Perfect Strawberry Daiquiri

The below history facts are from HERE

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First Miss America to Resign

July 23, 1984

Vanessa Williams – the first black Miss America – relinquishes her crown after Penthouse magazine announces it will publish nude photos of her with another woman.

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Helicopter Crash While Filming Twilight Zone-The Movie

July 23, 1982

A helicopter crash during a stunt scene kills actor Vic Morrow and two illegally employed children. Morrow and one of the children were decapitated by the helicopter blades and the other child was crushed. Producer John Landis, associate producer George Folsey, Jr., production manager Dan Allingham, pilot Dorcey Wingo, and explosives specialist Paul Stewart were tried and acquitted on charges of manslaughter. Video of Crash

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Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

July 23, 1851

Sioux Indians relinquish their land in Iowa and Minnesota to the U.S. in exchange for annuities of cash and goods with the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. The U.S. wanted agricultural lands for more settlers. As part of the signing process, the Sioux were tricked in to signing a separate Trader’s paper, having been told it was just a duplicate copy of the original treaty. The Trader’s paper paid $400,000 of the promised treaty annuity to fur traders who had financial claims against the tribes. The hardships imposed due to the change of lifestyle and the Trader’s paper would lead to the Dakota War of 1862.

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Why the fuck did we go to war? Fucking Bush lied to us to satisfy his bloodlust.

Iraq War – Downing Street Memo

July 23, 2002

A British Prime Minister’s meeting discusses the George W. Bush administration’s intention for war in Iraq. According to the memo: “Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy” and “Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea, or Iran.” The minutes of this meeting would later be leaked to the press.

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Even 40 years ago, journalists lied!

Janet Cooke

Born July 23, 1954

American journalist. As a reporter for the Washington Post, she won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for her story “Jimmy’s World” about an 8-year-old heroin addict. It was later revealed that she made the story up.

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Vera Rubin

Born July 23, 1928 d. 2016

American astronomer. Her discovery of the “galaxy rotation problem” contributed to the theory of dark matter. The galaxy rotation problem states that galaxies are rotating so fast that if the only the gravity of their stars was holding them together, they should fly apart. But since they aren’t, a huge amount of unseen mass must be holding them together, thus the concept of dark matter was used to explain this phenomenon. In fact, Rubin’s calculations showed that galaxies must contain at least ten times as much dark mass as can be accounted for by the visible stars.

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Proved Tomatoes Weren’t Poisonous

Robert Gibbon Johnson

Born July 23, 1771 d. 1850

American horticulturist. According to legend, he ate a tomato in front of the Salem, New Jersey courthouse, shocking onlookers and proving that they were not poisonous as generally believed. A woman screamed and fainted at the sight of him eating the “poisonous” tomato.

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Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)

Died July 23, 1885 b. 1822

American politician. 18th U.S. President (1869-77). He was commanding general (1864-69) for the Union Army during the Civil War. When entering West Point, he name was mistakenly written down as “Ulysses S. Grant”, which he began using as his name. He insisted that the “S” didn’t stand for anything.
Grant also served as president of the National Rifle Association (1883-84).

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Perfect Strawberry Daiquiri

This fruity frozen favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser, especially in the summertime. Using frozen strawberries let’s you skip the ice and makes the drink smooth and never watery. The fresh strawberries add extra flavor and keeps the drink from being too thick. After trying these, you’ll have to keep yourself from breaking out the blender every Summer afternoon.

INGREDIENTS

4 oz.  light rum

1/2 c.  fresh strawberries, chopped, plus more for garnish

1  (10-oz.) bag frozen strawberries, chopped

Juice of 1 lime

Sliced lime, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. To a blender, add rum, fresh and frozen strawberries, and lime juice and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses and garnish with lime slices and whole strawberries.

Note from moi: Use tequila instead of the rum for a great strawberry margarita! A drink I make quite often here.