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October 18, 2022 - NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY – NATIONAL NO BEARD DAY - NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY – INTERNATIONAL LEGGING DAY – NATIONAL EXASCALE DAY – PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY

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OCTOBER 18, 2022 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY | NATIONAL NO BEARD DAY | NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY | INTERNATIONAL LEGGING DAY | NATIONAL EXASCALE DAY | PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY

National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY | OCTOBER 18

National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18th annually celebrates the sweetness of small chocolate cakes. With a dollop of frosting, one sweet serving satisfies chocolate and cake lovers! Read more…

National No Beard Day | October 18

NATIONAL NO BEARD DAY | OCTOBER 18

Annually, National No Beard Day on October 18th celebrates the cleanshaven among us. The smoother the face, the bigger the celebration! Read more…

National Pharmacy Technician Day | Third Tuesday in October

NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY

The third Tuesday in October recognizes National Pharmacy Technician Day. The day is an opportunity to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year. However, the day also explores the technician’s role and how vital it is to maintain a safe and efficient health system. Read more…

International Legging Day | October 18

INTERNATIONAL LEGGING DAY | OCTOBER 18

Get geared up for International Legging Day every October 18th. Although it’s a year-round staple, when temps drop in the fall, it’s officially legging season! Read more…

National Exascale Day | October 18
National Exascale Day | October 18

NATIONAL EXASCALE DAY | OCTOBER 18

On October 18 (1018),National Exascale Day celebrates the scientists and researchers who make breakthrough discoveries in medicine, materials sciences, energy and beyond with the help of some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Read more…

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity | Third Tuesday in October

PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY

On the third Tuesday of October every year, students give up their voice for Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. Read more…


 On Deck for October 19, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Garlic Herb Breadsticks
Prep: 10 minutes
Rise: 45 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 18 breadsticks

Ingredients:

3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 package quick-rise yeast
1/4 warm water
3-3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons parsley
1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, warm milk, sugar, salt, and butter. Allow to cool to lukewarm, between 105°F to 115°F.

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. When bubbles begin to form, combine milk and yeast mixture. Add flour slowly to the mixture, about 1 to 1 1/2 cups. Mix until smooth and then add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.

Knead dough on a floured surface for 6-7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Spray a large bowl with cooking oil. Place dough in the bowl and turn once to coat with oil.

Cover and let rest for 30 minutes in a warm place. When the dough is doubled in size, punch it down. Divide dough in half and turn onto a floured surface.

Roll out dough until 1 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 1-inch strips. Place strips on a baking sheet or baking stone coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise for an additional 15 minutes.

In a small bowl mix garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, parmesan, and butter. Brush mixture over the breadsticks.

Heat oven to 400°F. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

October 18th Celebrated History

1648 

Boston Shoemakers establish the first American labor organization. They created the trade union to maintain standards while protecting their interests with a qualified and practiced workforce.

1851 

Author Herman Melville publishes the novel The Whale which would later be named Moby-Dick.

1892 

American Telephone and Telegraph Company opens the first long-distance telephone line between Chicago and New York opens. The ceremony included Chicago Mayor Hempstead Washburne and New York Mayor Hugh Grant exchanging greetings as well as both offices playing the Star Spangled Banner for the receiving office and their audiences.

1922 

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is established.

1963 

The French space program launches the first cat into space. The black and white tuxedo stray named Félicette spent 15 minutes in space and returned to Earth 15 minutes later.

2019 

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-women spacewalk. During their spacewalk, the astronauts took a call from President Donald Trump.

October 18th Celebrated Birthdays

Frederick August Otto Schwarz – 1836

The German immigrant created magic long before Walt Disney ever did. In 1861, Schwarz and his brothers opened their first toy store in Baltimore Maryland. Schwarz would open a second store in New York City named Schwarz Brothers – Importers. Over the years, the store became a destination for millions of toy lovers around the world. Early in the 20th century, the store was renamed FAO Schwarz and is the oldest toy store in the United States. In 2012, Frederick Schwarz was elected to the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

Harry Yarnell -1875

Prior to World War II, the naval officer proved the vulnerability of Pearl Harbor during the annual Grand Joint Army and Navy Exercises. He served more than 51 years with the U.S. Navy and retired from service in 1942 but returned to duty several times during World War II.

Lina Radke – 1903

In 1928, Radke raced for Germany and won the first Olympic 800 meter race for women. It was the first year the Olympics allowed women in athletic events. Held in Amsterdam, the race was considered controversial because popular and medical opinion believed women too frail for competition and athleticism. Following the race, reports of collapsing runners, runners dropping out of the race, blazed the headlines. However, despite photographic and film evidence proving none of the 9 runners dropped out of the race or collapsed, the news refused to report the actual headline – that Radke won and broke the world record. Tragically, the race would be removed from the Olympics and would not return until the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

​Isabel Briggs Myers – 1897

Briggs Myers teamed up with her mother Katharine Cook Brigs to develop what became one of the most widely used personality inventories. The self-reporting questionnaire called Myers-Briggs type Indicator (MBTI) measures 16 personality types as well as other indicators and offers tools for understanding.

Trixie Worsley – 1921

Not only was Worsley the first Canadian woman to become a computer scientist, but she may have also been the world’s first woman to earn a doctorate in computer science.

Chuck Berry – 1926

The Grammy-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Chuck Berry influenced generations of musicians and artists. With a slew of number one hits, Berry ushered in the era of Rock & Roll. His first hit song, “Maybellene,” was followed by “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” and “Johnny B. Goode,” along with several other popular songs in between. He continued to perform well into the 1990s.

Mike Ditka – 1939

The former professional football player led the Chicago Bears as head coach for 10 years. During his tenure, he led the Bears to a Super Bowl win in his third season. He continued to lead the Bears in winning seasons but they didn’t appear in the Super Bowl again under Ditka’s leadership.

Zac Efron – 1987

The singer and actor rose to popularity thanks the Disney hit High School Musical. He continues to earn Teen Choice and People’s Choice awards. In 2017 he played Phillip Carlyle in The Greatest Showman. His most recent production is a travel web series called Down to Earth with Zac Efron.

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