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JANUARY 12, 2022 | NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY | NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY | KISS A GINGER DAY | NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY

NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY – January 12

NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY

National Pharmacist Day on January 12th annually recognizes and honors all pharmacists across the nation. The role of pharmacists has shifted over the years. Where once they served as the classical… Read more…

National Marzipan Day - January 12

NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY

Join millions of people across the nation on January 12th as they participate in the annual National Marzipan Day. On January 12th, the celebration kicks off with creatively formed confections that delight the eyes and mouth! Marzipan is a confection made primarily of sugar or honey and ground almonds… Read more…

Kiss A Ginger Day - January 12

KISS A GINGER DAY

On January 12th, everyone is encouraged to find their favorite redhead and give them a peck on Kiss a Ginger Day. Created to support a more positive spin than its counterpart, Kiss a Ginger Day brings… Read more…

NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY – January 12

NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY

Each year on January 12th, curried chicken lovers enthusiastically celebrate National Curried Chicken Day. They fill their dishes with a variety of flavorful spices and serve them to their friends and family. When making a true curried chicken, don’t reach for the curry powder. Instead… Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Peach Cobbler
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  40 minutes
Total Prep:  50 minutes
Serves 9

Ingredients:

5 peaches, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Batter:

6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
ground cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

Place melted butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and set aside.

Cook sliced peaches, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add milk until just combined.

Spoon mixture over the butter in the baking dish into an even layer.

Add peaches and juice.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 38-40 minutes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

January 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1932

Hattie W. Caraway (D-Arkansas) wins a special election that makes her the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. In November of the previous year, the Arkansas state legislature appointed Caraway to complete the term vacated by her husband Senator Thadeus Caraway’s death.

1966

Batman premiered on television starring Adam West as Batman. The Caped Crusader appeared in 120 episodes that aired on ABC.

1967

The Alcor Life Extension Foundation cryogenically preserved the first person with the intention of being resuscitated in the future. Upon his death, psychology professor Dr. James H. Bedford of California achieved half his dream of being placed in cryogenic suspension. It remains to be seen whether or not he will see the other half of his dream and survive to be re-animated.

1986

Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz launches into space aboard the space shuttle Columbia 7 and becomes the first Hispanic person in space.

January 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Jack London – 1876

The American novelist and short-story writer brought outdoor survival stories to life. He’s best known for The Call of the Wild and White Fang.

Ruth R. Benerito – 1916

The American chemist revolutionized both the textile and the laundry industry with her creation of a wrinkle, stain, and flame resistant fabric.

Hal – 1992

According to the book, 2001 A Space Odyssey, the HAL 9000 computer became operational on this day in 1997 in Urbana, Illinois. (The film uses the year 1992.)

James Farmer – 1920

The American civil rights activist co-founded the Congress of Racial Equality and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.

Ira Hamilton Hays – 1922

During World War II, Hays and five other U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima during the six-week siege on the island. Photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the event on film. The photo would later be used to create the Marine War Memorial at Arlington, Virginia. The names of the other Marines are:

  • Sergeant Michael Strank (KIA)
  • Corporal Harlon Block (KIA)
  • Private First Class Franklin Sousley (KIA)
  • Corporal Harold Schultz
  • Corporal Harold Keller
Jeff Bezos – 1964

In 1994, the American businessman founded the technology company Amazon.com, Inc. At the time, the company branded itself as an online bookstore. Its services have since expanded. 

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