NATIONAL BE AN ANGEL DAY | AUGUST 22
On August 22nd, National Be an Angel Day encourages good deeds and kindness to others. By supporting those in need and inspiring others to kindness, we display an act of an angel here on earth. Read more…
NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY | AUGUST 22
If you’ve waited for a Never Bean Better Day to enjoy the unconditional love of your canine companion, August 22nd is the day! Just like our ever-joyful pets, the day casts away the worries and spreads enthusiasm for life. Read more…
NATIONAL BAO DAY | AUGUST 22
On August 22nd, National Bao Day guarantees your taste buds will be shouting “Wow!” Why? Because ancient Chinese gastronomic delicacies often cause oohs and ahhs on food holidays. Read more…
NATIONAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST DAY | AUGUST 22
National Surgical Oncologist Day recognizes the accomplishments of every lifesaving surgeon who specializes in abolishing cancer! Read more…
NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY | AUGUST 22
Wiggle a loose tooth and maybe the tooth fairy will collect it on August 22nd during National Tooth Fairy Day. Since the day is celebrated twice a year, recognize the tooth fairy again on February 28th. Read more…
NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY | AUGUST 22
National Pecan Torte Day recognizes a delicious pecan treat on August 22nd. Of the pecan recipes, the torte delivers a decadent dessert that’s also versatile. Read more…
On Deck for August 23, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
6 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
16 ounces whipped cream
Placed sliced strawberries in a bowl with 1/2 cup of sugar.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until dough forms small pea-sized pieces. Add milk, cream, and vanilla. Stir until just blended.
Heat oven to 425°F. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the shortcakes are golden brown.
Let cool slightly. Place each shortcake onto a serving plate. Slice the top off of each shortcake, dividing the cake in half. Place spoonfuls of strawberries on the bottom layer and top with whipped cream. Add the second layer of shortcake and top with remaining strawberries. Add a final dollop of whipped cream and serve.
August 22nd Celebrated History
An ancestor of the Instant Pot, the pressure cooker is invented by Denis Papin. He called it a “steam digester.”
In the first America’s Cup, the yacht America representing the New York Yacht Club took the first place honors over the Royal Yacht Squadron.
The first Geneva Convention is ratified by 12 countries in an effort to improve war-time conditions for those on the battlefield.
Making cleaning more efficient, one of the first patents for liquid soap is issued to William Sheppard. The “Improved Liquid Soap” received patent No. 49, 561.
Mahatma Gandhi founds the Natal Indian Congress to advocate against discrimination of Indians in South Africa.
President Theodore Roosevelt sets out on a tour of New England by car. The event marks the first time a U.S. president greets the public by automobile.
Victor introduces the first Victrola. The wooden cabinet with an internal horn to project sound played recordings from a disc.
Ole Evinrude granted patent no. US58233610A for his Marine Propulsion Mechanism. His design is one of the first commercially successful outboard motors for boats.
Julian Kahn granted patent no. US101783A for an “Apparatus for Mixing a Liquid with a Gas” – specifically whipped cream.
August 22nd Celebrated Birthdays
1893 – Dorothy Parker
The witty journalist, writer and poet was a frequent contributor to Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
Edith Prada – 1912
The noted archaeologist and art historian focused her career on the study of Ancient Near Eastern seals. Her work brought enormous insights and revelations through her scholarly work.
John Lee Hooker – 1917
In a career that spanned 60 years, the “King of Boogie” brought an ever-evolving style to the world of Blues. Known for his skill on the electric guitar, some of his best songs include Hobo Blues, I’m in the Mood, and Let’s Talk it Over.
Charles Francis Jenkins -1867
The prolific inventor focused his attention on the movie and television industry. In fact, his joint invention of the projector and their showing rooms may have helped launch the movie theater. He was also the first to move a car’s engine from under the seat to the front of the car.
Willis Rodney Whitney – 1868
As a chemist, researcher and engineer, Whitney would establish the General Electric Company laboratory.
George Herriman – 1880
The cartoonist and artist is best known as the creator of Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse.
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