NATIONAL PICKLE DAY
National Pickle Day recognizes the tart, sometimes sweet, and even spicy pickle. Each year on November 14th, pickle lovers pop open pecks of their preferred preserved pickle. It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish, or Kool-Aid Pickle. No matter your choice, eat them all day long.
The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to…Read more…
NATIONAL SEAT BELT DAY
As the holidays approach, National Seat Belt Day on November 14th encourages everyone to buckle up to save lives. No matter where you sit in a vehicle, wearing a seat belt is proven to save lives. Just over 90 percent of Americans buckle up, saving an estimated 15,000 lives each year. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…Read more…
NATIONAL FAMILY PJ DAY
Comfort comes in the form of National Family PJ Day. Celebrated each year on November 14th, the day invites everyone of all ages to wear their favorite pajamas for a party. Whether we snuggle in for extra sleep or binge-watch our favorite television series, the day will be filled with family highlights. Board games in our warm flannels or pillow fights while wearing our best footie PJs will… Read more…
NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY
National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole… Read more…
Inventor Friedrich Soennecken developed the two-hole puncher. He designed the tool to punch holes in numerous sheets of paper at the same time. He also receives credit for developing the binder.
In an attempt to replicate the journey made by Phileas Fogg in the novel by French author Jules Verne and travel Around the World in Eighty Days, pioneering journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane), departed from Hoboken, New Jersey on the Steam Ship the Augusta Victoria. She would complete the trip in 72 days.
From a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham, Aviator Eugene Burton Ely completes the first shipboard takeoff off the coast of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The British Broadcasting Company begins broadcasting in London.
The three-member crew of Apollo 12 are launched into orbit for the second mission to land on the Moon. Commander Charles Conrad, Pilot Alan L. Bean, and Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon executed the mission.
Recipe of the Day
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 – 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350° F if using a shiny metal cookie sheet or 325°F if using a dull metal cookie sheet.
Cream butter and sugar together.
Gradually add flour.
Mix in nuts.
Place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes (350° F on a shiny metal cookie sheet or 325°F on a dull metal cookie sheet).
Allow to cool slightly then roll in powdered sugar.
When cookies have cooled completely, roll the cookies once more in the powdered sugar.
Store in an airtight container.
Robert Fulton – 1765
Fulton partnered with Robert R. Livingston to bring the steamboat to a successful commercial operation.
Claude Monet – 1840
The artist was the founder of the French impressionist movement. Some of his most recognized works of art include Bouquet of Sunflowers, Water Lilies, and The Water Lily Pond.
Mamie Geneva Doud – 1896
Mamie Doud married Dwight D. Eisenhower and served as the 36th First Lady of the United States. Her tenure followed World War II, and she became known for her ability to organize dinners and events.
Mary Greyeyes – 1920
During World War II, Greyeyes became the first Indigenous woman to join Canada’s armed forces. A member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1942 and served until 1946.
Edward H. White II – 1930
On June 3, 1965, White became the first person to walk in space. He was tragically killed in 1967 during a flight simulation aboard Apollo 1. The other casualties included Virgil I. Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee. They were the first human losses of the U.S. space program.
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