NATIONAL CORN FRITTERS DAY | July 16
National Corn Fritters Day on July 16th encourages us to fry up a batch of these crispy, flavorful bites of corn and batter! Make them with fresh corn and the celebration will be even better! Read more…
TOSS AWAY THE “COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY | Third Saturday in July
Across the United States, the third Saturday in July recognizes Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day. In short, don’t go through life with regrets. Read more…
NATIONAL PERSONAL CHEF DAY | JULY 16
Each year on July 16th, National Personal Chef Day recognizes the dedication and hard work of personal chefs across the United States. Read more…
On Deck for July 17, 2022
- National Lottery Day
- National Peach Ice Cream Day
- National Tattoo Day
- National Yellow Pig Day
- World Emoji Day
- Wrong Way Corrigan Day
- National Ice Cream Day – Third Sunday in July
Recipe of the Day
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 cobs
This recipe cooks up tender corn on the cob in minutes! When grilled, the corn steams in its own leaves and picks up a smoky flavor. Delicious!
8 cobs of sweet corn in the husk
salt to taste
Fill sink half full of cool water.
Soak corn in the water with the husks intact for 10 minutes.
Preheat grill to at least 350 degrees.
Remove corn from the water and shake off the excess.
Place corn on the grill and cook for 15 minutes until tender.
Remove cobs from the heat.
Strip the husks and silks. The steam will make the husks and silks come away more easily.
Add butter and seasoning while still warm.
July 16th Celebrated History
The Residence Act establishes the District of Columbia as the United States’ capital.
The Dixie cup is patented. Attorney Lawrence W. Luellen of Newton, Massachusetts originally designed the paper cup in 1908 to use with his water dispensing machine. He partnered with Hugh Moore of the American Water Supply Company and set out to change the world’s water drinking habits. Instead of sharing drinking glasses and communal drinking tins, the partners suggested their product stopped the spread of germs by being a single-use, disposable drinking vessel.
Oklahoma City installs the world’s first parking meter. Carl Magee received patent no. 2,118,318 for his invention and initially trademarked it as the “Dual.” However, Magee would later rename the invention the “Park-O-Meter.”
Joe DiMaggio broke his own consecutive game hitting streak when he hit his 56th. The Yankee began and ended the streak against pitcher Eddie Smith of the Chicago White Sox. The phenomenal streak ended on July 17th against the Cleveland Indians and pitcher Al Smith. No one has repeated the feat or broken it since.
Little, Brown and Company publishes J.D. Salinger’s coming-of-age novel, Catcher in the Rye.
Can you say, “Count down?” The Apollo 11 mission launches from Kennedy Space Center. Four days later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon. Pilot Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module.
Isaac Harding-Davis set the world record for the most ice cream eaten in 1 minute. Anyone else getting sympathy brain freeze?
July 16th Celebrated Birthdays
Mary Baker Eddy – 1821
Mary Baker Eddy established the Church of Christ, Scientist, also known as Christian Science.
Ida B. Wells – 1862
In 1896, the American journalist help found the National Association of Colored Women. During her lifetime she served as a teacher, newspaper owner, and advocate for African American rights. In 1892, she began an anti-lynching campaign
Orville Redenbacher – 1907
The bow tie-wearing food scientist developed his own brand of popping corn alongside his business partner Charles Bowman. The famous brand was originally named Red Bow in 1970, but was soon changed to Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn.
Will Ferrell – 1967
The American actor and comedian rose through the ranks of Saturday Night Live to the big screen in comedies like Zoolander, Elf and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
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