NOVEMBER 17, 2022 | NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY | NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY | NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY | NATIONAL BUTTER DAY | GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT | NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY | WORLD PANCREATIC CANCER DAY
NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY
National Take a Hike Day on November 17th encourages us to get out there and hit the trails. With over 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System across the 50 states, there is no lack of opportunity to take a hike. Read more…
NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY
On November 17th, homes will fill with warm, comforting aromas reminding us to slow down and enjoy National Homemade Bread Day. Read more…
NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY
On November 17th, National Baklava Day fills the kitchen with an aroma of a sweet and flaky pastry. Baklava’s sweet layers of texture and flavor are created between sheets of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and drizzled with syrup or honey. Read more…
NATIONAL BUTTER DAY
Few ingredients make a meal richer and more flavorful than butter. On November 17th, National Butter Day gives this creamy ingredient, and those who make it, a pat on the back. Read more…
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT
Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout. Read more…
NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY
National Rural Health Day focuses on the medical resources rural communities offer and how it impacts small towns and their citizens. The third Thursday in November each year highlights the varied opportunities rural health offers and the benefits it brings to these modest hubs of economic vitality in the heartland. Read more…
WORLD PANCREATIC CANCER DAY
On the third Thursday in November each year, the world turns purple in support of improved treatment, screenings, and research for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The observance takes place during Pancreatic Awareness Cancer Month and serves as a reminder to take action and help spread the word about the dangers of pancreatic cancer. Read more…
On Deck for November 18, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 cup sweet corn, fresh or frozen
4 cups chicken broth
2 large avocados, peeled and pitted
1 jalapeno, diced
2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste
1 Roma tomato, diced
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
4 tablespoons sour cream
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook until onion is translucent.
Add corn and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
Transfer soup to a blender. Add avocado, jalapeno and cilantro. Puree until smooth.
Salt to taste. Garnish with cilantro, tomatoes, green onions and sour cream.
November 17th Celebrated History
The Sixth United States Congress convenes in Washington D.C. for the first time. Even though many rooms remain incomplete, substantial progress allowed both the House of Representatives and the Senate to begin their sessions in the Nation’s Capital.
The U.S. Patent Office issues H.N. Wadsworth patent No. 18,653 for a new and improved Tooth-Brush.
After more than 10 years of construction, the Suez Canal opens, creating a shipping lane between the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
The U.S. Patent Office issues patent No. 388,850 to George Eastman for his box camera. The inventor also registered the trademark name, Kodak, on the same day.
The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League began to play at Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park Casino.
November 17th Celebrated Birthdays
Grace Abbott – 1878
Abbott dedicated her career to child labor policies and relief programs for immigrants. She headed the Children’s Bureau under President Warren G. Harding and while she saw a constitutional amendment against child labor, the states did not ratify it.
Soichiro Honda – 1906
In 1948, the Japanese engineer founded the Honda Motor Co., Ltd. with Takeo Fujisawa. Their first product is the D-type motorcycle.
Winson Hudson – 1916
An early Civil Rights activist, Anger Winson Gates established the Leake County chapter of the NAACP in Mississippi. For 25 years, she attempted to register to vote. But persistent voter suppression prevented Gates from registering until 1962.
William H. Hastie – 1904
The American attorney and civil rights advocate became the first African American named to the federal magistrate in 1937. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Hastie to judge of the Federal District Court in the Virgin Islands.
Danny DeVito – 1944
The award-winning actor, producer, and comedian gained his first critical attention in the role of Louie De Palma in the comedy series Taxi. Other credits include Big Fish, Get Shorty, Batman Returns, and Matilda.
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