NATIONAL DONUT DAY
National Donut Day (also known as National Doughnut Day) on November 5th is one of two observed by donut lovers across the nation. The first Friday in June is the other day donuts steal the bakery case spotlight ready to tease their way into white bakery box and go home! Read more…
NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY
On the first Friday in November, express your fandom for your favorite professional players on National Jersey Friday by wearing your team’s jersey! Read more…
NATIONAL LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY
National Love Your Red Hair Day celebrates the beauty of those gorgeous red tresses annually on November 5th. There’s no reason to be shy. Redheads get the spotlight to show off the unique qualities of red hair. Read more…
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Susan B. Anthony along with fourteen other women presented themselves for voter registration in Rochester, NY. After being permitted to register, they cast their ballots. Several days later, United States Commissioner William Storrs issued a warrant for their arrest.
Wyoming voters ratify the first constitution in the world granting full voting rights to women.
George B. Selden receives the first U.S. patent for an automobile. Even though he never built a car, he collected royalties from car manufacturers for years.
Marie Curie gives her first lecture at the Sorbonne. After her husband’s death, she took over his role becoming the first woman professor at the Sorbonne.
Sinclair Lewis, the author of Arrowsmith, Mainstreet, and Babbitt, became the first U.S. writer to earn the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The voters of the United States elect Franklin D. Roosevelt to a third term for the first and only time in United States history.
Recipe of the Day
Roasted Tater Tot Nachos
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
1 32-ounce bag of frozen tater tots
1 lb lean ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning
1 15-ounce jar of queso
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup guacamole
1/3 cup diced tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced black olives
1 sliced jalapeno
1 diced green onion
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
Bake tater tots according to the package instructions.
In a medium skillet, brown ground beef with taco seasoning. Set aside.
Remove the lid from the queso jar. Place queso in the microwave and cover with a paper towel. Heat queso in a microwave 30 seconds at a time until heated through.
Placed cooked tater tots on a large platter. Top with ground beef and queso. Add sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno, and onion. Drizzle with lime juice and serve.
Ida Tarbell – 1857
The investigative journalist wrote a series of articles named The History of the Standard Oil Company and earned a name for her type of journalism – muckraking. However, the article exposed the unfair business practices of monopolies. She would later pursue advanced education at the Sorbonne and write several biographies.
James Ward Packard – 1863
In 1899, the industrialist co-founded the Packard Motor Car Company in Warren, OH. He remained the company’s president until 1909. In 1956, the last Packard rolled off the assembly line.
Evelyn Bryan Johnson – 1909
A colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, Bryan has logged more flying hours than any other woman in the world. In 1945, she earned her private pilot’s license, but that was only the beginning. Bryan would go on to earn her commercial license, become a flight instructor, and ran her own flying service.
Roy Rogers – 1911
The actor and singer appeared in more than 100 westerns, usually as himself.
Peter Pace – 1945
In 2005, Page became the first Marine to serve as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His already long career now encompassed increased efforts to overcome terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. He served two years in the position and retired from active duty after 40 years of military service.
Bryan Adams – 1959
The award-winning Canadian musician rose to fame in the early 1980s. His first taste of success came with his album Cuts Like A Knife.
Tatum O’Neal – 1963
The actress won her first award at the age of 10 for her role as Addie Loggins in the film Paper Moon.
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