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NATIONAL COAST GUARD DAY | AUGUST 4
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Recipe of the Day
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 ounce package chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Gradually add to the wet ingredients.
Incorporate the chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
August 4th Celebrated History
The U.S. Coast Guard is established, serving as the only U.S. force on the seas at the time.
The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first edition. Printed on a press previously operated by Benjamin Franklin, the Saturday Evening Post was stylized after The Pennsylvania Gazette, also printed by Franklin.
Red Cross forms in Britain as the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War.
Musée Rodin (Rodin Museum) opens in Paris displaying the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Two years after she went into hiding from the Nazis, Anne Frank and her family are arrested.
German Wilhelm Herz breaks a motorcycle land speed record by when he achieves 210 miles per hour at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
Pitcher Bob Gibson wins his 200th game in a home game in St. Louis. The final score was 7-2 against the San Francisco Giants.
Carl Lewis earns his first gold medal at the Los Angels Olympics. He ran the 100-meter sprint in 9.99 seconds.
“Purple Rain” hits #1 on the music charts. The Minnesota pop-rocker, Prince released the song on July 14th.
August 4th Celebrated Birthdays
Percy Bysshe Shelley – 1792
Known for his romantic poetry, Shelley would also gain a reputation as a rebel.
Louis Vuitton – 1821
Making a name for himself as a fashion designer, Vuitton launched his brand in 1854.
Queen Elizabeth II – 1900
The Queen Mother held her reign longer than any other British monarch.
Louis Armstrong – 1901
Also known as Satchmo, Armstrong’s five-decade career included jazz songs like “Wonderful World”, “Hello, Dolly,” and “Isn’t This a Lovely Day.” The talented musician played trumpet and his voice provided a one-of-a-kind sound.
Helen Thomas – 1920 Journalist
Thomas served in the White House press corps and her career spanned presidents from Kennedy to Obama.
Elsberry Hobbs – 1936
Hobbs played bass for the Drifters from 1959 – 1966.
Mary Decker – 1958
During her career, Decker appeared in four Olympics, and she’s the only athlete to achieve U.S. records in every distance between 800 meters to 10,000 meters.
Barack Obama – 1961
Serving two terms as the 44th President of the United States, he is also the first Black U.S. president.
Roger Clemens – 1962
As a pitcher, Clemens played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball. Due to his powerful pitches, he earned the name “Rocket.”
Lori Lightfoot – 1962
Upon her election to Chicago’s mayor in 2019, Lightfoot became the first African-American woman elected to the office.
Daniel Dae Kim – 1968
Known for his roles in the television shows Lost and Hawaii Five-0, Kim is also a voice actor and producer.
Jeff Gordon – 1971
The former professional stock car driver earned a long list of honors. Gordon now announces for Fox NASCAR.
Meghan Markle – 1981
Sharing a birthday with the Queen Mother, Markle joined the British Royal Family when she and Prince Harry married.
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