NATIONAL GARLIC DAY
Each year on April 19th, National Garlic Day celebrates a vegetable also known as the stinking rose. The fragrant and potent root has been seasoning dishes for thousands of years. This stinking rose is a member of the… Read more…
NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY
Each year on April 19th, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day. This day encourages communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry. According to Project Laundry Lists’ website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to… Read more…
NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY
On April 19th, National Amaretto Day recognizes a liqueur known around the world for its flavor and aroma. In Italian, the word Amaretto means “a little bitter,” because it is made from… Read more…
NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY
Each year, National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day on April 19th honors the memory of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It remained the most destructive act of… Read more…
NATIONAL NORTH DAKOTA DAY
On April 19th, National North Dakota Day recognizes the Peace Garden State. Long before Lewis and Clark traveled up the Missouri River, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Wild Game Chili
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, diced
2 green peppers diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 lb ground venison, elk, or moose
1 lb ground bison
1 lb ground pork
2 packages of seasoning mix
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
1 15-ounce can chili beans
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 4-ounce can green chilis
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 16-ounce jar of chunky salsa
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 bottle/can of beer
In a large stew pot or Dutch oven, saute onions and peppers in olive oil over medium-high heat until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant – about 1 minute. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Mix in ground meats and chili seasonings. Brown meat, breaking it up into crumbled pieces. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let simmer uncovered until the chili has reduced by 1/4 and is thick.
Salt to taste.
Serve topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese, or cottage cheese.
This chili freezes well in sealed containers or freezer bags.
Recipe Credit: Michele S. – North Dakota
April 19th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The American Revolution begins.
J.J. McDermott wins the first Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 55 minutes, and 10 seconds. The Boston Athletic Association hosted the race from Ashland to Boston and other games at Irvington Oval. Fifteen runners competed in the race.
WLS-AM in Chicago begins airing National Barn Dance. The radio show broadcast for 36 years. In 1925, George D. Hay created a similar radio show at WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee, called WSM Barn Dance. Within two years, he renamed it the Grand Ole Opry, which still airs today.
K.V. Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 and completed the race in four hours forty-four minutes thirty-one seconds. She was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, though, at the time, women weren’t allowed to race.
More than 500 people were injured, and 168 people lost their lives in a domestic terrorist attack of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
April 19th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Sarah Bagley – 1806
As a young mill worker became an early advocate for factory workers. She advocated 10-hour workdays and better working conditions in the mills. In 1846, Bagley made history when she became the first female telegraph operator.
Lucretia Garfield – 1832
The 21st First Lady of the United States served a short six months in the White House. In July, an assassin shot President James Garfield. As his death came a slow two months later, the First Lady was by his side.
Eliot Ness – 1903
During the Prohibition Era, Eliot Ness became known for his law enforcement efforts to fight organized crime syndicates in Chicago. He created a team called “The Untouchables” tasked with the arrest and conviction of Al Capone.
Susan Polgar – 1969
The Hungarian-born chess player earned tope FIDE raking at the age of 15. She is only the third woman in the world to be awarded the title of Grandmaster.
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