APRIL 9, 2022 | NATIONAL UNICORN DAY | NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY | NATIONAL WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY | NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY | NATIONAL CHERISH AN ANTIQUE DAY | NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY
NATIONAL UNICORN DAY
National Unicorn Day on April 9th each year celebrates the mythical horse-like creature with a single, pointed horn growing from the center of its forehead. Unicorns have been a popular mythical creature since Ancient Greek times when… Read more…
NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY
National Name Yourself Day on April 9th each year proposes one day a year to reinvent our names. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a different name, this would be the day to find out. Whether you like your name or not… Read more…
NATIONAL WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY
National Winston Churchill Day on April 9th commemorates the day he was made an honorary citizen of the United States. Well known for his leadership as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II, Winston Churchill earned… Read more…
NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY
April 9th recognizes a tasty treat on National Chinese Almond Cookie Day. Adorned with an almond, their delicious almond flavor, and slightly crunchy texture are sure to make you smile. A variety of recipes offer different processes and ingredients for making… Read more…
NATIONAL CHERISH AN ANTIQUE DAY
Each year, National Cherish an Antique Day encourages us to seek the deeper story behind treasures and family heirlooms. Observed annually on April 9th, the day reminds us that sometimes there is more to antiques than just a dollar sign. Do you have something special that was passed down from your… Read more…
NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day on April 9th honors the courageous men and women who have endured brutal treatment at the hands of their captors. As a result, they’ve also suffered separation from family and displayed incredible endurance and faith during their… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Name: Apple Cinnamon Muffin
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon, divided
2 cups diced apples
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 375°F with rack placed in the center of the oven. Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners or coat with cooking spray, butter or oil.
Toss apple pieces, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons of flour in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.
Gradually add liquid mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just incorporated. Fold in the apple mixture.
Fill muffin cups about 1/3 full with the batter. Bake 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
April 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
NASA Administrator T. Keith Glennan introduces the Mercury 7 to the public. These first seven U.S. astronauts completed the exhaustive testing process that identified them as the fittest and the most ideal to travel into space. The seven astronauts were Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton.
Winston Churchill was made an honorary citizen of the United States.
The Astros play the Yankees in the first indoor baseball game at the newly completed Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
April 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Frank King – 1883
The comic strip artist developed Gasoline Alley in 1919. It was the first comic strip where the characters aged with the storyline.
Curly Lambeau – 1898
Player and coach, Earl “Curly” Lambeau co-founded the Green Bay Packers in 1921. Not only would he play for the team and coach others, but Lambeau’s name would grace the Packer’s stadium, and he would be elected to the inaugural class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.
Paul Robeson – 1898
The immensely talented actor and activist, Paul Robeson made a name for himself in the 1930s and 1940s. His performances on both stage and screen brought worldwide recognition.
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