NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY | AUGUST 9
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On Deck for August 10, 2022
- Agent Orange Awareness Day
- National Connecticut Day
- National Lazy Day
- National Shapewear Day
- National S’mores Day
Recipe for the Day for August 10
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 60 minutes
1/2 cup small pearl tapioca
3/4 cup water
2 – 1/4 cups 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar divided
2 eggs separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Soak the tapioca in water for 30 minutes in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan.
Do not drain any remaining liquid from the tapioca.
Lightly beat egg yolks and add to tapioca along with milk, salt and 1/4 cup of sugar.
Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes and stir frequently.
Beat together egg whites and remaining sugar until soft peaks form.
Fold in a portion of the hot tapioca into the egg whites, then carefully fold the mixture back into the saucepan.
Continue to stir over low heat for approximately 3 minutes.
Allow the tapioca to cool for 15 minutes, then add the vanilla.
Serve the tapioca warm or chilled.
As an added treat, top with fruit, nuts, whipped cream, cinnamon or other seasonal favorites.
August 9 Celebrated History
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed. United States Secretary of State Daniel Webster and Britain’s Alexander Baring, Lord Ashburton, come to an agreement regarding the Canadian and U.S. border east of the Rocky Mountains. The border had been in dispute since the end of the Revolutionary War.
Author, philosopher and transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau, publishes Walden.
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 608,845 to Rudolf Diesel for the internal combustion engine.
Alva Fisher receives a patent for a drive motor for washing machines. Patent no. 966,677 led to the production of the Thor electric washing machine.
Betty Boop debuts as a French poodle in the cartoon short “Dizzy Dishes.”
Jesse Owens wins fourth Olympic medal becoming the first American to reach this achievement.
The U.S. drops its second atomic bomb, this time on Nagasaki, Japan. The bomb was nicknamed Fat Man.
In protest of laws requiring women to carry passes, 20,000 women march on Pretoria’s Union Buildings.
Once President Richard Nixon’s resignation went into effect at noon, Vice President Gerald Ford takes the oath of office as the new president of the United States.
Major League Soccer debuts David Beckam in a game between the LA Galaxy and D.C. United.
After 56 consecutive days of high temperatures of at least 80 degrees, the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana breaks the streak with a 79 degree day.
Usain Bolt earns his 2nd 200-meter Olympic win, making him the only man in history to do so.
August 9 Celebrated Birthdays
Elizabeth Hamilton – 1757
Born Elizabeth Schuyler, she would marry statesman and military commander Alexander Hamilton. Following the deaths of her son and husband, she would co-found the Orphan Asylum Society – the first private orphanage in New York City. She lived to the age of 97.
George Hoyt – 1883
Basketball referee and author of The Theory and Practice of Basketball Officiating, Hoyte also founded the New England Interscholastic Basketball Tournament. Hoyte was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961.
Lenard Sutton – 1925
Racing for 10 years in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, Sutton garnered 43 top ten finishes and 3 wins.
Smokey Bear – 1944
The U.S. Forest Service authorizes a forest fire prevention campaign with Smokey Bear as the mascot.
Sam Elliott – 1944
Leading man and the voice of the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” campaign, Elliot is known for his numerous roles including in The Ranch, Ghost Rider, Tombstone, and Mask.
Chris Haney – 1950
The Canadian journalist joined forces with Scott Abbott to create the popular board game, Trivial Pursuit.
Michael Kors – 1960
A life long interest in design launched this fashion designer into the spotlight when he created the Michael Khor brand.
Whitney Houston – 1963
Houston released her first album at the age of 22 and went on to become one of the best-selling recording artists ever.
Brett Hull – 1964
With a 20 year career in the National Hockey League, Hall played with the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Wings, and Phoenix Coyotes. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
Hoda Kotb – 1964
The Egyptian-American journalist joined the NBC TODAY show in 2007 as host of the fourth hour. She now shares the hosting duties with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Deion Sanders – 1967
First drafted in 1989 as a first-round pick, Sanders played 14 seasons with the NFL.
Gillian Anderson – 1967
Best known for her role as Dana Scully in the television series The X-Files, Anderson would also go on to star on stage and the big screen.
Arion Salazar – 1970
The Grammy-nominated bassist was an original member of the band Third Eye Blind.
Ashley Johnson – 1983
The actress launched her career at a young age in the role of Chrissy Seaver in the television sitcom Growing Pains. One of her most recent roles included NBC’s Blindspot.
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