NATIONAL COMPLIMENT YOUR MIRROR DAY | JULY 3
Most of us look in a mirror every day. On July 3rd, National Compliment Your Mirror Day reminds us to take a moment before rushing through our morning rituals. Read more…
NATIONAL EAT YOUR BEANS DAY | JULY 3
National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday observed every year on July 3rd. This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Beans (legumes) date back to the early seventh millennium BCE, making them one of the longest-cultivated plants. Read more…
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WAFER DAY | JULY 3
If you love chocolate, National Chocolate Wafer Day on July 3rd allows you to indulge in a delicately sweet cookie with a history. Have one for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Read more…
NATIONAL FRIED CLAM DAY | JULY 3
National Fried Clam Day is observed annually on July 3rd. Fried clams are an iconic food in the New England states. Seaside clam shacks or roadside restaurants serve these delectable nuggets and tend to be the primary source for anyone seeking them. The clams are dipped in milk and coated with a combination of regular, corn, and/or pastry flour. Then the coated clams are fried in oil. They can be “clam strips” (sliced parts of hard-shell clams) or whole soft-shell clams. Whole soft-shell clams impart a fuller flavor. However, some restaurants remove the clam’s neck. Read more…
On Deck for July 4, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Delicious Filet Mignon
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 TO 12 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
6 – 1/2 pound slices of Filet Mignon, cut around 1 1/2 inches thick.
Salt and pepper
1 clove fresh garlic – sliced
6 tablespoons – butter
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Rub both sides of each Filet with salt and pepper. Heat the oil, butter, and garlic in a saute pan. Once the butter has melted, add the beef. For rare Fillets, sear each side for around 3 minutes. Or, cook additional time for other preferred tastes. Serve on a warm platter with a garnish of choice.
July 3rd Celebrated History
George Washington assumes his official role as commander of the Continental Army.
Lawrence and Bessie Woodman fried the first clam at their roadside concession stand in Essex, Massachusetts.
Inventor John Logie Baird demonstrates the transmission of color television for the first time in London.
Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thomason premieres in theatres. The Robert Zemeckis film’s success led to sequels and animated series.
July 3rd Celebrated Birthdays
Franz Kafka – 1883
The author is best known for his German-language novels The Metamorphosis and The Trial.
Dr. Charles Drew – 1904
During World War II, the American surgeon’s research into blood transfusion led to the first large-scale blood bank in the United States.
Dr. Samuel Proctor Massie – 1919
The American chemist is credited with helping to develop drugs to treat infectious diseases.
Harrison Schmitt – 1935
Harrison Schmitt is a retired astronaut who is one of the last living individuals to walk on the moon. After traveling into space on Apollo 17, this retired professor became a senator for New Mexico.
About National Day Calendar
National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.
At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!