JUNE 14, 2022 | NATIONAL FLAG DAY | INTERNATIONAL BATH DAY | ARMY BIRTHDAY | NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY | NATIONAL BOURBON DAY | NATIONAL POP GOES THE WEASEL DAY | NATIONAL CALL YOUR DOCTOR DAY | NATIONAL FORKLIFT SAFETY DAY | NATIONAL NEW MEXICO DAY
NATIONAL FLAG DAY | JUNE 14
On June 14th, National Flag Day honors Old Glory and commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. The holiday is a day that Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents. Representing independence and unity, the Star-Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and the flag is flown proudly. Read more…
INTERNATIONAL BATH DAY | JUNE 14
On June 14th, celebrate International Bath Day by filling up a lovely bath for your children. Realize that bath time is a great time to discover and learn. With just a few bath toys or simple plastic cups, they will immediately begin to test the waves of their water lab. Watch and see how every child becomes a little scientist with fresh new bath time discoveries! Read more…
ARMY BIRTHDAY | JUNE 14
Every year on June 14th, the United States Army celebrates its creation in 1775. Read more…
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY | JUNE 14
National Strawberry Shortcake Day on June 14th each year lands at the peak of strawberry season. While we are able to get strawberries all year long now, the best strawberries are those picked from April to June. These bright red berries during this time are sweeter and more flavorful. By adding them to a shortcake biscuit or a sponge cake, strawberry shortcake is an easy and refreshing summertime dessert! Read more…
NATIONAL BOURBON DAY | JUNE 14
On June 14th, National Bourbon Day recognizes the Official Spirit of America. Read more…
NATIONAL POP GOES THE WEASEL DAY
On June 14th each year, National Pop Goes the Weasel Day celebrates a nursery rhyme children have been singing for more than 300 years. On this day, people dig back into their memories to the nursery rhymes they learned as children and celebrate the day by singing “Pop Goes the Weasel.” Read more…
NATIONAL FORKLIFT SAFETY DAY | SECOND TUESDAY IN JUNE
The second Tuesday in June recognizes National Forklift Safety Day. The observance provides opportunities for manufacturing, warehouses, logistics, and other industries that rely on forklifts to reassess their forklift training and safety guidelines. Read more…
NATIONAL CALL YOUR DOCTOR DAY | SECOND TUESDAY IN JUNE
The important event on the calendar the Second Tuesday of June will take less time to complete than reading this article and slightly more important. National Call Your Doctor Day reminds young women to schedule their annual Well-Woman Exam. Read more…
NATIONAL NEW MEXICO DAY | JUNE 14
On June 14th, National New Mexico Day recognizes The Land of Enchantment. Home to ancestral Pueblos and later to the Navajo, Ute, and Apache, New Mexico’s Southwestern landscape is dotted with ruins that withstand the test of time. Read more…
On Deck for June 15, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Unbelievably Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 sliders
12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
3/4 pound sliced deli ham
3/4 pound sliced Swiss cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.
Keep rolls connected and with a serrated knife, slice the buns in half, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottom half into the baking pan.
Layer the ham and cheese over the bottom half of the buns. Place the top half of the buns on top.
Mix mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, and butter in a small bowl.
Using a pastry brush, evenly spread the mixture over the top of the rolls. Once the rolls are completely coated, pour any remaining mixture evenly over the rolls.
Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.
Remove foil and bake an additional 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.
Slice sliders apart and serve.
June 14th Celebrated History
The Second Continental Congress creates a Continental Army of existing militias (some that still exist today) to protect the Northern colonies from British troops.
Congress adopts the first United States Flag. Since its creation, the Stars and Stripes has been officially modified 26 times. The last design became official on August 21, 1959, with the admittance of Hawaii to the union.
The Indianapolis Journal publishes James Whitcomb Riley’s poem titled “‘Long About Knee-Deep in June” for the first time. We’ve included an excerpt to celebrate the mid-point of June.
Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown began the first non-stop transatlantic flight. They departed from St. Johns, Newfoundland, and crossed 1,890 miles in 16 hours, 27 minutes, and they arrived in Clifden, Ireland the next day.
On Flag Day in 1954, Congress added the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in response to the anti-Communist opinion sweeping the country during the Cold War.
June 14th Celebrated Birthdays
Harriet Beecher Stowe – 1811
A prolific author and advocate, Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Unique for her time, Stowe vocally debated topics of the day and provided financially for her family through teaching, her written works and speaking engagements.
Ida MacLean – 1877
In 1920, the British biochemist became the first woman admitted to the London Chemical Society.
Fred Baur – 1918
The American chemist designed the Pringles can as a uniform way to stack the chips. Upon his death in 2008, his family buried his ashes in a Pringles can, per the inventor’s wishes.
Donald Trump – 1946
The American businessmen served as the 45th President of the United States from 2017-2021.
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