BROTHER’S DAY | May 24
Brother’s Day on May 24th honors the brothers in our lives. Whether we have one or many, they hold a special place in our hearts. Read more…
NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY | MAY 24
National Scavenger Hunt Day on May 24th each year sends us off to find random items all in the name of good fun. Read more…
NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY | MAY 24
NATIONAL YUCATÁN SHRIMP DAY | MAY 24
National Yucatán Shrimp Day on May 24th celebrates a dish exploding with flavor. Plump, peel-and-eat shrimp are the centerpiece of this dish, and the flavors remind diners of the sunny summer evenings. Read more…
AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DAY | MAY 24
On May 24th, Aviation Maintenance Technician Day honors the men and women who have worked behind the scenes making and keeping aviation possible. Read more…
NATIONAL WYOMING DAY | MAY 24
On May 24th, National Wyoming Day recognizes The Equality State. Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
3 pounds acorn squash
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 apple, diced (use a sweet apple-like Fuji, Ambrosia, Gala, Honey Crisp)
4 cups vegetable broth, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
shelled pumpkin seeds for garnish
Heat oven to 400°F and place rack to the center position.
In a large pot, warm two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, turmeric, curry powder, and apples. Continue cooking for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until apples are tender.
Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scrape the seeds out of the squash with a spoon. Drizzle and rub the flesh and skin with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle each half with a pinch of salt. Place the halves flesh side down on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until tender.
Remove squash from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Scrape out the cooked flesh and add it to the pot. Stir in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat. In a blender, combine the soup and coconut milk. Blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with sour cream and pumpkin seeds.
May 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Roger Lowell Putnam announced the name of a new planet discovered by Percival Lowell. Temporarily named Planet X, the new 9th planet in the solar system was named Pluto.
The U.S. Patent Office issued the first patent for a coin-operated parking meter. Oklahoman Carl Magee received patent no. 2,118,318 for his invention and initially trademarked it as the “Dual.” However, Magee would later rename the invention the “Park-O-Meter.” Oklahoma City installs the first units in July 1935.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter flew aboard the Aurora 7 and became the second American to orbit the Earth.
The troubled supersonic jet called the Concorde begins its regular passenger services between Europe and Washington, D.C. five years after its first intercontinental flight.
Paul McCartney performs live in Russia for the first time. The Red Square concert hosted an audience of 20,000.
May 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Queen Victoria – 1819
The monarch of Great Britain and Ireland served for 64 years. Only her great-granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II has ruled longer. She was also the first person diagnosed with hemophilia, a blood disorder that is also called the Royal Disease.
Helen Brooke Taussig – 1898
In the 1930s, the American physician helped establish pediatric cardiology at the Harriet Lane Home in Baltimore. Now called the Harriet Lane Clinic, the home was the first of its kind, providing care solely for children.
Tommy Chong – 1938
The Canadian-American actor, comedian, and musician is best known for pairing up with Cheech Marin for cannabis-filled humor in films like Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie and Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This.
Bob Dylan – 1941
Since the early 1960s, Bob Dylan’s unique style of folk music has gained respect and influenced artists across genres. The eleven-time Grammy-winning artist earned the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.
Patti LaBelle – 1944
For nearly 60 years the iconic and award-winning singer/songwriter has been writing, performing and creating hits like “Forever Young” and “Lady Marmalade.”
Rosanne Cash – 1955
The Grammy-winning country music singer/songwriter rose in popularity during the 1980s.
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