NATIONAL NUDE DAY | JULY 14
On July 14th, laundry is unnecessary. It’s National Nude Day! Enjoy an air bath or explore the naturist movement. Read more…
NATIONAL MAC AND CHEESE DAY | JULY 14
One of the classic comfort foods earns a place of honor on July 14th. It is National Mac and Cheese Day! Read more…
NATIONAL GRAND MARNIER DAY | JULY 14
National Grand Marnier Day on July 14th recognizes a liquor that brings citrus notes to cocktails and desserts. Since the 1880s, we’ve been enjoying the fruits of Grand Marnier’s exquisite flavor. Read more…
NATIONAL TAPE MEASURE DAY | JULY 14
On July 14th, measuring twice means something extra on National Tape Measure Day. Read more…
On Deck for July 15, 2022
- National Give Something Away Day
- National Gummi Worm Day
- National I Love Horses Day
- National Pet Fire Safety Day
- National Tapioca Pudding Day
Recipe of the Day
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.
July 14th Celebrated History
French revolutionaries storm the Bastille.
The Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations opened at the Crystal Palace in New York City. President Franklin Pierce attended the opening as well as thousands of others. The first World’s Fair hosted in the United States followed the London Exhibition from the previous year.
Lincoln County New Mexico Sherriff Pat Garrett shoots and kills American outlaw William Bonney (AKA Billy the Kid).
The film Easy Rider premiered in New York City. Directed by Dennis Hopper, the film followed two bikers across the country. The film starred Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson.
July 14th Celebrated Birthdays
Gertrude Bell – 1868
The self-taught archeologist and Oxford graduate (the first woman to earn first degree honors there), Bell explored even the world’s mountain peaks as an experienced mountaineer. As a linguist, she served in the role of mediator, specifically in the Middle East and the Conference in Cairo.
William Hannah – 1910
William Hanna partnered with Joseph Barbera and created many of today’s classic animated cartoons. Starting with the successful Tom & Jerry, the team would take us into the past with The Flinstones and fast forward us to the future with the Jetsons. Their studios would produce animated television shows well into the 2000s, including the popular Smurfs.
Woody Guthrie – 1912
Woody Guthrie’s folk music spoke to the working public. From his anthems to his poetic lullabies, Guthrie spoke and sang openly of the human condition or softly of its sweetest moments.
Gerald Ford – 1913
After the resignation of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford took the oath of office and became the 38th President of the United States.
Ingmar Bergman – 1918
The accomplished Swedish film director won his first Academy Award in 1961 for The Virgin Spring. In total, Bergman earned three Oscars, six Golden Globes and numerous international awards.
Jane Lynch – 1960
The award-winning American actress and comedian can be seen in the TV musical series Glee, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and several other shows and films.
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