NATIONAL KISS AND MAKE UP DAY | AUGUST 25
National Kiss and Make up Day reminds us to end the quarrels, arguments, and fights. Instead, come to an agreement with anyone you’ve had a disagreement with on National Kiss and Make up Day on August 25th. Read more…
NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY | AUGUST 25
National Banana Split Day recognizes the sweet ice cream treat served with a banana, whipped cream, and various toppings. Get yours on August 25th! Read more…
NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY | AUGUST 25
On August 25th, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day. Read more…
NATIONAL SECONDHAND WARDROBE DAY | AUGUST 25
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day encourages deals and savings each year across the United States on August 25. Find steals in secondhand and consignment stores all day long on gently worn clothing for all ages. Read more…
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOUNDERS DAY | AUGUST 25
On this day in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed what is now called the Organic Act. It established the National Park Service. As part of the Department of Interior, the National Park Service protects 400 areas in 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, totaling 84 million acres. Read more…
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NATIONAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING WEEK
In August, the third full week queues the processes that businesses and organizations need during National Management Training Week. Read more…
On Deck for August 26, 2022
- National Dog Day
- National Cherry Popsicle Day
- National Got Checked Day
- National Web Mistress Day
- National Women’s Equality Day
Recipe of the Day
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
1 medium onion chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small russet potato
6 cups stock chicken or vegetable
10 ears fresh corn, kernels removed (reserve cobs)
1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Saute onions on medium heat. Season with salt. Cook until onions are translucent.
Peel and dice the potato. Add potatoes, corn kernels, stock, and corn cobs. Cover and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low heat with lid vented for 20 minutes.
Remove cobs and reserve 1 cup of mixture. Puree remaining mixture until smooth. Add reserved soup. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro.
August 25th Celebrated History
The first patent for preserving food in tin cans is issued to Peter Durand. The merchant would later sell the English patent No. 3372 to Bryan Donkin and John Hall.
Addressing the issue of proper field seeding, Joseph Gibbons patents a grain drill that regulated the amount of seed sown in a single row.
Captain Matthew Web swims across the English Channel unassisted. His accomplishment is the first swim recorded swim across the channel from England to France.
The bacteriologist identified the organism responsible for the bubonic plague.
Fifty-two graduates of nursing, led by Martha Franklin, organized the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.
Congress establishes the National Park Service.
The first international passenger air service begins operating between London and Paris.
At the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Ethelda Bleibtrey becomes the first woman to win gold in swimming.
From sea to shining sea, Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the North American content solo.
Chikin Ramen becomes the first instant noodles on the market. Momofuku Ando perfected the process, and Nissin Foods sold the product.
Tennis player Arthur Ashe earns the men’s singles champion, becoming the first African-American to win the U.S. Open.
GE registers copyright for the jingle “We Bring Good Things To Life.”
The world’s tallest living tree is discovered. Named Hyperion, the redwood discovered by Michael Taylor and Chris Atkins grows in Redwood National and State Parks.
August 25th Celebrated Birthdays
Allan Pinkerton – 1819
The former deputy sheriff of Cook County in Chicago is best known for establishing one of the country’s most famous private detective agencies, the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
Joshua L. Cowen – 1877
The inventor and toymaker co-founded the Lionel Corporation and developed the first Lionel model train for the company.
Mary Bruce – 1900
Founder of the Mary Bruce Dance School in Harlem, the ballet and tap dancer taught Gregory Hines, Ruby Dee, and Katharine Dunham.
Mollie Panter – Downes – 1906
English author of such works as The Shoreless Sea and One Fine Day, Panter-Downes was also a columnist for The New Yorker.
Dorothea Tanning – 1910
The artist is best known for her surrealist painting and sculpture.
Arnold Neustadter – 1910
Before there was the Facebook friends list, there was the Rolodex. And Arnold Neustadter invented it.
Walt Kelly – 1913
Kelly worked for Walt Disney Studios as an animator, but he also created the comic strip Pogo.
Monty Hall – 1921
Comedian and game show host, Monty Hall, is best known for hosting the television game show Let’s Make a Deal.
Sean Connery – 1930
The first actor to play the role of James Bond in the Bond films, Connery has appeared in over 90 films including The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and the host of the Untouchables.
Regis Philbin- 1931
The perennial talk show host also hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and made several cameos in film and television.
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