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DECEMBER 2, 2021 | NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY | NATIONAL MUTT DAY | NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY

NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY – December 2

NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY

On December 2nd, National Special Education Day recognizes changes in federal legislation that led to the nation’s first federal special education law. Beginning in 1971, a U.S. District Court case in the District of Columbia, Mills… Read more…

NATIONAL MUTT DAY – July 31 and December 2

NATIONAL MUTT DAY

National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd. Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters wait for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day provides… Read more…

NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY – December 2

NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY

National Fritters Day on December 2nd allows for no frittering away of the time. So make haste and get them while they are hot! Fritters come in various forms, from morsels dipped in flavorful batters to bits of dough stuffed or filled with… Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Kiwi Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

Name: Kiwi Jalapeno Margarita
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes + chill time
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

Jalapeno Simple Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup seeded jalapeno slices

Remaining Margarita Ingredients

2 kiwi peeled and muddled
1/4 cup agave syrup
1/2 cup lime juice
1 1/2 cups tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1 cup ice
salt (optional)
2 limes, thinly sliced

Instructions:

Prepare simple syrup following instructions in the Fresh Herb Simple Syrup recipe. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

**Note, for a spicier syrup, leave jalapeno slices in the syrup.

In a pitcher, mix kiwi, agave syrup, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, ice, and jalapeno syrup.

Pour salt onto a plate. Rub one lime slice around the rim of 6 glasses and dip into salt. Pour cocktail mixture into glasses and garnish with lime slices.

December 2nd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1950

Publisher, Gnome Press releases American author, Isaac Asimov’s collection of short stories titled I, Robot. In the collection, Asimov puts forth the Three Laws of Robotics for the first time.

1970

The Environmental Protection Agency begins operation.

1982

The first Jarvik-7 artificial heart is permanently implanted into Barney Clark by Dr. William C. Devries.

1988

Directed by David Zucker, the comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, and O.J. Simpson premiered in theaters.

December 2nd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Charles Ringling – 1863

He was one of the brothers who owned the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Josephine Roche – 1886

Roche was a woman of many firsts – the first policewoman in Colorado and running a major coal company. President Franklin Roosevelt also appointed the business leader and activist as the first woman Secretary of the Treasury.

Charles H. Wesley – 1891

Wesley was a noted historian of African American history. During his career wrote 24 books covering a broad selection of topics. He earned his doctorate degree from Harvard University, the third African American to do so.

Gianni Versace – 1946

In 1978, the Italian fashion designer founded Versace in Milan, Italy. The luxury fashion design house has an international reputation for quality apparel and leather accessories.

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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