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April 23, 2022 - NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY – NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY – NATIONAL PICNIC DAY – CELEBRATE TRAILS DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY – NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY - NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY

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APRIL 23, 2022 | NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY | NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY | NATIONAL PICNIC DAY | CELEBRATE TRAILS DAY | NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY | NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY

NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY – April 23

NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY

On April 23rd each year, National Talk Like Shakespeare Day encourages us to speak like the Bard and the characters in his plays. Read more…

NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY – April 23

NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY

Every year on April 23rd, National Take a Chance Day encourages us to break out of our comfort zone. Read more…

NATIONAL PICNIC DAY – April 23

NATIONAL PICNIC DAY

On April 23rd, National Picnic Day encourages everyone to pack up their lunch and take it outdoors. Picnics are a terrific way to enjoy a meal outdoors in the company of friends and family. Read more…

Celebrate Trails Day - Fourth Saturday in April

CELEBRATE TRAILS DAY

Celebrate Trails Day on the fourth Saturday in April encourages the nation to get out and enjoy the country’s outstanding trail systems. Read more…

NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY – April 23

NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY

April 23rd recognizes the food holiday National Cherry Cheesecake Day. Cookbooks and bakers offer a large variety of recipes for cherry cheesecake. Some cherry cheesecake recipes call for the cherries to be mixed into the batter and others place the cherries on top. Read more…

NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY – April 23

NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY

Each year on April 23rd, National Lost Dog Awareness Day increases awareness concerning missing dogs and celebrates reunions. Read more…

NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY – CHANGES ANNUALLY

NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY

On National Record Store Day, owners, employees, and music lovers gather in the place that created a culture of its own. Read more…


On Deck for April 24, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

New York Cheesecake
Prep:  25 minutes
Cook:  45 minutes
Total Prep:  70 minutes
Servings:  6-8

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 – 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sour cream

Topping:
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar

Instructions:

First Prepare Crust:

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Press into a well greased, 9-inch springform pan.

Spread up the side and along the bottom of the pan.

Place in freezer and chill for 5 to 10 minutes.

Next prepare filling:

Heat oven to 400°.

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth.

Add eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch and mix well.

Stir in  1 cup sour cream.

Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and bake for 45 minutes.

Turn off the oven and let cool 3 hours with the door slightly ajar.

Refrigerate overnight.

Prepare topping (before serving):

Combine 1 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup sugar.

Pour over chilled cheesecake before serving.

April 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

William Shakespeare – 1564

William Shakespeare is the author of some of the world’s most celebrated plays and poems. His works, written during the Golden Age of the Renaissance and the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, continue to inspire us today. Some of his most notable works include “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet” and “Othello.”

James Buchanan – 1791

The 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan is the only president elected from Pennsylvania. He is also the only president to remain unmarried for his entire life.
The only president elected from Pennsylvania, James Buchanan’s tenure as the president left the nation in turmoil and on the cusp of war.

Granville Woods – 1856

During his lifetime, the American inventor registered nearly 60 patents. Some of his inventions were in direct competition with Thomas Edison. He founded the Woods Electric Company in Cincinnati, Ohio and developed the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph.

Valerie Bertinelli -1960

Best known for her role as Barbara Jean Cooper on the sitcom One Day at a Time, Valerie Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1960. Once married to rocker Eddie Van Halen, Bertinelli later landed sitcom celebrity in the show Hot in Cleveland.

April 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1908

President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law a bill establishing the U.S. Army Reserves.

1954

Hank Aaron launches his career homerun tally with his first of 755 playing for the Milwaukee Braves. The Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5.

1981

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital transplanted artificial skin developed by Ioannis V. Yannas with a research team at MIT for the first time. They created the artificial skin using a combination of cowhide, shark cartilage and plastic.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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