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January 4, 2022 - NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY – NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY – NATIONAL MISSOURI DAY

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JANUARY 4, 2022 | NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY | NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY | NATIONAL MISSOURI DAY

NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY – January 4

NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY

National Spaghetti Day on January 4th offers an opportunity to pick your sauce and add it to that long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin. Usually made from semolina flour, this pasta has been a worldwide favorite for ages and loved by millions. There are various pasta dishes based on spaghetti and the sauce… Read more…

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY – January 4

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY

What National Day on January 4th celebrates those who accumulate and hoard tidbits of useless trivia? National Trivia Day, of course! The holiday recognizes the collectors of unconnected…Read more…

National Missouri Day - January 4

NATIONAL MISSOURI DAY

On January 4th, National Missouri Day recognizes the 24th state to join the union. Also known as the gateway to the West, Missouri is bordered by… Read more…


On Deck for January 5, 2022

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: APPLE BUTTER MEATBALL SUBS
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total Prep: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

These tangy apple butter meatball subs will hit the spot for summer cookouts or midweek meals. Make them ahead and celebrate all those special days!

Ingredients:

1 cup apple butter
1 cup BBQ sauce
16 ounces of frozen meatballs
6 hoagie rolls
12-18 slices of provolone cheese
butter
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Instructions:

Mix apple butter (we used a homemade spicey apple butter) and BBQ sauce together. Add meatballs to crockpot and pour the sauce over top, coating all the meatballs well. Slow cook on high for 4 hours.

Lightly butter and toast the hoagie rolls. Divide the meatballs evenly between the rolls. Top with cheese. Garnish with green onions.

Recipe credit:

Michele S. – National Day Calendar

January 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

2001

While playing for the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan scores his 30,000th career point. He becomes the 4th NBA player to reach the achievement and does so while defeating his former team, the Chicago Bulls.

2004

A robotic rover named Spirit landed on Mars. It is the only object to take a photo of Earth from another planet.

2007

The House Representatives elected Nancy Pelosi as the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House.

January 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthday

Isaac Newton – 1643

The English mathematician and physicist made many discoveries during his lifetime. Gravitational theory is one of Newton’s most recognized theories. However, he also is credited with discovering calculus and the composition of white light. 

Louis Braille – 1809

The educator developed a method of reading for people with blindness. The series of raised dots is called Braille.

Edward H. Johnson – 1846

One of Thomas Edison’s business associates, Johnson was also an inventor himself. In December of 1882, he wired together a string of lights and strung the first set of lights on a Christmas tree.

Sterling Holloway – 1905

The voice actor is best known for his work in several Disney animated films including the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Kaa the Snake in Jungle Book, and Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.

Dyan Cannon – 1937

In 1977, Cannon became the first woman in Oscar history to be nominated for an Academy Award for her work both on-camera and behind the camera. Cannon was nominated in 1970 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Bob & Carol and Ted & Alice. In 1977, she directed the short film Number One which was nominated for Best Short Film, Live Action.

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