NATIONAL SON’S AND DAUGHTER’S DAY | AUGUST 11
National Son’s and Daughter’s Day on August 11th brings parents and their children together for quality time. On this day, be with the joys of your life. Read more…
NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY | AUGUST 11
National Raspberry Bombe Day on August 11th recognizes this tantalizing frozen dessert. A raspberry bombe creates a beautiful finale to any summer meal. The dessert will be the centerpiece of your meal and tastes delicious, too! Read more…
NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY | AUGUST 11
National Presidential Joke Day is observed annually on August 11th. Read more…
GLOBAL KINETIC SAND DAY | AUGUST 11
Every year on August 11th, Global Kinetic Sand™ Day celebrates the magically fun sand that is so oddly satisfying, you can’t put it down! Squish, mix, slice, and mold Kinetic Sand into any shape you want – the creative possibilities are endless. Made with natural sand, you can feel the flow through your fingers, almost like real sand, but without the mess! Read more…
On Deck for August 12, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Lemon Zest Ricotta Dip
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 8-10 servings
15-16 oz. container ricotta cheese (any brand)
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
Zest of one lemon
salt to taste
Zest lemon into a small bowl. Set aside. Do not discard lemon.
Cut 2 lemons in half for juicing.
Over small bowl, grab a lemon half and squeeze juice over your free hand to catch the seeds. Do this until you have 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
In a large bowl, add Ricotta cheese, lemon juice, honey and salt. Blend until light and smooth. You can either use a food processor or by hand. Fold in the lemon zest.
Chill for 1 hour.
Serve as a spread over crackers or baguette bread. Or, us it as a dip for veggies.
August 11 Celebrated History
Newport, Rhode Island opens the first public roller rink.
Gottlieb Daimler receives patent for the world’s first motorcycle – German Patent No. DRP 36423.
John Bray becomes the first animator to patent animation and the assembly line process for mass-produced cartoons. However, his patent was eventually rejected because he submitted another man’s techniques – Winsor McCay.
Curly Lambeau and George Whitney establish the Green Bay Packers.
The Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, hits his 500th career home run – the first professional baseball player to reach this achievement.
Alcatraz Prison accepts its first civilian prisoners.
The Beatles premiere the movie Help in New York City.
The Third Battalion, Twenty-First Infantry leaves South Vietnam. They were the last ground combat troops remaining.
The movie American Graffiti opens in the United States. George Lucas directed the coming of age film. It also starred several notable faces, including Richard Dreyfuss, Wolfman Jack, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford and Cindy Williams.
President Ronald Regan jokes during a sound test that he has “signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes.”
With 330 stores, the Mall of American in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota opens. It is the largest shopping mall in the United States.
One of the most widely viewed total solar eclipses in history begins in the west Atlantic and passed over Europe, the Middle East, and ended over the Bay of Bengal. However, much of the northeastern United States viewed a partial eclipse.
Airbnb launches its official vacation rental website.
Biologists publish an article revealing the oldest living vertebrate on Earth. The Greenland shark lives between 272 years and maybe even as long as 512 years.
August 11 Celebrated Birthdays
Enid Blyton – 1897
The prolific children’s author is best known for her novels The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, and Noddy.
Dik Browne – 1917
Browne is best known for his comic book characters Hägar the Horrible and Hi and Louis.
Alex Haley – 1921
The American author is best known for his book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book has been produced into a television mini-series twice – once in 1979 and again in 2016.
Vada Pinson – 1938
After an 18-year career, professional baseball player and center fielder, Pinson was elected to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame just two years after his retirement.
Joanna Cole – 1944
Best known as the author of The Magic School Bus, Cole made science fun for children of all ages. Her Ms. Frizzle characters and the students debuted in an animated series in 1994.
Marilyn Vos Savant – 1946
With an I.Q. more than double the average person, vos Savant is ranked by Guinness World Records as the woman with the highest I.Q. in the world. She writes the “Ask Marilyn” column for Parade Magazine.
Craig McCaw – 1949
As an entrepreneur, McCaw led the way into the wireless frontier when he launched McCaw Cellular. The company was later sold to AT&T.
Steve Wozniak – 1950
The electronics engineer, programmer, and entrepreneur joined forces with Steve Jobs to launch Apple Inc in 1977.
Hulk Hogan – 1953
Terry Eugene Bollea wrestled under his ring name Hulk Hogan from 1977 to 2012. Hogan has also appeared in several movies and television shows.
Viola Davis – 1965
The award-winning actress, Viola Davis, is the first black actress to receive an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award. Some of her most notable roles include Doubt, The Help, and How to Get Away with Murder.
Chris Hemsworth – 1983
Best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel films, the Australian actor also played the father of James T. Kirk and starred in Snow White and the Huntsman.
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