NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY | AUGUST 24
National Waffle Day on August 24th commemorates the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued. Celebrate by savoring your favorite kind of waffle! Read more…
NATIONAL MARYLAND DAY
On August 24, we usher in the 7th state to join the Union with National Maryland Day. Maryland’s coastal location brings with it a deeply rooted maritime heritage that includes an ocean battle defending the city of Baltimore at Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. One witness to the action became so inspired, Francis Scott Key penned the words that later became our National Anthem. Read more…
NATIONAL PEACH PIE DAY | AUGUST 24
On August National Peach Pie Day is observed annually on August 24th. We celebrate this mouth-watering dessert during the heart of the Peach harvest season. Don’t forget the à la mode! Read more…
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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 24th Celebrated History
Reverend Samuel Henshall of Oxford, England receives the first patent for a corkscrew.
Charlotte Brontë finishes the manuscript for the classic novel Jane Eyre.
Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received the first patent for the waffle iron, revolutionizing breakfast forever.
Amelia Earhart completes the first transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman.
North Atlantic Treaty goes into effect.
A woman of many firsts, Edith Sampson was the first African American appointed as a U.S. representative at the United Nations.
Microsoft releases to retail the Windows 95 operating system.
The 9th planet in the solar system, Pluto, was demoted to a dwarf planet, much to the outrage of school children everywhere.
American men’s basketball team wins a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Co-founder of Apple, Inc, Steve Jobs, resigns as Chief Executive Officer.
Stephen Hawking presents his theory that black holes may provide passage to another universe.
Victor Vescovo reaches the deepest point in the Arctic becoming the first person to visit every ocean’s deepest point.
August 24th Celebrated Birthdays
Zonia Baber – 1862
If you’ve ever taken a geography class and found it fascinating, you should probably thank Zonia Barber. Not only did the geography teacher promote the equal rights of women, but she also encouraged a practical understanding of geography.
Ray McIntire – 1918
As a chemical engineer for Dow Chemical Company, McIntire accidentally developed Styrofoam while trying to create a flexible, rubber-like insulator.
Gregory Jarvis – 1944
The electrical engineer is one of seven astronauts who tragically died when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after lift off.
Anna Lee Fisher – 1949
As a physician and mother, Fisher became the first mother in space when she boarded the space shuttle discovery and launched into space. She was also one of six women selected to be NASA’s first female astronauts. The others? Shannon Lucid, Margaret Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Sullivan, Judith Resnik, and Sally Ride.
Orson Scott Card – 1951
The prolific science fiction writer is known for his Ender’s Game series which is now coming to film.
Oscar Hijuelos – 1951
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. The novel follows the story of Cuban immigrants seeking the American Dream. In 1992, the novel came to the silver screen as the The Mamo Kings.
Mike Shanahan – 1952
The former head coach of the Denver Broncos led the team to consecutive Super Bowl wins.
Steve Guttenberg – 1958
The comedic actor is known for his roles in Police Academy, Short Circuit, and Three Men and A Baby.
Cal Ripken – 1960
Also known as “The Iron Man,” Ripken played infield for the Baltimore Orioles.
Marlee Matlin – 1965
The Oscar-winning actress earned numerous awards for her role as Sarah when Children of a Lesser God was brought to the silver screen. She first performed the role in the Broadway play by the same name. Since then, Matlin has performed in over 60 films and television shows. She is also an advocate for the deaf.
Reggie Miller – 1965
The round 1 NBA draft pick played 18 years with the Indiana Pacers.
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