DECEMBER 14, 2022 | MONKEY DAY | NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY | NATIONAL ALABAMA DAY

(Last Updated On: December 15, 2022)
National Monkey Day | December 14

MONKEY DAY

Every year on December 14th National Monkey Day celebrates the unique characteristics of simians. The day also focuses on other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs. Read more…

National Bouillabaisse Day | December 14

NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY

National Bouillabaisse Day on December 14th gives seafood lovers everywhere a reason to celebrate. This flavorful fish stew hits the spot on cold winter’s day, too. Read more…

National Alabama Day | December 14

NATIONAL ALABAMA DAY

On December 14th, National Alabama Day recognizes the Heart of Dixie. Read more…

On Deck for December 15, 2022

National Days

NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY
NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY
CAT HERDERS DAY
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

International Days

INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY

Recipe of the Day

Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe

Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Prep:  20 minutes
Cook:  50 minutes
Total Time:  1 hr. 10 mins.
Serves 12 – 15

Ingredients:

1 can pineapple rings
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter

Instructions:

Preheat oven to temperature required on cake box.

Drain and save the juice from canned pineapple rings.

Use pineapple juice in mixing the cake and be sure to adjust liquids accordingly.

Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 13 cake pan, melt butter, and pour into pan.

Next place crumbled brown sugar into the butter.

Place pineapple rings and cherries over brown sugar in bottom of cake pan.

Pour cake mix over everything and bake according to time on cake box.

Once baked and out of oven, place on a serving plate upside down over pan and turn over both plate and pan together.

Leave pan remaining over cake to allow brown sugar mixture to drizzle over cake.

Carefully remove pan and serve your pineapple upside down cake warm.

December 14th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

1902

The first trans-pacific cable line is completed by the Commercial Cable Company. It connected San Francisco, CA to Honolulu, HI.

1911 

The first team of explorers reaches the South Pole. Roald Amundsen and his team left his base camp at Antarctica’s Bay of Whales in October using sleigh dogs. The team arrived at the pole ahead of Robert F. Scott by more than a month.

1968

Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” is #1 on the music charts. Interestingly, several other artists recorded the song, too. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles recorded the song in 1966. However, it wasn’t released until 1968, the same year as Marvin Gaye’s version. Others who have recorded the song include Gladys Knight & the Pips and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song was written by Barret Strong and Norman Whitfield.

1986

Pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager take off from Edwards Air Force Base in Voyager. Burt Rutan designed the honeycombed, lightweight aircraft from composite materials. The design allowed the plane to carry more fuel. As a result, the pilots completed the nonstop flight around the world without refueling in 9 days.

December 14th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Morihei Ueshiba – 1883

During the 1930s, Ueshiba developed the martial art known as Aikido.

Jimmy Doolittle – 1896

The American pilot led many missions during World War II. His efforts earned him both the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Margaret Madeline Chase Smith – 1897

The American politician was the first woman elected to Congress in both the House and Senate. In both instances, she was also the first woman representing Maine in Congress.

Don Hewitt – 1922

In 1968, the news producer created the television news magazine 60 Minutes.

Junior J. Spurrier – 1922

The American soldier received the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at Achain, France, during World War II.

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