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August 14, 2022 - NATIONAL V-J DAY – NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY – NATIONAL SPIRIT OF ’45 Day - NATIONAL NAVAJO CODE TALKERS DAY

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AUGUST 14, 2022 | NATIONAL V-J DAY | NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY | NATIONAL SPIRIT OF ’45 DAY | NATIONAL NAVAJO CODE TALKERS DAY

National V-J Day | August 14

NATIONAL V-J DAY (Victory over Japan Day) | AUGUST 14

National V-J Day on August 14th commemorates the day in 1945 when news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless, the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous. Read more…

National Creamsicle Day | August 14

NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY | AUGUST 14

National Creamsicle Day on August 14th celebrates the creamy citrus dessert on a stick. During the height of summer, what better way to enjoy refreshment than with a creamsicle! Read more…

National Spirit of ’45 Day | August 14

NATIONAL SPIRIT OF ’45 DAY | AUGUST 14

National Spirit of ’45 Day honors the can-do attitude of an entire generation affected by the trials and hardships of World War II. Observed every year on August 14, communities around the country hold events and memorials. Each one honors those who have inspired us, sacrificed, and preserved our nation for future generations. Read more…

Navajo Code Talkers Day | August 14

NATIONAL NAVAJO CODE TALKERS DAY | AUGUST 14

Each year on August 14th, National Navajo Code Talkers Day honors the contributions of the Native Americans who brought their unique abilities to the World War II effort. The day also highlights their impact on U.S. code and the Native American language that made it possible. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Name: Kiwi Mango Parfait
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup granola + 1 tablespoon
1-2 mangoes, sliced
2 kiwi, sliced

Instructions:

In a small bowl, mix half the yogurt with the chia seeds. Divide the chia seed mixture between the two jars, creating the first layer. Add 1/4 cup granola to each jar. Layer the mango slices. Add the remaining yogurt. Top with the kiwi and sprinkle with the last two tablespoons of granola.

August 14th Celebrated History

1756 

Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan marry in North Carolina. They would later move west, blazing trails and leading a pioneer life.

1820 

Edward Delafield and John Kearney Rodgers found the first specialty hospital in the United States. The New York Eye Infirmary treated both eyes and ears and in 1964 the name changed to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to include the otology specialty.

1846 

A meteorite weighing 2.3 kilograms (approximately 5 pounds) falls in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

1885 

The first patent ever issued in Japan went to Hotta Zuisho. Along with Zuisho’s anticorrosive paint, Japan issued seven other patents that day. Zuisho would go on to obtain a U.S. patent for his paint as well.

1908 

Folkestone, Kent, England hosted the first international beauty pageant, Miss European. The event still takes place and travels from city to city. In 2019, Naples, Italy hosted the pageant.

1935 

Congress passes and President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act. The sweeping legislation created a pension program based on and supported by workers’ income.

1937 

After 10 years of work, the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine is completed. More than 2,000 miles of trails and paths entice hikers from all over the country.

1938 

The Student of Prague becomes the first feature-length film to broadcast on BBC television. Many of the themes and subplots are mirrored in the animated film series Shrek.

1939 

The White Sox win their first night game at Comisky Park.

1945 

Japan surrenders and the announcement becomes known as V-J (Victory in Japan) Day.

1964 

Muhammad Ali and Sonji Roi marry. They divorced less than two years later.

1986 

After a 43 year military career, Rear Admiral Grace Murry Hopper retires from active duty in the U.S. Navy. Known as the “grandmother of the computer age,” Hopper was a pioneer of computer language.

1993

The New York Yankees retire the number of left-handed outfielder Reggie Jackson. Known as Mr. October for bringing in the big hits in the postseason, Jackson earned 5 World Series Championships.

1995

After challenging the all-male admittance, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first woman cadet to attend the Citadel in its 152-year history. However, 6 days later to would leave the military college located in Charleston, South Carolina.

August 14th Celebrated Birthdays

Doc Holliday – 1851

Known as a gambler and dentist, Holliday’s given name was John Henry. His associations with Wyatt Earp and other colorful characters earned him a reputation as a gunfighter, too.

Ernest Thayer – 1863

Best known for his baseball poem “Casey,” Thayer also worked as a columnist and pursued philosophy.

Ernest Everett Just – 1883

As a biologist and educator, Just was a pioneer in embryology. He graduated from Dartmouth University and after joining the faculty at Howard University, he would go on to many achievements as the director of the biology department.

John Ringling North – 1903

While his uncles founded the Ringling Brothers Circus, North made the circus the glamorous show it became.

Ethel Lois Payne – 1911

Known as the “First Lady of the Black Press,” Payne reported on the Civil Rights movement in the Chicago Defender. Her journalism and activism eventually gained her entry as the first African American woman in the White House Press corps.

Russell Baker – 1925

Humorist, journalist and satirist, Baker wrote for The Baltimore Sun and The New York Times. In 1979, he earned the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Thomas Meehan – 1929

Playwright Thomas Meehan wrote the books for popular musicals. Three of them, Annie, Hairspray and The Producers, earned him Tony Awards.

Steve Martin – 1945

Actor and comedian Steve Martin began his career writing comedy sketches that earned him an Emmy Award. He appeared on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live several times. His acting credits include The Jerk, All of Me, ¡Three Amigos!, Father of the Bride, and many others.

Danielle Steel – 1947

As an author of romance novels, Steel holds the title of the bestselling author alive. She published her first novel in 1972.

Gary Larson – 1950

The cartoonist Gary Larson is best known for his syndicated Far Side cartoons.

James Horner – 1953

Horner is one of the best-known composers in the world thanks to his contributions to the movie industry. He earned an Academy Award for Best Music for Titanic. Some of his other scores include Apollo 13, An American Tail, Glory, just to name a few.

Magic Johnson – 1959

For 13 seasons, Earvin “Magic” Johnson played point guard for the L.A. Lakers. He was also a member of the U.S. Olympic Dream Team. His roles on both teams earned him two inductions into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

Halle Berry – 1966

Berry has earned both critical and commercial success with a variety of roles in movies and television. Her Best Actress Oscar award came after her role in Monster’s Ball. She also starred in Catwoman, the James Bond film Die Another Day, and Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever.

Tim Tebow – 1987

The former NFL quarterback turned baseball player in 2016 when he attended open tryouts. He has spent the following years playing on New York Mets minor league teams.

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