NATIONAL BOSS’S DAY
On October 16th, National Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, recognizes the hardworking boss overseeing the workplace. Employees across the United States show appreciation and thankfulness to their bosses. They remember their boss’s kindness and fairness throughout the year, too. (If the 16th of October falls on a weekend, then this day is celebrated on the closest working day.) Read more…
NATIONAL PASTA DAY | OCTOBER 17
NATIONAL MULLIGAN DAY | OCTOBER 17
National Mulligan Day is observed annually on October 17th. Read more…
NATIONAL EDGE DAY | OCTOBER 17
National Edge Day on October 17th promotes a movement of youth refraining from using alcohol, tobacco, and other recreational drugs. Read more…
BLACK POETRY DAY | OCTOBER 17
Black Poetry Day on October 17th honors past and present black poets. The day also commemorates the birth of the first published black poet in the United States. Jupiter Hammon was born in Long Island, New York, on October 17th, 1711. Read more…
NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day encourages everyone to take time to organize their virtual desktop. The observance takes place on the third Monday in October. Read more…
On Deck for October 18, 2022
- International Legging Day
- National Chocolate Cupcake Day
- National Exascale Day
- National No Beard Day
- Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity – Third Tuesday in October
- National Pharmacy Technician Day – Third Tuesday in October
Recipe of the Day
Name: 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.
October 17th Celebrated History
When an iron ring holding together a fermentation tank snapped at the Horse Shoe Brewery in St. Giles, London, the ensuing flood collapsed one of the brewery walls sending a tidal wave of beer into the streets of Tottenham Court Road. The exploding vat also damaged other vats in the brewery causing more than 320,000 gallons of beer to fill basements and damage to surrounding houses. In the aftermath, 8 people died as a result of the fermented fury.
Sir Henry Bessemer patented his steelmaking process that would later become known as the Bessemer Process. By blowing air into molten pig iron, Bessemer used oxidation to remove impurities from the iron.
Guglielmo Marconi begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless telegraph service.
Twelve years later, General Electric incorporates the Radio Corporation of America. With assistance from the United States Navy Department, RCA acquired the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company.
Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie appear in a comic strip for the first time.
Congress passes the Department of Education Organization Act creating the U.S. Department of Education.
At the United States National Skydiving Championship in Perris Valley, CA, an international team of jumpers sets a world record for the largest canopy formation by women using 25 parachutes.
October 17th Celebrated Birthdays
Jupiter Hammon -1711
As the first published African American poet, he is considered the father of African American Literature. Born into slavery, Hammon received an education, learned to read and was allowed use of the manor library.
Henry Campbell Black – 1860
Although the lawyer didn’t practice law for long, he did author the first comprehensive law dictionary – Black’s Law Dictionary.
Mildred Knopf – 1898
Armed with a love of cooking, Knopf authored six cookbooks including Cook, My Darling Daughter and Around the World: A Cookbook for Young People. She also shared her memories of it all in Memoirs of a Cook.
Shinichi Suzuki – 1898
The self-taught musician was also a philosopher and educator. His love of music and education led Suzuki to developed the Suzuki method of teaching music.
Arthur Miller – 1915
The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is best known for the plays The Crucible, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons.
Violet Milstead – 1919
The Canadian pilot joined the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II, delivering planes to the military squadrons. She’s also Canada’s first woman bush pilot and earned numerous awards for her service.
Priscilla Buckley – 1921
For 27 years, the journalist and author was the managing editor for the National Review.
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