NATIONAL BARCODE DAY | JUNE 26
National Barcode Day commemorates more than 40 years of efficiency and accuracy that began on June 26, 1974, when a clerk scanned a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, OH. On that day, the barcode system invented by George Lauer, an IBM engineer, began to change the world. Read more…
NATIONAL BEAUTICIAN’S DAY | JUNE 26
For the sheer love of all things hair, style and wisdom, June 26th is National Beautician’s Day. Also known as stylists and cosmetologists, these men and women make us look our best every day. Read more…
NATIONAL COCONUT DAY | JUNE 26
Summer starts in earnest on June 26th when National Coconut Day arrives! The coconut offers sweet support for our bodies in several ways. Read more…
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY | JUNE 26
Each year on June 26th, National Chocolate Pudding Day gets us all excited for a serving of this creamy dessert. Children and adults alike love chocolate pudding and have done so for generations. Usually eaten as a snack or dessert, chocolate pudding is also used as a filling for chocolate creme pie. Read more…
On Deck for June 27, 2022
- National HIV Testing Day
- National Ice Cream Cake Day
- National Onion Day
- National Orange Blossom Day
- National PTSD Awareness Day
- National Sunglasses Day
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total Prep: 22 minutes
2 large egg yolks
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups whole milk, divided
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Whisk egg yolks in a medium bowl until light yellow and they increase in volume. Whisk in cornstarch and 1 cup of milk. When the mixture is smooth, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, cocoa, salt, remaining 1 cup of milk just to a simmer over medium-high heat while whisking.
Remove from the heat.
Add small amounts of the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture while whisking constantly.
Once both mixtures have been combined, pour back into the saucepan and heat over medium-high while whisking constantly.
Bring to a full boil.
Reduce to a simmer and continue to whisk until the pudding thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, allowing it to come into complete contact with the pudding’s surface.
Chill for one to two hours.
June 26th Celebrated History
Coney Island opens its first roller coaster.
The New Yorker publishes the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.
Researchers release the first draft of the human genome.
In the landmark case The United States vs. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.
June 26th Celebrated Birthdays
Abner Doubleday – 1819
Though mistakenly credited with inventing baseball, the Union major general served the entirety of the American Civil War. By the end of the war, Doubleday was promoted to the rank of colonel.
Pearl S. Buck – 1892
Pearl S. Buck became the first American woman to earn a Nobel Prize in literature for her novel The Good Earth. The prolific author wrote stories with a voice toward human and women’s rights.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias – 1911
The multi-sport athlete earned two medals at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The first was for the javelin throw. She set a new world record in the 80-meter hurdles when Didrikson won her second gold medal. In 1947, Didrikson set her sights on professional golf. During her career, she would win 10 LPGA championships.
Dr. Bernard Harris – 1956
In 1995, the doctor of internal medicine became the first African American in space. He would fly a total of two missions during his career.
Derek Jeter – 1974
The 14-time All-Star played 20 seasons with the New York Yankees at shortstop. During his career, Jeter brought home 5 World Series Championships.
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