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April 13, 2022 - NATIONAL BORINQUENEERS DAY – NATIONAL SCRABBLE DAY – NATIONAL MAKE LUNCH COUNT DAY – NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY – NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY

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APRIL 13, 2022 | NATIONAL BORINQUENEERS DAY | NATIONAL SCRABBLE DAY | NATIONAL MAKE LUNCH COUNT DAY | NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY | NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY

National Borinqueneers Day - April 13

NATIONAL BORINQUENEERS DAY

On April 13th, National Borinqueneers Day recognizes the sacrifices of the Puerto Rican Regiment of the Volunteer Infantry. Today the regiment is designated the 65th Infantry Regiment of the… Read more…

NATIONAL SCRABBLE DAY – April 13

NATIONAL SCRABBLE DAY

Each year on National Scrabble Day April 13th recognizes a game played around the world. Originally named Lexiko and then Criss-Cross Words, Alfred Mosher Butts eventually settled on the name… Read more…

NATIONAL MAKE LUNCH COUNT DAY – April 13

NATIONAL MAKE LUNCH COUNT DAY

On April 13th, we have an opportunity to break a trend that has been occurring around the country by joining National Make Lunch Count Day. According to a recent study commissioned by… Read more…

NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY – April 13

NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY

National Thomas Jefferson Day each year on April 13th honors the birth of the third President of The United States, Thomas Jefferson, who was born on… Read more…

NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY – April 13

NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY

National Peach Cobbler Day on April 13th each year recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century. Unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and… Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Peach Cobbler
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  40 minutes
Total Prep:  50 minutes
Serves 9

Ingredients:

5 peaches, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Batter:

6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
ground cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

Place melted butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and set aside.

Cook sliced peaches, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add milk until just combined.

Spoon mixture over the butter in the baking dish into an even layer.

Add peaches and juice.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 38-40 minutes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

April 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1920

President Woodrow Wilson swears in Helen Hamilton Gardener as one of three U.S. Civil Service Commissioners making Gardener the highest-ranking woman in the federal government. At the time, the Civil Service Commission ensured government employees were hired based on merit versus personal relationships with elected officials.

1964

Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor for his role in the film Lilies of the Field. Poitier is the first African American man awarded an Oscar.

1997

At the age of 21, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest winner of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. He was also the first African American to win the tournament.

April 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Thomas Jefferson – 1743

The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson served two terms as the third United States President from 1801 to 1809. During Jefferson’s administration, the country doubled in size with the Louisana Purchase. With his signature, Jefferson launched the Corps of Discover which charged fellow Virginian Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with charting the vast newly acquired territory to the west.

Frank Woolworth – 1852

The entrepreneur persevered with his idea for a discount store after his first store failed. He opened a 5 & 10 cent store in Lancaster, PA. After merging with other retailers, Woolworth & Co stores spread to 37 states by 1912.

Samuel Becket – 1906

The Irish writer is best known for his plays Waiting for Godot and Endgame. In 1969, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Eudora Welty – 1909

The short story writer from Mississippi won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Optimist’s Daughter.

John Biggers – 1924

John Biggers developed his art following World War II and his recognition grew well into the 1990s. Today, his murals can be found publicly around Houston, Hampton University in Virginia, and Winston-Salem University in North Carolina.

Garry Kasparov – 1963

The Russian chess grandmaster dominated the World Chess Championship for nearly three decades. Kasparov took on IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue two times. In the first match, Kasparov won. However, the following year, Deep Blue won.

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