NATIONAL POSTAL WORKER DAY | JULY 1
National Postal Worker Day on July 1st recognizes postal workers all across the nation and encourages us to show our appreciation. Thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week. Read more…
NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY | JULY 1
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July 1st marks National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, a day to sample or wonder about the odd combinations of ice cream flavors. Skip the traditional chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream when you celebrate this holiday! Read more…
NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY | JULY 1
Mmmmmm, hungry? Join National Gingersnap Day on July 1st by enjoying this sweet and savory treat. Recipes for gingersnap cookies typically call for molasses, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. The combination of sweet and spicy has long been enjoyed for generations. Read more…
NATIONAL U.S. POSTAGE STAMP DAY | JULY 1
On July 1st, National US Postage Stamp Day recognizes the ease and simplicity with which we can send and receive mail. A stamp represents payment for the delivery of a letter or a package. Read more…
On Deck for July 2, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Coffee Ice Cream
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Freeze Time: 4-6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
1 teaspoon vanilla or another extract of your choice
1/3 cup sugar
Pour the whipping cream into a medium-sized bowl and gently stir in the coffee powder and extract.
Let stand for 5 minutes to soften the coffee powder.
Whip the cream with a mixer or by hand adding the sugar when soft peaks begin to form. Beat till stiff.
Spoon into 4-6 dixie-sized cups (2 1/2 inches in diameter) or individual serving dishes.
Freeze for 4 to 6 hours.
Recipe Credit: Roberta Allen
July 1st Celebrated History
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario became the Dominion of Canada.
France hosts the first Tour de France bicycle race.
The Lincoln Highway Association forms. An idea of Carl Fisher, the organization promoted a coast-to-coast road sponsored and supported by corporate donations.
The United States institutes the ZIP Code.
July 1st Celebrated Birthdays
Elizabeth Davey Lochrie – 1890
Known as the “Daughter of Montana” and adopted by the Blackfoot Nation, Elizabeth Davey https://lochrie.doanehoag.com/index.htmLochrie traveled rural Montana painting evocative portraits of the Native Americans who lived there. Her breathtaking murals captured the beauty and ruggedness of Montana frontier life.
Olivia de Havilland – 1916
The British-American actress is best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind.
Nell Jackson – 1929
The Olympic sprinter was a pioneer in women’s track & field. She competed in the 1948 Olympics but her greater contribution to the sport was being selected as the first African American head coach for the women’s U.S. Olympic team in 1956. In 1972, Jackson was selected again to lead the team.
Dan Aykroyd – 1952
The Canadian-American actor gained popularity during the 1970s as a cast member with Saturday Night Live. As a versatile actor, Aykroyd’s performances bring to life unique characters. Watch him in The Coneheads, The Blues Brothers, My Girl, Ghost Busters and Grosse Pointe Blanke, just to name a few.
Diana, Princess of Wales – 1961
In 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married The Prince of Wales. Together they had two sons, Prince William and Prince Henry. She died tragically in a car crash in 1997.
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