NATIONAL MOLE DAY
We’ll eliminate any visions of a burrowing creature celebration immediately; National Mole Day recognizes a special number in chemistry. Chemists and chemistry students mark the occasion each year on October 23rd. Read more…
National iPod Day on October 23rd recognizes the portable music device. Read more…
NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE DAY
National Boston Cream Pie Day serves up a delicious dessert on October 23rd each year. Pie lovers, move along. Cake lovers, pull up a chair. Let’s celebrate the cake with an identity crisis! Boston Cream Pie is a chocolate frosted, custard-filled cake that is loved by millions. Read more…
SWALLOWS DEPART FROM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO DAY
On October 23rd, the Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day marks the migration of thousands of swallows. Read more…
NATIONAL MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY
National Mother-in-Law Day on the fourth Sunday in October honors that special woman who brought the love of your life into this world. Read more…
NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY
On October 23rd get ready to go live before a studio audience on National TV Talk Show Host Day! Created to pay tribute to TV talk show hosts and appreciate their unique form of humor, entertaining stories, spontaneous wit, and timely political jokes. Read more…
On Deck for October 24, 2022
- United Nations Day
- World Development Information Day
- World Meningitis Day
- World Polio Day
- World Tripe Day
Recipe of the Day
Bacon Onion Potato Soup
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (about 8 ounces), chopped
3 strips uncooked bacon
4 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Over medium heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, drizzle olive oil and add onions. Cook until translucent. Add bacon and fry until crisp.
Add potatoes, celery, flour and chives. Pour in broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.** Add cream and cheese, warming through. Serve hot.
**Note: You can freeze the soup before adding the cream and cheese. This makes an excellent make-ahead meal. Double the recipe and freeze half, add the cream and cheese for a meal tonight and one later in the month.
October 23rd Celebrated History
The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, MA, taking the movement for women’s rights beyond individual regional efforts. During the convention, participants developed a set of conventions titled the Declaration of Sentiments. Some of the 68 women and 32 men who signed the declaration included Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Marth Underhill, Frederick Douglass, and Henry W. Seymour.
Disney released the animated musical Dumbo. It featured the songs “Baby mine” and “When I See an Elephant Fly.”
In an episode of the Belgian comic series named Johan and Peewit, the first Smurf appeared. The Medieval-themed comic created by Peyo introduced the little blue people in the episode “The Flute of Six Smurfs.”
The U.S. Supreme Court swears in Justice Clarence Thomas. He is the second black jurist to join the highest court in the country and replaced Thurgood Marshall.
Apple debuts the digital, portable media device, the iPod.
Twentieth Century Fox releases the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, the film earned four Academy Awards, including Best Actor.
October 23rd Celebrated Birthdays
John Heisman – 1869
The football player and coach is best known for bringing the forward pass to the game. In its early days, football meshed the skills and rules of rugby and soccer together. However, while soccer allows forward passes, rugby does not. Today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awards the Heisman Trophy the most outstanding football player in the (NCAA) and named the award after this football pioneer.
Gertrude Ederle – 1905
Before becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926, Ederle broke amateur swimming records and joined the U.S. women’s swim team, winning gold at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.
Ted Fujita – 1920
The meteorologist developed a scale identifying the intensity of a tornado. Today the Fujita Scale (also known as the F-Scale) is used by meteorologists around the world.
Johnny Carson – 1925
In 1962, Johnny Carson replaced Jack Paar as host of the Tonight Show. With humor, magic, and impersonations, the comedian entertained audiences for 30 years.
Pelé – 1940
Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the soccer player led his Brazilian team to three World Cup championships. Regarded as one of the world’s best professional soccer players, Pelé began playing professionally at 16.
Michael Crichton – 1942
The science fiction and thriller author has brought several titles to the big screen, including Jurassic Park, The Great Train Robber, and Twister.
Weird Al Yankovic – 1959
As a singer-songwriter, Yankovic produces satirical remakes of popular songs. Some of his more memorable songs include “Like a Surgeon,” “Word Crimes,” and “I Think I’m a Clone Now.”
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