APRIL 14, 2022 | April 14, 2022 | INTERNATIONAL LAVERBREAD DAY | NATIONAL GARDENING DAY | NATIONAL EX-SPOUSE DAY | NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY | LOOK UP AT THE SKY DAY | NATIONAL PECAN DAY | NATIONAL REACH AS HIGH AS YOU CAN DAY | NATIONAL PAN AMERICAN DAY
INTERNATIONAL LAVERBREAD DAY
On April 14th, discover a nutritious ingredient that comes from the sea. International Laverbread Day celebrates this food with a long history made from… Read more…
NATIONAL GARDENING DAY
National Gardening Day on April 14th encourages gardeners and would-be gardeners to pick up a shovel, plant some seeds, and kick off a beautiful year of… Read more…
NATIONAL EX-SPOUSE DAY
Very few marriages end amicably. Each year on April 14th, National Ex-Spouse Day encourages those who have dissolved a marriage to forgive their former spouse and move beyond any anger or bitterness that may remain. And even those that do… Read more…
NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY
Each year on April 14th, National Dolphin Day recognizes the social and intelligent mammals of the water. Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises. They range in size from… Read more…
LOOK UP AT THE SKY DAY
On April 14, Look Up at the Sky Day encourages us to admire the beauty above us. On this day we all hope for good weather and an opportunity to fill our eyes with the… Read more…
NATIONAL PECAN DAY
Each year, National Pecan Day on April 14th celebrates one nut native to the United States. It’s also a favorite snack and ingredient across the… Read more…
NATIONAL REACH AS HIGH AS YOU CAN DAY
National Reach as High as You Can Day on April 14th encourages us to evaluate our goals and do our best to reach them. We can define “reach” in many ways. Search… Read more…
NATIONAL PAN AMERICAN DAY
National Pan American Day on April 14th each year commemorates the First International Conference of American States, which concluded on April 14, 1890. The observance… Read more…
- National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
- National Rubber Eraser Day
- National Take a Wild Guess Day
- National Tax Day
- National Titanic Remembrance Day
- Purple Up! Day
- Good Friday – Friday Before Easter
- National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day – Third Friday in April
Recipe of the Day
Name: Pecan PiePrep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
- Total Prep: 60 minutes
- Servings: 6-8
1 1/4 cup corn syrup
4 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup pecansInstructions:
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar melts. In a medium bowl mix eggs, butter, vanilla, and pecans. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg mixture. Beat together. Pour into pie crust and bake 45 minutes.
April 14th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
American Noah Webster publishes An American Dictionary of the English Language. It took twenty-seven years to complete and was the first dictionary of the American English language. To evaluate the etymology of words, Webster learned twenty-six languages, including Old English (Anglo-Saxon), German, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic, and Sanskrit.
John Wilkes Booth assassinates President Abraham Lincoln. After shooting Lincoln in the head at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., Booth shouted “Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants! The South is avenged,” and jumped from the President’s box seat to the stage, breaking his leg and fleeing the theatre.
JC Penny opens his first department store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Berry Gordy Jr. incorporates Motown Records Corporation.
April 14th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Juan Belmonte Garcia – 1892
The Spanish bullfighter gained a reputation as one of the greatest toreros in the early 20th century. A disability cause Belmonte to change the art of bullfighting. His legs were weak and deformed from birth, so instead of dancing and jumping away from the bull, Belmonte stood straight and motionless, drawing the bull closer. The bullfighter’s elegant use of his cape diverted the bulls away from him.
Anne Sullivan – 1899
Partial blindness at a young age led Anne Sullivan to the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts. Following her graduation, the valedictorian came to work for the Keller family as governess and teacher for their daughter Helen. With Sullivan’s support, Helen learned to fingerspell, speak, and eventually attended school and college. Together they became lifelong companions and advocates for the blind and those with disabilities.
Loretta Lynn – 1932
The Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn, found her legendary voice as a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter from Bucher Hollow, Kentucky. She was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1960 and her critical acclaim would follow her for decades to come. Lynn continued making music well into the 21st century. Her last album was recorded in 2016, titled Full Circle.
Pete Rose – 1941
Pete Rose played 23 years in Major League Baseball primarily for the Cincinnati Reds. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Montreal Expos before returning to the Reds and then continuing his career as a manager. Versatile throughout his career, Rose played infield and outfield and earned 17 calls to the All-Star roster. He also brought home three World Series championships and numerous other awards.
In 1989, allegations of Rose betting on baseball broke and started his permanent exit from baseball.
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