NATIONAL DIMPLES DAY | July 9
On July 9 we admire those who have an adorable natural indentation known as the dimple on National Dimples Day. Read more…
NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY | July 9
Observed each year on July 9th, National Sugar Cookie Day honors the ever-popular and delicious sugar cookie. Read more…
On Deck for July 10, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Name: Vinegar Pie
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 35 minutes
Servings: 8-12 servings
Heat oven to 425°F.
In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, butter, and vinegar and beat until smooth and thickened. Stir in vanilla extract.
Pour into prepared crust. Bake for 25 minutes until the center is set.
**Note – For a more lemony pie, substitute brown sugar for granular sugar and vanilla extract for lemon extract.
1 prepared, parbaked pie crust
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
July 9th Celebrated History
Why do doughnuts have holes in the center? According to lore, a sea captain by the name of Hanson Gregory originally cut holes in the dough using a tin pepperbox top. Cutting out the hole allowed for more even frying of the dough. In 1872, another sea captain received a patent No. 128,783 for a doughnut cutter that not only cut the holes but it also released the punched-out dough from the cutter.
Bell Telephone Company is founded. That same year, the company installed telephone lines from Boston to Sommerville, Massachusetts.
Satchel Paige made his major league baseball debut with the Cleveland Indians.
July 9th Celebrated History
Elias Howe – 1819
In 1851, the American inventor received a patent for the “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure” similar to the zipper, today. However, Howe never marketed his invention and missed the recognition he may have received. Five years before in 1846, he received Patent No. 4,750 for a lockstitch sewing machine. He would go to court to protect his patent, including another inventor well-known today in the sewing machine business – Isaac Singer.
Percy Spencer – 1894
In 1945, a melting chocolate bar alerted the American engineer to the potential of high-powered microwave beams. Spencer began experimenting with different foods and soon the microwave oven was born.
Peggy Braithwaite – 1919
In 1975, Peggy Braithwait became the only woman lighthouse keeper in the United Kingdom. She followed in her father’s footsteps and maintained the Walney-Island lighthouse.
Jimmy Smits – 1955
The award-winning American actor gained prominence during the 1980s in the crime drama L.A. Law. He’s also played prominent roles in NYPD Blue, Sons of Anarchy, and Dexter.
Tom Hanks – 1956
The versatile American actor began his notable career on the sitcom of Bosom Buddies. Since then, Hanks’ steady career has included two Academy Awards (Philadelphia and Forrest Gump), several Emmy Awards (Band of Brothers, Olive Kitteridge),
and multiple Golden Globes (Big, Saving Private Ryan).
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