NATIONAL SCRAPPLE DAY | NOVEMBER 9
National Scrapple Day on November 9th recognizes the first pork food invented in America. For those not familiar with scrapple, it is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal, wheat flour, and spices, such as sage, thyme, savory and black pepper. The mush is then formed into a semi-solid loaf, sliced and pan-fried. Read more…
MICROTIA AWARENESS DAY | NOVEMBER 9
Microtia Awareness Day dedicates November 9th to spreading hope and knowledge concerning a congenital disability, which derives its name from the Latin terms for little ears. Mark the calendar and think of the number 9 as the shape of an ear. Read more…
NATIONAL LOUISIANA DAY | NOVEMBER 9
On November 9, National Louisiana Day recognizes the state that brought us such treasures as Jazz, Creole and American Mardi Gras. Read more…
On Deck for November 10, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
Cream Cheese Filling
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granular sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granular sugar
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with liners, spraying lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, stirring until well blended.
Spoon batter into muffin tins until each cup is 1/3 full.
Top each with a spoonful of the cream cheese filling.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
While the cupcakes bake, combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
Stir in vanilla and salt.
Gradually add powdered sugar, combining well.
Add cocoa powder, stirring and scraping sides until the cocoa is thoroughly incorporated.
Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
November 9th Celebrated History
President Theodore Roosevelt departs for Panama on the first official international trip by a chief executive. The purpose of his trip was to inspect the construction of the Panama Canal. The President and the First Lady traveled aboard the U.S.S. Louisiana and arrived in Panama on November 14th.
NASA launches the Apollo 4 unmanned Earth-orbital space mission.
Rolling Stone’s first cover features John Lennon. The publication was the collaborative effort of Jann Wenner and jazz critic Ralph Gleason.
At the age of 22, Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest winner of the World Chess Championship by defeating Anatoly Karpov.
After twenty-eight years, East Berlin opens its borders. East and West Berliners join in a massive celebration that is witnessed by the entire world.
November 9th Celebrated Birthdays
Benjamin Banneker -1731
The African American farmer, mathematician, and astronomer worked alongside Andrew Ellicott surveying the land for the future capital of the United States. He was also an author and publisher with several volumes of an almanac to his name.
Gail Borden – 1801
The persistent innovator received patent No. 15,553 for a process of making evaporated milk. This condensed and preserved milk led to a product line produced by the Borden Family of Companies.
Florence Sabin – 1871
In 1917, the medical scientist teaching embryology and histology became the first woman to hold a full professorship at John Hopkins School of Medicine.
Hedy Lamarr – 1913
The stunning actress graced the silver screen for nearly 30 years. During that time she made an incredible contribution to science that we continue to utilize today. In 1942, she co-developed with George Antheil a radio signaling device that alternates radio frequencies. During World War II, the device helped the military to send coded messages securely and thwarted the enemy’s attempts decoding them. Today, the same technology applies to cellular communications.
Choi Hong Hi – 1918
Drawing from his military experience, Choi Hong Hi studied a variety of martial arts, developing Taekwondo.
Alice Coachman – 1923
During the 1948 London Olympics, the track and field high jumper became the first Black woman to win a gold medal. Her record-breaking jump cleared the bar at 5 feet 6 inches.
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