. The following year she passed the New York state bar exam. She would once again be a woman of firsts when in 1939, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia swore her in as judge of the Domestic Relations Court in New York City, making her the first African American female judge in the United States.
Ellen Goodman – 1941
The award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist has also published several books. In 1980, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her work.
Bill Thomass Irwin – 1950
The Tony-winning American comedian and actor gained popularity in the 1970s for his clowning talents. He’s also known on Sesame Street as Mr. Noodle. Other television credits include Legion and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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