NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY | AUGUST 21
On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives. Read more…
NATIONAL SPUMONI DAY | AUGUST 21
National Spumoni Day on August 21st celebrates a delicious frozen treat which hails from southern Italy. Read more…
NATIONAL BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT DAY | AUGUST 21
August 21st recognizes National Brazilian Blowout Day. The day provides an opportunity to put your best self forward, starting with your beautiful locks. Read more…
On Deck for August 22, 2022
- National Bao Day
- National Be an Angel Day
- National Pecan Torte Day
- National Surgical Oncologist Day
- National Tooth Fairy Day
- Never Bean Better Day
- International Day Commemorating the Victims Acts of Violence Based on Religious Belief
- World Plant Milk Day
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 waffles
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Turn on the waffle iron to heat. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until batter is smooth and is an even color.
Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray or coat with vegetable oil. Pour batter onto hot iron and cook until golden.
August 21st Celebrated History
John Hampton receives patent No. US2223 for improvements to the Venitian Blind.
Lawyers from across the country gather in Saratoga, NY to form the American Bar Association. The national association was the first of its kind in the United States.
The Telephone Company Ltd. opens in London. The exchange is the first in Europe.
Burroughs’ invention of the adding machine made the life of merchants and accountants easier.
The carmaker, Ransom Eli Olds founds Olds Motors Works in Lansing, MI. The first car the company produced was the curved-dash Oldsmobile.
A former employee of the Louvre steals the Mona Lisa. Italian, Vincenzo Peruggia, was a glazier at the museum. He absconded with the masterpiece by Leonardo Di Vinci after cutting it from its frame and hiding the artwork under his clothes. Two years later, he would be captured after trying to sell the painting. Despite protests from Italians, the artwork was recovered and returned to the museum.
August 21st Celebrated Birthdays
William Murdock – 1754
The Scottish inventor pursued improvements in the steam engine and was the first to use coal gas as a safe illumination.
William Kelly – 1811
On the cusp of the industrial age, Kelly is one ironmaster who developed the pneumatic process of steelmaking.
Claude Grahame White – 1879
The daring English pilot is known for completing the first night flight. He also won numerous races and competitions.
George Bugs Moran – 1893
The Chicago gangster and bootlegger escaped death during the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Lili Marie Juliette Olga Boulanger – 1893
As an accomplished French composer, Boulanger became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome competition prize.
Theresa Weld Blanchard – 1893
The U.S. figure skater won a bronze medal in the singles competition at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. She was also a competitive pairs skater.
Friz Freleng – 1906
The American artist began his career in animation at the age of 17. He would go on to work for Disney Studios and Warner Brothers.
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