NATIONAL GIRL, ME TOO DAY
National Girl, Me Too Day on April 7th recognizes the strength and endurance of women of all ages and is an opportunity to show support for each other. Take a moment to look at the women around us. Neighbors, shopkeepers, sisters, even strangers. If you ask any one of them a… Read more…
NATIONAL BEER DAY
National Beer Day on April 7th annually, recognizes the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall. One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was… Read more…
NATIONAL BURRITO DAY
National Burrito Day on the first Thursday in April celebrates the tasty and versatile Mexican dish wrapped in a tortilla. A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and…Read more…
NATIONAL NO HOUSEWORK DAY
National No Housework Day directs us to put down the cleaning solution and toss aside the laundry. For one day each year on April 7th, the housework can wait. Take a break from the sweeping, dusting, and dishes. Dirty windows? They will… Read more…
NATIONAL COFFEE CAKE DAY
On April 7th, National Coffee Cake Day gives us a reason another reason to linger over a cup of joe. We can also break out some of our favorite recipes and deliver a heartwarming, home-baked item to a friend or two. As many bakers know, coffee cakes take very little time to make and bring a lot of… Read more…
NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY
Every year, National Alcohol Screening Day raises awareness about the harmful effects of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency. Each year on the Thursday of the first full week in April, these screens offer anonymous and confidential opportunities for those with… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Lazy Banana Breakfast
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
6 slices of bread
6 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread
2 bananas, sliced
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (optional)
Toast bread. Slice bananas. Spread one tablespoon of chocolate hazelnut spread on each slice of toast. Top with sliced bananas. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.
April 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.
The United Nations establishes the World Health Organization.
The musical South Pacific opens on Broadway. Its critical success leads to 10 Tony Awards.
April 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Walter Camp – 1859
Known as the “Father of American Football,” Walter Camp played an integral role in molding the sport into the game athletes play today. From the line of scrimmage to the creation of the quarterback, Camp played, coached, and developed rules valuable to establishing a lasting, competitive sport.
Billie Holiday – 1915
Born Eleanora Fagan, the American jazz singer rose to stardom in the 1930s singing with Duke Ellington and saxophonist Lester Young. The saxophonist would give her the nickname “Lady Day” which she would use in her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues.
Francis Ford Coppola – 1939
Award-winning director, writer, and producer, Francis Ford Coppola, brought memorable films to the big screen during the 1960s and 70s including The Godfather series, Patton and Apocolypse Now.
Jackie Chan – 1954
Born in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong as Chan Kong-sang, Jackie Chan began his career in the film industry as a child actor in a Bruce Lee film. Since then, the stuntman turned filmmaker brought his action-packed abilities to the U.S. with films like Rush Hour and The Karate Kid.
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