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December 28, 2021 - HOLY INNOCENTS DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY – NATIONAL SHORT FILM DAY – NATIONAL CARD PLAYING DAY – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY

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DECEMBER 28, 2021 | HOLY INNOCENTS DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY | NATIONAL SHORT FILM DAY | NATIONAL CARD PLAYING DAY | PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY

HOLY INNOCENTS DAY – December 28

HOLY INNOCENTS DAY

Holy Innocents Day, observed annually on December 28th. The day commemorates the execution of the innocent, male children in Bethlehem as told in Matthew 2:16. Also known as the Feast of the Holy Innocents (and referred to as Childermas), the day refers to… Read more…

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY – December 28

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY

National Chocolate Candy Day offers an opportunity for us to polish off the last of the specialty candies we received as gifts. Celebrated on December 28th, the day points us to the truffles and chocolate oranges tucked into stockings. Check those boxes of candy that may or may not have… Read more…

National Short Film Day - December 28

NATIONAL SHORT FILM DAY

On December 28th, National Short Film Day commemorates the day the motion picture industry was born, when the Lumière brothers projected a program of short films to a public audience for the first time. In 1895 at the Grand Café in Paris, two brothers sparked… Read more…

NATIONAL CARD PLAYING DAY – December 28

NATIONAL CARD PLAYING DAY

National Card Playing Day on December 28th encourages us to invite our friends to deal out a hand and play a game or two. In the 9th century, the Chinese began developing… Read more…

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY – December 28

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY

Pledge of Allegiance Day on December 28th commemorates the date Congress adopted the “The Pledge” into the United States Flag Code. Congress formally gave recognition for the Pledge of Allegiance on… Read more…


On Deck for December 29, 2021

Recipe of the Day

Yankee Pot Roast

Yankee Pot Roast

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 2 hours 40 minutes
Total: 3 hours
Serves 8

Ingredients

1 4-lb pot roast
1 table vegetable oil
2 large yellow onions, diced
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups sliced celery
2 14.5-ounce cans stewed tomatoes
1 3/4 cup beef broth
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 medium russet potatoes, cubed

Instructions

In a large Dutch oven, brown the pot roast in vegetable oil on all sides over medium-high heat. Remove roast and add onion, carrots, celery, stewed tomatoes, broth, thyme, rosemary, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Return roast to the pot, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Add potatoes and cook for an additional 40 minutes.

December 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1869

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 98,304 to William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio for chewing gum. However, the first person to commercially produce chewing gum was John B. Curtis of Maine.

1886

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 355,139 to Josephine Garis Cochran for her invention of the “dish washing” machine. She is the first inventor to successfully produce a commercially marketable dishwasher. The inventor soon established the Cochran’s Crescent Washing Machine Company. In later years, the company would become part of KitchenAid.

1895

Pioneering filmmakers, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière presented 10 short films in their first public performance.

1981

Elizabeth Jordan Carr was born at Norfolk General Hospital. She was the first American baby conceived using in vitro fertilization.

December 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays 

Woodrow Wilson – 1856

The 28th President of the United States saw the country through World War I and established his Fourteen Points to guide the nation into peace. His efforts following the war earned Wilson the 1919 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Stan Lee – 1922

The comic-book writer and editor became the executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics in the 1970s. Throughout Lee’s career, he created some of the comic-book world’s most iconic characters including Spiderman, Hulk, Doctor Strange and Black Panther.

Maggie Smith – 1934

The award-winning actress of stage and film began her career in 1956. Since then, Smith has developed a considerable portfolio of work. The English actress is most recently recognized for her roles in the Harry Potter films and the Downton Abbey television series.

Kary B. Mullis – 1944

The Nobel Prize-winning chemist is recognized for inventing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique that is used to replicate and analyze DNA rapidly.

Linus Torvalds – 1969

In 1991, the programmer developed the operating system known as Linux.

John Legend – 1978

The award-winning singer-songwriter rose to stardom with his 2004 debut album, Get Lifted.

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