AUGUST 6, 2022 | NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY | NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY | MEAD DAY | NATIONAL SUMMIT DAY | NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY | NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY | NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY | NATIONAL DISC GOLF DAY | NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY
NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY | AUGUST 6
On August 6th, National Root Beer Float Day tells us to float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice-cold mug of frothy root beer. The classic beverage creates a creamy treat loved by generations! Read more…
NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY | AUGUST 6
National Wiggle Your Toes Day on August 6 offers people the chance to show off the digits on their feet! The day encourages giving our feet (and our toes) a little extra attention. Read more…
MEAD DAY | FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST
Mead Day, on the first Saturday in August, increases awareness and fosters camaraderie among mead makers. A long history and rich craft and trade follow mead where ever it is found. Read more…
NATIONAL SUMMIT DAY | FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST
Views from the top of the world are some of the most spectacular sights, and they are also some of the hardest to achieve. National Summit Day on the first Saturday in August recognizes those mountain top summits and the people who climb there. Read more…
NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY | AUGUST 6
Pop a mint and smile on National Fresh Breath Day observed annually on August 6th. The day urges appreciation of oral hygiene and its importance. Dentists and oral care professionals applaud the day dedicated to fighting bad breath. Read more…
NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY
If it’s the first Saturday of the month, it’s National Play Outside Day. So, no matter what month it is, everyone put down their electronic devices and get outside! Read more…
NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY
National Jamaican Patty Day on the first Saturday in August celebrates a delicious turnover-style pastry. Be sure to enjoy one where ever you are! Read more…
NATIONAL DISC GOLF DAY | FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST
Grab your discs and call up your friends! The first Saturday in August is National Disc Golf Day! Read more…
NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY | FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST
National Mustard Day on the first Saturday in August recognizes a versatile condiment. Used in many different cuisines, mustard comes from the seeds of the mustard plant. Read more…
On Deck for August 7, 2022
- National Lighthouse Day
- National Raspberries N’ Cream Day
- Purple Heart Day
- American Family Day – First Sunday in August
- National Friendship Day – First Sunday in August
- National Sisters Day – First Sunday in August
Recipe of the Day
Name: Tropical Sangria
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 2+ hours
Total Prep: 10 minutes + chill time
1 750 mL bottle of sparkling Moscato
1 can pineapple rings (or 1 fresh, ripe pineapple)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup orange juice
24 ounces grapefruit soda (Fresca)
1 Pink grapefruit
Slice half the pineapple into 1/4 inch pieces. Reserve the remaining rings for garnish.
Slice 2 limes and grapefruit in round slices.
Add the pineapple pieces and lime slices to a large pitcher. Pour juices and Moscato into the pitcher.
Chill for 2-3 hours.
Place grapefruit slices in each glass. Fill with ice. Pour sangria into glasses and garnish with pineapple slices.
August 6th Celebrated History
Congress passes the Confiscation Act. The first of its kind, the act allowed Union seizure of Confederate property. It also essentially freed slaves who fought for the Confederacy.
Pitcher Cy Young makes his MLB debut with the Cleveland Spiders. He pitched the team to an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Colts.
Alice Ramsey drove a 1909 Maxwell DA across the United States. She along with her companions, Nettie Powell and Margaret Atwood, became the first women to complete a transcontinental road trip by automobile.
Starring John Barrymore, Don Juan debuted in New York City. It became the first feature-length film to include a synchronized score and sound effects using Vitaphone sound-on-disc. However, the film contained no dialogue.
At the Berlin Olympics, Japanese athletes Naoto Tajima and Masao Harada take gold and silver in the triple jump.
The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The B-29 Enola Gay was accompanied by two other B-29s. After being given the all-clear, the bombardier deployed Little Boy containing approximately 141 pounds of uranium.
Chubby Checker performs “The Twist” on American Bandstand for the first time. Soon after, the dance and song became a dance craze that swept the nation. It also caught the attention of those in authority. Some communities around the world banned “The Twist” along with Rock and Roll music.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act. The act guaranteed the right to vote for African Americans. While the legislation was weakly enforced, it did provide a legal foothold for Black voters across the country.
Muhammad Ali maintains his undisputed heavyweight champion title. In a fight held at Earl’s Court in London, the American boxer knocked out English boxer Brian London in the third round.
Hank Aaron breaks the record for home runs with a single team when he hit his 660th and 661st home runs. Babe Ruth previously held the record for 38 years.
Roberto Clemente is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The milestone made him the first Latin American and Caribbean player to join the Hall of Fame. Other players enshrined that day were Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Mickey Welch, and High Pockets Kelly.
Debbie Doom, the right-handed pitcher for the United States Softball Team, pitched two consecutive perfect games at the 1991 Pan American Games. Hosted by Havana, Cuba, the games put Doom in the spotlight. She would go on to pitch professionally in Women’s Pro Fastpitch.
August 6th Celebrated Birthdays
Catharine Beecher – 1800
Along with her sister, Mary, Beecher founded Hartford Female Seminary. She became an advocate for women’s education and the school provided a wide range of academic subjects.
Alfred Tennyson – 1809
One of the world’s best-known Victorian poets, Tennyson earned notoriety during his lifetime. Poems like “Ulysses” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade” are just two of his renowned poems.
Edith Roosevelt – 1861
As the second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt, Edith served as the 1st Lady of the United States.
Alexander Fleming – 1881
The microbiologist made the accidental discovery of the anti-bacterial properties of a mold called Penicillium. His discovery would lead to the antibiotic penicillin.
Inez Milholland – 1886
As a lawyer, Milholland pursued the law but as a woman, she did not have the right to vote. The activist became a high profile leader in the Suffrage Movement. While her efforts led to success with the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, she would die nearly 4 years before.
Lucille Ball – 1911
As an actor and comedian, Ball thrilled generations with her timing and skill. Best known for her role in the I Love Lucy television series, the comedian also starred in numerous films and variety shows.
Robert Mitchum – 1917
Over his 54 year career, actor Robert Mitchum played roles in westerns, romances, and war films. He is probably best known for his roles in The Story of G.I. Joe and Cape Fear.
Andy Warhol – 1928
The eclectic artist, director, and producer is best known for his pop art. His subjects included public figures and commercial logos.
M.Night Shyamalan – 1970
As an American filmmaker, Shyamalan is known for his subtle misdirection in his storytelling, keeping viewers guessing until the very end of his films. A few of his best-known films include The Sixth Sense, The Village and Signs.
Soleil Moon Frye – 1976
Actor and voice actor, Frye is best known for her role as Punky Brewster in the sitcom by the same name.
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