NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS DAY | JUNE 27
Each year on June 27th, National PTSD Awareness Day recognizes the effects post-traumatic stress has on the lives of those impacted by it. Read more…
NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY | JUNE 27
National Sunglasses Day Article Contributed by Bethany Cleg
Celebrated each year on June 27th, National Sunglasses Day gains popularity each year. Organizations like The Vision Council is one of the reasons. They inform people about the dangers of UV exposure and why wearing sunglasses should be more than to just make a fashion statement. So in honor of the holiday—and to help you pick out a pair of your own—we present the top 10 sunglasses styles that stand the test of time. Read more…
NATIONAL ICE CREAM CAKE DAY | JUNE 27
National Ice Cream Cake Day on June 27th each year brings two celebration favorites together under one delicious treat! And in the height of summer, an ice cream cake creates the perfect dessert for just about any occasion. Read more…
NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY | JUNE 27
National Orange Blossom Day on June 27th each year encourages us to enjoy orange blossoms for their aesthetic beauty. Orange blossoms have been used in culinary dishes, desserts, and teas worldwide. They add a slight citrus flavor to any dish! Read more…
NATIONAL ONION DAY | JUNE 27
Through all the years — and sometimes tears — National Onion Day on June 27th recognizes the flavor and aroma the bulb of the allium family brings to numerous recipes. Read more…
NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY | JUNE 27
June 27th of each year recognizes National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), encouraging people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Read more…
On Deck for June 28, 2022
- National Alaska Day
- National Insurance Awareness Day
- National Logistics Day
- National Paul Bunyan Day
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 60 minutes
1/2 cup small pearl tapioca
3/4 cup water
2 – 1/4 cups 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar divided
2 eggs separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Soak the tapioca in water for 30 minutes in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan.
Do not drain any remaining liquid from the tapioca.
Lightly beat egg yolks and add to tapioca along with milk, salt and 1/4 cup of sugar.
Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes and stir frequently.
Beat together egg whites and remaining sugar until soft peaks form.
Fold in a portion of the hot tapioca into the egg whites, then carefully fold the mixture back into the saucepan.
Continue to stir over low heat for approximately 3 minutes.
Allow the tapioca to cool for 15 minutes, then add the vanilla.
Serve the tapioca warm or chilled.
As an added treat, top with fruit, nuts, whipped cream, cinnamon or other seasonal favorites.
June 27th Celebrated History
The telegraph links New York and Boston using the technology Samuel Morse patented for the first time. Three years before, Morse sent the first official message from Washington D.C. to Baltimore.
Joshua Slocum completes the first solo circumnavigation of the Earth. Nearly 80 years later, Robin Knox-Johnston completed the first non-stop solo circumnavigation.
Prices collapse at the New York Stock Exchange drawing the United States into a deep economic depression.
Gillette Co. receives a patent for the first successful erasable ball-point pen.
June 27th Celebrated Birthdays
Harriet Hubbard Ayer – 1849
In 1886, Ayer launched the Harriet Hubbard Ayer Company, the first cosmetic company owned by a woman. She also became a journalist for the New York Post.
Mildred Hill – 1859
Together with her sister Patty Hill, Mildred Hill composed songs for children and published Song Stories for Kindergarten. The melody for one composition, “Good Morning to All,” gained worldwide fame by another name. Sung at birthday celebrations for generations, “Happy Birthday to You” became the focus of a lawsuit in 2013 when the copyright came under the scrutiny of a class-action lawsuit.
Paul Laurence Dunbar – 1872
The American poet began publishing poetry at the age of 16. He would go on to publish several collections of poetry and short stories including Oak and Ivy and Folks From Dixie.
Helen Keller – 1880
After illness took her sight and her hearing, Helen Keller found her voice and became an advocate for the blind and deaf, an author and lecturer. Her story and the challenges she faced along with her mentor and teacher, Anne Sullivan, have been told through novels, plays, and film.
Bob Keeshan – 1927
Best-known for his role as Captain Kangaroo on the children’s television show by the same name, Keeshan also produced the show.
J.J. Abrams – 1966
The American film producer and director has brought us shows such as Alias, Westworld, and Lost. He also directed the film Super 8 and has earned several Emmy nods.
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