NATIONAL ALMOND DAY
On February 16th each year, National Almond Day recognizes the versatile and healthful almond. This delicious nut is native to the Middle East and thrives in warm, dry climates with mild winters. The day celebrates the benefits and uses of almonds. Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta… Read more…
NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY
National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16th. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16th, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch. For some, it’s in their nature to be grouches all of the time; while others may just be… Read more…
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Recipe of the Day
Name: Jicama Orange Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
1 Large jicama, julienned
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 15-ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt to taste
Combine jicama, onion, oranges, paprika, and cilantro in a medium salad bowl.
In a small mixing bowl, add the zest and juice of one lime. Add honey, mustard, and olive oil. Add salt to taste. Mix well.
Toss salad with lime vinaigrette and serve.
February 16th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The English archaeologist Howard Carter opens King Tutankhamen’s ancient Egyptian burial chamber.
U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 2,071,250 for nylon to E.I. du Pont De Nemours & Company.
Senator Rankin Fite of Alabama demonstrates the first 911 emergency telephone system in Haleyville
Dr. Ruben Quintero performed the first endoscopic fetal surgery.
February 16th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Edgar Bergen – 1903
The American comedian is best known for creating the puppet characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd through his ventriloquist comedy acts.
Vera Menchik – 1906
The world champion chess player became the first woman to compete against men during international tournament play.
LaVar Burton – 1957
The American actor and director is best known for hosting Reading Rainbow on PBS and starring as Geordi La Forge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and films.
John McEnroe – 1959
During the 1980s, McEnroe stormed the courts against Björn Borg while building a dominating tennis career.
Notable MentionsElizabeth Craig – 1883
Richard M. McDonald – 1909
Sonny Bono – 1935
Margaux Hemingway- 1955
James Ingram – 1956
Ice-T – 1957
The Weekend – 1990
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