NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY | JUNE 22
National Chocolate Eclair Day, on June 22nd annually, recognizes a delicious cream-filled pastry covered in smooth chocolate. Read more…
NATIONAL KISSING DAY | JUNE 22
We won’t limit you or time you on this affectionate holiday. National Kissing Day on June 22nd encourages us to pucker up for a smooch. Whether the kiss comes from your significant other, your children or pets, share the love! Read more…
NATIONAL ONION RINGS DAY | JUNE 22
On June 22nd, National Onion Rings Day recognizes a batter-dipped, deep-fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers. Read more…
NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY | JUNE 22
With the days heating up, June 22nd is a perfect day for National HVAC Tech Day! Read more…
On Deck for June 23, 2022
- National Detroit-Style Pizza Day
- National Hydration Day
- National Pecan Sandies Day
- National Pink Day
Recipe of the Day
Name: Apple Cinnamon Muffin
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon, divided
2 cups diced apples
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 375°F with rack placed in the center of the oven. Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners or coat with cooking spray, butter or oil.
Toss apple pieces, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons of flour in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.
Gradually add liquid mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just incorporated. Fold in the apple mixture.
Fill muffin cups about 1/3 full with the batter. Bake 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
June 22nd Celebrated History
Adrien Decambre of France and James Hadden Young of England received the first U.S. patent for a type-setting machine. Patent no. 2,139 for their “Pianotype” machine allowed types to be placed using levers and gravity.
At the Naval Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, astronomer James W. Christy discovers Pluto’s first and largest moon – Charon.
Disney premieres the animated film Ratatouille. Directed by Brad Bird, the star-studded film featured the voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy, Peter O’Toole, Janeane Garofalo and many more.
Senate D.C. Statehood hearing begins.
June 22nd Celebrated Birthdays
Richard Gurley Drew – 1899
While working for 3M, Richard Gurley Drew invented masking and cellophane tape. He created the tape from cellulose and originally called it cellulose tape. His career started at the 3M company in 1920 in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he developed a masking tape for the automotive industry in 1925.
John Dillinger – 1903
The notorious American gangster earned the nickname “Public Enemy No. 1” during the Great Depression.
Rose Kushner – 1929
The breast cancer survivor, author, and journalist became an advocate who helped change the standard of care for breast cancer treatment.
Octavia E. Butler – 1947
Octavia Butler is best known for the novel Kindred, also published the Patternist series of science fiction novels. She brought human issues to her storytelling and opened the door for other black women writers to pursue science fiction.
Cyndi Lauper – 1953
“Time After Time” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” so they show their “True Colors.” The American pop singer-songwriter and actress has been performing for more than 40 years.
Erin Brockovich – 1960
In 1991, Erin Brockovich investigated water contamination in Hinkley, California for the law firm Masry & Vititoe. At the time, she was a file clerk. Today, Brockovich runs her own consulting firm and continues to investigate water contamination across the United States. Her story was brought to life in the film Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts.
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