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October 28, 2021 - NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY – NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY – NATIONAL INTERNAL MEDICINE DAY

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OCTOBER 28, 2021 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY | NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY | NATIONAL INTERNAL MEDICINE DAY

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY – October 28

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 28

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 - October 28

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…


On Deck for October 29, 2021

National Days

International Days

October 28th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

1886 

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.”

1919 

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.

1954 

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.

1965 

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.

2018 

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

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

October 28th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
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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