NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY
National Science Fiction Day promotes the celebration of science fiction as a genre, its creators, history, and various media, too. On January 2nd annually, millions of science fiction fans across the United States read and watch their favorites in science fiction. Read more…
NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY | January 2
National Cream Puff Day on January 2 is for dessert and pastry lovers alike to celebrate this delicious French creation all day long. Read more…
NATIONAL BUFFET DAY
On January 2nd, National Buffet Day recognizes a popular dining destination for Americans. The buffet restaurant offers a variety of selections, making it possible for every member of the family to find what they want to eat. Read more…
NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER AWARENESS DAY
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day kick starts the year on January 2nd with a day to appreciate the professionals who help us to keep our resolutions, one step at a time. Read more…
NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY
National Thank God It’s Monday Day encourages us to celebrate the first Monday of the new year with vigor and energy. Read more…
On Deck for January 3, 2023
Recipe of the Day
Chicken Cordon Bleu for Two
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Perfect for a cozy night in, this Chicken Cordon Bleu for Two recipe also pairs well with a Quinoa, Onion and Kale Salad topped with Lemon Dijon Dressing. Add red or white wine and a sweet dessert and you will have a celebration!
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
2 slices deli ham
2 slices Swiss cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Using a meat tenderizer, flatten chicken breast to 1/4 inch.
Top with a slice of ham and cheese on each.
Roll up the chicken halves and tuck the ends, securing with toothpicks.
Melt the butter in a shallow bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt, and paprika.
Dip the chicken in the butter and then roll in the crumb mixture.
Place chicken in a greased 8×8-inch baking dish.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
January 2nd Celebrated History
Louis Daguerre captures the first photo of the Moon
President William Henry Harrison appoints the first woman to the role of presidential secretary. Alice Sanger’s impeccable qualifications as a skilled stenographer and typist gained her an introduction to Harrison two years prior.
The Soviet Union launches Luna 1, the first spacecraft to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull. Intended to impact the Moon, the unmanned rocket overshot the Moon and entered orbit around the Sun.
The first African American woman elected mayor of a major city and the first Mayor of the District of Columbia is sworn into office. Sharon Pratt Kelly ran for the office on the Democratic ticket against Maurice T. Turner, Jr.
January 2nd Celebrated Birthdays
Oscar Micheaux – 1884
In 1919, Micheaux became the first African American filmmaker. During his career, he produced more than 44 films including The Homesteader, Within Our Gates, and The Betrayal.
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – 1898
A woman of many degrees, Mossell Alexander was also a woman of many firsts. Some of her achievements include becoming the first African American in the United States to earn a PhD. in economics, the first African American woman to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and the first woman to serve as secretary of the National Bar Association.
Isaac Asimov – 1920
The prolific science fiction writer is best known for his Foundation series. Asimov’s works have been developed into films such as I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man.
Jack Hanna – 1947
The zoologist is known for hosting several wildlife-themed television shows including Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. His expertise transformed the Columbus Zoo in Ohio in the 1980s into a zoological park.
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