NATIONAL PUPPY DAY
Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives. Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around! The day also brings awareness to the need… Read more…
NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY
On March 23rd, it is a National Day just for the chip and dip! National Chip And Dip Day celebrates a perfect combination loved by many across the country. Chips and dip are a quick and easy party dish that also makes for great parties. We enjoy them for just about any occasion. From watching the game to hunkering down for… Read more…
NATIONAL NEAR MISS DAY
From a national view, each day many of us face a near miss here and there. March 23rd commemorates the day the entire Earth faced a near miss when a massive asteroid (4581 Asclepius) nearly hit us in 1989. National Near Miss Day celebrates the day 4581 Asclepius… Read more…
NATIONAL CHIA DAY
On March 23rd, National Chia Day recognizes the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people…Read more…
NATIONAL TAMALE DAY
Sweet or savory, National Tamale Day on March 23rd celebrates a traditional Mexican dish made from a cornmeal dough and filled with a variety of meats, vegetables, or fruit. Traditional tamales are made with a dough called masa. When making… Read more…
NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY
March 23rd recognizes National Melba Toast Day, a food holiday. Melba toast is a dry, crisp, and thinly sliced toast. It is sometimes served with salad or soup or may be eaten plain or with a topping. Chef Auguste Escoffier of the Savoy created Melba toast. He named it after… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Name: Happy Hour Lemonade
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
3 quarts boiling water
4 tea bags
3/4 to 1 1/4 cups sugar
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
12 ounces vodka
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
1 lemon thinly sliced
Steep tea bags for 5 minutes in boiling water that has been removed from the heat, covered.
Once the tea is steeped, remove tea bags and discard them.
Add the sugar, lemonade, and vodka. Stir well.
Chill for 3 hours. Prepare garnish by sliding berries and folded lemon slices onto a skewer.
Pour over ice and garnish with skewers.
Michele S. – North Dakota
March 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Elisha Otis installs the first public elevator in the E.V. Haughwout & Co. building located at 488, 490, and 492 Broadway in New York City. The five-story building in SoHo occupied three floors of ornate china, glassware, and textiles. Workers in the top two floors created custom cut glass and painted dinnerware.
The British survey ship, H.M.S. Challenger discovers the deepest known region of the Earth’s oceans when it made its first sounding of the Mariana Trench. The discovery was made during the ship’s global oceanographic expedition.
The United Nations established the World Meteorological Organization.
The first U.S. astronaut arrives at the Russian space station Mir for an extended stay. Astronaut Shannon Lucid boarded Mir after traveling aboard the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis. The biochemist was the first woman to live aboard the space station. Another added achievement included being the first woman to fly in space five times.
After 15 years orbiting the Earth, the Russian space station Mir came to an end when it burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. The strategic destruction of the first modular space station was a coordinated effort, with communications provided to island nations, ships, and planes in the debris zone over the Pacific Ocean.
March 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Florence Ellinwood Allen – 1884
On November 2, 1920, Florence Ellinwood Allen became the first woman in the United States elected to a judicial office. She was elected to the judgeship of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. But she wouldn’t stop there. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated her for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for which the U.S. Senate unanimously approved. Allen became the first woman appointed and confirmed to a federal appeals court judgeship.
Fannie Farmer – 1857
In 1896, the American culinary expert published The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. Farmer immersed herself in the education of cooking and opened her own school – Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery.
Wernher Von Braun – 1912
The German-born aerospace engineer was a leader in rocket development in the early stages of space exploration. During World War II he was instrumental in the development of V-2 ballistic missiles used by the Nazis. Braun and his team would surrender to Americans before the end of the war and through Operation Paperclip, many of them came to the U.S., including Braun.
Bette Graham – 1924
A single typo used to ruin an entire page. Wads of paper could fill wastebasket, hunting and pecking resume at the typewriter attempting to get it right. Until one day in 1951 when types Bette Nesmith Graham created a white fluid that she could brush onto the paper. Once dry, the experienced typist could retype the correct letter, word, or phrase. Her invention? Liquid Paper.
Robert C. Gallo – 1937
In 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo and researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Moses Malone – 1955
Moses Malone played 19 seasons in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. The 6’10 center was a 12-time NBA All-Star and named MVP 3 times. Despite his legendary career, his only championship win was in 1983 while with the 76ers.
Amalie Noether – 1882
Cedric Gibbons – 1893
Joan Crawford – 1904
Viktor Korchnoi – 1931
Chaka Khan – 1953
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