Adding a pot of soup to your meal each week is a healthy diet habit and a great lifestyle solution to adopt. Soups that are not cream based are usually calorie friendly and very filling. Add a chopped salad and a chunk of artisan bread for a delicious meat free, vegetarian, or vegan meal.
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
1788 – A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins
1851 - Yosemite Valley discovered in California
1857 – An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000
1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight
1935 - Persia officially renamed Iran
1943 - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
1951 - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
1963 – Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1970 - The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto
1980 - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot (this was a big cliff hanger as to who did it)
1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon
This Day in Music
1964 - The Beatles', She Loves You, hits #1
1975 - Frankie Valli's My Eyes Adored You, hits #1
1984 - John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, dedicates a section of New York City's Central Park as a place of meditation called Strawberry Fields
1989 - Dick Clark announces the end of his 33 years as host of American Bandstand
1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar for the song Streets of Philadelphia from the Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia
Eddie Money was born on this day in 1949. Above, is one of his favorites of mine, Take Me Home Tonight featuring Ronnie Spector.
This Day in Sports
1964 - UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
1970 - Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in
Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the
opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports
1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a US boycott of the
1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of
1994 - Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
itchy trigger finger (noun)
1. (idiomatic) A tendency to act in haste or without consideration
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