APRIL 30, 2022 | NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY | NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL BUBBLE TEA DAY | NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY | NATIONAL HONESTY DAY | NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY | NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY | NATIONAL PREPAREATHON! DAY | NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY | NATIONAL POOL OPENING DAY | NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY | NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY | NATIONAL RAISIN DAY | NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY | NATIONAL SENSE OF SMELL DAY
NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY
National First Ladies Day on the last Saturday in April honors all First Ladies of the United States and commemorates the founding of the First Lady upon President George Washington’s inauguration on April 30, 1789. Martha Washington became First Lady of the United States that day. She and all those who followed in her footsteps have played in molding our nation. Read more…
NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY
Each year on April 30th, National Hairstylist Appreciation Day honors hairstylists everywhere who make artful hairstyles possible. A talented hairstylist will not only make you look good but also make you feel good. This day also celebrates the uniqueness of all styles of hair. Read more…
NATIONAL BUBBLE TEA DAY
Get out your boba straws and grab your friends because April 30th is National Bubble Tea Day! Celebrate by indulging in the best that bubble tea has to offer, from creamy milk tea to refreshing green tea to fruity slushies, all customizable with different toppings, sugar level, and ice level! Read more…
NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY
Each year, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30th raises awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters. Read more…
NATIONAL HONESTY DAY
Each year on April 30th, National Honesty Day challenges us to be truthful in all we do. Read more…
NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY
National Bugs Bunny Day on April 30th commemorates the date the famous bunny first appeared in a short film in 1938. Read more…
NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY
National Sarcoidosis Day on April 30th annually raises awareness about a non-contagious immune system disease. While most commonly found in the lungs, Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the body, inside or out. Read more…
NATIONAL PREPAREATHON! DAY
National PrepareAthon! Day on April 30th reminds us that crises happen suddenly. Being prepared needs to happen now, not later. Read more…
NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY
Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Kiss of Hope Day encourages couples and parents to express their love for one another. The day also rallies supporters to help be a part of exciting fund-raising ideas to help amazing charities all over the world. Read more…
NATIONAL POOL OPENING DAY
Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Pool Opening Day encourages pool owners across the country to prepare their swimming pools for a summer of fun, fitness, and enjoyment. Read more…
NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY
National Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30th each year recognizes a delicious and nutritious cookie. This day is also often recognized on March 18th in conjunction with National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. Read more…
NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY
On April 30th, National Military Brats Day during the Month of the Military Child honors the children of military personnel. Read more…
NATIONAL RAISIN DAY
April 30th recognizes another food holiday known as National Raisin Day. Raisins are tiny sundried grapes. While sunlight dries most grapes naturally in vineyards, some are mechanically dehydrated. Read more…
NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day encourages organizations and volunteers to pick up their tools and roll up their sleeves. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers join together to provide much-needed and sometimes critical and life-saving repairs, for vulnerable families in various communities. Read more…
NATIONAL SENSE OF SMELL DAY
Held on the last Saturday in April, National Sense of Smell Day celebrates one of the five senses. Our sense of smell is more than a way to know when dinner is ready. It also plays a role as an early warning system, triggers memories, and interacts with our other senses. Read more…
- Law Day
- May Day
- National Chocolate Parfait Day
- National Loyalty Day
- National Mother Goose Day
- School Principals’ Day
- Silver Star Service Banner Day
- National Infertility Survival Day – Sunday Before Mother’s Day
- National Lemonade Day – First Sunday in May
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 15 minutes + overnight
Cook: 1 hour
Total Prep: 1 hour 15 minutes
2 cups sugar
1 cups Crisco
1 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 table almond flavor
1 teaspoon soda
4 cups flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
Preheat over to 350 degrees (when ready to bake).
Mix all ingredients and cover; refrigerate overnight.
Roll dough out on a floured board and cut out using a biscuit cutter.
Bake for 9-12 minutes or until just done.
April 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The United States first president took his oath of office. George Washington’s inauguration took place at Federal Hall in New York City.
France and the United States agree to the terms of the Louisana Purchase. The two countries will sign the treaty two days later.
English physicist J.J. Thomson announced at the Royal Institution the discovery of the electron. His discovery of the particle thousands of times smaller than an atom led to a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906.
The animated short film Porky’s Hare Hunt introduced Happy Rabbit, the comical and wascally wabbit we know as Bugs Bunny today.
April 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Julian Abele – 1881
You may recognize the American architect’s contributions if you frequent places like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Duke University, and Harvard’s Widener Library.
Gerda Lerner – 1920
After teaching history at Sarah Lawrence in 1972, Lerner established the first graduate program in women’s history. She continued pioneering the study of women’s histories, serving as president of the Organization of American Historians, and developed programs at other universities.
Bobby Vee – 1943
The Sixties teen idol led the group Bobby Vee and the Shadows when they signed with Liberty Records in 1959. He produced 7 Gold Records and numerous hits during his career, including “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “Rubber Ball.”
Isiah Thomas – 1961
The 2-time All-Star American point guard played 13 years in the National Basketball Association. During his career, Thomas set several Piston’s records, including scoring, assists, and steals. In 2000, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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