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NOVEMBER 8, 2021 | NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY | NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY | NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY | NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY

NATIONAL S.T.E.M._S.T.E.A.M. DAY – November 8

 

NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY

National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day on November 8th calls for full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! The day inspires kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Inspired by the Project Mc² brand, created by MGA Entertainment, the S.T.E.A.M.- based franchise features four super smart girls who are part of a super-secret spy organization called NOV8 (that’s “innovate”). Read more…NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY – November 8

NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY

National Cappuccino Day on November 8th whips up a frothy, hot cup of cappuccino. It’s a perfect drink on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just to enjoy a creamy cuppa. Read more…

NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY – November 8

NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY

National Harvey Wallbanger Day on November 8th recognizes a fruity and spirited cocktail made with 3 parts vodka, 1 part Galliano and 6 parts orange juice. Pour it into a highball glass and garnish it with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. Read more…

NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY – November 8

NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY

National Parents as Teachers Day on November 8th encourages Parent Teachers Organizations and parents to join forces to support children in their educational goals. Read more…


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November 8th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1910 

William H. Frost receives patent No. 974,785 for an insect destroyer. The device improves upon previous electric insect electrocution devices by using smaller gages of wire and increasing the voltage. Previous inventions only killed the bugs when they came in contact with the wire. With Frost’s insect destroyer, the insects close the circuit by passing between the wires. Zap that!

1965

The television soap opera, Days of Our Lives debuts on NBC TV

1966

Massachusetts elects the first African American Senator since Reconstruction. The former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke won the seat over former Governor Endicott Peabody. In 1875, Blanche K. Bruce of Mississippi began his term as the last Senator before Reconstruction.

1972

Time, Inc. launches the cable company Home Box Office. The company set a standard for future cable television and movie services to come.

Recipe of the Day

Easy Tortellini Soup

Easy Tortellini Soup
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb Italian sausage
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
3 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 15 – ounce can of great northern beans, drained
9-ounce package of cheese tortellini
5 cups kale, torn into pieces
1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Crumble sausage into the pot and season with Italian seasoning.

In a large saucepan, bring water 3-4 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook until al dente. Drain and add tortellini and kale to the soup. Bring to a simmer.

Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with shaved parmesan and fresh basil as garnish.

November 8th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Milton Bradly – 1836

In 1860, Bradley put his newly acquired lithography machine to work producing a board game he designed. He called it the “Checkered Game of Life,” and the success of the game led to a business that’s still going strong today. While the game design and name have changed slightly, so have some of the obstacles we face in The Game of Life.

Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin – 1866

The engineer sharpened his skills at the Wolseley Sheep-Shearing Company before founding the Austin Motor Company in 1905.

Margaret Mitchell – 1900 

The author’s 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With the Wind adapted to a screenplay that starred Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, the film won in 8 categories including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Dorothy Day – 1897 

The journalist and social activist led a bohemian lifestyle for several years. Consistently being drawn to the teachings of the Catholic Church, In 1927, she joined the church and in the midst of the Great Depression founded the Catholic Worker Movement with Peter Maurin. The organization continues today.

Martha Gellhorn – 1908

As one of the first women to report from the ranks of war correspondents, Gellhorn’s career spanned nearly 60 years. She wrote several books and covered everything from the Spanish War to the beginning of the end of the Cold War before she retired in 1989.

Christiaan Barnard – 1922

In 1967, the cardiac surgeon performed the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant on a middle-aged man. The patient regained consciousness and lived another 18 days before succumbing to pneumonia.

Margaret Rhea Seddon – 1947

In 1978, NASA selected six women to join the astronaut training program. Seddon along with Shannon Lucid, Kathryn Sullivan, Judith Resnik, Anna Fisher, and Sally Ride made the cut. As a physician, Seddon completed the training program and flew her first Space Shuttle mission in 1985 followed by two more in 1991 and 1993.

Tom Anderson – 1970

In 2003, Anderson co-founded the social networking website Myspace with Chris DeWolfe.

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