NATIONAL BUBBA DAY | JUNE 2
National Bubba Day on June 2nd each year recognizes all those we lovingly call Bubba in our lives. The name may come from the way young children try to shorten the word brother. Read more…
NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY | JUNE 2
National Rocky Road Day celebrates chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts on June 2nd. In the United States, the most popular way to eat Rocky Road is ice cream. Read more…
NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY | JUNE 2
Everyone is sure to enjoy marking National Leave the Office Early Day on their calendar. Observed each year on June 2nd (unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day) the observance is an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week. Read more…
NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY | JUNE 2
On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor. Read More…
On Deck for June 3, 2022
- National Chocolate Macaroons Day
- National Egg Day
- National Repeat Day
- National Doughnut Day – First Friday in June
- World Bicycle Day
- Chimborazo Day
- World Clubfoot Day
- National Fish and Chips Day – First Friday in June – UK
Recipe of the Day
Crispy Fried Chicken
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
Crispy Fried Chicken makes for perfect picnicking. It’s all delicious any time of the year! Serve macaroni and cheese, watermelon, or your favorite side dishes!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 cups beer or water
1-quart vegetable oil for frying
1 three pounds whole chicken, cut up
In a medium bowl, mix 3 cups flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, paprika, and poultry seasoning.
Using a separate bowl, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yolks, and beer or water. Thin the batter with additional beer if it is too thick.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees.
Dampen chicken with water, then coat with the dry mix. Tap off the excess and dip into the batter. Coat with dry ingredients once more.
Place chicken gently into the hot oil.
Fry 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the pieces. Remove fried chicken from the oil to drain on paper towels.
June 2nd Celebrated History
In the first wedding of a president in the White House, Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom. At the age of 21, Folsom is the youngest woman to hold the title of first lady in the United States.
Nearly four years after the 19th Amendment passes, President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act. The law grants citizenship to all Native Americans born within U.S. territory. However, state law still governed the right to vote.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is crowned Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. Her father, King George VI, died the previous year.
June 2nd Celebrated Birthdays
Martha Washington – 1732
In 1789, Martha Washington became the first First Lady of the United States. The young country elected her husband George Washington to be its first president. While she never lived in the White House (it wasn’t built yet), she did live in a home named White House – her first husband Daniel Custis’, plantation home. They were married seven years before his death in 1757.
Thomas Hardy – 1840
The British novelist published several books includingTess of D’Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crowdand works of poetry.
Helen Herron Taft – 1861
One of four first ladies to share a birthday (she and Martha Washington share a birthday and two other first ladies share June 8th), Helen Herron Taft left a legacy of cherry trees in the country’s capital. Her legacy also includes encouraging her husband, William Taft to accept the Republican nomination for president. Helen Taft’s ambition for the White House was even greater than Taft’s, pointing him past the U.S. Supreme Court to the highest office in the land. After serving four years as president, Taft would later be appointed to the Supreme Court, the only president to serve in both capacities.
Frederick Delongchamps – 1882
Frederick Delongchamps earned a reputation for providing both residential and public designs that have retained architectural and historical significance.
Dorothy West – 1907
During the Harlem Renaissance, Dorothy West wrote short stories, essays and her best-known work,The Living Is Easy.
Charles “Pete” Conrad – 1930
The American astronaut commanded the Apollo 12 mission and became the third person to walk on the moon.
Marvin Hamlisch – 1944
The award-winning composer created music for several notable films and plays. Some of his most recognizable works includeA Chorus Line, The Way We Were, andFunny Girl.
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