INTERNATIONAL BOW DAY | AUGUST 19
On August 19, International Bow Day recognizes the accessory that has been changing fashion for centuries – bows! Adding accessories makes just about any look so much better. Read more…
NATIONAL POTATO DAY | AUGUST 19
Ah, spuds. On August 19th each year, the humble potato takes center stage. In truth, though, doesn’t it steal the show at nearly every meal? Read more…
NATIONAL SOFT ICE CREAM DAY | AUGUST 19
National Soft Ice Cream Day on August 19th gives us a tasty way to cool off on a hot summer day. Whether you enjoy it in a bowl or on a cone, grab some soft serve and enjoy! Read more…
NATIONAL AVIATION DAY | AUGUST 19
National Aviation Day on August 19th recognizes the pioneers of human flight. Read more…
On Deck for August 20, 2022
- National Accessible Air Travel Day **
- National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
- National Radio Day
- World Honey Bee Day– Third Saturday in August
- World Mosquito Day
- International Day of Emergency Transport
- International Homeless Animals’ Day – Third Saturday in August
- World Honey Bee Day – Third Saturday in August
- International Geocaching Day – Third Saturday in August
Recipe of the Day
Name: Pecan PiePrep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
- Total Prep: 60 minutes
- Servings: 6-8
1 1/4 cup corn syrup
4 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup pecansInstructions:Preheat oven to 350°. Mix brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar melts. In a medium bowl mix eggs, butter, vanilla, and pecans. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg mixture. Beat together. Pour into pie crust and bake 45 minutes.
August 19th Celebrated History
At a joint session of the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Louis Daguerre reveals the process for his photographic process.
Gail Borden patents his process for making condensed milk – patent no. 15,553.
James Tyndall completes the first ascent of the Weisshorn – the 5th highest peak in the Alps.
Paul Boynton and George Fearn compete in an international swimming race. The race required Boynton to swim 12 miles and Fearn to swim 10. Boynton wins due to Fearn suffering cramps.
Dmitri Mendeleev (founder of the modern-day periodic table) makes a solo ascent by balloon for the sheer purpose of observing a solar eclipse.
August 19th Celebrated Birthdays
Seth Thomas – 1785
Thomas pioneered the mass production of clocks.
Charles Hires – 1851
The Philadelphia pharmacist developed a drink he called root beer.
Charles Comiskey – 1859
Beginning his professional baseball career as first baseman for the St. Louis Brown Stockings, Comiskey would go on to be a founding owner of the Chicago White Sox.
Orville Wright – 1871
As a Dayton, Ohio native, Wright, along with his brother Wilbur, would be the first to successfully fly a motor-powered plane.
Gabrielle Coco Chanel – 1883
Founder of the Chanel brand, the French fashion designer’s line of products lives on.
Ogden Nash -1902
Nash’s light-hearted poetry brought a particular style of humor to the poetry world. He also worked at the publishing house Doubleday and on the staff of the New Yorker.
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