NATIONAL MOVIE NIGHT
Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket and your favorite buddy, put away the cell phones and tablets, and then queue up a string of movies for a fun night of entertainment. National Movie Night on the second Friday in June encourages us to start (or restart) a tradition of movie nights with friends and family. Read more…
NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY | JUNE 10
National Iced Tea Day on June 10th each year celebrates one of summer’s favorite drinks. Whether you prefer sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, many love and enjoy iced tea by the glass full all summer long. Read more…
NATIONAL EGG ROLL DAY | JUNE 10
Roll out the red carpet for one of the country’s ultimate comfort foods. National Egg Roll Day on June 10th delivers one American Dream story and satisfies a craving at the same time. You know you’re craving an egg roll now! Read more…
Celebrating flavor each year on June 10th, National Herbs and Spices Day recognizes the diversity and quality offered by using both fresh and dried herbs and spices in your cooking. Read more…
NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY | JUNE 10
National Black Cow Day, on June 10th each year recognizes an ice cream float beverage also known as a Root Beer Float. That’s right, the beverage made with root beer and vanilla ice cream was also called a Black Cow. It was originally made with vanilla ice cream but sometimes it’s made with chocolate ice cream or even plain cola flavor. Read more…
NATIONAL BALLPOINT PEN DAY | JUNE 10
Grab your ballpoint pen and write this on your calendar. On June 10th of each year, National Ballpoint Pen Day recognizes the useful writing utensil and commemorates the anniversary of the patent filing on June 10, 1943. Read more…
On Deck for June 11, 2022
- National Outlet Shopping Day**
- National Corn on the Cob Day
- National German Chocolate Cake Day
- National Making Life Beautiful Day
- National Rosé Day – Second Saturday in June
- International Young Eagles Day – Second Saturday in June
- World Doll Day – Second Saturday in June
- World Gin Day – Second Saturday in June
- World Wide Knit in Public Day – Second Saturday in June
Recipe of the Day
Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings; yields 1 quart
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar over medium heat. Stir to a light yellow and well combined.
In a separate small pan add milk and warm over medium-low heat, until it begins to simmer. Do not stir.
Slowly add milk to the egg and sugar mixture, stirring continuously.
Return to heat and bring to 165 degrees. Do not allow to boil.
Immediately remove from the heat.
Pour into an airtight container and chill.
Once thoroughly chilled, stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract.
Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
June 10th Celebrated History
The Chicago Tribune published its first issue.
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent no. 701,981 to Granville T. Woods for his invention of an “Automatic Air Brake.” Granville’s invention was vital to railroad safety.
Italy becomes the 22nd country to declare war during World War II. Led by Benito Mussolini, Italy made a formal declaration of war against France and the United Kingdom. At the time, only five other formal declarations of war were made – Four against Germany, one by Germany against Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Laszlo and Gyrogie Biro received British patent no. 564172 for their invention of a ballpoint pen. Previous ballpoint pen designs were frequently clogged making them unreliable. However, the Biros brothers’ pen was designed with a special ink that prevented the ink from becoming dry in the pen but dried quickly on paper.
DuPont registers the trademark for Mylar®. The product is also known by the name as Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) and is used to make emergency blankets, food packaging, laminating, and foil balloons.
June 10th Celebrated Birthdays
Rebecca Latimer – 1835
The first woman to occupy a seat in the United States Senate in 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the death of her husband Thomas E. Watson. She served 24 hours while the Senate was in session before her replacement was elected. Felton had full journalism and activist career before her appointment and had been instrumental in her husband’s campaigns.
Hattie McDaniel – 1859
Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to earn an Oscar for her well-known role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind. The talented actress began her career in vaudeville and radio shows.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1921
In 1947, the British prince married the Princess Elizabeth of York. He was a Greek and Danish royal family member and served in the British Royal Navy.
Judy Garland – 1922
Born Frances Ethel Gumm, Judy Garland sang, danced, and performed from a young age. Her exceptional voice, endearing personality, and perfect comedic talent made her immediate success in the hearts of America. Best known for her roles in The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Ziegfeld Follies, Garland will always be remembered for her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
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