NATIONAL CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL DAY
National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day celebrates who you are and how you get there. Take time to nurture your soul on November 12th. A little chicken soup does a lot of good. It’s warm and hearty. As we cup our hands around the bowl, the heat…Read more…
NATIONAL PIZZA WITH THE WORKS EXCEPT ANCHOVIES DAY
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day says to hold the fishes! Anchovy lovers move over on November 12th. All the other pizza lovers get their due and pile on their toppings. This annual pizza holiday gets the spotlight with olives, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions. How about mushrooms, bacon, or pineapple? Approved! Just no fishy… Read more…
NATIONAL FRENCH DIP DAY
On November 12th, warm up some au jus and celebrate National French Dip Day! Served up hot, tender slices of beef or pork on a French roll make up a delicious sandwich. Sometimes cheese is added. However, the key ingredients are the au jus and spicy mustard. The combination of… Read more…
The National Biscuit Company, headed by Adolphus Green, trademarks the name Nabisco.
Commander Richard E Byrd and crew made the first flight over the South Pole.
The Exchange National Bank in Chicago opened the first auto bank. The drive-through service was the first of its kind in the United States. Edwin B. Mayer was the first depositor to use the bank.
Ellis Island closes its doors after serving for more than 60 years as a gateway to the United States for nearly 12 million immigrants.
NASA’s Voyager 1 flies by Saturn. The second spacecraft to complete a fly by of the ringed planet collected an abundant amount of new data. Some of the findings included previously undiscovered moons and rings around Saturn.
Recipe of the Day
Name: Eggnog Bread Pudding
Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total Prep: 65 minutes
4 large eggs
4 cups prepared eggnog
10 slices stale cinnamon raisin bread
2 teaspoons confectioners sugar (optional)
Heat oven to 350° F. Prepare an 8 x 8-inch oven-safe baking dish by coating with butter or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add eggnog and whisk well.
Place one layer of bread in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour half of the prepared eggnog over the cubes. Arrange the additional slices on top and pour the remaining eggnog over the bread.
Bake 55 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners sugar. Serve warm with caramel sauce poured over the top.
- Geography Awareness Week – Third Week in November
- National Book Award Week – Week Before Thanksgiving
- American Education Week – Week Before Thanksgiving
- National Deal Week– Starts Wednesday before Thanksgiving
- National Farm-City Week – Begins Friday Before Thanksgiving
- Global Entrepreneurship Week – Week of the Third Thursday
In the Classroom
Letitia Christian Tyler – 1790
The 10th First Lady of the United States, Letitia Christian Tyler was married to President John Tyler. Frail when he ascended to the presidency after the death of President William Henry Harrison in 1840, Letitia would pass away less than 18 months later.
Margaret Corbin – 1751
Corbin is recognized “as the first woman to take a soldier’s part in the War for Liberty.” In 1776, after following her husband into the military to provide cooking, laundry, and medical services, she took her duties one step further. When her husband was killed at the Battle of Fort Washington, she took over his cannon until she too was wounded. The Continental Congress recognized her actions with a pension worth half that of a man’s.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton – 1815
Stanton served as a powerful force behind the women’s suffrage movement. Her advocacy for women’s rights paved a way for greater reproductive rights, property rights and changes in divorce laws, too.
Auguste Rodin – 1840
The French sculptor is considered one of the greatest portraitists. Two of his most recognizable sculptures are The Thinker and The Cathedral.
DeWitt Wallace – 1889
In 1922, Dewitt and Lila Belle Wallace founded the Reader’s Digest.
Grace Kelly – 1929
After starring in several 1950s films, the actress married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.
Neil Young – 1945
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter launched his career in the heart of the 1960s, first as a solo artist and then as a founding member of Buffalo Springfield.
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