NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY
On October 30th, the country celebrates its favorite vegetable with National Candy Corn Day. Read more…
SPEAK UP FOR SERVICE DAY
Speak Up For Service Day on October 30th recognizes the importance of young people to be actively involved in community service. Too often, the good deeds of young people go unnoticed by their communities. Speak Up For Service Day gives recognition to the overlooked. It serves as a reminder to tell others about the contributions of young people to their communities. Read more…
NATIONAL PUBLICIST DAY
National Publicist Day recognizes publicists around the country on October 30th and the PR they provide each day. Read more…
On Deck for October 31, 2022
- Girl Scout Founder’s Day
- National Caramel Apple Day
- National Doorbell Day
- National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
- National Magic Day
Recipe of the Day
Braised Chicken and Celery
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 tablespoon coconut oil
8 celery stalks
4 medium new potatoes, cubed
1/2 cup white wine
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Coat chicken in flour. Shake off excess.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat.
Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
Place chicken in a bowl and cover.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the celery.
Separate the pale, tender leaves and set aside for a garnish.
Cut celery stalks into 3-inch pieces.
After removing the chicken, reduce heat to medium and add celery and potatoes.
Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
Pour in the wine and stir, deglazing the bottom of the pan.
When most of the liquid has evaporated, add the broth and mustard and stir well.
Add the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender – about 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the chicken and vegetables from the pan to a serving dish, leaving the sauce and drippings.
Over medium heat, cook the sauce for an additional 5 to 6 minutes until thickened.
Stir in yogurt and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour over chicken. Garnish with celery leaves and serve hot.
October 30th Celebrated History
Decades before the advent of the 40-hour workweek had us punching time clocks, Daniel M. Cooper receives the first U.S. patent for a “time recorder.” Patent No. 528223 described an apparatus that printed a timestamp onto a card. The invention made calculating wages easier.
John J. Loud receives patent no. 392046 for a ballpoint pen. Though it is the first such device patented in the United States, its purpose was limited to coarse surfaces and never saw any great success.
Orson Welles broadcasts a radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Listeners believed the broadcast to be a real news event and thought aliens were attacking the Earth, causing panic across the country.
With the songs “Speak Now” and “Back to December,” Taylor Swift becomes the first artist to debut two singles in the Top 10 in successive weeks.
October 30th Celebrated Birthdays
Andrew Jackson Downing – 1815
The horticulturist is considered to be the father of landscape gardening. During his career, he wrote several books on horticulture and was an editor for the Horticulturist.
Irma S. Rombauer – 1877
In 1931, Bobbs-Merrill Company and Charles Scribner’s Son’s published Rombauer’s cookbook, The Joy of Cooking. It is one of the world’s most popular cookbooks.
Marie Van Brittan Brown – 1922
In 1969, Marie Brown and her husband Albert Brown received a patent for their home security system.
Henry Winkler – 1945
The American actor and producer rose to fame playing the role of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on the American sitcom Happy Days. He also played Coach Klein in The Waterboy starring Adam Sandler, Barry Zucker in Arrested Development, and Fritz in Monsters at Work.
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