NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY
While February 18th is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to celebrate only one day a year. Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine. Wine does have its benefits after all. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of… Read more…
NATIONAL BATTERY DAY
Get a charge out of National Battery Day! Observed each year on February 18th, the day serves to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives. Today we would be hard-pressed to find someone in the United States who… Read more…
NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY
National Caregivers Day on the third Friday in February honors the health care professionals across the country providing long-term and hospice care. Around the nation, dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care. They provide… Read more…
NATIONAL NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY
On an early Friday in February, lunchrooms across America have accepted the mission started by National No One Eats Alone Day. No One Eats Alone is a positive initiative from the nonprofit… Read more…
NATIONAL CRAB STUFFED FLOUNDER DAY
Crab and flounder take center stage on February 18th when National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day arrives each year. The day recognizes the unique, flavorful delight when crab and flounder combine. This one-of-kind dish is composed of a stuffing made with… Read more…
- National FFA Week – Week of George Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22) from Saturday to Saturday
- National Engineers Week – Week of George Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22) from Saturday to Saturday
In the Classroom
- Tell a Fairy Tale Day & Read Across America Day
- National Retro Day
- Writing Prompts
- Grain-Free (Food Allergies and Sensitivities)
- Mother Languages
- Celebration Challenge – Week 47 – February 21-25, 2022
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Recipe of the Day
Honey Glazed Salmon
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
4 6-ounce skin-on salmon filets
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Heat oven to 400°F.
Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper. Place salmon in a single layer in the baking dish.
In a small saucepan, mix honey, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Bring to a boil, simmering for about 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
Pat salmon with a paper towel and lightly season with salt.
Bake salmon for 6 minutes. Coat with glaze, reserving about 2-3 tablespoons, and bake for an additional 6-8 minutes.
Spoon the remaining glaze over the salmon and serve.
February 18th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Auguste Bartholdi received U.S. design patent no. D11,023 for “Liberty Enlightening the World” a statue that is known today as the Statue of Liberty.
While reviewing photographs he took in January while working at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers the planet, Pluto. The tiny planet moves from frame to frame, alerting the astronomer that the speck of light is not an ordinary star.
The Golden Gate International Exposition opens at San Francisco’s Treasure Island.
Shani Davis takes gold in the 1000 meter individual event at the Turin, Italy Winter Olympics. He becomes the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at the winter games.
February 18th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Toni Morrison – 1931
The American novelist received the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature. She is best known for her novel Beloved. Beyond her works of fiction, Morrison also published children’s stories, short fiction, poetry, plays and several works of non-fiction.
Helen Gurley Brown – 1922
In 1965, the American author became editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Cosmopolitan. She remained in the role for 32 years.
John Hughes – 1950
The American filmmaker was best-known for his timeless coming of age and comedy movies. Some of his most memorable films include The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Buellers’ Day Off, Weird Science, Home Alone, Uncle Buck, and the National Lampoon series of movies.
John Travolta – 1954
From Welcome Back, Kotter to Grease and Carrie in the 1970s to American Crime Story, Pulp Fiction, and Gotti, the American actor’s career has transcended genres and nearly 50 years. His versatility allowed him to play roles such as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever as well as lighter comedic roles such as in Wild Hogs and Look Who’s Talking.
Andre Romelle Young- 1965
The rapper known as Dr. Dre launched Aftermath Entertainment in 1996 and Beats Electronics in 2006. In the 1990s, he co-founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight and Dick Griffey.
Molly Ringwald – 1968
The American actress rose to popularity in the 1980s with films like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and the teen classic The Breakfast Club.
Charles M. Schwab – 1862
Jack Palance – 1920
Yoko Ono – 1933
Cybill Shepherd – 1950
Vanna White – 1957
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