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NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY | AUGUST 28
National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th praises a tasty and sweet hand pie. These cherry-filled pastries are best enjoyed hot. However, like any pie, many eat them at room temperature, too. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. No doubt your enjoyment will be doubled. Read more…
On Deck for August 29, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 cup cold water
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 green onion, diced
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Heat oven to 375°F. Pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season both sides with salt. Bake chicken for 20 minutes or until cooked.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with cold water. Over medium heat, bring the starch mixture to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar. Simmer until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
Mix in orange zest. Pour sauce over baked chicken and toss to coat. Serve over white rice. Garnish with onion and sesame seeds.
August 28th Celebrated History
The English Astronomer, William Herschel discovers a new moon orbiting Saturn. The moon is called Enceladus, today.
The first commercial vineyard is planted by John James Dufour in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Challenging pronunciation around the world while adding flavor to marinades and sauces, pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins create Worcester Sauce.
Rufus Porter publishes the first issue of Scientific American. Today, it’s the oldest continuously published periodical in the United States.
One of the first photographs of a tornado is taken near Howard, South Dakota.
Pharmacist Caleb Bradham changes the name of the carbonated soda he invented from Brad’s Drink to Pepsi-Cola.
In one of several escape performances he promoted in August, Harry Houdini escapes from a nailed cate submerged in water at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Warf in San Francisco. His arms and legs were chained with handcuffs and leg irons.
James E. Casey establishes the American Messenger Company. As the business expanded, the name was changed to United Parcel Service.
During the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King Jr makes his “I Have A Dream” speech. The speech is one of the most quoted and most famous speeches in the world.
Dr. Peter Buck and college student Fred Deluca open the first Subway sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The musical group the Jackson 5 releases the single “I’ll Be There” featuring the vocal talents of a young Michael Jackson.
The movies Honeymoon in Vegas, Clear Cut, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and Pet Sematary Two are released.
Danian Landscape & Garden completes the longest wooden walkway in the world.
Willamette University hosts the largest game of Red Light/Green Light. The 1,203 participants broke the university’s previous record from 2013.
Returning the Favor, the social media streaming show hosted by Mike Rowe, premiers.
August 28th Celebrated Birthdays
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton – 1774
Together with two other women, Seton established the first free Catholic school in the United States. She was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1975. Seton Hall University is named in her honor.
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes – 1831
The 20th First Lady of the United States was quite loved by the country.
Louis Le Prince – 1841
In 1888, the inventor and innovator recorded what most in the industry believe to be the first moving images on film.
George Whipple – 1878
Whipple’s research into treatments for pernicious anemia and the liver led to a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Roger Tory Peterson – 1908
The artist and naturalist published Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds ushering in a new phase to the environmental movement.
Tasha Tudor – 1915
The illustrator and author of children’s books as The Christmas Cat and A Time to Keep.
Jack Kirby – 1917
The immense talent of comic book author Jack Kirby inspired several Marvel films.
Janet Frame – 1924
Author of the novel Owls Do Cry, Janet Frame became one of New Zealand’s beloved authors.
Scott Hamilton – 1958
The American figure skater won gold in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Games.
Shania Twain – 1965
The country music artist had a string of hits, several that crossed over to the pop charts. Her popular ballad “From This Moment On” and the anthem “Any Man of Mine” kept listeners coming back for more.
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