NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY
National Compliment Day on January 24th offers a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day or to give credit for a job well done! Give an extra compliment annually on January 24th and any time one is deserved. A compliment has a powerful effect. It can instill… Read more…
NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY
National Peanut Butter Day on January 24th recognizes an American staple in our pantries. Whether creamy or chunky, with chocolate or with jelly, peanut butter gets the recognition it deserves each year on this day. The early peanut butter made by the… Read more…
BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY
Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans. While Krueger Brewing Company of Richmond, Virginia sold the first beer in… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
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)
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
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.
January 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Maria Tallchief – 1925
In 1947, the professional dancer became the first prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet and is considered America’s first notable prima ballerina.
Neil Diamond – 1941
For more than five decades the singer-songwriter has influenced generations of artists. Hits like “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” “America,” and “Forever in Blue Jeans” also earned him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
John Belushi – 1949
In 1975, comedian and actor John Belushi joined six other cast members on the live satirical comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. He also starred in several movies, sometimes with his brother Jim.
Mary Lou Retton – 1968
In 1984, the American gymnast won gold in the individual all-around competition in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
January 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The California Gold Rush begins when contractor James W. Marshall discovers the first gold samples while working for John A Sutter in Coloma, California.
Robert Baden-Powell organizes the first Boy Scout troop in England.
Krueger Brewing Company and American Can Company joined forces to bring the first canned beer to the market.
Percy L. Spencer receives U.S. patent no. 2,495,429 for a “Method of Treating Foodstuffs” otherwise known as the microwave oven.
Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center on a secret mission deploying an eavesdropping satellite.
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