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July 2, 2022 - NATIONAL WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER DAY - NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY – NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY

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JULY 2, 2022 | NATIONAL WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER DAY | NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY | NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY

NATIONAL WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER DAY | July 2

NATIONAL WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER DAY | July 2

July 2 honors the dedicated personnel who coordinate their efforts to protect the nation’s wildlands. It’s also a day to remember the sacrifice made each time a firefighter steps into a wildland fire. Read more…

National Hop-A-Park Day | First Saturday in July

NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY | FIRST SATURDAY IN JULY

National Hop-A-Park Day on the first Saturday in July creates an opportunity to explore the parks in your area and learn more about your community. Read more…

National Anisette Day | July 2

NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY | JULY 2

On July 2nd, we recognize a liqueur derived from aniseed on National Anisette Day. Aniseed from the anis herb gives anisette its licorice or fennel flavor. While usually a dry, dry liqueur, distillers sometimes add a sugar syrup for a sweeter result. Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France lead the world in drinking this licorice-tasting drink. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 6-ounce skin-on salmon filets
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Instructions

Heat oven to 400°F.

Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper. Place salmon in a single layer in the baking dish.

In a small saucepan, mix honey, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Bring to a boil, simmering for about 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Pat salmon with a paper towel and lightly season with salt.

Bake salmon for 6 minutes. Coat with glaze, reserving about 2-3 tablespoons, and bake for an additional 6-8 minutes.

Spoon the remaining glaze over the salmon and serve.

July 2 Celebrated History

1881

At the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., Charles J. Guiteau shoots President James A. Garfield in the back. The President would die a long and painful death months later.

1938

Amelia Earhart and her navigator Frederick Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island in her attempt to fly around the world.

1962

Sam Walton opens the first Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964

Lyndon B. Johns signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

1979

The U.S. issues the Susan B. Anthony coin. The one-dollar coin is the first to honor a woman on its face.

July 2 Celebrated Birthdays

Thurgood Marshall – 1908

The grandson of a slave, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Leading up to his nomination, Marshall prevailed in Brown v. Board of Education resulting in the end of school segregation. He was named Chief Counsel to the NAACP where the attorney was legal counsel for civil rights cases. President John F. Kennedy appointed Marshall to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit followed by a 1965 appointment by President Lyndon Johnson to the office of U.S. Solicitor General. In 1967, he was nominated to the Supreme Court.

Medgar Evers – 1925

World War II veteran and civil rights activist, Medgar Evers, is most noted for his efforts to desegregate the University of Mississippi. He was murdered by Byron De La Beckwith in 1963.

Richard Petty – 1937

Known as The King in the NASCAR world, Richard Petty began racing when he was 21 years old. Petty, along with Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson, has won the NASCAR championship seven times. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.

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