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
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
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
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…
Recipe of the Day
Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 – 4 dozen
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cup peanut butter
7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
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.
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.
Japan attacks the U.S. Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack draws the United States into World War II.
Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” is the number 1 song in the country.
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.
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.
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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