NATIONAL FORGET-ME-NOT DAY
National Forget-Me-Not Day on November 10th reminds Americans of the sacrifices returning soldiers have made of body, blood, and limb. Created in 1921, the day reminds Americans that National Forget-Me-Not Day originally raised funds for services for returning injured soldiers. At the time, the existing hospitals were insufficient to support the numbers of returning disabled veterans. Read more…
NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY
Cupcake lovers celebrate each year on National Vanilla Cupcake Day. These small cakes get their day on November 10th. Indulge in one or several. Read more…
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY
On November 10th, The United States Marine Corps Birthday commemorates the establishment of the Continental Marines. Read more…
The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Marines creating two battalions to protect and fight from land and sea.
Journalist Henry Morton Stanley arrives in the village Ujiji in Tanzania after an eight-month-long search for the man he’d been looking for. “Mr. Livingstone, I presume?” he asks the thin and disheveled explorer many had assumed dead.
Full of approachable Muppet characters and educational themes, Sesame Street debuted on PBS television.
Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin premiered in Chicago theaters.
Recipe of the Day
Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings; yields 1 quart
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar over medium heat. Stir to a light yellow and well combined.
In a separate small pan add milk and warm over medium-low heat, until it begins to simmer. Do not stir.
Slowly add milk to the egg and sugar mixture, stirring continuously.
Return to heat and bring to 165 degrees. Do not allow to boil.
Immediately remove from the heat.
Pour into an airtight container and chill.
Once thoroughly chilled, stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract.
Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Michael Strank – 1919
In 1939, Strank enlisted in the Marine Corps and attained the rank of sergeant. He was one of the six men raising the American flag on top of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945, during World War II. Sgt. Strank was killed only a few days later on March 1st.
Russell Means – 1939
Best known for his roles in Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers, the actor and producer also served as the first national director of the American Indian Movement.
James Hood – 1942
Hood became one of the first African Americans to integrate the University of Alabama. In 1963, he and Vivian Malone drew national attention when Alabama Governor George Wallace defied the deputy attorney general. Later, the National Guard was called to assist and federalized by President John F. Kennedy to permit the students to attend.
Ellen Pompeo – 1969
The award-winning actress has played the role of Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy since 2005.
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