NATIONAL PARENTS’ DAY
National Parents’ Day honors all parents on the fourth Sunday in July. No matter where our parents may be, this day serves to celebrate their important role in our lives. Read more…
NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY | JULY 24
On July 24th, commemorate National Tequila Day with a little lime and salt. Mix up a Margarita, Paloma, or a Mamasita to celebrate the day! People have been making Tequila for centuries, and it was once known as mezcal wine. Read more…
NATIONAL COUSINS DAY | JULY 24
National Cousins Day on July 24th recognizes the lifelong relationships that grow among cousins. Our first friendships often form with cousins as young as infants and endure a lifetime. Read more…
NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY | July 24
Thermally speaking, July 24th is an excellent day to acknowledge National Thermal Engineer Day. Since it is one of the hottest days of the year, celebrate the contributions of thermal engineers. Read more…
NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY | JULY 24
Each year on July 24th, National Amelia Earhart Day honors the achievements of the aviation pioneer on the date of her birth. Read more…
NATIONAL DRIVE-THRU DAY | JULY 24
National Drive-Thru Day on July 24th recognizes an innovation conveniently going strong today. The drive-thru reached its iconic zenith in the 1950s but stayed strong through the 60s, 70s and beyond. People have enjoyed this service since the 1930s. Read more…
On Deck for July 25, 2022
- National Hire a Veteran Day
- National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
- National Merry-Go-Round Day
- National Threading the Needle Day
- National Wine and Cheese Day
Recipe of the Day
Easy Tortellini Soup
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb Italian sausage
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
3 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 15 – ounce can of great northern beans, drained
9-ounce package of cheese tortellini
5 cups kale, torn into pieces
1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
Fresh basil for garnish
In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Crumble sausage into the pot and season with Italian seasoning.
In a large saucepan, bring water 3-4 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook until al dente. Drain and add tortellini and kale to the soup. Bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with shaved parmesan and fresh basil as garnish.
July 24th Celebrated History
During an expedition to the Andes Mountains, explorer and scholar Hiram Bingham III rediscovers the ancient Inca mountain city of Machu Picchu.
Mata Hari’s trial begins in France. The courtesan was accused of spying for Germany. She was found guilty and executed by firing squad.
Nestlé introduces their instant coffee named Nescafé.
Columbia Pictures releases the film La Bamba featuring Lou Diamond Phillips. Directed by Luis Valdez, the film tells the story of Ritchie Valens whose recording career was cut short when the plane he was traveling in crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa.
July 24th Celebrated History
William Gillette – 1853
William Gillette played the iconic Sherlock Holmes on stage more than 1,000 times, and it was his portrayal that may have set the persona we most associate with Sir Arthur Conan Doyal’s genius detective. Gillette performed in only one film, also recreating the detective for the silent screen. Just a few years ago, the lost film was rediscovered.
Alice Ball – 1892
Alice Ball developed the first successful treatment for Hansen’s disease. As the first African American graduate with an M.S. degree from the College of Hawaii, Ball began her career there teaching chemistry. She began her research into Hansen’s Disease, later developing what became known as the “Ball Method” many years after her death at the age of 24.
Amelia Earhart – 1897
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart captured the hearts and minds of Americans. Her story would become one of legend and speculation when her attempt to circumnavigate the globe ended in her mysterious disappearance of the Pacific ocean in 1937.
Lynda Carter – 1951
Crowned Miss World America in 1972, Lynda Carter’s most memorable role was the superhero Wonder Woman in the television series by the same name.
Karl Malone – 1963
As a power forward in the NBA for 19 seasons, the professional basketball player earned the nickname “the Mailman.”
Turia Pitt – 1987
The Australian mining engineer and athlete turned her misfortune into a motivational business that inspires millions. In 2011, she survived a grass fire that burned 65 percent of her body.
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