NATIONAL DOG DAY | August 26
National Dog Day on August 26th encourages dog ownership of all breeds. While seeking a new companion, be sure to consider the mutts, mixes, purebreds, and everything in between. Read more…
NATIONAL WEBMISTRESS DAY | AUGUST 26
National WebMistress Day recognizes women in web development on August 26th. Read more…
NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY | AUGUST 26
The United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights on this day in 1920. Every year on August 26, we commemorate this right with National Women’s Equality Day. Read more…
NATIONAL GOT CHECKED DAY | AUGUST 26
National Got Checked Day on August 26th creates a call to action, providing a friendly reminder and asking a simple question, “got checked?” Be inspired when you answer, “YES!” Read more…
NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY | AUGUST 26
Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States enjoy celebrating National Cherry Popsicle Day. Read more…
On Deck for August 27, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Total Prep: 65
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 large egg yolks
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Place chocolate in a medium bowl.
In a small saucepan, bring cream, milk, and salt to simmer.
Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
Whisk egg yolks in a separate medium bowl.
Slowly add the melted chocolate and whisk until blended.
Strain mixture into another container.
Divide custard into six ramekins.
Place ramekins in a roasting pan or baking dish.
Add hot water to the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the cups.
Cover with foil and place carefully in the oven.
Bake the custards until they are set around the edges, but the centers slightly move when shaken, approximately 55 minutes.
August 26th Celebrated History
The Missouri Board of Education establishes the first public kindergarten in the country. William Torrey Harris and Susan Blow directed the new program that would grow across the country.
Philo Farnsworth receives patent No. 1773980 for his invention of a television system.
August 26th Celebrated Birthdays
Charles Richet – 1850
A pioneer in immunology, Richet won the Nobel Prize for his research on anaphylaxis.
Le De Forest – 1873
Lee de Forest invented the Audion vacuum. This invention made live radio broadcasting possible. Born in Iowa in 1873, de Forest would become the chief scientist for the first U.S. radio firm, American Wireless Telephone, and Telegraph.
Zona Gale – 1874
Author and playwright, Zona Gale, is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1921, she earned the award with her play Miss Lulu Bett.
Earl Biggers – 1884
The novelist invented the private detective character, Charlie Chan.
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