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February 3, 2022 - NATIONAL THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY – NATIONAL WOMEN PHYSICIANS DAY – NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY – OPTIMIST DAY – NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY

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FEBRUARY 3, 2022 | NATIONAL THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY | NATIONAL WOMEN PHYSICIANS DAY | NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY | OPTIMIST DAY | NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY

NATIONAL THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY – February 3

NATIONAL THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY

The Day the Music Died Day on February 3rd remembers the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Ritchie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper.”  These three artists died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959, near…Read more…

NATIONAL WOMEN PHYSICIANS DAY – February 3

NATIONAL WOMEN PHYSICIANS DAY

On February 3rd, honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians Day. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive… Read more…

NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY – February 3

NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY

National Carrot Cake Day on February 3rd, celebrates one of America’s favorite flavors of cake. In the carrot cake, we get to eat our cake and veggies, too! Carrot cake closely resembles a quick bread from its preparation to its… Read more…

Optimist Day - First Thursday in February

OPTIMIST DAY

Confident people look to the future with hope, and on Optimist Day we celebrate the volunteers who share their enthusiasm, skills, and talent to make that tomorrow a vibrant and peaceful one. On the first Thursday in February, recognize an optimist whose endeavors have made a… Read more…

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY – February 3

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY

On February 3rd, National Missing Persons Day focuses the country’s attention long enough to recognize a missing person. It might be surprising to learn that every day in the United States, approximately… Read more…


On Deck for February 4, 2022

Recipe of the Day

Name: Dilly Roasted Potatoes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon dried dill
2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Fresh dill for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 425°F.

In a large bowl, mix oil, garlic, and dill.

Wash and cube potatoes leaving skins on. Add to oil mixture and toss to thoroughly coat.

Spread potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Add salt and pepper.

Roast on top rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with fresh dill and serve hot.

Recipe credit:

Michele S. – North Dakota

February 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1870

The states ratify the 15th Amendment which reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

1913 

The cost of the U.S. Civil War prompted the ratification of the 16th Amendment allowing the federal government to impose the first income tax on its citizens.

1959

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson died in a plane crash following a concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. They were headed to Moorhead, Minnesota in poor weather conditions. The day is known as The Day the Music Died.

1980

Celtics Rookie Larry Bird scores the first three-pointer in an All-Star game. East vs. West went into overtime, tied 134-134. He and Earvin Johnson tied it up again at 136-136 but when Bird sank the three-point shot, East never looked back.

February 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Horace Greeley – 1811

In 1841, the American newspaper editor and publisher founded the New York Tribune.

Elizabeth Blackwell – 1821

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. She became an advocate and mentor to other women seeking careers in the medical field.

Norman Rockwell – 1894

The American painter created illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post reflecting popular American culture. Rockwell also painted current events as reflected in his illustrations for Look magazine.

George Nissen – 1914

In the 1930s, the American gymnast invented the trampoline.

Inge Ruth Hardison – 1914

The American sculptor is best known for her collection entitled “Negro Giants in History.” Included in the collection are busts of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honorable Mentions
James Michener – 1907
Blythe Danner – 1943
Nathan Lane – 1956
Maura Tierney – 1965
Sean Kingston – 1990

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