NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY
National Chocolate Cake Day celebrates the cake more people favor. And more often than not, we celebrate our special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and weddings with cake. Why not enjoy chocolate cake on January 27th every year? In America, chocolate was consumed primarily as a… Read more…
NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING WEEK
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week takes place annually in Elko, NV in January. Generations of ranch families experience the enjoyment of hearing a well-told story with a new twist or two, a poem passed down or cutting a rug to live western music. Generations of ranch families experience… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 waffles
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Turn on the waffle iron to heat. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until batter is smooth and is an even color.
Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray or coat with vegetable oil. Pour batter onto hot iron and cook until golden.
January 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 23,989 to Thomas Edison for incandescent lighting.
After two children died of diphtheria in the ice-bound Alaska Territory, a dog sled team composed of 20 mushers and 150 dogs came together to bring the antitoxin from Nenana, Alaska to Nome. They relayed the vials across 674 miles of frigid temperatures in 5 1/2 days meeting up on the Iditarod Trail to relieve fellow mushers in their mission.
A new antibiotic is announced. As reported in the magazine Science, Charles Pfizer & Co. discovered and produced the antibiotic Terramycin after researching thousands of soil samples. It is discovered in Indiana.
January 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 1756
Considered one of the greatest classical composers in history, Mozart was also one of the most prolific. His music influenced artists across genres.
Charles Dodgson – 1832
You know him by the name Lewis Carroll and for his works of fiction Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. Both books created unforgettable characters such as The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, and Caterpillar.
Samuel Gompers – 1850
In 1886, Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor. He served as its president on multiple occasions, including the last three decades of his life.
Georgia Neese Clark – 1898
In 1949, President Harry S. Truman nominated Georgia Neese Clark Gray to the United States Treasury. She was the first woman to hold the position.
Hyman G Rickover – 1900
During his 63-year naval career, Rickover was instrumental in developing nuclear propulsion and is considered the “Father of the Nuclear Navy.”
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