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FEBRUARY 8, 2022 | NATIONAL KITE FLYING DAY | NATIONAL BOY SCOUTS DAY | SAFER INTERNET DAY U.S. | NATIONAL IOWA DAY

NATIONAL KITE FLYING DAY – February 8

NATIONAL KITE FLYING DAY

Observed annually on February 8th, National Kite Flying Day encourages exploring kite flying and making. Enthusiasts across the country mark the day by launching their kites or making plans to attend festivals. Kites date back to China in 470 B.C. China is full of lore and histories of the origins… Read more…

NATIONAL BOY SCOUTS DAY – February 8

NATIONAL BOY SCOUTS DAY

February 8th annually recognizes National Boys Scouts Day. Since 1910, boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills, and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America. The Boy Scouts of America has roots in the British Boy Scouts organization which was created in 1908 after… Read more…

SAFER INTERNET DAY U.S. – Changes Annually

SAFER INTERNET DAY U.S.

Every year, Safer Internet Day brings tools, education, and awareness to create a safer internet for both kids and adults. From cyberbullying and identity theft to fraud and human trafficking, the internet can be a frightening place. Safer Internet Day and ConnectSafely.org aim to make… Read more…

NATIONAL IOWA DAY - February 8

NATIONAL IOWA DAY

On February 8th, National Iowa Day recognizes The Hawkeye State. The 29th state to join the United States is known for… Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Peanut Butter BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe

Peanut Butter BBQ Chicken Pizza

Prep Time:  30 minutes
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
Total Prep: About 40 minutes
Serves 4 (with 2 slices each)

Ingredients:

1 package pizza crust
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 green onions, chopped
8 oz. mozzarella cheese

Instructions: 

Prepare packaged crust according to package directions.

Combine peanut butter with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce and mix thoroughly.

Spread over the prepared and partially-baked crust.

Add chopped rotisserie chicken, green onions, and mozzarella cheese.

Bake 10-12 minutes until cheese begins to turn golden.

February 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1735
The first opera is performed in the American Colonies. Presented by the English Ballad Opera Company, they performed Flora, or Hob in the Well. A courtroom above the Shepheard’s Tavern in Charleston, South Carolina hosted the production.

1944
In 1944, the American journalist Henry McAlpin became the first Black correspondent accredited to the White House.

1910
William D. Boyce incorporates Boy Scouts of America after meeting with Robert Baden-Powell.

1976
The Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver premieres starring Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, and Jodie Foster. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and two Golden Globes.

February 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Rebecca Lee Crumpler – 1831
In 1864, she became the first African American woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Dr. Crumpler opened her practice in Boston and published A Book of Medical Discourses.

Jules Verne – 1828
The French science fiction author wrote a series of popular adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in 80 Days.

James Dean – 1931
Best known for his role as Jim Stark in the film Rebel Without a Cause, actor James Dean also performed in several television shows before his tragic death.

John Williams – 1932
The American composer is considered cinema’s most distinguished and honored composer in film history. During his career, Williams has produced some of the most identifiable and critically acclaimed film scores ever written. His film scores include Star Wars, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and many, many more.

Ted Koppel -1940
The award-winning broadcast journalist served as the anchor for ABC’s Nightline for twenty-five years. During his nearly 60-year career, Koppel has covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the election of President Barack Obama.

Mary Steenburgen – 1953
The versatile, award-winning American actress is known for her roles in films including Book Club, Elf, and Parenthood.

Honorable Mentions

Kate Chopin – 1850
Chester Floyd Carlson – 1906
Betsy Jochum – 1921
Gary Coleman – 1968

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