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On Deck for August 21, 2022
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.
August 20th Celebrated History
Charles Darwin and Arthur Wallace both publish their theories on evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London.
Nearly a year after the end of hostilities, President Andrew Johnson formally declares the end of the American Civil War.
William Robinson receives patent No. 130,661 for his open circuit signaling system for railroads.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky debuts his 1812 Overture in a specially built concert hall in Moscow.
Sir Ronald Ross dissects an anopheline mosquito and discovers malaria parasites. His discovery went on to prove how anopheline mosquitoes spread malaria.
The New York Times sends the first telegram around the world. Using a commercial service, they aimed to determine the speed of a message sent around the world by telegraph. The message was relayed by 16 different operators over 28,000 miles and was received 16.5 minutes later. What did it say? “This message sent around the world.”
The American Professional Football Association forms. They elect Jim Thorpe as their first president.
The first commercial radio station begins airing. Started by The Detroit News, the station’s original call sign was 8MK.
La Choy receives a registered trademark for its brand name products – registration number 0260241.
August 20th Celebrated Birthdays
Thaddeus S.C. Lowe – 1832
Known as the grandfather of the United States Air Force, Lowe served Union Army during the American Civil War. His contributions to aeronautics come in the form of hydrogen balloons and other aerial tools used to spy on the Confederates.
Benjamin Harrison – 1833
Benjamin Harrison served as the 23rd president of the United States and the only president from the state of Indiana.
HP Lovecraft – 1890
The prolific writer of horror and the bizarre never lived to see the success of his work.
Roger Wolcott Sperry – 1913
Sperry’s research in the nervous system led to several breakthroughs. One included a better understanding of the optic nerves.
Jacqueline Susann – 1918
Writer Jacqueline Susann is best known for her novel Valley of the Dolls.
Jim Reeves – 1923
Known as “Gentleman Reeves,” the country music artist gained a huge following overseas.
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