On February 13th, Galentine’s Day brings women together to celebrate each other every year the day before Valentine’s day. Women all have that one friend who cheers on her female companions. She is their best supporter, listener, and companion. No matter what… Read more…
NATIONAL CHEDDAR DAY
National Cheddar Day adds some cheesy goodness on February 13th! Grilled cheese would be buttered bread without melt-able slices piled high; burgers would be lackluster without a perfect ooze; mac & cheese would just be…mac, to be frank. So many of our iconic American dishes simply… Read more…
NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY
Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13th! Read more…
NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY
Each year on the day of the championship game, another kind of pigskin is celebrated. National Pork Rind Day recognizes the fried edible skin of the pig. Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to… Read more…
- National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
- National Ferris Wheel Day
- National Organ Donor Day
- Valentine’s Day
- National Football Hangover Day – The Day After the Big Game
- National Clean Out Your Computer Day – Second Monday in February
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Recipe of the Day
Coconut Walnut Energy Bites
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
20 Medjool dates, pitted
2 cups walnut pieces
1 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus 1/4 cup for coating.
Place walnuts, dates, hemp seeds, spirulina, and 1/4 cup of coconut into a food processor and mix until it becomes sticky and starts to form a ball (around 2 minutes). Take the dough from the food processor and form 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the remaining coconut to coat them. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Recipe Credit: Recipes from the Coconut Coalition of the Americas
February 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The Lumiere brothers, Auguste and Charles-Antoine, patent their cinematograph. Their pioneering work led to the first public screening of a moving picture.
The first National Negro League forms organizing teams of Black professional baseball players into one organization for the first time. Andrew “Rube” Foster, the owner of the American Giants, led the movement to form a league.
The Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated the first electronic digital computer. Named the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIC), it was created as part of a military project by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.
For the first time in 100 years, tribal members of the Umatilla of Oregon return to Montana and Yellowstone National Park to hunt and harvest bison. Harvesting bison restores traditions from the Walla Walla, Cayuse, and Umatilla tribes guaranteed in an 1855 treaty.
February 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Sarah Singleton Van Buren – 1818
After the death of her mother-in-law, Sarah Van Buren stepped into the role of First Lady during Martin Van Buren’s presidency.
Elizabeth Truman – 1885
In 1945, Bess Truman became the 35th First Lady of the United States. She entered the White House in the final year of World War II and following the sudden death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – the beginning of his fourth term. Capable and sure, Mrs. Truman stepped into the role of President Harry Truman’s secretary.
Patty Berg – 1918
The American professional golfer helped found the Women’s Professional Golf Association in 1947. During her career, Berg won 15 major titles.
Tennessee Ernie Ford – 1919
The American gospel and country recording artist is best known for the songs “Sixteen Tons” and “Ballad of Davy Crockett.”
Chuck Yeager – 1923
The decorated American fighter pilot and test pilot broke the sound barrier in 1947 in the Bell X-1.
Dorothy Bliss – 1916
Leeann Chin – 1933
Peter Gabriel – 1950
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