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
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
Every year on April 23rd, National Take a Chance Day encourages us to break out of our comfort zone. Read more…
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
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 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
Each year on April 23rd, National Lost Dog Awareness Day increases awareness concerning missing dogs and celebrates reunions. Read more…
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…
Recipe of the Day
New York Cheesecake
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 70 minutes
1 – 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
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.
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
President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law a bill establishing the U.S. Army Reserves.
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.
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.
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