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Global Movie Day - Second Saturday in February


Right in the heart of Oscar season, the second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audiences’ hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years. Since their inception, movies have transcended geography, language, time, and… Read more…

National Plum Pudding Day - February 12


Also known as Christmas pudding, National Plum Pudding Day celebrates a traditional holiday dessert. On February 12th, learn about this tasty treat with an interesting history. Plum pudding is made by steaming or boiling and the pudding is usually… Read more…

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Cheese Monkey

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total Prep: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 4

This version of Welsh Rarebit is an excellent way to use up the ends of a loaf of bread or serve with crackers as a snack.


1 cup milk, evaporated milk or light cream
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup grated Cheddar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
Crisp toast or crackers
1/4 cup diced tomatoes


In a double boiler, melt cheese together with the milk and bread crumbs.

Once melted, stir in the spices and Worcestershire sauce.

Add the slightly beaten egg and stir well. Cook about one minute, stirring continuously.

Pour immediately over toast or crackers. Garnish with diced tomatoes. For added flavor, add corn beef slices, too.

Serve hot.

February 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.


The ground is broken on the Lincoln Memorial.


NASA’s NEAR spacecraft lands on the asteroid 433 Eros. It’s the first time a human-made object lands on an asteroid.


Diamonds become the second hardest substance when General Electric Company announces the creation of Borazon. Dr. Robert H. Wentorf Jr. synthesized cubic boron nitride to create the substance which is used in manufacturing for grinding hard surfaces.

February 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Louisa Catherine Adams – 1775

The 6th First Lady of the United States was born in the United Kingdom. As the wife of John Quincy Adams, Louisa Adams traveled far and wide before and after his election to the White House.

Charles Darwin – 1809

The English naturalist is best known for his theory of evolution and his book On the Origin of Species.

Abraham Lincoln – 1809

In 1860, the American attorney was elected the 16th President of the United States. He saw the country through the American Civil War and was re-elected to a second term in 1864. On April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln while he was attending a play at Ford’s Theatre. He died five days later.

Omar Bradley – 1893

The five-star general’s active duty career spanned 69 years, 8 months, and 7 days – longer than any active duty service member in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Bradley graduated from West Point in 1915. He commanded the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, and served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Judy Blume – 1938

The American writer is best known for her children’s and young adult books including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Fudge, Blubber, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Honorable Mention

James Fields Smathers – 1888
Todd Duncan – 1905
William Russell – 1934
David Small – 1945
Christina Ricci – 1980

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