JUNE 21, 2022 | SUMMER BEGINS | NATIONAL SELFIE DAY | NATIONAL SEASHELL DAY | NATIONAL DAYLIGHT APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL SMOOTHIE DAY | NATIONAL DAY OF THE GONG | GO SKATEBOARDING DAY | NATIONAL PEACHES ‘N’ CREAM DAY | NATIONAL ARIZONA DAY | ANNE & SAMANTHA DAY
On the longest day of the year, Summer Begins in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also known as the Summer Solstice, which happens either on June 20th, 21st, or 22nd. It all depends on the time zone in which you live. Read more…
NATIONAL SELFIE DAY | JUNE 21
Thanks to social media and the smartphone, June 21st recognizes a form of self-portrait that couldn’t exist without them; It’s National Selfie Day! We are encouraged to take creative (appropriate) selfies and share them on social media. Read more…
NATIONAL SEASHELL DAY | JUNE 21
On the first day of summer, National Seashell Day reminds us to put our toes in the sand and admire the beauty of seashells. Read more…
NATIONAL DAYLIGHT APPRECIATION DAY
National Daylight Appreciation Day each year on June 21st recognizes the summer solstice (the longest day of daylight in the northern hemisphere) and encourages people to celebrate the many benefits of the sun. Read more…
NATIONAL SMOOTHIE DAY
Capitalizing on the bountiful fruits and vegetables available this time of year, National Smoothie Day on June 21st celebrates the refreshing beverage brought to you by the blender. Read more…
NATIONAL DAY OF THE GONG | JUNE 21
National Day of the Gong on June 21st honors the gong’s unique history among instruments of sound, creativity, and healing. Read more…
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY
Inspired skaters carve a space on their calendar on June 21st each year for Go Skateboarding Day! Read more…
NATIONAL PEACHES ‘N’ CREAM DAY
Observed annually on June 21st, National Peaches ‘n’ Cream Day recognizes a sweet way to eat ripened peaches. It’s also a perfect way to begin and end the summer solstice. (See National Daylight Appreciation Day for the meaning of summer solstice.) Read more…
NATIONAL ARIZONA DAY
On June 21st, National Arizona Day recognizes the state that joined 48 states into a contiguous unit. Interestingly, Arizona became a state on Valentine’s Day in 1912. Read more…
ANNE AND SAMANTHA DAY
Celebrated bi-annually on the summer solstice and the winter solstice, Anne and Samantha Day honors Anne Frank and Samantha Smith. Read more…
On Deck for June 22, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Triple “S” Almonds (Sweet, Salty, Spicy)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total Prep: 20-25 minutes
Servings: According to www.almonds.com the recommended serving of almonds per day is 1 ounce or about 23 almonds.
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 ½ cups whole almonds
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon oil
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, salt and cayenne pepper and mix well. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the water, honey and oil ingredients.
Spread the almonds onto a large baking sheet (you may need more than one). As a single layer, toast almonds for about 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Watch the almonds as they bake because they burn quickly. Remove from heat.
Place a large skillet or fry pan over medium heat. Add the liquid ingredients, stirring constantly. Once the mixture begins to bubble, stir in the toasted almonds in batches until almonds are coated. Remove from heat. Add almonds to the sugar/salt/spice mixture and lightly mix or toss until almonds are evenly coated. Transfer almonds back to baking sheet in a single layer to cool at room temperature. Enjoy!
June 21st Celebrated History
The U.S. Patent Office issues Cyrus McCormick a patent for his invention of a reaper.
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. debuts his invention, the Ferris wheel, at Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition.
New York Liberty beat the Los Angeles Sparks in the first game of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
Test pilot Mike Melvill flew SpaceShipOne into suborbital flight becoming the first civilian to pilot an aircraft into space.
The animated film WALL-E premieres. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
June 21st Celebrated Birthdays
Henry Ossawa Tanner – 1859
The internationally acclaimed painter became known for his religious and faith-inspired works. His realistic paintings also depicted scenes of the everyday life of African Americans. Some of his notable works include Into the Light, The Dancing Lesson, and The Thankful Poor.
Daisy Turner – 1883
The gifted American storyteller and poet is noted for her oral recordings of family history.
Juliet Lewis – 1973
The American actress gained recognition for her roles in the early 1990s. You may recognize her in Natural Born Killers, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and August: Osage County.
Prince William of Wales – 1982
A member of the British royal family, Prince William is second in line to the throne.
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