NATIONAL FAST FOOD DAY
On November 16th, food lovers get a dose of their favorite convenience food. Whether they use the drive-thru, dine-in, or get it to go, National Fast Food Day calls for us to grilled, fried, and broiled menu staples. Read more…
NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY
Annually observed on the Wednesday during American Education Week, National Education Support Professionals Day honors the contributions of school support employees. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in a child’s education. Read more…
NATIONAL BUTTON DAY
National Button Day on November 16th celebrates the function of buttons and the hobby of button collection. Step aside zippers, laces, and snaps. Honor the button. Read more…
INTERNATIONAL CHECK YOUR WIPERS DAY
International Check Your Wipers Day, on November 16, reminds drivers to regularly check their windshield wipers to ensure optimum visibility in the event of inclement weather on the road. Read more…
NATIONAL INDIANA DAY
On November 16th, National Indiana Day revs up its engines for the state that’s the home of the Indy 500 and Hoosier hospitality, too. Read more…
On Deck for November 17, 2022
National Baklava Day
National Butter Day
National Homemade Bread Day
National Take a Hike Day
Great American Smokeout – Thursday Before Thanksgiving
National Rural Health Day – Third Thursday in November
World Pancreatic Cancer Day – Third Thursday in November
Recipe of the Day
Homemade White Bread
Prep: 15 minutes
Rise: 1-2 hours
Cook: 50 minutes
Total Prep: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
2 1/4 cups very warm water (120 to 130 F)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Stir 3 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, shortening, and yeast into a large bowl. Add warm water. Set electric mixer to low speed and beat for 1 minute. Scrape sides while mixing. Stir in remaining flour 1 cup at a time until dough is tacky but not sticky.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and bounces back. Oil a large bowl, and place dough in the bowl. Turn it once to coat all sides with the oil. Cover bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm place. Allow dough to double in size – 40-60 minutes.
Prepare two loaf pans by coating with butter, oil, or shortening. Punch down the dough and divide it in half. Gently roll out each half into an 18×9 inch rectangle and roll the dough from the short side. Pinch ends and edges to seal. Fold ends under the loaf.
Place in loaf pans, seam side down.
Brush with melted butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 35-50 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
Heat over to 425°F. Place loaves on the lowest rack. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. The bread is done when it is a deep, golden brown and sounds hollow when it is tapped.
Brush with butter again and let cool.
November 16th Celebrated History
The New York Evening Post published its first issue. Established by Alexander Hamilton as a way to provide a Federalist viewpoint, the Post is now the oldest continuously running newspaper in the United States.
Pitney Bowes introduces the first commercially available postage meter in the world, the Model M.
The Soviet Union launches Venera 3 space probe with a mission to land on the planet Venus. On March 1, 1966, the space probe impacted Venus, but due to communication system failure, no data was returned.
NASA launches Skylab’s third crewed mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida. A three-person crew completed the 84-day space flight, the longest on record until 1995.
November 16th Celebrated Birthdays
Mary Peabody Mann – 1806
She and her husband, Horace Mann, were proponents of free education for all. Together they studied educational methods and applied them in the schools they established. Even after her husband’s death, she continued the work and even published a book about Friedrich Froebel’s ideas about kindergarten.
David Kalakaua – 1836
In 1874, Kalakaua was elected king of Hawaii. However, his reign was marked by corruption and mismanagement. He died in 1891.
William C. Handy – 1873
The career of the self-proclaimed Father of the Blues spanned for more than 66 years. In that time, he encouraged other blues musicians and singers while continuing to write and perform.
Mary Margaret McBride – 1899
The radio commentator and journalist conducted over 1200 interviews during her career.
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