NATIONAL JOE DAY
National Joe Day on March 27th encourages everyone to enjoy a cup of joe with all your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, and Josephine. While you’re at it, don’t forget Joette, Jody, Johanna, Jodie, or any other variant of the name Joe. If you didn’t know it, you could create quite a few… Read more…
NATIONAL SCRIBBLE DAY
National Scribble Day on March 27 inspires children to kindness through art. Each of us starts out as a little colorful, wrinkled-up human being with eyes, nose and sometimes a shock of hair. Our personality develops as we go. We’re a bit like a scribble. Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when… Read more…
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON DAY
International Medical Science Liaison Day, on March 27th, recognizes the vital role Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) play in the success of a company. Since being first established by Upjohn Pharmaceuticals in 1967, MSLs… Read more…
NATIONAL SPANISH PAELLA DAY
March 27th is the annual observance of National Spanish Paella Day. A rice dish from Spain, paella has become very popular and is known worldwide. It originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain. At lunchtime, workers in the fields would make the rice dish in a flat pan… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Black Forest Cake
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total Prep: 65 minutes
2 – 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 – 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 – 20 oz cans pitted sour cherries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Prepare two 9 inch, round cake pans by greasing and flouring, then layer the bottoms with wax paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Add eggs, milk, oil, and 1 tablespoon vanilla and beat until well.
Pour into cake pans.
Bake in 350°F oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cakes on wire racks for 10 minutes.
Loosen edges, remove from pans and allow to cool completely on racks.
Drain cherries and reserve 1/2 cup of juice.
Combined cherries, 1/2 cup juice, 1 cup sugar, and starch in a saucepan.
Over low heat, cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
In a chilled medium bowl, combine whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar.
Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Split each cake layer with a long serrated knife in half.
Set aside 1 1/2 cups of frosting for decorating the cake.
rush crumbs off the top of each layer of the cake.
Set aside one split layer to tear into crumbs.
Place bottom layer on a cake plate and spread with 1 cup of frosting.
Add 3/4 cup cherry topping.
Add the second cake layer.
Repeat frosting and cherry layers.
Top with the third cake layer and frost the side of the cake.
Pat reserved crumbs onto the cake.
Fit a star decorator tip onto a pastry bag and spoon reserve frosting into the bag.
Pipe frosting around the edges of the cake.
Spoon remaining cherry topping around the top of the cake.
March 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Branch managers of the American Bell Telephone Company in Boston, MA made the first long-distance telephone call when they called the branch managers in New York.
The Coca-Cola Company officially submits Coke as a registered trademark.
The MGM musical Singin’ in the Rain premieres in New York City. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen directed the romantic comedy. Gene Kelly plays opposite Debbie Reynolds in a film about a production company and cast transitioning into the world of talkies.
NASA launches Mariner 7 on its mission to study the atmosphere and surface of Mars. Five days earlier, Mariner 6 launched with the same mission. However, Mariner 7 would successfully return usable data five months later.
March 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Patty Hill – 1868
The American educator composed songs for children with her sister Mildred Hill. They would publish Song Stories for Kindergarten. The melody for one composition, “Good Morning to All” gained worldwide fame. We know it by the name “Happy Birthday to You.” In 2013, the song became the focus of a class-action lawsuit when the copyright came under scrutiny.
In 1996, the Songwriters Hall of Fame elected to induct both Patty and Mildred Hill posthumously into the Hall of Fame.
Effa Manley – 1897
In 1935, Effa Manley became part-owner of the Negro League team the Brooklyn Eagles. And she grew it into a successful business. Effa was also known for her fierce stance on equal rights, often hosting Anti-lynching Days at games. Later known as the Newark Eagles they would win the 1946 Negro League World Series.
Quentin Tarantino – 1963
The award-winning director made his debut in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. Two years later, Tarantino earned his first Oscar with the film Pulp Fiction.
Mariah Carey – 1970
The award-winning singer-songwriter is known for her broad vocal range. Carey rose to stardom in the 1990s with her self-titled album.
Wilhelm Rontgen – 1845
Sato Eisaku – 1901
Nathan Fillion – 1971
Dustin Byfuglien – 1985
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