NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY
National Siblings Day (also referred to as Sibling Day) on April 10th each year honors our brothers and sisters. Siblings. They are our best friends or our worst enemies. At times, siblings will… Read more…
NATIONAL FARM ANIMALS DAY
Each year on April 10th, National Farm Animals Day focuses attention on the humane care of farm animals. The day also aims to find homes for abandoned and abused farm animals. A variety of animals have been domesticated and raised on farms for food. They provide… Read more…
NATIONAL ENCOURAGE A YOUNG WRITER DAY
Observed each year on April 10th is National Encourage a Young Writer Day. Do you know a young person who has a vivid imagination, maybe someone who likes to tell stories and reads a lot of books? These may be the signs of a great… Read more…
NATIONAL CINNAMON CRESCENT DAY
It’s time to fill the home with warmth on National Cinnamon Crescent Day! Each year, this pastry holiday causes mouth-watering excitement on April 10th. The crescent-shaped dough is filled with sugar, cinnamon, and butter then rolled, shaped, and… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Easy Bacon Cheese Ball
Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese (softened)
2 – 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 small package real bacon pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecans or veggies.
In a medium bowl, smooth cream cheese. Mix and blend dressing mix, cheddar cheese and bacon into cream cheese. Shape mixture into a ball shape. Roll into nuts or veggies until covered. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers.
April 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Walter Hunt of New York City receives the first U.S. patent for a safety pin. While safety pins existed before patent no. 6,281 was issued, it is the first patent issued for a safety pin.
Henry Bergh founds the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York City.
Journalist and newspaper editor J. Sterling Morton establishes the first Arbor Day in Nebraska with hopes that it would spread across the country.
Charles Scribner’s Sons publishes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
April 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthday
Joseph Pulitzer – 1847
The newspaper publisher purchased the New York World in 1883 and decade later became embroiled in a heated journalistic war with William Randolph Hearst. In 1918, following Joseph Pulitzer’s death, Columbia University established the Pulitzer Prize according to his will.
Clare Newberry – 1903
The American author and illustrator is best known for her children’s books. During her career, she earned four Caldecott Medals
Dolores Huerta – 1930
In 1962, labor leader co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez.
John Madden – 1936
An injury early in his NFL career didn’t keep John Madden from realizing his dreams in the professional world of football. Madden would persevere and be named as head coach for the Oakland Raiders, demanding respect and chalking up wins. After coaching, he continued his love of the sport through broadcasting.
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