NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY
National Cheese Doodle Day on March 5th marks an annual celebration where fingers turn a cheesy orange as we snack on these flavorful treats! Found all across the country, these cheddar cheese-coated snacks come in puffed or crunchy, fried or baked. They also come in single-serving or… Read more…
NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY
March 5th is also known as National Absinthe Day. This day is for those who are 21 years or older to celebrate a drink called absinthe. Often mistaken for a liqueur, it is truly a spirit because it isn’t sweetened. It belongs to the vodkas, gins, and whiskeys when… Read more…
NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY
National Multiple Personality Day on March 5th has two separate approaches to recognizing this day. The first strategy takes an inward examination of our own personalities. This approach sees the day as a way to explore personality traits and examining the… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
New York Cheesecake
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 70 minutes
1 – 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
First Prepare Crust:
Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
Press into a well greased, 9-inch springform pan.
Spread up the side and along the bottom of the pan.
Place in freezer and chill for 5 to 10 minutes.
Next prepare filling:
Heat oven to 400°.
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth.
Add eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch and mix well.
Stir in 1 cup sour cream.
Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and bake for 45 minutes.
Turn off the oven and let cool 3 hours with the door slightly ajar.
Prepare topping (before serving):
Combine 1 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup sugar.
Pour over chilled cheesecake before serving.
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March 5th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
An incident involving British troops firing into a gathering mob in Boston kills five Americans including Crispus Attucks. Known as the Boston Massacre, the event would raise tensions among colonists and increase resistance to the Crown. Five years later, the Revolutionary War began.
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent no. 124,405 to George Westinghouse Jr. for his “Improvement in Steam-Air Brakes” for use on steam-powered locomotives.
Test pilot Captain Joseph Summers flies the Supermarine Spitfire on its maiden flight. Reginald J. Mitchell designed the British propeller aircraft.
The Piper PA-24 Comanche aircraft carrying country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and pilot Randy Hughes crashed 90 miles outside of Nashville, Tennessee, killing all on board.
March 5th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Étienne-Jules Marey – 1830
The French scientist studied human and natural movement. He made many developments in photography to capture movement including a sphygmograph and chronophotograph that were predecessors to the motion picture camera.
Emmett Culligan – 1893
In 1936, Emmett Joseph Culligan and his brothers John and Leo Culligan founded Culligan Zeolite Company.
Momofuku Ando – 1910
In 1958, the Taiwanese-Japanese inventor founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. He is the inventor of Chicken Ramen, the first instant ramen.
Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb – 1931
At 16-years-old, Jerrie Cobb earned her pilot’s license. By the age of 21, she was flying internationally. In 1959, she was one of thirteen women selected to completed Mercury astronaut training. Cobb completed all three phases, however, all 13 women would be denied any opportunity to fly as part of a NASA mission.
Lynn Margulis – 1938
The evolutionary biologist is best known for her symbiotic theory of evolution. She published the theory in Origin of Eukaryotic Cells and in Symbiosis in Cell Evolution.
Leslie Marmon Silko – 1948
In 1980, the Laguna Pueblo author earned the American Book Award for her novel Ceremony. Some of her other works include Storyteller, Almanac of the Dead, Gardens in the Dunes and Yellow Woman.
Penn Jillette – 1955
The American magician, illusionist, and comedian has been performing since 1975 with his silent partner, Teller.
Howard Pyle – 1853
Eliza Blaker – 1854
Rosa Luxemburg – 1871
Michael Warren – 1946
Andy Gibb – 1958
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