MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
On the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr Day honors the American clergyman, activist, Civil Rights Movement leader. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) is best known for his role in advancing civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national… Read more…
NATIONAL CLASSY DAY
On National Classy Day, we celebrate those who are graced with the ability to live their lives with class, passion, and who are driven to share it with others. On January 17th, honor those class acts and commemorate the birth of one of the most legendary comedians ever… Read more…
NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER’S DAY
National Bootlegger’s Day on January 17th recognizes an era when bootleggers became legendary. During the 1800s, the term bootlegger came into use in… Read more…
NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY
On January 17th, National Hot Buttered Rum Day warms us up during mid-January. Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold, or… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Delicious Filet Mignon
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 TO 12 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
6 – 1/2 pound slices of Filet Mignon, cut around 1 1/2 inches thick.
Salt and pepper
1 clove fresh garlic – sliced
6 tablespoons – butter
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Rub both sides of each Filet with salt and pepper. Heat the oil, butter, and garlic in a saute pan. Once the butter has melted, add the beef. For rare Fillets, sear each side for around 3 minutes. Or, cook additional time for other preferred tastes. Serve on a warm platter with a garnish of choice.
January 17th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Inventor Andrew S. Hallidie received the first U.S. patent for the cable car. His invention described in U.S. patent No.110,971 consisted of a series of pulleys and cables designed to transport a bucket or car along a track. In 1873, Hallidie oversaw the installation of the first cable car in San Francisco, California at Clay Street.
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 1656,522 for an automatic photo-developing machine to Anatol M. Josepho. He called it a Photomaton, and today it’s called a photo booth.
Popeye the Sailor Man appears for the first time in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. The artist, E.C. Segar created the strip and the spinach-loving character.
The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, departed on its first voyage under the leadership of Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson.
January 17th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Benjamin Franklin – 1706
One of America’s most recognized Founding Fathers, Franklin was instrumental in several facets of the American Revolution. He was also a prolific inventor and man of science.
Al Capone – 1899
The most notorious gangster of the Prohibition era, Capone led the Chicago Outfit.
Betty White – 1922
The American actress and comedian’s enduring career spans more than 80 years. Her performances began in the days of radio and soon landed her first sitcom, Life with Elizabeth. Through the years, White has thrilled audiences on shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland.
James Earl Jones – 1931
Considered one of the most respected actors on stage and screen, Jones’ career spans more than six decades. His resonant voice and powerful stage presence leave an indelible performance on every role he plays.
Michelle Obama – 1964
The 46th First Lady of the United States graduated from Harvard Law in 1988. Married to Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, she was the first African American First Lady. During her time in the White House, she launched several initiatives aimed toward education and wellness.
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