NATIONAL PINK DAY | JUNE 23
Each year on June 23rd, National Pink Day colors the world in vibrant shades of pink and explores everything it represents. Read more…
NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY | JUNE 23
The games get intense under the hot summer sun. On June 23rd, National Hydration Day reminds us to replace fluids lost in the heat of battle. Read more…
NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY | JUNE 23
On June 23rd, join the celebration born in the birthplace of the American Automobile and Motown. National Detroit-Style Pizza Day recognizes the square-cut pizza style first served at Buddy’s Pizza in 1946 in the city that also gave us Madonna, the Mustang, and the first paved road. And Detroit-Style Pizza is arguably Detroit’s greatest contribution! Read more…
NATIONAL PECAN SANDIES DAY | JUNE 23
If you enjoy cookies, then National Pecan Sandies Day on June 23rd is a day worth celebrating. The American food holiday is observed annually and offers bakers and cookie lovers a chance to enjoy a classic cookie. Read more…
On Deck for June 24, 2022
- National Pralines Day
- National Take Back the Lunch Break Day
- Take Your Dog to Work Day – Friday After Father’s Day
Recipe of the Day
Name: Dilly Roasted Potatoes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon dried dill
2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Fresh dill for garnish (optional)
Heat oven to 425°F.
In a large bowl, mix oil, garlic, and dill.
Wash and cube potatoes leaving skins on. Add to oil mixture and toss to thoroughly coat.
Spread potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Add salt and pepper.
Roast on top rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with fresh dill and serve hot.
June 23rd Celebrated History
The first SAT exam is administered by the College Board.
Signed by 12 nations in 1959, the Antarctic Treaty takes effect. The treaty reserves the Antarctic continent for peaceful, scientific endeavors.
A patent for the hula-hoop was issued to Arthur Melin. The toymaker was part owner of Wham-O and know n for making slingshots and a popular toy known today as the Frisbee.
The British people vote in favor of Brexit – leaving the European Union.
June 23rd Celebrated Birthdays
June Carter Cash – 1929
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter began her career with the Carter Sisters. She would later marry country singer Johnny Cash. Shortly before her death, she won two Grammys for her album Wildwood Flower.
Wilma Rudolph – 1940
The American track and field athlete became the first woman to win three gold medals when she competed at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Clarence Thomas – 1948
Replacing the first, and currently the only African-American United States Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas has served on the court since 1991. The conservative attorney would grab headlines during his hearings due to accusations of harassment but would be confirmed by the slimmest of margins by the Senate.
Francis McDormand – 1957
The award-winning actress has achieved the uncommon status of the Triple Crown of Acting. With awards from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and the Emmys, McDormand has received critical success. She has also been recognized by the British Academy.
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