WORLD STROKE DAY
World Stroke Day, on October 29th, seeks to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke. The day is also observed to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of strokes. Read more. . .
NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAY
National Frankenstein Friday, on the last Friday in October, recognizes author Mary Shelly, the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, her characters, Dr. Frankenstein and the monster. Dating back to the 1800s, Frankenstein’s monster is one of the best-known horror characters of all time. Read more. . .
NATIONAL CAT DAY
National Cat Day on October 29th is the purrfect day to give extra attention to your feline friends. Read more. . .
NATIONAL HERMIT DAY
National Hermit Day on October 29th recognizes the hermit in all of us. A hermit is a person who lives, to some degree, in seclusion from society. Read more. . .
NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY
Hearts get healthy on National Oatmeal Day! Not only is oatmeal one of America’s favorite breakfast foods, but we also celebrate it annually on October 29th. It’s a perfect day to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast foods. Read more. . .
NATIONAL BREADSTICK DAY
National Breadstick Day recognizes the delicious goodness of dunkable pieces of warm and tender enjoyment. Observe this celebration annually on the last Friday in October. Read more. . .
NATIONAL PHARMACY BUYER DAY
National Pharmacy Buyer Day recognizes the professionals who help keep the pharmacy shelves stocked. The observance takes place each year on the Friday of the last full week in October. Read more. . .
In New York City, Gimbel’s began selling the first commercially produced ballpoint pen manufactured by Reynolds International Pen Company. The pen sold for $12.50 each.
After nearly a decade of study, a technique using electricity to heal bone succeeds. The team, led by Dr. Carl T. Brighton developed the treatment for broken bones that resist traditional treatment. Their success came after applying the procedure to a 50-year-old woman.
The Galileo space probe flies by the asteroid Gaspra. During its flyby, the probe captured the first photos of the asteroid, images that revealed large craters along the surface.
John Sandford Hart reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on crutches. His ascent, which took 4 days, 20 hours, and 30 minutes, set a world speed record for climbing the mountain on crutches.
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
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
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.
In the Classroom
- Family Stories
- National Inspiration Role Models Month
- Celebration Challenge – Week 33 – November 1-5, 2021
- Authors’ Day & Family Literacy Day & Bison Day & Saxophone Day
- Authors’ 2
Harriet Powers – 1837
Born into slavery, Powers created intricate quilts representing her life and events from history. In 2015, author Barbara Herkert published Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist.
Carl Djerassi – 1923
The chemist and author contributed to the development of the contraceptive pill.
Bob Ross – 1942
The American painter hosted The Joy of Painting on PBS for 11 years. Through the show, he taught millions of people how to paint landscape paintings.
Melba Moore – 1945
Born into a musical family, Moore rose to fame during the 1970s. The award-winning performer became the first African-American woman cast in the role of Fantine in Les Misérables.
Lee Child – 1954
The author is best known for his Jack Reacher series.
Winona Ryder – 1971
The award-winning actress has appeared in more than 60 films over her 35-year career. From Beetlejuice and Heathers to the television hit Stranger Things, Ryder has played a variety of roles.
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