NATIONAL ALL OR NOTHING DAY | JULY 26
Celebrated each year on July 26th, National All or Nothing Day allows people to throw caution to the wind and go for broke. Read more…
NATIONAL DISABILITY INDEPENDENCE DAY | JULY 26
National Disability Independence Day on July 26th commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. Read more…
NATIONAL BAGELFEST DAY | JULY 26
National Bagelfest Day on July 26th recognizes the kosher carbohydrate. Toast one and add a schmear or two. If you don’t, you’re not really celebrating. Read more…
NATIONAL AUNT AND UNCLE’S DAY | JULY 26
National Aunt and Uncle’s Day on July 26th honors a special set of relatives we look up to throughout our lives. During holidays, family events, and sometimes sleepovers, aunts and uncles often hold an extraordinary place in our hearts. They fill our lives with fun, laughter, love, and incredible memories. Read more…
NATIONAL COFFEE MILKSHAKE DAY | July 26
Add National Coffee Milkshake Day on July 26th and coffee lovers to those who participate in National Ice Cream Month. The day whips up a caffeinated way to celebrate one of the hottest times of the year. Read more…
On Deck for July 27, 2022
- National Crème Brûlée Day
- National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
- National Love Is Kind Day
- National New Jersey Day
- National Scotch Day
Recipe of the Day
Delicious Glazed Donuts
Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Servings: 18 donuts
1 packet active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
5-5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Shortening for frying
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3-5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. When bubbles begin to form in the yeast mixture, stir in the milk and eggs. Cut the butter into the mixture. Gradually add flour and salt, scraping sides as you stir. When a dough forms, turn the dough onto a floured surface. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour, but not too much or donuts will be tough. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth. Form a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover and place in a warm place to let the dough rise.
When the dough is double in size, turn out onto a floured surface and knead. Divide dough in half and cover. Allow to rest 10-15 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients. Add enough milk to create a thin, pourable glaze.
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Turn one half the dough onto a floured surface and roll the dough into about 1/2 inch thickness. Dust donut cutter with flour and cut out donuts. Place on baking sheet. Cover and allow the donuts to rise until doubled in size.
Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet. Heat cooking oil in a deep-fryer or large pot to 350-375°F.
Drop donuts into the hot oil, 1-2 minutes per side. Using a slotted spoon, remove doughnuts and place them on the cooling rack.
Drizzle glaze over the tops of the doughnuts while the donuts are warm but slightly cooled.
July 26th Celebrated History
President Harry S. Truman creates the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff when he signs the National Security Act of 1947.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the use of aspartame as an artificial sweetener. However, the approval is short-lived, as objections are raised. The administration will once more approve the sweetener in 1981.
President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.
The Democratic party nominated Hillary Clinton for president. She is the first woman nominated for president on a major party ticket in the United States.
July 26th Celebrated Birthdays
Beatrix Potter – 1866
The English author, illustrator and scientist is best known for her children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Carl Jung – 1875
During his career, the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst developed analytical psychology.
Aldous Huxley – 1894
The English writer is best known for his novel Brave New World.
Edwin Albert Link – 1904
In 1929, the aviation pioneer invented the first flight simulator.
Joseph F. Engelberger – 1926
Inventing the first industrial robot in the United States earned him the nickname, “Father of Robotics.”
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