NATIONAL FRAGILE X AWARENESS DAY | JULY 22
Each year on July 22nd, National Fragile X Awareness Day celebrates those impacted by Fragile X syndrome. The day also raises support for research, education and awareness. Read more…
NATIONAL MANGO DAY | July 22
Sweet, fragrant, and juicy mangoes add an abundance of flavor to beverages and meals. That’s why on July 22nd, National Mango Day recognizes all the nutritious variety this tropical fruit brings to the table! Read more…
NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY | JULY 22
National Penuche Fudge Day on July 22nd recognizes the creamy candy with an Italian name. If you like maple flavor, this nut-filled fudge is for you! Hands down the best fudge out there to make. Read more…
NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY | July 22
On July 22nd, relax in the shade and enjoy National Hammock Day. These portable, comfortable slings create excellent napping spaces no matter where you are! Read more…
NATIONAL RAT CATCHER’S DAY | July 22
National Rat Catcher’s Day on July 22nd commemorates the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The day also provides an opportunity to thank all present-day exterminators. Read more…
On Deck for July 23, 2022
- Gorgeous Grandma Day
- National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
- National Day of the Cowboy – Fourth Saturday in July
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 dozen
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup marshmallows
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup nuts
In a medium saucepan, cook evaporated milk, sugar, and salt over low heat for 5 minutes.
Add marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla, and nuts.
Pour into a buttered baking dish and let cool.
Cut into squares.
July 22nd Celebrated History
Inspired by the view from atop Pikes Peak, American author and professor Katharine Lee Bates writes the lyrics to “America the Beautiful.”
After 19 months of pursuit, federal agent Melvin Purvis and his team meet gangster and bank robber, John Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater. The resulting shootout between the agents and Dillinger ended in the gangster’s death.
Australian pilot Dick Smith completed the first solo circumnavigation of the Earth. He took his time, though. He departed on August 5, 1982, in his Bell Jetranger III from Bell Helicopter Hurst Heliport in Hurst, Texas. Fifty years before, Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world when he landed his Lockheed Vega named Winnie May when he landed at Floyd Bennet Field in New York. His flight took just under 8 days to complete.
Though never released in U.S. theatres, the action movie Captain America starring Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty is released to video.
July 22nd Celebrated Birthdays
Ruthie Tompson – 1910
The American animator and artist worked nearly 40 years with the Walt Disney Company. Some of the animated films she worked on include Mary Poppins, Robin Hood, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. In 2010, she became one of America’s supercentenarians.
Pancho Barnes – 1922
Not only was Pancho Barnes an aviation pioneer, but she also paved the way for stuntwomen in Hollywood. She also built her own airstrip and training program.
Dorcas Reilly – 1926
When you’re preparing your Thanksgiving meal, raise a toast to Dorcas Reilly. During her time working for Campbell’s Test Kitchen, she created the green bean casserole, a staple of an American Thanksgiving feast.
Alex Trebek – 1940
The popular Canadian American game show host is best known for hosting the game show Jeopardy! He hosted the show for 37 seasons.
John Leguizamo – 1964
The American actor is known for both his serious and comedic roles. His filmography includes John Wick, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the Ice Age animated franchise and many more.
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