FEBRUARY 5, 2023 | NATIONAL SHOWER WITH A FRIEND DAY | WORLD NUTELLA DAY | NATIONAL WEATHERPERSON’S DAY
NATIONAL SHOWER WITH A FRIEND DAY
On National Shower with a Friend Day on February 5th is a tongue-in-cheek way of educating people about the benefits of filtered, chlorine-free water. Read more…
WORLD NUTELLA DAY
World Nutella Day celebrates what happens when hazelnuts and chocolate collide. For example, millions of people celebrating on February 5th each year! Read more…
NATIONAL WEATHERPERSON’S DAY
Always celebrated on February 5th, National Weatherperson’s Day (also known as National Weatherman’s Day) honors all individuals working in meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology. The day also recognizes volunteer storm spotters, observers, and others who work in the weather field. Read more…
On Deck for February 6, 2023
NATIONAL CHOPSTICKS DAY
NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY
NATIONAL LAME DUCK DAY
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 5th Celebrated History
D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks launch United Artists. These four extraordinary artists during the silent film era gave the movie industry notice. They were going to do things differently.
Reader’s Digest publishes its first issue.
The U.S. Patent Office issued the first U.S. patent for starting blocks to George T. Bresnahan of Iowa City, Iowa. The patent for a “Foot Support” under patent no. 1,701,026 was designed by the university coach, the invention was meant to provide a firm foothold on the running track and improve the athlete’s “get-away” at the start of a race.
Dick Purcell stars in the premiere of the first installment of Captain America. The film is the first Marvel character to appear in theaters.
February 5th Celebrated History
John Jeffries – 1744
As one of the first weather observers in the United States, Jeffries documented his daily weather observations. He also documented the first weather balloon observation in 1784.
John Boyd Dunlop – 1837
The inventor is most noted for developing the first commercially successful pneumatic tire.
Hank Aaron – 1934
The right fielder played 34 seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Milwaukee Braves/Brewers. He began his professional career in the Negro American League in 1951 before the Braves purchased his contract a few months later.
Nolan Bushnell – 1943
In 1972, Bushnell co-founded Atari, Inc. with Ted Dabney. The American businessman also founded Chuck E. Cheese in 1977.
Mary Louise Cleave – 1947
The NASA astronaut flew two missions including the 1989 STS-30 in which she deployed the Magellan Venus exploration spacecraft.
John Carradine – 1906
William S. Burroughs – 14
Roger Staubach – 1942
Barbara Hershey – 1948
Laura Linney – 1964
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