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July 4, 2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY – NATIONAL BARBECUED SPARERIBS DAY – NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY

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JULY 4, 2022 | INDEPENDENCE DAY | NATIONAL BARBECUED SPARERIBS DAY | NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY

Independence Day | July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY | JULY 4

Each year on July 4th, the United States celebrates Independence Day. This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Read more…

NATIONAL BARBECUED SPARERIBS DAY | JULY 4

Get the charcoals ready as we observe National Barbecued Spareribs Day across the nation annually on July 4th. Read more…

National Caesar Salad Day | July 4

NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY | JULY 4

National Caesar Salad Day commemorates a time-honored tradition on July 4th. Although a classic Caesar salad dressing includes a few ingredients that make some people a bit squeamish, it’s still one of the most popular salads around. And the flavor is undeniably a name-making recipe. Read more…


On Deck for July 5, 2022

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: Apple Strudel
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour
Servings: 12 

Ingredients:

Filling
5 cups sliced apples
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon flour

Dough
3 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg yolk and white, divided
1/2 cup milk

Topping
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, mix apples, raisin, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Set aside.

Cream together flour and shortening. Mix in the milk and egg yolk. Divide dough in half and roll out the first layer to fit into the bottom of jelly roll pan.

Add filling evenly to the pan. Roll out the remaining dough and cover the filling.

Bake at 375° for 45 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

July 4th Celebrated History

1776

The United States of America is formed when 13 colonies declare independence from the British crown.

1802

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, welcomed the arrival of its first 10 cadets.

1826

Former U.S. Presidents, founding fathers, friends and rivals, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die on the same day.

1881

The Tuskeegee Institute opens in Alabama. Founded by Booker T. Washington, the organization would become a foundation of education known today as Tuskegee University.

July 4th Celebrated Birthdays

Stephen Foster – 1826

Born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1826, Stephen Foster became known as America’s First Composer. His catchy tunes based on minstrel songs are still known today.

Edmonia Lewis – 1844

Despite profound adversity, the American sculptor persevered and reached masterful heights with her work. One of her most accomplished pieces is The Death of Cleopatra.

Elizabeth Jean Wanamaker Peratrovich – 1911

A civil rights leader for the Tlingit people, Elizabeth Jean Wanamaker Peratrovich, strived to bring to light the discrimination occurring in her state. Her efforts brought forth equal rights legislation in Alaska before the Civil Rights movement had picked up steam in the rest of the United States.

Iva Toguri – 1916

Iva Toguri had the misfortune to be stranded in Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As a result, the Japanese used her to promote propaganda on the radio to the American military. She became known as Tokyo Rose. Later arrested for treason, it would take nearly 30 years to receive a presidential pardon.

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