NATIONAL CIVICS DAY
National Civics Day on October 27th celebrates the importance of civic education all across America. The observance also commemorates the date the Federalist Papers were first published on October 27, 1787. These documents served as a foundation for the United States Constitution.
About the Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote 85 essays under the pen name “Publius.” The essays were published in newspapers across New York State. The first essay was published on October 27, 1787. The Federalist Papers (also known as The Federalist) supported the passing of the United States Constitution and urged citizens to ratify the legislation. Hamilton, Jay, and Madison’s essays outlined the Constitution providing thorough explanations for citizens. Read More…
NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY
Don’t be superstitious on National Black Cat Day! October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats.
This time of year, many black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor. However, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby equivalents. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation. The day is about turning that reputation around. Read more…
Navy Day on October 27th salutes all of the military personnel who have served, both past and present, in the United States Navy.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy currently stands as the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The service engages over 340,000 personnel on active duty and more than 71,000 in the Navy Reserve. Read more…
NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY
National American Beer Day raises a glass to the rich American beermaking history and those who savor the continued traditions. Pour your favorite pint with millions who enjoy the storied brews across the nation.
U.S. Brewing History
Brewing beer in America begins long before Europeans arrived since Native Americans brewed beer from a variety of ingredients. They used corn, birch sap, and water to ferment their beverage. Then when the first colonists arrived in Virginia, they began combining their brewing traditions with the supplies at hand – that included corn, too. Since then, brewing and brewers became a principal occupation in the colonies. Interestingly, the first white child born in Manhattan grew up to be the first brewer born in America. Read more…
New York City opened its first subway. Operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), the system soon became the largest transit line in the United States.
The U.S. Patent Office issues patent number US51766A to Fred Waller for the invention of an aquaplane – the first water ski.
Benjamin O. Davis becomes the first African American to achieve the rank of general in the United States Air Force when he was promoted to brigadier general. Five years later, he would also become the first African American promoted to major general. Following his retirement, Davis received the rank of full general (four stars) from President Bill Clinton.
In the midst of the space race, NASA tests its first Saturn I rocket. The rocket is significant because its power put the first Americans into orbit around the Earth.
In a thrilling game against the Seattle Seahawks, Cowboy Emmitt Smith broke the all-time rushing record previously held by the Bear’s Walter Payton. Despite his fourth-quarter 11-yard drive, the Seahawks would win the game 17-14.
The Boston Red Sox break the curse of the Bambino when they win their first World Series in 86 years. During the 100th World Series, the Red Sox sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in four games.
Recipe of the Day
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 ounce package chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Gradually add to the wet ingredients.
Incorporate the chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Captain James Cook – 1728
The explorer set out on several expeditions during his sailing career. His first major expeditions took him to the eastern coast of Australia, a first for a European. There Cook named the area New South Wales, claiming it for Britain. On his final voyage, Cook sought the elusive North-West Passage. While exploring Hawaii, he was killed in a fight with the islanders.
Isaac Merritt Singer – 1811
The inventor is best known for his design and manufacture of the sewing machine.
Theodore Roosevelt – 1858
In 1901, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States after the assassination of President McKinley. As the youngest president ever in the Nation’s history, Roosevelt took a progressive stance and led with vigor. In 1904, he was elected to a second term.
John M Mack – 1864
In 1900, together with his brothers, Mack established the Mack Brother’s Company to manufacture heavy-duty trucks.
Emily Post – 1872
Born Emily Price, the New York City socialite turned columnist with advice on a variety of subjects. However, the one she’s best remembered for is offering advice on etiquette.
Margaret Rousseau – 1910
Rousseau became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. During her career, she designed the first commercial penicillin production plant.
Ruby Dee – 1922
The actress and civil rights activist is known for her roles in films such as A Raisin in the Sun, Jungle Fever, and American Gangster.
Dolores Moore – 1932
As a professional baseball player in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Moore played infielder and earned an MVP nod. She also played professional basketball for a time. During the filming of the 1992 film, A League of Their Own, Moore consulted with the actresses on set.
Sylvia Plath – 1932
The poet and author is best known for her novel The Bell Jar.
John Cleese – 1939
The actor and comedian is best known for co-founding Monty Python. He has also starred in films such as A Fish Called Wanda, The Swan Princess, and two James Bond films, Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough.
There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!
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