NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY | OCTOBER 11
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD | OCTOBER 11
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GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY | OCTOBER 11
General Pulaski Memorial Day on October 11th, honors a Polish hero of the American Revolution. Read more…
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY | OCTOBER 11
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On Deck for October 12, 2022
- National Farmer’s Day
- National Freethought Day
- National Gumbo Day
- National Savings Day
- National Vermont Day
- National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day – Second Wednesday in October
- National Curves Day – Second Wednesday in October
- National Emergency Nurse’s Day – Second Wednesday in October
- National Fossil Day – On Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
- National Stop Bullying Day – Second Wednesday in October
- National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day – Second Wednesday in October
Recipe of the Day
Grilled Ginger Garlic Chicken
Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Grill: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
1 (3 to 4 pound) chicken, cut into 8 parts (2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 legs, 2 wings), excluding the back, skin on
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons sriracha
2 tablespoons brown sugar
In a sealable container or plastic bag, mix soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, sriracha, and brown sugar.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade.
Place chicken in the container and coat thoroughly with the marinade. Marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
Heat grill to 375F and season grates with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill chicken skin side down 2-3 minutes. Flip pieces and baste with reserved marinade. Grill for 25-35 minutes, basting every 10 minutes.
Remove and let the chicken rest before serving. Serve with Apple Salad and Sweet Potato Fries.
October 11th Celebrated History
Invented by John Stevens, the first steam-powered ferry boat begins operations between NYC and Hoboken, NJ.
The Scotland-born inventor immigrated to the Dakota Territory and received U.S. Patent No. 248,179 helping to revolutionize the photography world. At the same time, George Eastman was developing his camera business and bought the rights to Houston’s patent for roll-film.
Dorr Eugene Felt patents the first accurate and practical adding machine, patent No. 371496
The heritage organization, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), is founded.
At an event held at Kinloch Field in St. Louis, MO, pilot Arch Hoxsey invites former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt to join him in a short flight. Despite being surprised by the invitation, the adventurous colonel accepts. He flew with Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers and the quick spin around the sky lasted only 4 minutes.
NASA launches Pioneer 1, its first space probe. However, the spacecraft fails to reach a stable orbit.
NASA launches its first successful manned mission of the Apollo space program from Cape Kennedy.
The comedy sketch show, Saturday Night Live, launches on NBC. Created by Lorne Michaels the show has brought such memorable characters as Gumby, The Church Lady, Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, Roseanne Roseannadanna, Stuart Smalley, Hans and Franz, and Beldar Conehead.
Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a spacewalk.
October 11th Celebrated Birthdays
George Williams – 1821
In 1844. the English philanthropist and businessman founded the Young Men’s Christian Association.
Henry John Heinz – 1844
Condiments became the businessman’s billion-dollar idea. It all started with horseradish in Pittsburgh, PA, and led to 57 varieties that we still enjoy today.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884
As the 34th First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was a force to be reckoned with. Even before the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt was active in the American Red Cross and supported the League of Women Voters. During her term in the White House, she did more than greet guests and entertain. She was an outspoken advocate for civil liberties and often spoke publicly. Follow the President’s death, she served as a spokeswoman in the United Nations.
Harriet Boyd Hawes – 1888
As an archaeologist, Boyd gained recognition for her discovery at Gournia. Along with her discovery, she became the first archaeologist to completely excavate an Early Bronze Age Minoan site.
Dan Evins – 1935
In 1969, the businessman founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
MC Lyte – 1970
Born Lana Michele Moorer, the Grammy-nominated rapper became the first woman rapper to release a solo album.
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