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March 25, 2022 - NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY – TOLKIEN READING DAY – NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY

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MARCH 25, 2022 | NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY | TOLKIEN READING DAY | NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY – March 25

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

National Medal of Honor Day on March 25th recognizes all Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in the United States and was created in 1861. On March 25, 1863, Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented the first Medals of Honor (Army) to… Read more…

TOLKIEN READING DAY – March 25

TOLKIEN READING DAY

Celebrated around the world on March 25th, Tolkien Reading Day is a favorite among fans of the renowned author. J.R.R. Tolkien (Jan. 3, 1892 – Sept. 2, 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor. He was best known as the… Read more…

NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY – March 25

NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY

National Lobster Newburg day on March 25th ushers in a celebration worthy of a sea captain. An American seafood dish, Lobster Newburg includes lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs, and cayenne pepper. Delmonico’s of New York debut Lobster Newburg in 1876. A sea captain by the name of… Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Kale and Spinach Dip
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 to 35 minutes
Total Prep: 45 to 50 minutes
Servings: 8-10

Ingredients:

1- 8 oz package softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup red onion
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 lb kale, roughly chopped
1/2 lb spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions:

In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until union is soft (about 3 minutes). Add kale and spinach and cook until both are wilted (about 8-10 minutes). Remove from heat set aside to cool.

In large bowl, add cream cheese, mayonnaise and milk together and mix until smooth. Stir in carrots, salt, pepper and red pepper and mix well. Add Kale and spinach and mix until everything is equally distributed. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Serve with toasted baguette slices or crackers.

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar

March 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1807

The British Parliament passed the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act making the slave trade illegal in the British colonies. However, trade continued in the Caribbean until 1811.

1867

Three years after crews began, the Chicago Lake Tunnel is activated. The tunnel extends two miles into Lake Michigan to collect fresh water and connects to the Water Supply System of Chicago. It is the first water supply tunnel for a U.S. city, and the first of many water supply tunnels for Chicago.

1949

Hamlet wins Best Picture at the 21st Academy Awards. It’s the first British film to win an Oscar.

1958

Elvis Presley receives a regulation haircut from the U.S. Army.

March 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Gutzon Borglum – 1867

While Gutzon Borglum may be most known for his massive sculpture, Mount Rushmore, the artist created many more impressive works in his lifetime. Included in his collected works is a bust of President Abraham Lincoln carved directly from marble which is on display in the Crypt of the U.S. Capitol Building. Another is called, “Wars of America” and is displayed in Military Park in Newark, New Jersey. Borlum’s sculpture represents the significant military conflicts the United States had been involved in up to World War I.

Howard Cosell – 1918

The Emmy-winning American sportscaster with the distinctive voice and personality was a pioneer in sports journalism during his 32 years with ABC Sports.

Flannery O’Connor – 1925

The American novelist is best known for her short story collections. Some of her short stories include “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” and “Good Country People” found in her short story collection A Good Man is Hard to Find.

James Lovell – 1928

NASA Astronaut, James Lovell, flew four missions to space including as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission successfully returning the damaged Lunar Module and all onboard safely back to Earth.

Gloria Steinem – 1934

Gloria Steinem began her path to activism through freelance writing. Known for expose on New York City’s Playboy Club and launching magazines focusing on significant women’s topics while garnering criticism along the way.

Aretha Franklin – 1942

With 18 Grammy Awards, the Queen of Soul earned more than R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin started singing at a young age in the Baptist church of her father’s congregation. She would go on to be an R&B legend who continues to collaborate with artists across genres today.

Elton John – 1947

The award-winning singer-songwriter, musician, and composer has been creating hit songs since the 1970s. His music and his elaborate performances have left an indelible mark on music, fans, and pop culture.

Sheryl Swoopes – 1971

In 1997, Swoopes became the first player to sign with the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA) in its inaugural season. As a guard and forward, Swoopes competed in 14 seasons in the WNBA for the Houston Comets, winning four WNBA championship titles. She also played for the Seattle Storm and the Tulsa Shock.

Notable Mentions

Stephen Luce – 1827
Norman Borlaug – 1914
Sarah Jessica Parker – 1965
Debi Thomas – 1967
Danica Patrick – 1982

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