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May 1, 2022 - SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ DAY – MAY DAY – NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY – NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY – LAW DAY – NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY – NATIONAL INFERTILITY SURVIVAL DAY – SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY

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MAY 1, 2022 | SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ DAY | MAY DAY | NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY | NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY | LAW DAY | NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY | NATIONAL INFERTILITY SURVIVAL DAY | SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ DAY – May 1

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ DAY

On May 1st, remember to take the time to thank the educational leaders of the school on School Principals’ Day. Read more…

MAY DAY – May 1

MAY DAY

On May 1st, May Day ushers in a traditional celebration of flowers and spring. In many ancient calendars, May 1st welcomed the first day of summer. This was truly a cause for celebration. Read more…

NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY – First Sunday in May

NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY

National Lemonade Day on the first Sunday in May encourages the entrepreneurial spirit in young people all across the country. Read more…

NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY – May 1

NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY

National Mother Goose Day on May 1st each year honors Mother Goose and the imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes we loved as children.  Mother Goose is often illustrated as an elderly countrywoman in a tall hat and shawl, but she is also sometimes depicted as a goose wearing a bonnet. Read more…

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY – May 1

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY

With layers of sweetness, May 1st ushers in National Chocolate Parfait Day. Read more…

LAW DAY – May 1

LAW DAY

The United States observes Law Day annually on May 1st. This day encourages all Americans to reflect on the personal rights and liberties which are enjoyed and exercised daily. Read more…

NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY – May 1

NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY

On May 1st, National Loyalty Day recognizes American freedom and is set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. Read more…

NATIONAL INFERTILITY SURVIVAL DAY – Sunday before Mother’s Day

NATIONAL INFERTILITY SURVIVAL DAY

Each year on Sunday before Mother’s Day, National Infertility Survival Day remembers those struggling with infertility. Read more…

SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY

Every May 1st, Americans honor the sacrifices of the combat wounded, ill, and dying service members on Silver Star Service Banner Day. The day also recognizes service members awarded the Silver Star Medal. Read more…


On Deck for May 2, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Chocolate Mousse
Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  15 minutes
Total Prep:  45 minutes
Servings:  8

Ingredients:

2 cups chilled heavy cream, divided
4 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Whipped cream

Instructions:

Custard:

In a 1 quart heavy saucepan, heat 3/4 cup of cream until hot.

In a metal bowl, whisk together yolks, sugar, and salt until well combined.

Add hot cream in a slow stream, whisking to combine.

Pour mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring continuously until a thermometer reads 160°F.

Strain custard through a mesh sieve into a bowl.

Add vanilla and stir.

Melt chocolate using one of several methods below:

  • A double boiler or a bowl over a pot of simmering water and stirring the chocolate continuously or;
  • A glass bowl in the microwave at 30-second increments until the chocolate softens.

Combine chocolate and mousse.

Whisk into the custard until smooth. Let cool.

Using an electric mixer and a medium bowl, beat the remaining 1-1/4 cups of cream to stiff peaks.

Fold in a fourth of the cream into the custard, then gently fold the remaining cream.

Spoon mousse into dishes and chill, covered for 6 hours.

Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving.

Top with whipped cream.

May 1st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1840

The United Kingdom issued the world’s first adhesive postage stamp called the Penny Black. Sir Rowland Hill first proposed the idea back in 1837 as part of postal reform. At the time, the receiver bore the cost of postage upon delivery, and it could be costly depending on weight and the distance traveled. Fraud was also rampant. The Penny Black cost only a penny (as the name suggests) and the sender paid for the postage at the time of sending. The Penny Black featured a profile image of Queen Victoria. Soon, the idea of pre-paid postage spread around the world and across the pond to the United States.

1884

Catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker makes his major league baseball debut with Toledo of the Association League against Louisville. He is one of the first African Americans to play in the major leagues and when he leaves the league several months later, is the last until Jackie Robinson signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

1941

Orson Welles’ award-winning film Citizen Kane premieres in New York City. Welles’ also starred alongside Joseph Cotton and Dorothy Comingore in a story that follows the rise and fall of publishing magnate.

1971

Nearly 102 years after the transcontinental railroad was completed, Amtrak begins operation. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation is federally supported and provides intercity passenger train service in the United States.

May 1st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthday

Calamity Jane – 1852

Orphaned at a young age, Martha Jane Cannary grew up to be known as the legendary sharpshooter, Calamity Jane. She earned a notorious reputation in the Wild West of Deadwood, South Dakota, for her drunkenness, lawlessness, and relationships with wanted men, including Wild Bill Hickok. However, most of the stories surrounding her life are unverifiable. Later in her life, she would perform in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1893 and in the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

Anna Jarvis – 1864

Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day in the United States, created the day to honor and fulfill her own mother’s dream. As a result, the day celebrates mothers all over the country and the world.

Scott Carpenter – 1925

A pioneer in space exploration and a member of the Mercury 7 astronauts, Scott Carpenter, became the second American to orbit the Earth. Carpenter left the surface of land behind by being both an astronaut and aquanaut.

Max Robinson – 1939

In 1978, Max Robinson became the first African American broadcast network news anchor when he joined the ABC World News Tonight team.

Judy Collins – 1939

The American singer-songwriter achieved critical success in the 1960s and 70s with hits such as “Both Sides of Now” and “Send in the Clowns.”

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