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February 14, 2022 - VALENTINE’S DAY – NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR DAY – NATIONAL FOOTBALL HANGOVER DAY – NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY – NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY – NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY

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FEBRUARY 14, 2022 | VALENTINE’S DAY | NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR DAY | NATIONAL FOOTBALL HANGOVER DAY | NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY | NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY | NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY – February 14

VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. February 14th first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing. During 18th century England, this day evolved into… Read more…

NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR DAY – February 14

NATIONAL DONOR DAY

Observed each year on February 14th, National Donor Day (also known as  National Organ Donor Day) aims to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives it saves. In the United States, more than 120,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ… Read more…

NATIONAL FOOTBALL HANGOVER DAY – The Day After the Big Game

NATIONAL FOOTBALL HANGOVER DAY

Each year on the day after the big game, National Football Hangover Day offers a bit of comfort and camaraderie. Every year since 1967, football fans across the country have… Read more…

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY – Second Monday in February

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY

Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day promotes taking time out of your day to do some basic housekeeping on your computer. All computers need regular organizing and clean-up. This includes the… Read more…

NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY – February 14

NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY

Chocolate lovers rejoice as February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!  On the same day, approximately 58 million pounds of chocolate will be purchased. Much of it will be in heart-shaped boxes, filled with bite-sized chocolates with ooey, gooey centers. Quite a few of these cream-filled goodies… Read more…

NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY – February 14

NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY

February 14th is the annual observance of National Ferris Wheel Day. The holiday honors the birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., the man who invented the Ferris Wheel. Preparations for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition began… Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Olive Skewers
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

20 of your favorite olives
1 pack of cherry tomatoes
1 package of Monterey Jack cheese, cut into small cubed squares

Instructions:

Built Skewers:

  • 1 cubed cheese
  • 1 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 olive

Repeat

Note: You can choose your favorite cheese and add anything you want to your skewers.

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar

February 14th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1903

President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law a bill creating the Department of Commerce and Labor.

1920 

Following the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the United States, Carrie Chapman Catt formed the League of Women Voters.

1948

Businessman and race car driver, Bill France Sr. incorporated the National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR).

1990

NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe successfully returns photos of the Solar System that include the Sun and six planets.

February 14th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Frederick Douglass – 1817

The prominent orator led the abolitionist movement and social reforms. He wrote and spoke often, advocating for civil rights and women’s right to vote.

Anna Howard Shaw – 1847

The American physician was also a minister and an advocate of the temperance and suffrage movements.

Jack Benny – 1894

The American comedian started his career in vaudeville. He would gain popularity on radio and television, hosting comedy programs that kept Americans and the world laughing.

Gregory Hines – 1946

The renowned American dancer and singer earned critical acclaim for his stage performance in Jelly’s Last Jam. He also gained popular recognition for his performances in Tap and White Nights.

Notable MentionsMary Ann Prout – 1801
George Washington Gale Ferris – 1859
Margaret E Knight – 1838
Florence Henderson – 1934
Rob Thomas – 1972

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