AUGUST 8, 2022 | NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY | SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY | NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY | NATIONAL CBD DAY | NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY | GLOBAL SLEEP UNDER THE STARS NIGHT
NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY | AUGUST 8
Smile on August 8th to share in National Happiness Happens Day. On this day each year just let it happen. You know. Happiness. Because happiness happens. Read more…
SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY
Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day on August 8th offers gardeners a way to rid themselves of extra produce. For some, this day offers a way to rid their garden of an overproducing squash plant. Read more…
NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY
National Dollar Day on August 8th commemorates the day Congress established the U.S. monetary system in 1786. Read more…
NATIONAL CBD DAY | AUGUST 8
On August 8th, National CBD Day recognizes the natural hemp product everyone’s clamoring for! Learn about CBD and updated laws impacting its use. Read more…
NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY | AUGUST 8
When it comes to scooping up a delicious celebration, National Frozen Custard Day on August 8th knows how to do it right. With a smooth texture and fresh flavor, frozen custard delights in many ways. Read more…
GLOBAL SLEEP UNDER THE STARS NIGHT
August 8th is Global Sleep Under the Stars Night. Read more…
On Deck for August 9, 2022
Recipe of the Day for August 8
Name: Zucchini Slaw
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes + 1 hour chill time
2 small or 1 medium zucchini, coarsely shredded and well drained
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup coarsely shredded carrot
3 TBSP mayo
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1/2 TSP sugar
1/4 TSP salt & pepper to taste.
Mix dressing ingredients and toss in veggies. Cover & refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve.
August 8 Celebrated History
The U.S. Patent Office issues patent #N.180,857 to Thomas Edison for Improvement in Autographic Printing. Samuel F. O’Reilly would make further modifications to Edison’s motorized pen design for use in the tattoo trade.
The first International Lawn Tennis Championship begins. The event eventually becomes known as the Davis Cup.
Five years after the Wright brothers achieved motorized flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they present their flying machine to a public audience for the first time. Wilbur Wright piloted the aircraft at a racecourse in Le Mans, France.
Warner Bros. releases “The Squakin’ Hawk” and debuts the character Henery Hawk. The spirited brown hawk appeared in 13 Looney Toon shorts. He was often seen pursuing a chicken for supper. His most popular target was Foghorn Leghorn.
During World War II, 6 Nazi spies who brought their activities to the United States, are executed for treason in Washington, D.C.
Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel from France to England. Her time of 13 hours and 23 minutes broke the record previously held by American Gertrude Ederle.
Brian Hyland’s “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” hits #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
The Beatles release “Yellow Submarine” in the United States. The flip side of the single included the song “Eleanor Rigby.”
President Richard Nixon informed the public on national television that he would resign the presidency effective noon the next day.
A British mail train becomes the target of a heist. In the robbery, 15 thieves relieve a mail car of £2.6 million. While all of the thieves are later captured and convicted, the mastermind and insider is never revealed.
In the new agreement, Major League Baseball will permit two new National League teams in 1993. The teams added in the expansion year were Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (Miami Marlins).
Sara Ferguson, Duchess of York, gives birth to a baby girl.
The Chicago Cubs play their first night game at Wrigley Field 112 years after their inception. When darkness set in, 91-year-old Harry Grossman threw the switch that brought to the theater below. However, the game was never completed due to rain at 3 1/2 innings. It’s interesting to note that the first night game ever played at Wrigley Field came in 1943 during World War II when the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League played their All-Star game under temporary lights.
US Dream Team wins Olympic gold in Barcelona Olympics.
Coolio releases “Gangsta’s Paradise” which features music from Stevie Wonder. The song would go on to be featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds.
Denver Bronco’s quarterback John Elway elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former Washington Post editor, Benjamin Bradlee, receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
August 8 Celebrated Birthdays
Matthew Henson – 1866
In an expedition led by Robert Peary, Henson became the first African American to reach the North Pole.
Robert Smith – 1879
Also known as “Dr. Bob,” Smith co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous.
Ernest Lawrence – 1901
The physicist is known for inventing the cyclotron. In 1939, he won the Nobel Prize for his invention of the cyclotron.
Paul Dirac – 1902
The 1933 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, the British physicist contributed to the advancement of quantum physics.
Esther Williams – 1921
Swimming champion turned movie star, Williams appeared in many of her films doing what she does best – swimming. She would also earn her star on the Walk of Fame in 1960.
Mel Tillis – 1932
The country musician and songwriter is known for songs like “Coca Cola Cowboy” and “Let’s Go All The Way Tonight.”
Dustin Hoffman – 1937
An Oscar-winning actor, Hoffman made his film debut in 1967 in The Tiger Makes Out. He is also known for his roles in The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie, and Hook.
Svetlana Savitskaya – 1948
Pilot and cosmonaut, Savitskaya’s achievements include being the 2nd woman in space. During her second flight to space, she also became the first woman to complete a spacewalk. She is the only Russian woman to perform a spacewalk.
Keith Caradine – 1949
Television and film actor, Carradine is known for many roles including FBI Agent Frank Lundy in the HMO series Dexter and Lou Solverson in the FX series Fargo.
Deborah Norville – 1958
An Emmy-winning journalist, Norville anchored the TV news show Inside Edition.
Manjul Bhargava – 1974
In 2014, the Canadian American mathematician earned the Fields Medal, often viewed as mathematics’ highest honor.
Roger Ferderer – 1981
The Swiss-born tennis player holds more men’s singles Grand Slam championships than any other player.
Anthony Rizzo – 1989
The Red Sox drafted the first baseman into the MLB in 2007. He has also played for the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs.
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