October 23: Mother-In-Law Day, Mole Day, Boston Creme Pie Day

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October 23rd

★~ Today’s Question: Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?

★~ Mother-In-Law Day:

An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contributions to the success of families and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.

★~ National Mole Day:  Celebrated from 6:02am-6:02pm

Holy Moley! First Hagfish, and now Mole’s?  When will it ever end?  In this case, a mole is not a tiny ground rodent, or what is on Cindy Crawford’s face, but a unit that is used in Chemistry.  “Did you know”–will explain more..maybe more than you ever wanted to know.

If you know a chemists wish them a Happy Mole Day, if your kid is studying chemistry-impress them with your new found brilliance or just be grateful we are not celebrating destructive furry, ugly blind, creatures, or facial moles.

★~ Boston Creme Pie Day:

A French chef named Sanzian invented Boston cream pie in 1856. He worked at the Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1996, Boston cream pie became the official dessert of Massachusetts in a bill sponsored by Norton High School. This bill defeated both Indian Pudding and Toll House cookies as the state’s official dessert. Boston cream pie is now also a popular doughnut, coffee, and ice cream flavor.

Although it is called a pie, Boston cream pie is actually a cake. It consists of two round layers of sponge cake with a thick vanilla custard filling. It is usually frosted with a chocolate glaze but it can also be topped with confectionary sugar.
Enjoy a big slice today to celebrate National Boston Cream Pie Day! I heart Bakers Squares Boston Creme Pie!

★~ Today in History:

♥ ~  Traditional date for swallows to depart for the winter from old mission of San Juan Capistrano, CA. See also: “Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano” (Mar 19).

♥~ Scorpio,  Oct 23–Nov 22. is traditionally identified as the sun sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. The ruling planet is Pluto or Mars.

♥~ 1910 – Blanche S. Scott became the first woman aviator. Blanche was known, not as an aviator, but an aviatrix. She soared to an altitude of 12 feet over Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

♥~ 1930 – The first miniature golf tournament came crashing to a close in Chattanooga, TN. The men’s title winner was J.K. Scott, who threatened (to shove a putter where the sun don’t shine) the first person to make a sound as he walked next to the windmill and the clown’s mouth. The women’s top ranker was J.E. Rankin, who scored triple points with an incredible bank shot off the left cushion and through the cowboy’s legs, into the duck’s bill, down its gullet (quack!) and through the mousetrap, into the cup beyond the three-foot-wide pond.

♥~ 2001 – A relieved NASA team celebrated as the 2001 Mars Odyssey slipped into orbit around the Red Planet, two years after back-to-back failures by Mars missions.

♥~ 2007 – A copy of the Quran, written in 1203, believed to be the oldest known complete copy, sold at auction in London for more than $2.3 million. And a nearly complete, 10th-century Kufic Quran, thought to be from North Africa or the near East, sold for $1,870,000.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1972 – Nicholas Appert,  French chef, chemist, confectioner, inventor and author Chalons-Sur-Marne. Appert, who also invented the bouillon tablet, is best remembered for devising a system of heating foods and sealing them in airtight containers. Known as the “father of canning,” Appert won a prize of 12,000 francs from the French government in 1809 and the title “Benefactor of Humanity” in 1812 for his inventions, which revolutionized our previously seasonal diet. Appert died at Massy, France, June 3, 1841.

♥~ 1869 – John W. Heisman instrumental in the development of the American game of football; coach: Auburn, Clemson, University of Pennsylvania, Washington and Jefferson, Rice, Georgia Tech (33 straight wins), Washington & Jefferson, Texas, Rice Institute; football’s Heisman Memorial Trophy named for him; died Oct 3, 1936

♥~ 1925 – Johnny Carson born in Corning, Iowa. He grew up an extremely shy boy, but when he was 12 years old he happened to read a how-to book about magic tricks and he later said that it was the discovery of magic that helped him relate to people. He started writing jokes in college and went on to host a TV game show called “Who Do You Trust?” But his big break came when he took over hosting The Tonight Show from Jack Parr in 1962. By the mid-1970s, more than 15 million people were watching The Tonight Show every night before they went to bed. When he retired in 1992, he had been on the air for 30 years.

♥~ 1942 –  Michael Crichton,  best selling novelist. His books include Jurassic Park(1990), Rising Sun (1992), and State of Fear (2004). Michael Crichton managed to be a huge success not only in the literary world, but also in film and television. He was a Hollywood director, and he wrote the screenplay for some of the film adaptations of his books, including Jurassic Park. He also created the hit TV series E.R.

♥~ Laurie Halse Anderson – When she was in second grade, her teacher taught them all how to write haikus, and she thought it was so magical that she decided then and there to be a writer. She is the author of novels for teenagers, novels that deal with issues like sexual violence, child abuse, and eating disorders, as well as more ordinary things like pressure from teachers, and who is the most popular girl in the school, and who comes back from summer vacation looking the best. She has won all kinds of awards, and her books have been New York Times best-sellers.

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Count Amedeo Avogadro lived from 1776 to 1856 in Italy. He was a lawyer, but later got interested in physics and became a scientist. Avogadro was the first person to propose the idea of molecules.

♥~ Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry.

♥~ 1 mole = 6.02 x 1023 of whatever it is you want a mole of. You can think of a mole as being sort of the chemists’ equivalent of a dozen — it’s a convenient sized bundle for working with the kind of stuff chemists work with, namely, atoms and molecules

♥~ Mole day is celebrated on 10/23 starting at 6:02am because that is the mole formula for 1 mole.

♥~ One mole of paper would make a stack that would reach to the moon more than 80 billion times

♥~ One mole of grains of sand would be more than all of the sand on Miami Beach

♥~ One mole of blood cells would be more than the total number of blood cells found in every human on earth

♥~  A one liter bottle of water contains 55.5 moles of water

♥~ There are 3 types of moles that live underground in North America: Eastern Mole, Hairy-Tailed Mole and Star-Nosed Mole.

♥~ One mole of inches would be1,616,434 light years, or across our galaxy and back 8 times

♥~ One mole of seconds is about 19 quadrillion years, 4,240,666 times the age of the earth, or 954,150 times the age of the universe itself.


Hope everyone is enjoying, the same kind of beautiful fall weather, we are enjoying! My roof is almost on!! Details a little later today!


7 thoughts on “October 23: Mother-In-Law Day, Mole Day, Boston Creme Pie Day

  1. I remember studying about Mole back in high school. Don’t remember much Chemistry was not my best subject.
    Still friends with my ex mother-in-law. I think we both like each other better than either of like her daughter/my ex.

    Have a good one.

  2. Good question, the one about 5 years ago…makes you think that maybe whatever is upsetting you right now might not be that big a deal.

    And mole day? NO WAY! We have too many of them in our lawn and I refuse to celebrate them! LOL

    And boston cream pie is my absolutely favorite dessert. Mom used to make it for my birthday…yum!

  3. I’m just now starting to catch up, thanks to having Domer home for a week’s worth of fall break! He had two years of Chemistry in high school, so Mole Day was a big deal — they had special T-shirts and a celebration. Today’s been cloudy, rainy, and fairly gray thus far; hoping for a warmup and more sun this afternoon!

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