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February 15, 2022 - SINGLES AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY – NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY

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FEBRUARY 15, 2022 | SINGLES AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY | NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY

SINGLES AWARENESS DAY – February 15

SINGLES AWARENESS DAY

On February 15th, Singles Awareness Day reminds us that there’s nothing wrong with being single. In fact, the day after Valentine’s Day points out all the ways that singledom benefits our communities and more. There are several benefits to being unattached. Singles can… Read more…

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY - February 15

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

Observed on February 15th, National Gumdrop Day recognizes a favorite candy of many; the gumdrop! There’s no question as to what to do.  Eat gumdrops and eat as many as you want! Gumdrops are a tasty, colorful, chewy candy that is made with… Read more…

NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY - February 15

NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY

On February 15th, National Wisconsin Day recognizes The Badger State. Rich in copper, lead, forest, and fertile farmland, Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848. In 1634, French explorer… Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Name: Kiwi Mango Parfait
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup granola + 1 tablespoon
1-2 mangoes, sliced
2 kiwi, sliced

Instructions:

In a small bowl, mix half the yogurt with the chia seeds. Divide the chia seed mixture between the two jars, creating the first layer. Add 1/4 cup granola to each jar. Layer the mango slices. Add the remaining yogurt. Top with the kiwi and sprinkle with the last two tablespoons of granola.

February 15th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1903

Morris and Rose Michtom create the first Teddy Bear inspired by a cartoon printed in the Washington Post depicting President Roosevelt sparing an orphaned bear cub.

1943

J. Howard Miller’s “We Can Do It!” poster is displayed in Westinghouse factories. The image depicting a woman with a red and white bandana, her sleeves rolled up and making a fist served as the iconic emblem of all the women who stepped into the roles of Rosie the Riveters and war jobs like those.

1950

Walt Disney’s animated film Cinderella opens in theaters.

1965

Canada officially inaugurates its Maple Leaf flag in a public ceremony.

February 15th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Cyrus McCormick – 1809

The American blacksmith is best known for inventing the mechanical reaper in 1831 and ushering in modern agricultural practices.

Susan B. Anthony – 1820

The American Quaker led a wave of reform for women’s suffrage and rights. Anthony was integral to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and though she never lived to see its passage, the amendment was named in her honor.

Harold Arlen – 1905

The prolific American composer produced some of stage and film’s most beloved tunes. His songs were both catchy and memorable. Some of his most popular included “That Old Black Magic,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Stormy Weather,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive.”

Caroline Robinson Jones – 1942

In 1986, the advertising executive founded her own ad company and soon was one of the most successful women in advertising. Her campaigns included marketing for Goodyear, KFC, McDonald’s, and many more.

Matt Groening – 1954

The American cartoonist has developed several animated television series including The Simpsons, Futurama, and Disenchantment.

Notable Mentions

Charles Lewis Tiffany – 1812
Ernest Shackleton – 1874
Jane Seymour – 1951
Chris Farley – 1964
Gary Clark Jr – 1984

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