NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY | June 8
On June 8th, honor your closest and dearest friend on Best Friends Day. The relationship between best friends is often fierce and can withstand distance, storms and silence. Whether we’ve known them all our lives or they are more recently acquired, best friends make tough times bearable, fun times memorable, and memorable times priceless. Read more…
NATIONAL UPSY DAISY DAY | JUNE 8
Each year on June 8th, National Upsy Daisy Day is set aside to encourage you to face the day positively and to get up ‘gloriously, gratefully and gleefully’ each morning. Read more…
NATIONAL NAME YOUR POISON DAY | JUNE 8
National Name Your Poison Day on June 8th places a few options before you and challenges you to choose. In this case, the idiom can be a cautionary one or it could be your bartender’s way of asking you what you want to drink. Read more…
On Deck for June 9, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Roasted Tater Tot Nachos
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
1 32-ounce bag of frozen tater tots
1 lb lean ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning
1 15-ounce jar of queso
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup guacamole
1/3 cup diced tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced black olives
1 sliced jalapeno
1 diced green onion
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
Bake tater tots according to the package instructions.
In a medium skillet, brown ground beef with taco seasoning. Set aside.
Remove the lid from the queso jar. Place queso in the microwave and cover with a paper towel. Heat queso in a microwave 30 seconds at a time until heated through.
Placed cooked tater tots on a large platter. Top with ground beef and queso. Add sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno, and onion. Drizzle with lime juice and serve.
June 8th Celebrated History
The Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise died on the Chiricahua reservation in Arizona. He led an Indian resistance in the mid-1800s.
The New York Botanical Garden displayed the first bloom of the Sumatran Titan Arum in the United States. The giant flower smells like a rotting corpse, and its blooms are infrequent. After planting, it can take 7-10 years to achieve bloom and subsequent blooms may take just as long to develop.
Harvill Secker published George Orwell’s 1984.
The USS Barbero launched the first U.S. missile mail. The Regulus 1 winged missile launched off the Atlantic Coast and delivered 3,000 letters to the Mayport Auxiliary Naval Station located in Jacksonville, Florida. The delivery took 22 minutes.
June 8th Celebrated Birthday
Ida Saxton McKinley – 1847
When Ida McKinley moved into the White House after William McKinley became the 25th President, she was extremely ill. She suffered from headaches and seizures that were not fully explained by the medical knowledge available at the time. Before the onset of her illness, though, Ida McKinley was a vivacious and energetic woman devoted to her family. As a first lady, she is among two sets of first ladies to share a birthday. The other set is Martha Dandridge Washington and Helen Louis Heron Taft.
Frank Lloyd Wright – 1867
Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary architecture spans the country from coast to coast. From residential to commercial design, Wright developed timeless and modern styles that captured the world’s imagination.
Barbara Pierce Bush – 1925
After eight years as Second Lady, Barbara Bush stepped into the role of the first lady in 1990. Besides sharing a birthday with another first lady, another unique quality of Mrs. Bush is that she is also the mother of another U.S. president – George W. Bush.
Tim Berners-Lee – 1955
In 1989 while working with CERN, the British scientist invented the world wide web.
Chris Chavis – 1961
The American professional wrestler competed under the name Tatanka with the World Wrestling Federation.
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