NATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE DAY
Arabian horses fill their owners with a passion equal to what they hold for loved family members. So, every day to them is National Arabian Horse Day. However, on February 19, the Arabian horse is recognized as one of the most popular breeds in the world. When asking… Read more…
NATIONAL RED SOCK DAY
Wear your red socks on National Red Sock Day to help save a life and limb! Did you know leg health can indicate risk for heart attack, stroke, and amputation? One in five adults over the age of 60 have a condition called Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.), and many don’t even know they have it. National Red Sock Day on the Third Saturday in February raises… Read more…
NATIONAL LASH DAY
National Lash Day on February 19th each year promotes the love and need for true and false eyelashes. The day offers an opportunity to explore the benefits and fashion of lashes. Eyelashes are a staple item to every… Read more…
NATIONAL VET GIRLS RISE DAY
On February 19th, National Vet Girls RISE Day recognizes the immense dedication of the nearly 2 million U.S. veteran women. On National Vet Girls RISE Day, not only is it a day to recognize women veterans, but it is a day for women veterans to… Read more…
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY
Recognized by the US National Confectioners Association, National Chocolate Mint Day is observed annually across the nation on February 19th. This holiday has been set aside for all the chocolate mint lovers to eat their favorite treats all day long. The Aztecs and Mayans are given much credit for their ways with… Read more…
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Recipe of the Day
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Prep: 5 minutes
1 – 8 oz block cream cheese softened
1 – 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
1 – 8 oz tub whipped topping
1 – 21 oz can cherry pie filling
Graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or animal crackers
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream together until well combined.
Add whipped topping and mix until just incorporated.
Pour the mixture into a 9-10 inch pie plate or a serving dish the same diameter.
Spread the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake mixture evenly.
Chill until served.
Dip with animal crackers, graham crackers or vanilla wafers.
February 19th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The United States Patent Office issues Thomas Edison patent no. 200, 521 for the invention of the phonograph.
Kellogg brothers John and Harvey found The Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Congress passed the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act establishing the United States Coast Guard Reserves and each year on this date the country formally celebrates the military organization’s birthday.
Ezra Pound wins the first Bollingen Prize in poetry established by the Bollingen Foundation at Yale University.
Georgia creates the first censorship board with the passage of House Bill 247. The Georgia Literature Commission operated for 20 years, deciding which books were considered obscene and which were considered decent for bookshelves.
February 19th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Jesse Hiatt – 1826
After Johnny Appleseed came Jesse Hiatt. He developed the apple known today as the Red Delicious. However, back in 1887 after the first tree bore its first crop, Hiatt named the fruit the Hawkeye after his adopted state of Iowa.
Charles Alexander Eastman – 1858
In 1890, Eastman became the first Native American to graduate from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Eastman returned to the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota and would be the only physician to attend the survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre. He would continue his medical career and write several books about his experiences, biographies of Native American leaders and collected folktales.
Mary Anderson – 1903
On November 11, 1903, the U.S. Patent Office issued patent no. 743,801 to Mary Anderson for her invention of a window cleaning device designed to keep the windscreen of an automobile clear of rain and snow. In other words, Anderson invented the windshield wiper. However, Anderson may have been a tad before her time. She gave up her efforts to sell the device just before manufacturing and sales of automobiles took off.
Smokey Robinson – 1940
For more than six decades the legendary Motown singer-songwriter and producer has been creating unforgettable music. Beginning with the founding of The Miracles, songs like “Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” and “Shop Around” made the group popular. Smokey’s solo career also took off with hits like “Cruisin’” and “Being with You.”
Homer Hickam – 1943
The former NASA engineer is the author of several novels including the 1998 memoir Rocket Boys. In 1999, the novel became the inspiration for the film October Sky.
Notable MentionsLee Marvin – 1924
Amy Tan – 1952
Jeff Daniels – 1955
Prince Andrew – 1960
Seal – 1963
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