NATIONAL DIVE BAR DAY | JULY 7
On July 7th, raise a toast to the place where friends gather and memories are made. It’s National Dive Bar Day! Read more…
NATIONAL MACARONI DAY | JULY 7
Each year on July 7th, pasta lovers across the nation dig into one of their favorite noodles on National Macaroni Day. Read more…
NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY | JULY 7
National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day is observed annually on July 7th. This day promotes the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity. Read more…
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE DAY | JULY 7
On July 7th, it is time to indulge on National Strawberry Sundae Day. Each year on this day, Americans combine vanilla or strawberry ice cream, strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. Make several strawberry sundaes, and enjoy this delicious treat with friends and family. Read more…
On Deck for July 8, 2022
- National Chocolate with Almonds Day
- Collector Car Appreciation Day – Changes Annually
- National Freezer Pop Day
Recipe of the Day – June 7
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
6 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
16 ounces whipped cream
Placed sliced strawberries in a bowl with 1/2 cup of sugar.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until dough forms small pea-sized pieces. Add milk, cream, and vanilla. Stir until just blended.
Heat oven to 425°F. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the shortcakes are golden brown.
Let cool slightly. Place each shortcake onto a serving plate. Slice the top off of each shortcake, dividing the cake in half. Place spoonfuls of strawberries on the bottom layer and top with whipped cream. Add the second layer of shortcake and top with remaining strawberries. Add a final dollop of whipped cream and serve.
July 7th Celebrated History
The Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri begins selling the first pre-sliced bread. They provided the service by using the Rohwedder Bread Slicer to quickly, evenly and simultaneously slice baker’s loaves. before packaging the bread for sale to consumers.
Construction begins on Boulder Dam.
The United States Patent Office issued five patents to Henry F. Phillips for a fastening system incorporating a driver and cross-head screw.
The Roman Catholic Church canonizes Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini – the first U.S. citizen to be canonized.
The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger became the first of its kind to cross the English Channel.
July 7th Celebrated Birthdays
Margaret Larkin – 1899
Author of The Hand of Mordechai, Margaret Larkin also wrote an anthology of songs in The Singing Cowboy. The writer earned several prizes for her work in poetry and her drama El Cristo.
Satchel Paige – 1906
Through the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, the American professional pitcher played for several teams in the Negro National League. On July 7, 1948, Paige joined the Cleveland Indians, making his debut on July 9. Cleveland went on to win the World Series against Boston that year. While Paige only played five years in Major League Baseball, he left a lasting impact.
Harriette Simpson Arnow – 1908
Harriette Simpson Arnow gained critical acclaim for her novel The Dollmaker and penned several short stories, essays and other novels. Arnow mastered the Appalachian dialect in her fiction and created complex female characters. Her stories unfolded much like John Steinbeck’s did at the time, but with a female perspective, and Arnow received much less credit for her talent.
Ringo Starr – 1940
Born Richard Starkey, the English musician gained prominence as the drummer for the Beatles. In the 1970s, Starr pursued a solo career while also playing with each of the other former Beatle members.
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