NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY | JUNE 5
Every June 5th National Moonshine Day recognizes a beverage with a notorious record of blurring the lines of history and the law, turning ordinary men (and women) into criminals and common criminals into legends. Read more…
NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR’S DAY
Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivor’s Day sets aside time to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.” Read more…
NATIONAL GINGERBREAD DAY | June 5
‘Tis the season to celebrate National Gingerbread Day. While that may sound strange, on June 5th each year, gingerbread lovers across the country celebrate by sampling their favorite recipes and gingerbread treats. Whether in the form of bread, cakes, bars, biscuits, or cookies, they’re delicious any time of year. Read more…
NATIONAL VEGGIE BURGER DAY June 5
When it comes to combining flavor and plant power, National Veggie Burger Day on June 5th proclaims it can be done! Read more…
On Deck for June 6, 2022
- National Applesauce Cake Day
- National Drive-In Movie Day
- National Eyewear Day
- National Gardening Exercise Day
- National Higher Education Day
- National Yo-Yo Day
Recipe of the Day
Peach Ice Cream
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
4 large, soft, ripe peaches; peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup peach juice
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Place peaches, water and juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Cook covered until peaches are soft, stirring occasionally.
Transfer peaches and sauce to a non-reactive mixing bowl.
Mix in sugar and allow to cool to room temperature.
Add remaining ingredients.
Puree in blender or food processor until smooth.
Chill until cold.
Churn in ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions.
June 5th Celebrated History
The Orient Express departs from Paris on its first regularly scheduled service.
Elvis Presley appears on The Milton Berle Show and performs his new single, “Hound Dog.” His gyrations prove to be scandalous but propel him into Rock and Roll history.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the first five cases of AIDS. At the time, the five patients located in Los Angeles, California, were reported as having a rare strain of pneumonia only found in those with weakened immune systems.
June 5th Celebrated Birthdays
Pancho Villa – 1878
The Mexican revolutionary general became a notorious bandit who joined an uprising against Mexican dictator, Porfirio Diaz. In the U.S., he became known for his battles with U.S. troops and a 1916 attack on Columbus, New Mexico.
Ruth Benedict – 1887
The American anthropologist who studied Southwest Native American cultures is best known for interpreter ability.
Bill Moyers – 1934
The American Journalist served as President Lyndon B. Johnson’s press secretary. His career has spanned more than 55 years including commentating and hosting several television news shows and publishing
Ken Follett – 1949
The Welsh author has published several thrillers and historical novels including The Pillars of the Earth.
Richard Scarry – 1953
The children’s author created a world of anthropomorphic characters who live in Busytown. From Lowly Worm to Miss Honey and Doctor Lion, Scarry’s stories took children on adventures and taught reading, colors, and manners along with many other things.
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