NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY
National Chocolate Day, on October 28th, recognizes one of the world’s favorite tastes. While many specific chocolate-related holidays exist throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate. Read more…
NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY
October 28th sets aside National First Responders Day to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand. Read more…
NATIONAL INTERNAL MEDICINE DAY
National Internal Medicine Day recognizes the contributions of more than 300,000 internal medicine physicians on October 28th annually. Internal medicine physicians (internists) are specialists. They apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, they provide compassionate care to adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Some internists take additional training to subspecialize in a more focused area of internal medicine. Their subspecialties may include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, or infectious disease. Read more…
- National Cat Day
- National Oatmeal Day
- National Hermit Day
- World Stroke Day
- National Pharmacy Buyer Day – Friday of Last Full Week in October
- National Frankenstein Friday – Last Friday in October
- National Breadstick Day – Last Friday in October
The United States officially dedicates The Statue of Liberty at Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor. France originally named the 151-foot tall statue “Liberty Enlightening the World” and gave it as a gift to the United States. During his speech, President Grover Cleveland said of Lady Liberty that “she holds aloft the light which illuminates the way to man’s enfranchisement.”
The Volstead Act prohibits the sale of high-proof alcohol passes. Vetoed by President Woodrow Wilson the day before, the House and Senate successfully voted to overturn the President’s veto, ushering in an era of prohibition.
Author Ernest Hemingway earned the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.” Hemingway wrote over 40 novels including, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and A Moveable Feast.
Architect Eero Saarinen completes construction on the 630-foot tall parabola known as the Gateway Arch. Located in St. Louis, MO, the stainless steel arch is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and overlooks the Mississippi River.
A team of 100 Kikkoman Corporation employees in Japan rolled 694 sushi rolls in three minutes setting a world record.
Recipe of the Day
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 sliced apple
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
sprinkle of fresh nutmeg
1 sliced date or prune or a handful of raisins, optional
Place the apple slices and optional fruit into a saucepan over medium heat for a minute. Sprinkle with a few drops of water, if needed. Add your cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir to cover the apples with the spices. Add the brown sugar and stir. After about 20 seconds add the water and bring to a boil. Add your oats and cook for 5 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite toppings. Such as nuts and a splash of cream.
Recipe Credit: Nancy Scott
Eliphalet Remington – 1793
In 1816, Remmington founded the firearm manufacturing company known today as Remington Arms Company.
Auguste Escoffier – 1846
The world-renown chef established his reputation at the Savoy Hotel. Noted for his classical cuisine, the chef also developed a knack for naming his dishes after famous people. Some of those include Pears Hélène, Melba Toast, and Peach Melba.
Edith Head – 1897
The Academy Award-winning costume designer created the costumes for several critically acclaimed films including Roman Holiday, A Place in the Sun, and All About Eve. In the 2004 animated film The Incredibles, animators drew partial inspiration from Head for the character Edna Mode.
Jonas Salk – 1914
The virologist developed the first successful polio vaccine. The vaccine and others like it led to the near eradication of the debilitating and deadly childhood disease.
Bill Gates – 1955
In 1975, Gates along with his friend Paul Allen founded Microsoft. In 2021, Gates ranked as the 4th richest person in the world at 124 billion dollars.
Terrell Davis – 1972
The football running back played 5 seasons with the Denver Broncos. In 2017, he joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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