APRIL 26, 2022 | NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY | NATIONAL KIDS AND PETS DAY | NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY | NATIONAL HELP A HORSE DAY | NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY | NATIONAL DISSERTATION DAY | NATIONAL SOUTH DAKOTA DAY
NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY
National Pretzel Day on April 26th recognizes one of America’s favorite snacks. A bag of nice crunchy, salty pretzels or a big, warm, soft, cinnamon pretzel is the question of the day. Either one is an excellent choice. Read more…
NATIONAL KIDS AND PETS DAY
National Kids and Pets Day on April 26th raises awareness of the importance of picking the right pet for children at the right time. It’s an important decision that can lead to a lifetime of bonding between pet and child. Read more…
NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY
On April 26th each year, National Audubon Day honors the birth of John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851). Read more…
NATIONAL HELP A HORSE DAY
National Help a Horse Day on April 26th each year encourages horse lovers and advocates to join forces and protect abused and neglected horses. The day raises awareness of the need for horse sanctuaries and rescues. Read more…
NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY
National Richter Scale Day on April 26th each year honors the birth of the Richter Scale inventor, Charles F. Richter (April 26, 1900 – September 30, 1985). Read more…
NATIONAL DISSERTATION DAY
National Dissertation Day on April 26th creates an annual reminder to continuing education students to maintain their focus and complete the pinnacle of their education. Read more…
NATIONAL SOUTH DAKOTA DAY
On April 26, National South Dakota Day recognizes the 40th state to join the union. The state is bordered by six states including Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, and its northern cousin, North Dakota. Read more…
- National Gummi Bear Day*
- National Babe Ruth Day
- National Devil Dog Day
- National Prime Rib Day
- National Tell a Story Day
- Stop Food Waste Day – Last Wednesday in April
- National Administrative Professionals’ Day – Wednesday of Last Full Week in April
- Denim Day – Changes Annually – (April 27, 2022)
Recipe of the Day
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Servings: 6 – 8
With so many soup day’s on the calendar, it’s good to be prepared. This Chicken & Wild Rice Soup will warm you up on any cold day. Serve it with homemade French Bread and your home will be toasty all day! Double the batch and freeze some for easy meal prep later in the month.
2 Chicken Breasts
2 Carrots – Sliced
1 Celery – Sliced
3 Green Onions – Sliced
1/4 cup Frozen Peas
2 Cloves Sliced garlic
2 15 oz cans Chicken Broth
1 Box Wild Rice
Prepare 1 cup store brand Wild Rice per instructions on the label using chicken broth to replace water.
While rice is soaking, cube skinless chicken breast into 1/2″ cubes
Dice carrots, celery, and green onions into 1/8″ slices. Set aside.
Dice garlic into 1/8″. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil or frying oil. Add chicken and garlic and cook thoroughly (about 8 minutes).
Pour remaining chicken broth and veggies into a soup kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
Add frozen veggies and rice. Mix well.
Simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Stir frequently.
April 26th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The United States Patent Office issued patent no. 473,653 to Sarah Boone for her invention of an ironing board. While not the first, her unique, padded design was curved to make ironing sleeves easier.
If organ music and baseball games go together like kids and candy, then you can thank the Chicago Cubs. During their home game against the St. Louis Cardinals, an organ player filled Wrigley Field with music before the game. While it may have been entertaining, the warm-up music seemed to have benefited the Cardinals as they took home the win 8-5.
One of Chernobyl’s four reactors at its nuclear plant in Pripet, Russia exploded.
April 26th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
John James Audubon – 1785
The American ornithologist, naturalist, and artist is known as the founding father of American birding. His works inspired the organization of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to the conservation and preservation birds and the habitats where they live.
Frederick Law Olmsted – 1822
Frederick Law Olmsted designed and preserved numerous grand parks and green spaces across the United States and is considered the father of landscape architecture. With an artist’s eye, he created spaces where neighborhoods and entire communities continue to relax and enjoy today. Not only have they stood the test of time, but the urban spaces have also flourished. Olmsted also impacted natural spaces, believing strongly places like Yosemite Valley and Niagra Falls should be preserved for their beauty and never be held privately.
Gertrude “Ma” Rainey – 1886
The Mother of Blues beguiled audiences with songs like “I Ain’t Got Nobody” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find.”
Charles Richter – 1900
Richter was an American seismologist and physicist most famous as the inventor of the Richter magnitude scale, which quantified the size of earthquakes.
Melania Trump – 1970
The 27th First Lady of the United States was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, making her the second First Lady born outside the United States. In 2006, Lady Trump became a naturalized citizen. She focused on improving children’s lives with her Be Best program during her time as First Lady.
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