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DECEMBER 7, 2021 | NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY | NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY | WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY | NATIONAL ILLINOIS DAY

NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY – December 7

NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY

National Cotton Candy Day celebrates the spun sugar treat that delights candy fans of all ages. On December 7th get your favorite flavor of this sweet delight that dates back to the 1400s. Originally called spun sugar, cotton candy is still a staple at carnivals, fairs, and the circus. While it may be reminiscent of… Read more…

NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY – December 7

NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

Each year in the United States, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors all those who lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day. The day marked a turn in the United States’ position regarding involvement… Read more…

WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY – First Tuesday in December

WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY

Get ready for World Trick Shot Day on the first Tuesday of December. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, the originators of the trick shot, bring this celebration to give enthusiasts a chance to showcase their most impressive shots. Like the Harlem Globetrotters, this day celebrates the trick shot. Every opportunity should… Read more…

National Illinois Day - December 7

 

NATIONAL ILLINOIS DAY

On December 7th, National Illinois Day recognizes the Land of Lincoln, home to the Windy City, and fertile prairies. As the 21st state to join the United States, Illinois’s distinct political, industrial, agricultural and population densities create… Read more…


On Deck for December 8, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 – 4 dozen

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cup peanut butter
7-ounce jar marshmallow creme

Instructions:

Butter an 8-inch square pan and set it aside.

In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes.

Stir in peanut butter and marshmallow creme.

Pour into prepared pan.

Let set until firm.

Cut into squares.

December 7th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

1909

Patent No. 942,699 issued to Leo Hendrik Baekeland of Yonkers, NY for Bakelite. The plastic is the first of its kind resistant to melting when heated.

1941

Japan attacks the U.S. Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack draws the United States into World War II.

1960

Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” is the number 1 song in the country.

1972

Apollo 17 launched from Cape Canaveral on the sixth and final moon mission under the command of Eugene Cernan. The crew also included geologist Harrison Schmitt and pilot Ron Evans. Cernan and Schmitt spent explored the lunar surface while Evans stayed aboard the lunar module, America. During the mission, the crew takes a photo of the Earth that is known today as the “blue marble” photo.

1979 

Star Trek: The Motion Picture has its Los Angeles, CA premiere. Based on the Gene Roddenberry television series, the movie starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Majel Berrett, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols.

December 7th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Richard Warren Sears – 1863

The rail station agent started a catalog company selling jewelry and by 1893 he joined Alvah Roebuck and co-founded Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Willa Cather – 1873

The author’s works recorded the pioneer and frontier life in novels such as My Antonia, O Pioneers, and many of her short stories.

Clarence Nash – 1904

The voice actor was the original and most distinctive, sputtering voice of the animated character, Donald Duck.

Reginald Lewis – 1942

Following Harvard Law School, Lewis launched Wall Street’s first African American law firm. By the time he was 41, he was the richest black man in American and the first to become a billionaire.

Larry Bird – 1956

Bird played professional basketball for the Boston Celtics for 13 seasons bringing home 3 NBA championships.

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