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February 27, 2022 - NATIONAL RETRO DAY – ANOSMIA AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY – NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY

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FEBRUARY 27, 2022 | NATIONAL RETRO DAY | ANOSMIA AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY | NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY | NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY

National Retro Day - February 27

NATIONAL RETRO DAY

On February 27, National Retro Day takes us back to a time before smartphones and the internet. Every generation looks back and asks, “Remember when?” This celebration indulges… Read more…

ANOSMIA AWARENESS DAY - February 27

ANOSMIA AWARENESS DAY

Anosmia Awareness Day on February 27th brings attention to a condition causing a loss of smell. Of all our senses, smell perhaps is taken for granted more than any other. There are many causes of Anosmia. The most common reasons are due… Read more…

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – February 27

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY

We continue with February’s heart-shaped and red theme by observing National Strawberry Day on February 27th. These juicy, sweet berries can brighten up any dish and are delicious all on their own. There are a few different stories behind the origin… Read more…

National Polar Bear Day - February 27

NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY

National Polar Bear Day, also known as International Polar Bear Day, focuses our attention on conservation efforts and learning more about the fabulous polar bear on February 27th. Polar bears can reach a height of 9 ft tall and a weight of… Read more…

National Kahlua Day - February 27

NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY

National Kahlúa Day on February 27th recognizes the rich, cream coffee liqueur that also serves up a great many delicious desserts! This alcoholic beverage adds to cocktails and adult flavored desserts equally well. To celebrate, you may want to use Kahlua, a coffee-flavored rum-based liquor, to flavor your… Read more…


On Deck for February 28, 2022

National Days

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Discover the Calendar-At-A-Glance and find National Days, Weeks, Months & International Days for every month of the year.

Recipe of the Day

Chocolate Pots de Creme
Prep:  10
Cook:  55
Total Prep:  65
Servings:  6

Ingredients:

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 large egg yolks
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Place chocolate in a medium bowl.

In a small saucepan, bring cream, milk, and salt to simmer.

Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth.

Whisk egg yolks in a separate medium bowl.

Add sugar.

Slowly add the melted chocolate and whisk until blended.

Strain mixture into another container.

Divide custard into six ramekins.

Place ramekins in a roasting pan or baking dish.

Add hot water to the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the cups.

Cover with foil and place carefully in the oven.

Bake the custards until they are set around the edges, but the centers slightly move when shaken, approximately 55 minutes.

February 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1900

U.S. patent no. 644,077 was issued to German chemist Felix Hoffman for Acetyl Salicyclic Acid. He discovered the chemical compound while working for Bayer and the company marketed the pain reliever as Aspirin. While no longer trademarked in the United States, Bayer continues to maintain its trademark for the versatile remedy for pains, aches, and swelling.

1922

In Leser v. Garnett, the United States Supreme Court unanimously dismisses a challenge to the 19th Amendment preserving women’s suffrage in the U.S. Constitution. A Baltimore, Maryland attorney by the name of Oscar Leser brought the suit soon after th Tennessee ratified the amendment giving it the needed majority.

1951

Following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s third-term election win, Congress set to work on the 22nd Amendment, creating term limits for presidents. The 22nd Amendment reads, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.” In 1951, the states ratified the amendment to the Constitution on this date.

1997

The God Father of Soul, James Brown, asks radio talk show host, Rolonda White to marry him during a taping of her show. She declines.

February 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – 1807

The American poet had a profound impact on the nation during his lifetime. His poems spoke both to the heart and the mind, drawing images of pastoral fields and patriotic figures.

John Steinbeck – 1902

The 1962 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, John Steinbeck is best known for his novels The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden.

Elizabeth Taylor – 1932

The blue-eyed actress stole scenes as a young child actress and for more than 60 years. From National Velvet to Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the award-winning actress was a classic star of the cinema.

Navarre Scott Momaday – 1934

In 1969, the Kiowa author earned the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel House Made of Dawn. Some of his other works include The Way to Rainy Mountain, The Bear’s House, The Names: A Memoir, and Again the Far Morning.

Meena Keshwar Kamal – 1956

As a student in 1977, Meena Keshwar Kamal founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). The organization gave a voice to women fighting for human rights and social justice in a country where these fundamental rights were denied systematically to women. On February 4, 1987, Kamal was kidnapped and murdered.

Sara Blakely – 1971

In 1998, the American entrepreneur developed the product and the company named Spanx.

Notable Mentions

Mabel Keaton Staupers – 1890
David Sarnoff – 1891
Clarence Johnson – 1910
Irwin Shaw – 1913
Uri Shulevitz – 1935

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