NATIONAL JUST BECAUSE DAY | AUGUST 27
On August 27th, National Just Because Day offers up an opportunity to do stuff…just because. So feel free to celebrate this day any way you choose. Just because! Read more…
NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY | AUGUST 27
On August 27th, National Pots De Creme Day sets the table with a delicious custard dessert. Collect your ramekins, because this day gives you another excuse to use them! Read more…
On Deck for August 28, 2022
- National Bow Tie Day
- National Cherry Turnovers Day
- National Power Rangers Day
- National Red Wine Day
- National Thoughtful Day
- Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Recipe of the Day
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Prep: 5 minutes
1 – 8 oz block cream cheese softened
1 – 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
1 – 8 oz tub whipped topping
1 – 21 oz can cherry pie filling
Graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or animal crackers
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream together until well combined.
Add whipped topping and mix until just incorporated.
Pour the mixture into a 9-10 inch pie plate or a serving dish the same diameter.
Spread the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake mixture evenly.
Chill until served.
Dip with animal crackers, graham crackers or vanilla wafers.
August 27th Celebrated History
After nearly a year of drilling, Edwin Drake strikes oil near Titusville, PA. The well is the first successful commercial oil well in the United States.
Nestle registers the trademark for Toll House for the first time in preparation for marketing Ruth Wakefield’s chocolate chip cookies.
Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn is released in the U.S.
Students Norris and Ross McWhirter publish the Guinness Book of World Records for the first time.
Walt Disney premiers the live-action and animated series, Mary Poppins, at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Alice Waters, restaurateur and food activist, opens the French restaurant Chez Panisse. The restaurant on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California continues to operate with a menu of fresh ingredients, entrees, pasta and pizza.
The country music artist, Garth Brooks, releases his 2nd album, No Fences.
Hasbro hosted the world’s largest and simultaneous game of Monopoly. In 21 locations around the world, 2918 people played the popular board game. No word on how many game boards were tossed in angry defeat.
The Del Mar Dive Club located in Wigston, Leicestershire, UK hosted 60 people playing dominoes underwater setting a world record.
August 27th Celebrated Birthdays
Charles Dawes – 1865
The businessman and banker was elected as the 30th Vice President of the United States when he ran with Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
Katharine McCormick – 1875
The women’s suffrage activist and philanthropist fully funded research for the birth control pill.
C.S. Forester – 1899
The English novelist is known for The Hornblower series as well as The Good Shepherd and The African Queen.
Lyndon B Johnson – 1908
Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, completing the term of John F. Kennedy after he was killed by an assassin.
Alice Coltrane – 1937
Jazz musician and spiritual leader, Coltrane also played piano for a short time in the John Coltrane Quartet.
Paul Reubens – 1952
Best known for his character Pee-wee Herman, the performer is also a comedian, writer and producer.
Aaron Paul – 1979
The actor is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the television series Breaking Bad.
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