Today in History for 1st December 2018

Historical Events

1941 – US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
1945 – CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win their 6th title with a 35-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1948 – Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
1953 – WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
1981 – Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed
2012 – 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28

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Famous Birthdays

1832 – Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
1917 – Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
1919 – Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
1929 – Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
1940 – Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
1966 – Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)

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Famous Deaths

1530 – Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
1700 – Willem ten Rhijne, Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53
1928 – José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
1941 – Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
1986 – [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and RandB singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
2004 – Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)

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How to Make a Peppermint Mocha

A favorite hot holiday drink from Starbucks, you can make this sweet beverage with a minty kick anytime with a few simple ingredients. This recipe serves one.

3 tablespoons powdered baking cocoa – examples tried included Ghirardelli sweet ground chocolate and cocoa powder

3 tablespoons warm water

1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint syrup (do not use extract- you can buy a very large bottle of syrup at Starbucks for $7) or crème de menthe

4 ounces espresso

12 ounces steamed milk

Whipped cream

Red sugar crystals

Mix the water and the cocoa powder together to make a syrup-like mixture. Pour this into your mug.

Pour in the espresso shots. If you do not know how to make espresso, you can read on the wikiHow article, How to Make an Espresso (Espresso Coffee).

Carefully drop in the peppermint syrup. You don’t want the taste to override the drink.

Get your milk steamed. Add the milk to your drink.

Top your drink with the whipped cream and sprinkle some sugar crystals around it.

Treat yourself by inserting a candy cane to make the drink more unique.

Try this recipe as a cold drink by substituting steamed milk for cold milk, and drop a few ice cubes in there.

If desired, add finely-chopped peppermint candies and sprinkle on top of the mocha. You can also infuse the cream with peppermint candies and/or syrup.

Be sure that the espresso times between 18 and 23 seconds and the temperature of the milk should be under 150, 155 at the hottest. Anything over that will scorch a person’s mouth. Any temperature under 140 is in the danger zone for milk causing illnesses.

EditThings You’ll Need
Espresso machine



EditRelated wikiHows
Make a Vanilla Frappuccino

Make a Cappuccino with a French Press

Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate

EditSources and Citations
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