NEW YEAR’S DAY
Nearly the entire world recognizes New Year’s Day on January 1st. It’s also one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Celebrations will begin in the Pacific Ocean with… Read more…
NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY
For all those who celebrated more than they should have, National Bloody Mary Day serves up one of the world’s most popular hangover cures on January 1st. It would seem the Bloody Mary is the product of several… Read more…
NATIONAL HANGOVER DAY
On January 1st, National Hangover Day nurses the aching heads of all of us who over celebrates New Year’s Eve each year. Read more…
NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY
If it’s the first Saturday of the month, it’s National Play Outside Day. So, no matter what month it is, everyone put down their electronic devices and get outside! All year long, we are given numerous opportunities to…Read more…
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Recipe of the Day
Name: Cheese Monkey
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total Prep: 25-30 minutes
This version of Welsh Rarebit is an excellent way to use up the ends of a loaf of bread or serve with crackers as a snack.
1 cup milk, evaporated milk or light cream
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup grated Cheddar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
Crisp toast or crackers
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
In a double boiler, melt cheese together with the milk and bread crumbs.
Once melted, stir in the spices and Worcestershire sauce.
Add the slightly beaten egg and stir well. Cook about one minute, stirring continuously.
Pour immediately over toast or crackers. Garnish with diced tomatoes. For added flavor, add corn beef slices, too.
January 1st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones publishes the novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus anonymously. Written by Mary Shelley, the author’s identity isn’t revealed until three years later when the second edition is published in Paris.
The first immigrants pass through the doors of the Ellis Island Immigration Station. Ellis Island replaced Castle Garden as the new landing depot for immigrants entering the United States via New York.
Entrepreneur C.W. Post of Battle Creek, Michigan introduces Postum Food Coffee. The Coffee substitute is made from wheat, bran, and molasses. Three years later he introduces Post Grape-Nuts cereal.
The Hewlett Packard Company is founded in a garage in Palo Alto, CA by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.
David Dinkins takes the oath of office becoming New York City’s first Black mayor.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) mandated hospitals to include no-smoking policies indoors or risk losing accreditation. Loss of accreditations places hospitals at risk of losing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
January 1st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Paul Revere – 1735
The American patriot is best known for his midnight ride to alert other patriots of British troops. However, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leaves out a few names, including William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, Israel Bissell and possibly one other. The last one, Sybil Ludington, leaves some doubt in the mind of historians as no record of her ride exists until much later.
Benjamin Leroy Holt – 1849
The younger brother of the founder of Holt Brothers Company, Benjamin Holt invented the first tractor to use tracks instead of wheels.
William Fox – 1879
In 1915, Fox founded the Fox Film Corporation. He would later establish the Fox West Coast Theatres chain.
Noor Inayat Khan -1914
After joining the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, Khan was recruited as a Special Operations Executive (SOE) to be a radio operator for the resistance network in occupied Paris. Her mission was to send coded messages back to London. In 1943, the Germans captured her, and they later executed her.
J.D. Salinger – 1919
The American author is best known for the coming of age story The Catcher in the Rye.
James Sinegal – 1936
In 1983, the American businessman founded the warehouse retail chain Costco Wholesale Corporation.
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