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DECEMBER, 1, 2021 | ROSA PARKS DAY | NATIONAL PIE DAY | NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY | NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY | DAY WITHOUT ART | BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY

ROSA PARKS DAY – December 1

ROSA PARKS DAY

Rosa Parks Day honors an American Civil Rights hero twice a year on February 4th or December 1st. The holiday recognizes the civil rights leader Rosa Parks. On December 1, 1955, after a long Thursday at work, Rosa Parks… Read more…

NATIONAL PIE DAY – December 1

NATIONAL PIE DAY

Each year on December 1st, dessert lovers across the United States enjoy a slice of their favorite on National Pie Day. Pie is so delicious we celebrate it twice a year. The more popular date is January 23rd. While it might be the lesser of the two celebrated PIE days (don’t forget…)  Read more…

NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY – Wednesday after Thanksgiving

NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY

National Package Protection Day encourages homeowners to stay alert during these high delivery times. The Wednesday after Thanksgiving is a time to remind us to protect our homes against package theft, which becomes more and more prevalent during the holidays. The internet has made it easier to find deals and have packages shipped straight to our homes. But this has also… Read more…

NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – December 1

NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY

On December 1st, National Eat a Red Apple Day encourages everyone to eat a red apple. As the adage goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and today is a perfect time to put that theory to taste. An apple is both delicious and nutritious. With over… Read more…

DAY WITHOUT ART – December 1

DAY WITHOUT ART

Day Without Art on December 1st coincides with National AIDS Day and was started by a committee with the Visual AIDS organization in response to the AIDS crisis. The day of mourning recognizes the lives lost to AIDS. The moving visual demonstration of life…Read more…

BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY – December 1

BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY

Each year on December 1st, Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day encourages you to free yourself from blurry images. Freedom comes in the form of an eye exam. Getting your eyes checked is essential to…Read more…


On Deck for December 2, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Pecan PiePrep: 15 minutes

Cook: 45 minutes

Total Prep: 60 minutes
Servings: 6-8
Ingredients:1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup corn syrup
4 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup pecansInstructions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar melts.  In a medium bowl mix eggs, butter, vanilla, and pecans.  Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg mixture. Beat together. Pour into pie crust and bake 45 minutes.

December 1st Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Black Elk – 1863

A member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, Black Elk witnessed the Battle of the Little Big Horn. He was a respected medicine man and was wounded during the Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Rex Stout – 1886

The mystery writer created two memorable characters – detective Nero Wolfe and assistant Archie Goodwin. The mysteries have been turned into television series several times, too.

Woody Allen – 1935

The award-winning director, writer, and comedian is known for his high-class, self-deprecating, honest humor. Some of his films include Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Irrational Man.

Jerry Lawson – 1940

In the 1970s, the engineer worked for Fairchild Industries, Inc. He was a pioneer developing gaming cartridges and in 1976 the company introduced the product Lawson played a key role in developing – Fairchild Channel F. The cartridges led to versatile gaming console technology with broader concepts.

December 1st Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1913

The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line as the company begins manufacturing the Model T.

1955

Rosa Parks’ refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. Parks was arrested and civil rights leaders held a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that lasted 381 days.

1982

Starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold, the comedy Beverly Hills Cop directed by Martin Brest premieres in Los Angeles.

1997

A rare alignment of eight planets in our solar system took place beginning on December 1st until December 8th. The planets Pluto, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn lined up for viewing. While most of the planets can be seen with the naked eye, to see them all, a telescope was necessary.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you!  And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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