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MUDD DAY – December 20


Mudd Day on December 20th annually recognizes the birthday of Dr. Samuel Mudd, a man whose name was mud after his dealings with one man. After assassinating Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth rode with co-conspirator…  Read more. . .

Go Caroling Day - December 20


Tune-up your voice on December 20th so you can join others on Go Caroling Day! Caroling is the practice of singing Christmas songs from door to door as a form of celebration. The word carol means a joyful song or dance. The tradition of singing carols has roots in… Read more . . .



Across the nation each year on December 20th, National Sangria Day recognizes a wine and fresh fruit combination that brings a fresh celebration to the table. Sangria is a beverage made with wine and sweetened with fresh fruit and fruit juices. Other ingredients can include… Read more. . . 

On Deck for December 21, 2021

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Grilled Garlic Ginger Chicken 810 x 810

Grilled Ginger Garlic Chicken
Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Grill: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
Serves: 6-8


1 (3 to 4 pound) chicken, cut into 8 parts (2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 legs, 2 wings), excluding the back, skin on
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons sriracha
2 tablespoons brown sugar


In a sealable container or plastic bag, mix soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, sriracha, and brown sugar.

Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade.

Place chicken in the container and coat thoroughly with the marinade. Marinate for 1 hour or overnight.

Heat grill to 375F and season grates with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill chicken skin side down 2-3 minutes. Flip pieces and baste with reserved marinade. Grill for 25-35 minutes, basting every 10 minutes.

Remove and let the chicken rest before serving. Serve with Apple Salad and Sweet Potato Fries

December 20th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

France transfers the authority of 828,000 square miles of land over to the United States completing the sale of the Louisiana Purchase.


Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who acted as a guide and translator during the Lewis and Clark Expedition, dies at Fort Manuel, South Dakota. However, some contend that she lived until 1884.


The U.S. Patent Office issued the first patent No. 488,494 to Alexander T. Brown and George Stillman of Syracuse, NY for a pneumatic vehicle tire that “readily and easily detached from or applied to the rim of a wheel.”


Directed by Frank Capra, It’s a Wonderful Life, premieres in New York City. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, the perennial Christmas film earned four Oscar nominations.


Dr. Bernard Kouchner and several Paris journalists founded Doctors Without Borders.


President Donald Trump signed legislation creating the United States Space Force.

December 20th Celebrated (And Not So celebrated) Birthdays
Harvey Firestone – 1868

In 1900, the American businessman founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Robert J. Van de Graaff – 1901

The American physicist invented a type of particle accelerator called the Van de Graaff generator.

Julia Verlyn LaMarsh – 1924

Following her service in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, LaMarsh pursued her law degree. Her career as a lawyer led to her election to the House of Commons in 1960. She became the second woman to serve as a federal Cabinet Minister when she became Minister of National Health and Welfare in 1963.

Dick Wolf – 1946

The television producer is best known for his crime dramas such as Chicago P.D., Law & Order, and FBI. Several of his creations also resulted in successful spinoffs.

Sandra Cisneros- 1954

The internationally recognized author and poet is best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She was most recently earned the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

Trent Tucker – 1959

The shooting guard played eleven seasons in the National Basketball Association. The majority of his professional career was with the New York Knicks. His biggest contribution to the game came in a January 1990 game when he launched a three-point shot with 0.1 seconds remaining on the clock against the Chicago Bulls. He made the basket, winning the game for the Knicks. Following the game, the NBA established a rule that required 0.3 seconds to remain on the clock in order for a player’s shot to count. It is called the Trent Tucker Rule.

Eduardo Sanchez – 1967

Born in Cuba, the American director is best known for the realistic horror film The Blair Witch Project.

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