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December 31, 2021 - NEW YEAR’S EVE – UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE – MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY – NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY - NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY – LEAP SECOND TIME ADJUSTMENT DAY

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DECEMBER 31, 2021 | NEW YEAR’S EVE | UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE | MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY | NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY | NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY | LEAP SECOND TIME ADJUSTMENT DAY

NEW YEAR’S EVE – December 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE 

Every year on December 31st, people around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year. It’s a day to say “goodbye” to the old and “hello” to the new. Also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day, New Year’s Eve is one of the… Read more…

UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE – December 31

UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE

From 11:30 p.m. on December 31st to 12:30 a.m. on January 1st each year, Universal Hour of Peace hopes to take a step toward a war-free world. The day encourages the promotion of peaceful… Read more…

MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY – December 31

MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY

Each year, Make Up Your Mind Day on December 31st encourages us to quit wavering, to take a side, and follow through with a decision and stick to it. As New Year’s resolutions go, this may be the day to decide… Read more…

NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY – Last Work Day of the Year

NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY

No Interruptions Day on the last workday of the year sets aside the day to get organized for the new year by cleaning up your workspace without interruptions. This is the day set aside for cleaning out emails, tossing long-saved memos, and delegating… Read more…

NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY – December 31

NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY

National Champagne Day recognizes the wine that puts the pop in every New Year’s Eve celebration. Genuine champagne only comes from… Read more…

LEAP SECOND TIME ADJUSTMENT DAY – December 31

LEAP SECOND TIME ADJUSTMENT DAY

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31. The majority of the world measures time solely based on a… Read more…


On Deck for January 1, 2022

National Days

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Recipe of the Day

Bloody Mary
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Prep:
 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 Lemon wedge or 1 tsp Lemon juice
1 Lime wedge or 1 tsp Lime juice
2 oz Vodka
6 oz Tomato juice
Dash of Tabasco sauce
2 tsp Prepared horseradish
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Celery salt
3 Green Olives (optional)
1 Celery stalk (optional)

1 Slice Bacon (optional)Instructions:

Pour celery salt into 12 ounce glass.

Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into the glass.

Fill glass with ice.

Add the remaining ingredients and ice and stir.

Garnish with speared green olives and a celery stalk (optional). Bacon is a wonderful bonus too!

Enjoy!

December 31st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1904

Earlier in 1904, The New York Times moved to 42nd Street along Longacre Square overlooking a growing triangle of commerce. In August, New York City Mayor George McClellan renamed the area Times Square. The newspaper ushered in 1905 with the first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.

1911

Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize. Her work with radioactivity led to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

1983

Mayor Ed Koch appoints Benjamin Ward as New York City Police Commissioner, the first African American to hold the position.

1999 

Complying with the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties, the U.S. government transfers control of the Panama Canal to Panama.

2000

Last day of century and the second millennium.

December 31st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays 

Elizabeth Arden – 1878

Born Florence Nightingale Graham, the entrepreneur opened her first cosmetics salon in 1910 on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Anthony Hopkins – 1937

The award-winning actor is best-known for his unforgettable role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Other memorable performances include Remains of the Day, Legends of the Fall, and Nixon.

Rosalind Cash – 1938

Throughout the actress’s more than 30 year career she appeared in many popular television series including Barney Miller, Kojak, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, American Playhouse, Hill Street Blues, The Cosby Show, L.A. Law, The Golden Girls, Family Ties, China Beach, A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and General Hospital. She also starred in several movies, including The Omega Man in 1971.

John Denver – 1943

The folk music singer-songwriter rose to fame during the 1970s with hit songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” and “Rocky Mountain High.”

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