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MARCH 26, 2022 | EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL SPINACH DAY | NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY

EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY -PURPLE DAY – March 26

EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY -PURPLE DAY

Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26th aims to increase the public’s knowledge of a neurological condition affecting nearly 50 million people worldwide. Also known as Purple Day, people are encouraged to wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness. The neurological condition, epilepsy, impacts the central nervous system causing seizures and other symptoms. The types of seizures vary depending… Read more…

NATIONAL SPINACH DAY – March 26

NATIONAL SPINACH DAY    

On March 26th each year, National Spinach Day reminds us of the health benefits packed into this leafy green vegetable. Not only are there so many delicious ways that you can enjoy spinach, but it is also incredibly good for you! An annual plant, spinach grows natively in central and southwestern Asia. Thought to have originated… Read more…

NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY – March 26

NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY    

National Nougat Day on March 26th celebrates a soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy often found at the center of a candy bar. Made by whipping egg whites together and adding honey or sugar, roasted nuts, and sometimes candied fruit, some say nougat has been… Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Name: Ultimate Baked Sweet Potatoes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

4 Medium-sized sweet potatoes
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup mini marshmallows
4 slices crumbled Applewood bacon (optional)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 425°F.

Line baking sheet with parchment. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes.

Combine butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.

Slice potatoes open lengthwise. Pour butter mixture over potatoes and mix into the flesh of the sweet potato with a fork. Top with marshmallows.

Broil for 2-3 minutes or until marshmallows brown.

March 26th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1830

Printer E.B. Grandin of Palmyra, New York, publishes the first edition of Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon.

1872

The U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 125,063 to Thomas J. Martin for “Improvements in Fire-Extinguishers”

1953

Dr. Jonas Salk announces he has successfully developed a new vaccine against the poliovirus.

1985

The day after Stevie Wonder wins the Oscar for Best Original Song for “I Just Called to Say I Love You” from the movie The Woman in Red and dedicates it to Nelson Mandela, South African radio stations ban his music.

March 26th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Robert Frost – 1874

The poetry of Robert Frost illustrates life through the voice of a New Englander. In his lifetime, Frost earned the Pulitzer Prize in poetry four times. His poems and style fall easily into the realm of 19th-century poets like Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walt Whitman.

Tennessee Williams – 1911

Playwright Tennessee Williams created enduring characters who are a part of the American psyche still today. Plays like The Glass Menagerie, A Street Car Named Desire, Baby Doll, and many others have been adapted to screen and earned him critics, celebrity, and numerous awards including two Pulitzer Prizes.

William Westmoreland – 1914

William Westmoreland directed U.S. military strategy during much of the Vietnam War. Selected by President Lyndon Johnson, Westmoreland commanded the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam. Following the devastating Tet Offensive, Westmoreland was replaced by his deputy commander, General Creighton W. Adams.

Robert J Seiwald – 1925

Robert Seiwald along with Joseph H. Burkhalter receive credit for helping synthesize the compound used today for rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) earned them a place in The National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Sandra Day O’Connor – 1930

In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman Chief Justice on the Supreme Court. Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, O’Connor received unanimous approval.

Leonard Nimoy – 1931

Known for his logical character, Spock in the television and movie series Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy earned four Emmy nominations. Nimoy also took over the director’s chair and wrote several books.

Nancy Pelosi – 1940

In 2007, the U.S. Representative from California became the first woman to serve as Speak of the House.

Diana Ross – 1944

As the lead singer of the vocal group of The Supremes, Diana Ross earned her first of many number 1 hits with songs like “Where Did Our Love Go” and “Come See About Me.” The vocal group would become a Motown success story and launch Ross into stardom. Despite being nominated 12 times for a Grammy, the legendary singer has never won a Grammy.

Notable Mentions

Elleanor Eldridge – 1785
Alan Arkin – 1934
Bob Woodward – 1943
Steve Tyler – 1948
Martin Short – 1950
Marcus Allen – 1960

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