NATIONAL PLAY MONOPOLY DAY
National Play Monopoly Day on November 19th recognizes the iconic board game that lands us on Park Place, Boardwalk or even in jail. Known as one of the most popular board games in the world, Monopoly was originally based on a board game designed by… Read more…
NATIONAL CARBONATED BEVERAGE WITH CAFFEINE DAY
Unique food holidays, such as National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day, give us opportunities to break out of our everyday norms. On November 19th, explore the variety of carbonated beverages with caffeine. Some people cannot have caffeine due to medical reasons, and others choose to avoid caffeine as a personal choice. Then there are the millions of… Read more…
SUBSTITUTE EDUCATORS DAY
American Education Week wraps up recognition of teachers and administrators by recognizing Substitute Educators Day. The event occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving each year and highlights the important role substitute teachers play in education. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there were over 500,000 substitute teachers in…Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 – 4 dozen
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cup peanut butter
7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
Butter an 8-inch square pan and set it aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes.
Stir in peanut butter and marshmallow creme.
Pour into prepared pan.
Let set until firm.
Cut into squares.
November 19th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
The Corps of Discovery led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reaches the Pacific Ocean.
At the request of David Wills, President Abraham Lincoln gives a brief speech at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers in Gettysburg, VA. The speech is known today as the Gettysburg Address.
Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.
The National Review publishes its first issue. The semi-monthly conservative magazine was founded by William F. Buckley Jr.
Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk on the moon. Though not a secret mission by any means, the record of the trip is forgotten by many. Partially due to timing and partially because most of the film record of the mission was lost when the camera was destroyed. Bean accidentally pointed it toward the sun while exploring the moon. However, there are audio recordings and transcripts of the successful mission.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson and Louis Fletcher is released. The Milos Forman-directed film is based on the novel by Ken Kesey and would win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
November 19th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Louise Dahl-Wolfe – 1895
The fashion and freelance photographer produced stunning color images published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, and more.
Ted Turner – 1938
In 1980, the media magnate co-founded Cable News Network, the first 24-hour news channel.
Ahmad Rashad – 1949
The wide receiver played 10 seasons in the NFL. His athletic career turned to television where he hosted several shows and also served as a sports analyst.
Eileen Collins – 1956
In the world of flight, Collins is a woman of many firsts. She was the Air Force’s first female flight instructor. In 1995, she became the first woman to pilot a U.S. space shuttle. In 1999, she logged another first when she became the first woman to command a shuttle mission.
Jack Dorsey – 1976
The entrepreneur co-founded Twitter and founded the financial payment company Square.
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