JUNE 17, 2022 | WEAR BLUE DAY | NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY | GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY | NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY | NATIONAL MASCOT DAY | NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY | NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY | NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY
WEAR BLUE DAY | FRIDAY BEFORE FATHER’S DAY
Men’s health is the focus of Wear BLUE Day on June 14th. By wearing blue, you are saying you support the men in your life to lead a healthy lifestyle, and you care about their well-being. Read more…
NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY | JUNE 17
National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17th falls in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. Today’s celebration is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue with this part of a healthy diet. Read more…
GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY | JUNE 17
On June 17th, Global Garbage Man Day takes time to recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep our communities clean. Read more…
NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN JUNE
Each year on the third Friday in June, National Flip Flop Day encourages us to wear our favorite flip flops and show them off! Read more…
NATIONAL MASCOT DAY | JUNE 17
Recognizing the luck they bring to teams, franchises, and more, National Mascot Day celebrates these iconic figures on June 17th each year. Read more…
NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY | JUNE 17
For many years now, June 17th has had the distinction of being National Stewart’s Root Beer Day. Celebrating this holiday each year is easy, just gather some friends and some of Stewart’s Root Beer and enjoy! Read more…
NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY | JUNE 17
On June 17th get whirled up in pastry dough, apples, and spices and celebrate National Apple Strudel Day. In German, the word strudel means whirlpool or eddy. This tasty dessert is perfectly described in its German language as the sweet mixture of fruit, sugar, spices, and layers of thin dough rolled together and baked. The result is a bubbling, flaky treat. Read more…
NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY | JUNE 17
National Cherry Tart Day is a tart dispute. While usually observed on June 17th, it is also suggested that June 18th and 21st are also the days for this unofficial food holiday. To be on the safe side, make three. Read more…
On Deck for June 18, 2022
- World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
- Autistic Pride Day
- International Panic Day
- International Sushi Day
- International Picnic Day
- World Juggling Day – Saturday Closest to June 17
Recipe of the Day
Name: Apple Strudel
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour
5 cups sliced apples
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon flour
3 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg yolk and white, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
In a medium bowl, mix apples, raisin, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Set aside.
Cream together flour and shortening. Mix in the milk and egg yolk. Divide dough in half and roll out the first layer to fit into the bottom of jelly roll pan.
Add filling evenly to the pan. Roll out the remaining dough and cover the filling.
Bake at 375° for 45 minutes.
Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
June 17th Celebrated History
As a passenger aboard a plane flown by Wilmer Shultz, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Yank magazine publishes the first G.I. Joe cartoon. Created by comic strip artist and former Army Sergeant David Breger, G.I. Joe became a permanent part of Americana.
Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Even though the patient’s body rejected the kidney 53 days later, Ruth Tucker would live another five years.
Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters. The break-in and their subsequent arrest sparked the Watergate scandal. President Richard Nixon would resign the presidency two years later.
June 17th Celebrated Birthdays
Susan La Flesche Picotte – 1865
Susan La Flesche Picotte attended Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1889, she became the first Native American woman to receive a medical degree.
James Weldon Johnson – 1871
A civil rights activist and composer, James Weldon Johnson became United States consul to Puerto Cabello in Venezuela under President Theodore Roosevelt. He is also noted for composing the song Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Ruth Wakefield – 1903
The American baker would become a legendary name in the world of baking. In 1937, she added semi-sweet chocolate to a chocolate cookie recipe instead of baker’s chocolate. The delicious result was the chocolate chip cookie!
Art Bell – 1945
Broadcaster and founder of the radio program Coast to Coast AM syndicated, Art Bell focused on the unusual, conspiracies, and extraterrestrials. His program lives on with new hosts and new unexplained phenomena.
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