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FEBRUARY 1, 2022 | NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY | NATIONAL GET UP DAY | NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY | NATIONAL SERPENT DAY | NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY | NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY – February 1

NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY

National Freedom Day, always observed on February 1st, celebrates freedom from slavery. It also recognizes that America is a symbol of liberty. The day honors the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865. It was not ratified by the states, however… Read more…

NATIONAL GET UP DAY - February 1

NATIONAL GET UP DAY

National Get Up Day on February 1st offers an opportunity to share inspiring stories of perseverance. The day reminds us to pick ourselves up when we’ve fallen and giving it (whatever it may be) another go! February 1st marks the official end of National Skating Month (January) when rinks… Read more…

National Dark Chocolate Day - February 1

NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY

On February 1st, National Dark Chocolate Day reminds us to indulge a little. Many tout dark chocolate as the healthier chocolate. However, for some, it can be an acquired taste. Also known as bittersweet chocolate, dark chocolate is different… Read more…

NATIONAL SERPENT DAY – February 1

NATIONAL SERPENT DAY

On February 1st, National Serpent Day gives snakes and serpents alike their slithering due. Across religions and cultures, the serpent has been used as a symbol of evil, medicine, fertility, and much more. Over 3,000 species of snakes populate the Earth. The world’s smallest … Read more…

NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made… Read more…

National Texas Day - February 1

NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

On February 1st, National Texas Day recognizes the Lone Star State along with its fierce record of independent people and history. The 28th state may not be the only state with a record of being a republic, but their dramatic revolution and fight for independence keep… Read more…


On Deck for February 2, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 cups of milk (may use dairy alternative)
1 small frozen banana
1/4 TBSP unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 TBSP dark chocolate chips
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 TBSP peanut butter (or prepared powdered peanut butter)

Instructions:

Add milk, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and peanut butter to blender. Blend until combined. Add remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

February 1st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1894

The Philological Society of London and Oxford University Press publishes the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary. A-Ant consisted of 352 pages and took 5 years to complete. Scotchman James Murray undertook the enormous task as the primary editor. He would die in 1915 before the project was complete.

1896

Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème premieres in Turin, Italy. The tragic love story is one of Puccini’s greatest works.

1972

Hewlett-Packard introduced the first scientific hand-held calculator. It sold for $395 and was named the HP-35 – a nod to its 35 keys.

1982

David Letterman launches his first evening talk show, Late Night with David Letterman. His first guest on the comedy talk show was Bill Murray.

February 1st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Hattie Caraway – 1878

In 1932, Caraway became the first woman elected to the Senate. She had been appointed the previous year to fill her husband’s seat due to his death.

John Ford – 1895

The American film director was most noted for his westerns starring John Wayne. He also adapted the John Steinbeck novel, Grapes of Wrath.

Clark Gable – 1901

One of Hollywood’s foremost leading men during the first half of the 20th century, Gable was known for films like Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, and The Misfits.

Langston Hughes – 1902

The American poet of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes also wrote several plays, novels, and essays. He’s most known for his poem “Harlem.”

Vivian Maier – 1926

For five decades the street photographer captured the world and then hid it away. Not until after her death was her historic collection revealed to the world.

About National Day Calendar

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