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MARCH 29, 2022 | NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY | NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY | NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY | NATIONAL NEVADA DAY

NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY – March 29

NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day honors all small business owners each year on March 29th. Small businesses are a vital part of the United States economy, and the critical role they play is sometimes overlooked. Consumers can show them their much-deserved appreciation by… Read more…

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY – March 29

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY

National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. On March 29, 1973, combat and combat support units withdrew from… Read more…

NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY – March 29 (1)

NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day on March 29th offers a bright and zesty celebration among the cake holidays. For a nice refreshing spring dessert, chiffon cake is a very light… Read more…

NATIONAL NEVADA DAY - March 29

NATIONAL NEVADA DAY

On March 29th, National Nevada Day celebrates The Battle Born State and the 36th state to join the Union. On October 31, 1864, Nevada joined West Virginia as the only other state to be granted statehood during the Civil War. The mostly desert landscape is nearly devoid of trees. With vast open spaces… Read more…


On Deck for March 30, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Lemon Pound Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 10-12

Ingredients:

Cake

1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Glaze

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add lemon juice and lemon zest.

Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.

Pour mixture into pans. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Let cool slightly, 5-10 minutes, and then invert onto a serving plate.

In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake before serving.

March 29th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
1806

For the first time in history, Congress appropriates federal funds for a road. Section 6 appropriated the first $30,000 for the Cumberland Road which would extend from Maryland to Ohio. Eventually, the national highway would extend to St. Louis, Missouri, and the Mississippi River.

1886

In Atlanta, Ga, Dr. John Pemberton brewed the first batch of what is known today as Coca-Cola. He combined coca, wine, and other ingredients to create an elixir similar to that of Parisian chemist Angelo Mariani meant to cure headaches among other ailments. Not only did the tonic contain a form of cocaine (the coca plant is a source), but it was also an alcoholic beverage. Soon, prohibition came to Atlanta and Pemberton altered his recipe, removing the wine. Eventually, a process removing the cocaine from the coca leaves left Coca-Cola free of the schedule II drug.

1848

Niagara Falls comes to an almost complete stop due to an ice jam upstream.

1943

The U.S. Government begins rationing meat, cheese, butter, and other fats. These items are added to a growing list of rationed items including sugar, rubber, coffee, gas, shoes, and metals. Don’t even ask about the toilet paper.

March 29th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

John Tyler – 1790

In 1840, the country elected William Henry Harrison as the 9th President of the United States. John Tyler was his running mate, elected to the vice-presidency at Harrison’s side. Just 31 days into office, Harrison was dead and Tyler became the first un-elected president to take office.

Denton True “Cy” Young – 1867

The American professional pitcher earned the nickname “Cy” for his powerful cyclone arm. During his career, he set numerous records, many of which stood for more than a century. After his death, Major League Baseball created the Cy Young Award,  recognizing the best pitcher in baseball each year.

Lou Henry Hoover – 1874

Before becoming the 33rd First Lady of the United States, Lou Henry Hoover graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in geology. She traveled to China in 1899 with her new husband, Herbert Hoover, where she learned to speak and write Mandarin. Her love of the outdoors also drew her to the Girl Scouts where she was not only a leader but a president as well. All of these roles she took on before moving into the White House in 1929.

James E. Casey – 1888

With a $100 loan, James E. Casey and Claude Ryan launch the American Messenger Service in Seattle, Washington. They deliver by foot, bicycle, and streetcar. And they also deliver parcels. Today the company is known as United Parcel Service, and they wear brown uniforms while driving brown trucks and vans.

Pearl Bailey – 1918

In 1968, the American actress and singer won a Tony award for her lead performance in Hello Dolly!

Sam Walton – 1918

In 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, the American businessman opened the first in a chain of department stores called Wal-mart.

Walt Frazier – 1945

The American point guard played 13 seasons for the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 1970 and 1973, Frazier won NBA championships with the Knicks.

Notable Mentions

Howard Lindsay – 1886
Pepper Paire Davis – 1924
LaToya Jackson – 1956
Jennifer Capriati – 1976

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