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May 12, 2022 - NATIONAL LIMERICK DAY – NATIONAL NUTTY FUDGE DAY – NATIONAL ODOMETER DAY – NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY

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MAY 12, 2022 | NATIONAL LIMERICK DAY | NATIONAL NUTTY FUDGE DAY | NATIONAL ODOMETER DAY | NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY

NATIONAL LIMERICK DAY – May 12

NATIONAL LIMERICK DAY

Observed annually on May 12th, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author, and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).  Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose, and limericks. Read more…

NATIONAL NUTTY FUDGE DAY – May 12

NATIONAL NUTTY FUDGE DAY

Each year on May 12th, National Nutty Fudge Day tempts you to indulge in smooth chocolate fudge filled with crunchy nuts. Read more…

NATIONAL ODOMETER DAY – May 12

NATIONAL ODOMETER DAY

National Odometer Day on May 12th each year provides an opportunity to learn a little bit about the odometer. Read more…

NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY – May 12

NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY

Each year on May 12th, millions of people observe National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  This day shares the spotlight with other May 12th awareness days such as International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases or International Awareness Day for MCS, ME/CFS and FM, which are observed globally. Read more…


On Deck for May 13, 2022

Recipe of the Day

Baked Pears Recipe
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  1 hour
Total Prep:  1 hour 10 minutes
Servings:  6

Ingredients:

6 Pears

1 cup sugar

grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

grated rind and juice of 1 orange

butter

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Peel pears

Slice in half and core

Place on baking sheet

In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon and orange rind and juices

Pour over pears

Dot with butter

Sprinkle with cinnamon

Bake for 1 hour

May 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1932

The infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is found dead ten weeks after being abducted from his home.

1936

The United States Patent Office issued patent No. 2,040,248 for the Dvorak typewriter keyboard. According to its inventors, August Dvorak and William Dealey, the arrangement of the keys allowed for an increase in efficiency over the QWERTY keyboard design. However, the Dvorak keyboard never replaced the QWERTY keyboard despite many studies that support an increase (if minimal) in speed and efficiency.

1937

King George VI’s coronation took place at Westminster Abbey, London.

2002

Former President Jimmy Carter visited Cuba. He was the first U.S. president in or out of office to visit the Caribbean country since the 1959 revolution.

May 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Florence Nightingale – 1820

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English, social reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She became well-known while taking care of the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Nightingale was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night.

Baron Clemens von Pirquet – 1874

In 1908, the Austrian physician published his diagnostic skin test for identifying the presence of tuberculosis.

Katherine Hepburn – 1907

Katharine Hepburn shunned the traditional starlet roles of Hollywood. Her bold attitude and strong will stole the stage. At a time when women rarely held the reins in Hollywood, Hepburn steered a prolific career with twelve Academy Award nominations and four wins.

Yogi Berra – 1925

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” ~ Yogi Berra

Born Lawrence Peter Berra, the American professional catcher played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball. As a player, Berra spent most of his career with the New York Yankees shifting into a management position. In 1965, he joined the Mets, temporarily coming out of retirement to play once more. His phenomenal career is highlight by 13 World Series championships as a player, manager, and coach.

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