NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY | JULY 10
On July 10th of each year, National Clerihew Day in the United States celebrates a poem style created by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. His four-line biographical poem offers a brief, though whimsical, approach to poetry. Read more…
NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY | JULY 10
July 10th recognizes a sweet, rum-based cocktail on National Pina Colada Day. Along with rum, a Pina Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice. Read more…
NATIONAL KITTEN DAY JULY 10
National Kitten Day on July 10th purrfectly celebrates the cuddly warmth of a kitty. The miniature fur balls of energy snuggle their way into our hearts with no effort at all. Within a flick of their tiny ears, we’re in love. Read more…
CHRONIC DISEASE DAY | July 10
On 7/10 we spread awareness on Chronic Disease Day to educate and advocate for people who live with a chronic health conditions every day. Read more…
On Deck for July 11, 2022
- All American Pet Photo Day
- National 7-Eleven Day
- National Blueberry Muffin Day
- National Cheer up the Lonely Day
- National Mojito Day
- National Rainier Cherry Day
- World Population Day
- World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day
- International Town Criers Day – Second Monday in July
Recipe of the Day for July 10
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.
July 10th Celebrated History
William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow begin arguments in the Scopes Trial. Darrow was part of the defense team for John Scopes, a science school teacher who continued to teach evolution despite a recent Tennessee law making it illegal.
Swedish engineer Nils Bohlen receives U.S. Patent No. 3,043,625 for the three-point seat belt.
The Rolling Stones’ single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” becomes the rock band’s first chart-topper in the United States.
Russia swears in its first elected president, Boris Yeltsin.
July 10th Celebrated Birthday
Nikola Tesla – 1856
In 1890, the Serbian-American left a legacy of invention behind including patent No. 428,057 for an electric generator. Though he died poor, his interest in AC current launched a revolution in the world of electric motors.
Mary McLeod Bethune – 1875
The American educator, advocate and civil servant advised four U.S. presidents during her long career. She also served on numerous projects, committees, and boards including the National Council of Negro Women, Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACS) and Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES). Education being at the center of everything she did, Bethune also established the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver – 1921
In 1968, the American philanthropist founded the Special Olympics. Leading up to this pivotal moment, Eunice Shriver through the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation helps establish programs, studies and summer camps focused on those with intellectual disabilities.
Arthur Ashe – 1943
After becoming the first African American recruited to the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1963, Ashe would go on to become the first male African American to win the U.S. Open (1968)(1970) and Wimbledon (1975). Another first came five years after his 1980 retirement; he became the first male African American inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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