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October 12, 2022 - NATIONAL FARMER’S DAY – NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY – NATIONAL CURVES DAY - NATIONAL FREETHOUGHT DAY – NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY – NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY – NATIONAL GUMBO DAY – NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY – NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY – NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY – NATIONAL VERMONT DAY

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OCTOBER 12, 2022 | NATIONAL FARMER’S DAY | NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY | NATIONAL CURVES DAY | NATIONAL FREETHOUGHT DAY | NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY | NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY | NATIONAL GUMBO DAY | NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY | NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY | NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY | NATIONAL VERMONT DAY

National Farmer’s Day | October 12

NATIONAL FARMER’S DAY | OCTOBER 12

National Farmer’s Day on October 12th offers much-deserved praise to the hard-working farmers across the nation. In the midst of harvest-season, the day pays tribute to the men, women, and families who put food in the grocery stores and on our tables every day. Read more…

National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day | Second Wednesday in October

NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY

National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day provides a day to cuddle up with a sweet childhood toy. Read more…

National Curves Day | Second Wednesday in October

NATIONAL CURVES DAY | SECOND WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

National Curves Day on the second Wednesday in October recognizes plus-sized women and men all across the country. Read more…

National Freethought Day | October 12

NATIONAL FREETHOUGHT DAY | OCTOBER 12

Annually on October 12th, National Freethought Day encourages people to be free thinkers and base their opinions on facts, science, logic, and reason. Read more…

National Savings Day | October 12

NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY

National Savings Day sets aside October 12th to recognize those who value the act of saving and to provide simple steps to show getting started isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Read more…

National Emergency Nurse’s Day | Second Wednesday in October

NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY

National Emergency Nurse’s Day on the second Wednesday in October recognizes the dedication of ER nurses across the nation and it takes place during Emergency Nurses Week. We take this day to say “thank you” to the emergency room nurses for their hard work, dedication, service, and commitment. As they provide unwavering care to their patients and families, their loyalty to the emergency nursing profession does not go unnoticed. Read more…

National Gumbo Day | October 12

NATIONAL GUMBO DAY | OCTOBER 12

On October 12th, the menu spotlights National Gumbo Day for food holidays. This heavily seasoned, stew-like dish fills us up on chilly fall days. Read more…

National Stop Bullying Day | Second Wednesday in October

NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY

National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday in October brings together students, faculty, and parents to end bullying.  Read more…

National Fossil Day™ | Wednesday of Second Full Week in October

NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY

National Fossil Day promotes the scientific and educational value fossils present to us every day. Not only that, they’re just cool! The observance takes place annually on Wednesday of the second full week in October.  Read more…

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day | Second Wednesday in October

NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day on the second Wednesday in October encourages students to invite their parents to lunch. Parents will visit their children’s school during this event and have a meal with them in the school cafeteria. Read more…

National Vermont Day | October 12

NATIONAL VERMONT DAY | OCTOBER 12

On October 12th, The Green Mountain State is recognized on National Vermont Day. It is the 14th state to join the United States. The state derives its name from French words vert for green and mont for mountain. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients

4 lobster tails
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 celery ribs, diced
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups lobster stock
2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Bring a large stockpot filled with about two inches of water to a boil. Add lobster tails and until shells are bright red – about 8-10 minutes.

Remove the tails from the water and allow them to cool slightly. Once cool, remove shells and veins. Chop lobster meat into 1-inch pieces.

Place the shells back into the boiling water. Boil for an additional 10 minutes. Strain and reserve 2 cups of the lobster stock.

In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and cook until tender. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant. Lower the heat to medium or medium-low. Sprinkle flour into the pan and stir until thick.

Add the wine slowly and stir in the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, paprika, and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in tomato paste and lobster stock. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.

In a blender, puree the mixture. Return to the stockpot and add the cream and butter. Salt to taste. Add lobster and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes.

Serve with a slice of crusty bread.

October 12th Celebrated History

1810 

Munich celebrates its first Oktoberfest in honor of the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

1901 

The Executive Mansion receives a new name. Just weeks into his presidency, President Theodore Roosevelt officially gives the president’s residence the name of White House. The new name went into immediate use, appearing on official stationary and in many U.S. newspapers.

1979

Rookie basketballer, Larry Bird, debuts in his first NBA game. The forward scored 14 points for the Boston Celtics against the Houston Rockets.

1979 

In the eye of Super Typhoon Tip west of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, the US Air Weather Service recorded the lowest barometric pressure ever documented. The pressure recorded was 870 millibar. That’s compared to normal barometric pressure at sea level of 1013.3.

2018 

Alexandra Trusova of the Russian Federation completed the first quadruple Lutz by a woman figure skater. The skater’s achievement took place during the Junior Grand Prix in Yerevan, Armenia.

October 12th Celebrated Birthdays

Ascanio Sobrero – 1812 

In 1846, the Italian chemist discovered nitroglycerine. His discovery would later be used in other applications. Alfred Nobel found that diatomaceous earth easily absorbed the nitroglycerin creating a paste – and later dynamite.

Mary Kingsley – 1862

The explorer and ethnographer wrote two books about her travels – Travels in West Africa and West African Studies. Through her journey and writing, she brought a better tolerance and understanding of West African tribes.

August Horch – 1868

The one-time blacksmith turned shipbuilder founded the Horch & Cie Motorwagen Werke in 1899 in Cologne, Germany. Horch later launched another company we are familiar with today – Audi.

Doris Miller – 1919

The American sailor earned the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As a Cook, Third Class, aboard the USS West Virginia, he aided the wounded and also took control of an unattended 50-caliber anti-aircraft gun, firing on the invading Japanese aircraft.

Art Clokey – 1921

The artist pioneered a style of clay animation known as stop-motion. His best-known characters include Gumby and Pokey from the Gumby adventures.

Jean Nidetch – 1923

In 1963, Nidetch transformed from housewife to businesswoman. She founded the diet company called Weight Watchers, also transforming the habits of dieters around the world. The format of healthful eating plus group support led to a worldwide franchise.

Janet Wiley – 1933

Before joining the South Bend Blue Sox roster in 1949 at the age of 16, Wiley served as the team’s bat-girl. She later made her professional baseball debut in the All American Girls Professional Baseball league in 1950 with the Chicago Colleens. The pitcher and outfielder played three years in the league, leaving on a career-ending injury.

Scott O’Grady – 1965

On June 2, 1995, while assigned to a mission supporting NATO ground troops in Bosnia, Captain Scott O’Grady’s F16 was shot down. Even though no parachute was seen, the pilot successfully ejected from the aircraft and parachuted to earth. O’Grady avoided the Serbian troops for six days and used his survival skills until he made contact with another F-16 squadron.

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