FEBRUARY 11, 2022 | NATIONAL MAKE A FRIEND DAY | NATIONAL INVENTORS’ DAY | NATIONAL WHITE SHIRT DAY | NATIONAL PEPPERMINT PATTY DAY | NATIONAL DON’T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK DAY | NATIONAL SHUT-IN VISITATION DAY
NATIONAL MAKE A FRIEND DAY
Always observed on February 11th, National Make A Friend Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone new and make a new friendship. Friends serve a vital role in everyone’s lives. They are one of life’s most valuable assets. New friends can broaden our horizons by helping us to see new perspectives, challenging us to… Read more…
NATIONAL INVENTORS’ DAY
National Inventors’ Day honors inventors of the past, the creators of the present, and encourages the architects of the future. On February 11th, National Inventors’ Day celebrates the genius behind design. It also dives into the history behind some of our most… Read more…
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NATIONAL WHITE SHIRT DAY/WHITE T-SHIRT DAY
National White Shirt Day, also known as National White T-Shirt Day, commemorates the day a historic auto worker strike resolved on February 11, 1937. Manufacturing provided a large part of our workforce in the early part of the… Read more…
NATIONAL PEPPERMINT PATTY DAY
National Peppermint Patty Day recognizes a treat enjoyed by millions around the world. On February 11th each year, sink your teeth into the minty chocolate sweet. The oldest commercially-made mint patty or cake was made by the… Read more…
NATIONAL DON’T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK DAY
On February 11th, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day promotes a positive attitude even when things might not be going your way. It’s a day for looking on the bright side of things and then carrying that feeling with you every day after. Do not worry, and do not stress over… Read more…
NATIONAL SHUT-IN VISITATION DAY
National Shut-In Visitation Day on February 11th serves as a reminder to bring some cheerful company to people who are unable to leave their homes. Visiting a person who is shut-in makes a positive difference in that person’s life. Someone who is shut-in remains in their home due to… Read more…
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week – February 13-19, 2019
- National Kraut and Frankfurter Week – Second Week of February
- Freelance Writers Appreciation Week – Second Week of February
- National Secondhand Wardrobe Week – Second Week in February
- Take Your Family to School Week – Week of February 17
- National Condom Week – February 14-21, 2021
- Great American Pizza Bake – Second Week of February
- Children of Alcoholics Week – Week of Valentine’s Day
- National Jell-O Week – Second Full Week in February
- Random Acts of Kindness Week – Week of February 17
- Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden – Week of Valentine’s Day
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week – February 14-21
- Great Backyard Bird Count – Begins Friday the Week or Weekend of Valentine’s Day
In the Classroom
Recipe of the Day
Name: Eggnog Bread Pudding
Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total Prep: 65 minutes
4 large eggs
4 cups prepared eggnog
10 slices stale cinnamon raisin bread
2 teaspoons confectioners sugar (optional)
Heat oven to 350° F. Prepare an 8 x 8-inch oven-safe baking dish by coating with butter or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add eggnog and whisk well.
Place one layer of bread in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour half of the prepared eggnog over the cubes. Arrange the additional slices on top and pour the remaining eggnog over the bread.
Bake 55 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners sugar. Serve warm with caramel sauce poured over the top.
February 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The United States Patent Office issues Robert Fulton a patent for the first successful steamboat. Although the original patent record was destroyed in the 1936 US Patent Office fire, Fulton’s commercial success with his North River Steamboat and Clermont spread westward.
Frederick Banting and Charles Best discover insulin at the University of Toronto. Their discovery would advance the treatment of diabetes.
Declaration of a Liberated Europe signed at Yalta Conference by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Joseph Stalin.
After 27 years as a political prisoner, the leader to end South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
February 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau – 1805
The explorer, trapper, and guide rarely stayed in one place long during his entire life. Born days before his parents Toussaint Charbonneau and Sakakawea set out with the Corp of Discovery, it is little wonder that he became a guide and explore like his parents before him.
Thomas Edison – 1847
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison, considered one of America’s greatest inventors set up shop in Menlo Park, New Jersey, developing his ideas that changed the world.
Beulah Louise Henry – 1887
The American inventor of a vacuum-sealed ice cream freezer earned the nickname “Lady Edison” for her ingenuity and sharing a birthday with Thomas Edison.
Josiah Gibbs – 1839
Johnathan Wright – 1840
Sidney Sheldon – 1917
Jane Yolen – 1939
Sheryl Crow – 1962
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