BATHTUB PARTY DAY
Bathtub Party Day encourages us all to skip the ordinary shower and linger in the tub instead. On December 5th, add some suds to the tub and pamper yourself. A bathtub party sounds suspiciously like a crowded affair, but it doesn’t … Read more…
NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY
If you like chocolate and you like cake, then National Sacher Torte Day on December 5th is a perfect day for you! The layered ingredients make this dessert a delicious torte! Sacher Torte, also known as Sachertorte, is a unique type of chocolate cake. Austrian Franz Sacher… Read more…
INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY
International Ninja Day recognizes the fascination associated with the history and pop culture of the ninja. Ninjas first appeared around the year 600. Historically, they served… Read more…
NATIONAL REPEAL DAY
On December 5th, National Repeal Day commemorates the day Prohibition ended in the United States. Prohibition grew out a practice of moderation rooted in the Protestant churches in America. By the 1830s, consumption… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: This soup is served cold
Total Prep: 30 minutes
2 cloves garlic
6 large tomatoes, peeled
1 large tomato, unpeeled
1 large onion
1 each green bell peppers
2 small cucumbers
½ cup olive oil
½ cup lemon juice
3 cups tomato juice, chilled
1 dash salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
In a food processor, blend peeled tomatoes and garlic.
Add 1/4 of peppers and 1/4 of onions and 1/2 of cucumber and blend. Chill mixture for 1 hour.
Chop the remaining tomato and julienne the remaining vegetables. Cover and chill.
Just before serving, blend olive oil, lemon juice, salt, cayenne, and tomato juice in blender. Combine with chilled mixture.
Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with remaining vegetables.
Serve with crusty bread, such as a baguette.
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 12,017 to inventor Aaron Allen of Boston, MA for an “Improvement in Self-Adjusting Opera-Seat” or a folding chair for theaters and other public spaces.
Daniel C. Stillson receives patent No. 184,993 for the first practical pipe wrench adding to the tools of the plumbers’ trade and fixing leaky faucets everywhere.
With Utah’s ratification, three-fourths of the states ratify the 21st amendment, repealing the 18th amendment and repealing Prohibition.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama begins, protesting segregated seating after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man.
The animated film Stuart Little made its Westwood, CA premiere. Based on the book by E.B. White, the film starred Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, and Hugh Laurie. Rob Minkoff directed.
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz – 1822
As an educator, Agassiz co-founded Radcliffe College in 1879 and became the college’s first president.
Clinton Hart Merriam – 1855
In 1888, the American biologist and ethnologist helped to found the National Geographic Society.
Clyde Vernon Cessna – 1879
The aviation pioneer launched the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1922.
Walt Disney – 1901
The animator and entrepreneur launched the Walt Disney Company in 1923. From Mickey Mouse to Mulan and The Lion King, Disney’s kingdom continues to grow.
Ann Shaw Carter – 1922
In 1947, Carter became the first woman in the United States to earn her helicopter pilot’s license. She became a commercial helicopter pilot and one of the first members of the Whirly-Girls.
Little Richard – 1932
The flamboyant rock and roll performer of the 1950s brought crowds to their feet with his hit songs “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” and “Tutti Frutti.”
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