Thursday, August 19, 2010
For Thursday, August 19th, 2010
In 1939, National Aviation Day was established to promote air transportation in the United States. The date chosen was August 19, the birthday of Orville Wright, who piloted the first recorded flight of a powered heavier-than-air machine on Dec. 17, 1903.
Orville and Wilbur were bicycle mechanics who believed they could build... and fly... a self-propelled flying machine. On that fateful day, Wilbur won the coin-toss, but his first attempt failed. So Orville, harnessed in his seat, took off with a light-weight, twelve-horsepower engine into 27 mph winds, 120 feet (36 m) off the ground for 12 seconds, sailing without reduction of speed.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want
National Potato Day is Aug. 19th
Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin C, B6, copper, potassium, manganese and dietary fiber. Vitamin B6 is involved in many functions of the body. Many amino acids, the building blocks of protein, require B6 for synthesis, making this important vitamin essential for the formation of virtually all new cells in the body. Potatoes are a high concentration of B6 with 21 percent daily value in one cup of baked potato.
One baked potato provides 11.7 percent of the daily value for dietary fiber, but remember you will have to eat the skin to get all the fiber benefits.
Potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables in the world, and Americans eat more potatoes than any other vegetable.
Here is a recipe to help you celebrate Potato Day
1 pound small new red potatoes
2 cups button mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup, do not dilute
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
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