DECEMBER 27, 2022 | NATIONAL FRUITCAKE DAY
NATIONAL FRUITCAKE DAY
Across the United States, fruitcake lovers young and old, commemorate National Fruitcake Day each year on December 27th. Read more…
On Deck for December 28, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Makes: 8 pancakes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oil in a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl until well incorporated. Beat the eggs, yogurt, and milk in a large bowl. Pour dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir until combined.
Using a measuring cup, pour batter onto the hot griddle. Cook until bubbles begin to form and then flip – about 4-5 minutes per side.
December 27th Celebrated History
The Radio City Music Hall opens under the direction of S.L. “Roxy” Rothafel. The show featured the Roxyettes (later renamed the Rockets), opera performed by Titta Ruffo, Coe Glade, and Vera Schwarz, Leon Rosebrook directing a chorus of 100 voices, and the Radio City Music Hall Symphony Orchestra. At the time, the theater was the largest in the world.
Howdy Doody appears on television for the first time on NBC’s Puppet Play House.
Jimmy Boyd’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” reaches number 1 on the music charts.
Performing their hit “Come See About Me,” the Supremes make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
December 27th Celebrated Birthdays
Louis Pasteur – 1822
Some of the many achievements of the French chemist and microbiologist include developing vaccines for anthrax and rabies. He also created the process for sterilizing products such as milk to kill microorganisms called pasteurization.
John Celardo – 1918
The American comic strip and comic book artist rose to popularity in the 1950s and 1960s with his work on the Tarzan comic strip for United Features.
Genevieve Audrey Wagner – 1927
A power-hitter in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Wagner began her career at the age of 15. One of the league’s All-Stars, she played seven seasons, usually in the outfield before continuing her athletic career with the National Girls Baseball League in Chicago. While she played, Wagner pursued her medical degree. Following baseball, she practiced obstetrics for four decades.
Jason Hawes – 1971
In 1990, Hawes founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society to investigate reported paranormal activity. He also starred in and co-produced the SyFy show Ghost Hunters.
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