NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY
National Spouses Day on January 26th each year celebrates the bond between two people and sets aside time for couples to show each other gratitude. Read more…
NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY
The holidays may be over, but the New Year celebration and commitments to our resolutions continue with National Green Juice Day on January 26th. Every year, the celebration encourages people to stick to their health and wellness resolutions by drinking green juice. Read more…
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
National Peanut Brittle Day on January 26th recognizes a hard, flat candy confection enjoyed worldwide. The candy’s buttery, nutty texture makes for a delicious treat and can be made at home. Read more…
On Deck for January 27, 2023
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: All to yourself
1-3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
5 tablespoons salted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cup peanuts – roasted/salted
1/3 cup water
Pinch of salt
Be sure all ingredients are first measured out beforehand. Next, grease (or use parchment paper) a 9 x 13-rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
Using a 2-quart saucepan combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water over medium heat.
Be sure the sugar fully dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.
Once the mixture is boiling add peanuts and use a candy thermometer to get the temperature of mixture to 300 degrees. When at 300 – 310 degrees remove the mixture from heat and immediately stir in butter and baking soda until you have a smooth texture.
Now pour onto a greased (or use parchment paper) baking sheet. Spread the mixture out into a thin layer. Allow cooling completely. Once cooled you can break the full sheet into smaller bite-sized chunks. Put broken pieces into an airtight container.
Over the coming days, enjoy as you treat yourself!
January 26th Celebrated History
In a letter dated January 26, 1784, Benjamin Franklin writes to his daughter Sarah (Sally) Bache expressing his dismay that the eagle is chosen as an American symbol. Were he to choose, the turkey would be a more appropriate bird.
The U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 159,028 to George F. Greene of Kalamazoo, Michigan for an “electromagnetic dental tool,” the first electric drill designed for dental work.
Frederick Wells discovers the world’s largest diamond at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa. Measuring 3,106 carats, the gem is named the Cullinan diamond.
At North Island, San Diego, California, Glenn Curtiss completes the first successful takeoff and landing of a hydroplane.
January 26th Celebrated Birthdays
Julia Boggs Dent – 1826
As the 19th First Lady of the United States, Julia Grant was noted for opening the White House to the public on Tuesdays. Following Ulysses S. Grant’s presidency, the couple toured the world.
Douglas Macarthur – 1880
During World War II, the U.S. general commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre and led the Allied occupation of Japan.
Bessie Coleman – 1893
In pursuit of becoming a pilot, Coleman traveled to France after being denied the opportunity in the United States. In France, she learned to fly, returning to the United States as the first female African American and Native American pilot.
Maria von Trapp – 1905
In 1949, the stepmother of the seven von Trapp children wrote her memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. It inspired the musical The Sound of Music and the film starring Julie Andrews.
Paul Newman – 1925
In the award-winning actor’s five decades of performances, he has recorded some unforgettable roles. Some of those include Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Eddie in The Color of Money.
Eddie Van Halen – 1957
In 1972, the singer-songwriter co-founded the rock band, Van Halen. Some of their best-known songs include “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Dance the Night Away.”
Ellen DeGeneres – 1958
The host of the self-named talk show, DeGeneres, began earning comedy creditability in clubs in the 1980s before landing her own sitcom. Her Emmy-winning daytime talk show began in 2003.
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