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April 28, 2022 - NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY – NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY – NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY - WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY – NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY

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APRIL 28, 2022 | NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY | NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY | NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY | WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY | NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY | NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY

NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY – April 28

NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY

Have you ever been rescued from a risky situation or saved from injury or death? Those who come to our aid are called heroes. Some heroes happen to be in the right place at the right time. Others choose to be a hero as a career (though they wouldn’t call themselves heroes.) Other still are fictional creations that inspire us with hope. Each year on April 28th, National Superhero Day honors superheroes, both real and fictional. Read more…

NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY – Fourth Thursday in April

NATIONAL TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY

Each year on the fourth Thursday in April, National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day encourages parents to take their children to work. Read more…

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY – April 28

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY

National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28th each year ushers in blueberry pie-making season. Blueberry harvest begins in April and lasts until September giving us a long season full of blueberry enjoyment. Read more…

NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY – April 28th

NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY

Each year on April 28, we celebrate National BraveHearts Day to honor the bravery of families dealing with pediatric cancer. During this time, pay tribute and support the families and friends of those involved in the child’s life. Read more…

WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY – April 28

WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

Each year on April 28th, Workers’ Memorial Day encourages national and international remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work. Also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured or Day of Mourning, the slogan for the day is Remember the dead – Fight for the living. Read more...

NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY – April 28

NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY

At the tail end of National Poetry Month, April 28th marks the observance of National Great Poetry Reading Day. This day celebrates distinguished poetry and the notable poets who wrote them. Read more…

NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY – Changes Annually

NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY

Each year in April, National Teach Children to Save Day encourages children to develop good saving habits. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Shrimp Scampi
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook time:  15-20 minutes
Total Prep:
10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Prepare angel hair pasta according to instructions on package.

3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup butter, cubed

1/4 cup olive oil

1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Instructions:

In a large skillet, melt butter.

Add olive oil and garlic. Saute’ about 1 minute.

Add shrimp, lemon juice, pepper, and oregano and cook until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat.

Stir in parsley and bread crumbs.

Serve over cooked pasta.

April 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1952

The official end of Allied occupation in Japan took place according to the Treaty of San Francisco, or the Treaty of Peace with Japan signed seven months prior. Signed by 49 countries, including the United States and Japan, the treaty restored full sovereignty to Japan on this date. While Nationalist China signed the treaty, neither Red China nor Russia did. Both were still considered at war with the island country.

1955

Helicopter pilot Jean Ross Howard Phelan founded the Whirly-Girls organization along with 13 international charter members. While training at Bell Helicopter School in Fort Worth, Texas, Lawrence Bell nicknamed Ross Howard Phelan a “whirly-girl” inspiring her to use the name for the organization. In the organization’s more than six decades, it has promoted the advancement of women helicopter pilots, charitable aviation, mentoring, scholarship and camaraderie.

1992

Agriculture Secretary Edward Madigan revealed the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid. The new guide illustrated the food groups in a hierarchy of recommended servings. It replaced the previous design called the “Food Wheel.”

2001

For the budget-friendly price tag of $20 million, American businessman Dennis Tito hitched a ride aboard a Russian supply mission to the International Space Station. His six-day round trip is considered the first of a space tourist.

April 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

James Monroe – 1758

During the fifth president’s administration, the young country began facing the moral dilemma of slavery for the first time. The Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state and Maine as a free state. It also restricted slavery north and west of Missouri, setting the stage for future division. Monroe was also the last of the Founding Fathers to be elected to the presidency.

Erich Salomon – 1914

The German photographer was known for capturing photos of notable figures and events. He is considered one of the founding fathers of modern photojournalism.

Harper Lee – 1926

Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), Harper Lee later accepted a post at the National Council of the Arts. While Mockingbird brought celebrity and wealth to Lee, she didn’t publish another novel until 2015. Originally written in 1957, Go Set a Watchman follows up on the main characters in Mockingbird.

Jay Leno – 1950

In 1992, the American comedian became the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show. He hosted the show for 17 years. Also a known car geek, he also hosts the television show Jay Leno’s Garage.

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