FEBRUARY 12, 2023 | NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY | NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY

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National Pork Rind Day
National Pork Rind Day

NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY

Each year on the day of the championship game, another kind of pigskin is celebrated. National Pork Rind Day recognizes the fried edible skin of the pig.

 

National Plum Pudding Day | February 12
National Plum Pudding Day | February 12

NATIONAL PLUM PUDDING DAY

Also known as Christmas pudding, National Plum Pudding Day celebrates a traditional holiday dessert. On February 12th, learn about this tasty treat with an interesting history.

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Recipe of the Day

EASY MARINARA SAUCE
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer.

Use over pasta, as a dipping sauce, in lasagna or use as a base for soups. This recipe can also be frozen for easy meal prep during the week.

February 12th Celebrated History

1909

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.

1915

The ground is broken on the Lincoln Memorial.

2001

NASA’s NEAR spacecraft lands on the asteroid 433 Eros. It’s the first time a human-made object lands on an asteroid.

1985

Diamonds become the second hardest substance when General Electric Company announces the creation of Borazon. Dr. Robert H. Wentorf Jr. synthesized cubic boron nitride to create the substance which is used in manufacturing for grinding hard surfaces.

February 12th Celebrated Birthdays

Louisa Catherine Adams – 1775

The 6th First Lady of the United States was born in the United Kingdom. As the wife of John Quincy Adams, Louisa Adams traveled far and wide before and after his election to the White House.

Charles Darwin – 1809

The English naturalist is best known for his theory of evolution and his book On the Origin of Species.

Abraham Lincoln – 1809

In 1860, the American attorney was elected the 16th President of the United States. He saw the country through the American Civil War and was re-elected to a second term in 1864. On April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln while he was attending a play at Ford’s Theatre. He died five days later.

Omar Bradley – 1893

The five-star general’s active duty career spanned 69 years, 8 months, and 7 days – longer than any active duty service member in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Bradley graduated from West Point in 1915. He commanded the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, and served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Judy Blume – 1938

The American writer is best known for her children’s and young adult books including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Fudge, Blubber, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

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