Pintrest Linkedin
Looking Back

December 12, 2021 - NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY – GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY – NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY – NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY

Pintrest Linkedin

DECEMBER 12, 2021 | NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY | GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY | NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY | NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY

NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY – December 12

NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY

National Ding-a-Ling Day on December 12th encourages us to reconnect with people we once talked to often. Read more…

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY – December 12

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY

Gingerbread House Day on December 12th recognizes a family tradition for many around the country. Read more…

NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY – December 12

NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY

Right in the middle of the holiday season, National Ambrosia Day brings a refreshing salad to the celebration table. On December 12th, bring ambrosia to your holiday dinner or celebration and go home with an empty bowl. Read more…

NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY – December 12

NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY

Each year on the 12th of December, people across the United States celebrate one of the most recognizable plants of the holidays on National Poinsettia Day. Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Name: Cinnamon Caramel Hot Cocoa
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6-8 minutes
Total Prep: 12 minutes
Servings: 5 

Cinnamon Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon + 1TBSP cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup Ghiradelli caramel sauce
2 cups half and half
2 cups milk
2 TBSP granulated sugar
5 TBSP whipped cream

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, mix cocoa, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla and caramel sauce until all the ingredients are well combined.

Gradually add milk and the half and half, whisking to a smooth texture.

Heat mixture on medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Occasionally stir and scrape sides of the pan. Once the mixture begins to steam, remove from heat. (Do not bring to a boil!)

In a small saucer, mix remaining cinnamon and sugar. Run a bead of caramel sauce along the rim of five mugs. Dip each one into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Divide cocoa mixture between the five mugs.

Top with whipped cream and dust with remaining cinnamon sugar.

Inspiration: Michele S. – North Dakota

December 12th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1899 

George F. Grant, the second African American to earn a dental degree, also gained a love of golf. As a dentist, he also had to be inventive. His inventiveness carried to his love of golf, and in 1899, Grant obtained patent No. 638,920 for wooden golf tee dated December 12, 1899.

1901 

The inventor Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic radio signal to Percy Wright Paige. Marconi transmitted the Morse code for the letter S and sent from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Page in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

1953

Flying the Bell X-1A, Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to exceed twice the speed of sound.

1961

On the anniversary of Marconi’s first transatlantic radio signal, the U.S. military launched the first privately built satellite into orbit around the Earth. OSCAR1 – short for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio – hitched a ride aboard a Discoverer satellite that was launched into orbit by a U.S. military Thor-Agena rocket. The payload orbited the Earth for 22 days sending the message “Hi” by Morse code to approximately 300,000 amateur radio operators tracking OSCAR1.

December 12th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Henry Wells – 1805

In 1850, the American businessman established the American Express Company. Soon after, he also helped to establish Wells, Fargo & Company. He was also an advocate of higher education for women and due to his personal struggles with stuttering, opened schools with a focus on curing the affliction.

Edvard Munch – 1863

The expressionist painter is known for his dark and evocative art. One of his most recognized works of art, The Scream, is on display at National Museum in Oslo. Munch painted The Scream in 1893. He also created a lithograph of the piece which The Munch Museum holds.

Frank Sinatra – 1915

One of the most influential big band singers of the 1940s and 1950s, Frank Sinatra crooned his way into the limelight. A member of the Rat Pack, he not only dazzled on stage, but he was also equally at home on the big screen.

Robert Noyce – 1927

The physicist is one of the scientists who made significant contributions to the establishment of Silicon Valley. In 1957, he and 7 other engineers founded Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. There he developed one of the first integrated circuits. In 1968, he co-founded Intel Corporation and the company released the first microprocessor in 1971.

Helen Frankenthaler – 1928

The Abstract Expressionist painter is credited with developing a direct to raw canvas staining technique.

Toshiko Akiyoshi – 1929

The classically trained pianist discovered a love of jazz at a young age. During her six-decade career, Toshiko received 14 Grammy nominations and is the first Japanese musician to receive the NEA Jazz Master Award.

Dionne Warwick – 1940

The pop singer rose to fame in the 1970s with songs like “Walk on By” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months. In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.

There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!

Be sure to stay in the know by signing up for our e-mail updates. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Our Ambassador Program is another way #CelebrateEveryDay®! Whether you become an ambassador or follow one of the savvy ambassadors, their fun videos and posts will keep you prepared for every holiday.

© National Day Calendar® 2013 – 2021

Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , ,
Pintrest Linkedin