NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY
National Making Life Beautiful Day on June 11th dedicates a celebration to those who make life beautiful. Whether you’re creating beauty by building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, your actions create a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too.
Beauty comes in many forms. From a kind word to a gentle soul, those who lift up others and find strength in the sparest strands of hope bring beauty into this world. Some send messages in the form of bold art while others roll up their sleeves in times of need. Those beautiful people heal the wounded, ease the hearts of the weary, and empower others to be the best person they can be to make life so very beautiful.
Do you know someone who is making life beautiful? Recognize them by giving them a shout-out on social media. You can also make life beautiful by helping someone achieve a personal goal or donating time to a worthy cause. Help someone less fortunate or just do something nice for someone. Share all the ways people are making life beautiful by using #MakingLifeBeautifulDay on social media.
NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY HISTORY
Apriori Beauty submitted National Making Life Beautiful Day in April of 2015 to recognize the people who are at the forefront of making life beautiful. On June 11, 2009, Apriori Beauty launched its mission to help men and women look and feel beautiful through their internal and external approach to beauty
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 11th, annually.
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NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY
As we approach the first day of summer, June 11th marks the calendar to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day each year. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.
In different regions of the country, corn on the cob is known as pole corn, cornstick, sweet pole, butter-pop, sweet corn, or long maize. Picking the corn when the kernels are tender and in its milk stage serves up sweeter kernels.
Boiling, steaming, roasting, and grilling are the most common ways to prepare corn on the cob. When grilling or roasting sweet corn, the husks may be left on to retain moisture and flavor during the cooking process.
While it might seem rude, proper dinner etiquette for eating corn says holding the cob at each end with your fingers is appropriate. Serving corn on the cob with other seasonings, butter or oils can add even more flavor. On June 10th, we celebrated National Herbs and Spices Day. Anything you learned while celebrating that day can also be applied while enjoying your corn on the cob! Consider roasting your sweet corn with a little cilantro and chili pepper.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CornOnTheCobDay
As the flavor of fresh corn on the cob calls to us, get the butter and the salt shaker ready. The time is ripe to invite friends and family for grilling and that includes corn on the cob. Add corn on the cob to your favorite seafood boil. Whether it’s spice or mild, the sweet corn will be a crowd-pleaser.
Even those who prefer corn off the cob can celebrate by slicing off those kernels. Use #CornOnTheCobDay on social media and tell the world!.
NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this summertime food holiday.
NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY
On June 11th, National German Chocolate Cake Day celebrates a cake with American roots. It also happens to be one of the top 10 favorite cakes in America.
Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not. The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American Sam German made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company. Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate’s brand was named in honor of Sam German.
Over 100 years later in 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the Recipe of the Day in the Dallas Morning Star. This recipe, created by Mrs. George Clay, used Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, and it became quite popular. During this time, General Foods owned Baker’s brand and distributed Mrs. Clay’s recipe to other newspapers around the country. The current name of German Chocolate Cake, as we know it today, came to be as publications started dropping the ‘s.
HOW TO OBSERVE #GermanChocolateCakeDay
Celebrate by enjoying a piece of German Chocolate Cake with friends. Include photos on social media using #GermanChocolateCakeDay.
NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this dessert holiday. While you wait, take a look at these upcoming sweet days:
On Deck for June 12, 2021
- National Red Rose Day
- National Jerky Day
- National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
- National Loving Day
- National Rosé Day – Second Saturday in June
June 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Johnny Loftus rides Sir Barton to the first Triple Crown win.
Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington became the first women to receive the rank of general in the U.S. Army.
“E.T. phone home.” The blockbuster film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial premiered in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, and Drew Barrymore and won four Oscars.
Over 100 years after Hiram Revels became the first Black member to serve in the U.S. Congress, Britain elects its first Black Members of Parliament.
American Idol debuts on the Fox Network in the United States. The reality singing competition was fashioned after the British hit series Pop Idol which also created spin-offs in Australia, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America among others.
3 World Trade Center opens to the public.
Recipe of the Day
Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep: 15 mins
Servings: 4 – 5 Dozen
2 lg. eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Next eggs beating while mixing in flour. Add in remaining ingredients being sure to continue mixing.
Roll into balls first and then roll in granulated sugar. Flatten balls while using a fork for the traditional pattern of crisscrosses.
Place cookies on non-greased cookie sheet baking for 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven, using a flat spatula move cookies to cooling rack to help keep them soft and chewy.
- National Little League Week – Second Week
- National Right of Way Professionals Week – Second full week of June
- National Etiquette Week – Begins Monday of Second Full Week
- National Nurse Assistants Week – Second Thursday of the Second Full Week
- National Flag Week – Week of June 14
- Waste and Recycling Workers Week – Week of June 17
In the Classroom
June 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Jeannette Rankin – 1880
In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress. She ran for office before most women could cast a ballot. However, Montana voted in favor of equal suffrage in 1914. As a suffragist, Rankin’s efforts factored considerably in the passing of Montana’s legislation and as Representative Rankin when Congress passed the 19th Amendment.
Charlotte Hawkins – 1883
Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute, Charlotte Hawkins Brown became a noted activist, educator, speaker, and author.
Vince Lombardi – 1913
Noted head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi led the team to five championships. In 1971, the NFL renamed the championship trophy in his honor to the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.”
Gene Wilder – 1933
Born Jerome Silberman, the American actor is known for his comedic roles in films such as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. One of his most iconic films was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Peter Dinklage – 1969
The award-winning American actor and producer gained prominence in 2011 when Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. Other notable films include Elf, Pixels and I Care A Lot.
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