NATIONAL APPLE PIE DAY
National Apple Pie Day, America’s favorite dessert, is observed annually on May 13th. Read more…
NATIONAL BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY
National Blame Someone Else Day uses superstition to pawn our mistakes on to other reasons. It is always celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of the year. Read more…
NATIONAL FROG JUMPING DAY
Observed each year on May 13th, National Frog Jumping Day is a favorite of young and old alike. Read more…
NATIONAL FRUIT COCKTAIL DAY
If you’ve been celebrating the food holidays routinely, National Fruit Cocktail Day on May 13th may be a way to improve the calorie count. Many of us have childhood memories of a dish of fruit cocktail regularly served with a meal. Read more…
NATIONAL CROUTON DAY
National Crouton Day on May 13th each year recognizes a tasty topping that shouldn’t be overlooked. Read more…
- National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
- National Dance Like a Chicken Day
- National Decency Day
- National Underground America Day
- Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day – Second Saturday in May
- National Archery Day – Second Saturday in May
- National Dog Mom’s Day – Second Saturday in May
- National Miniature Golf Day – Second Saturday in May
- Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day – Second Saturday in May
- World Fair Trade Day – Second Saturday in May
- World Migratory Bird Day – Second Saturday in May and Second Saturday in October
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup cold milk
Heat oven to 450° F. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs.
While stirring with a fork, add milk. Stir until soft dough forms and pulls away from the bowl.
Dust dough with flour and place it on a lightly floured surface. Work in the flour until the dough no longer sticks.
Roll out the dough until it’s 1/2 inch thick. Using either a floured biscuit cutter or a cookie cutter, cut out biscuits. Repeat rolling and cutting until all dough is used. Biscuits can also be cut into squares with a sharp knife.
Bake biscuits on ungreased baking sheets for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
May 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Inventor Nikola Tesla received patent no. 428,057 for an electric generator.
The United States prints the first airmail stamps. The 24 cent stamps featured a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 bi-plane and ushered in the inaugural day of airmail service on May 15, 1918, between Washington, Philadelphia and New York.
In an exhibition match touted as the “Battle of the Sexes,” Bobby Riggs and Margaret Court squared off. Court lost the charitable event 6-1, 6-2. However, Riggs had previously challenged Billy Jean King to a Battle of the Sexes, and he repeated the challenge. The pair’s showdown took place on September 20, 1973. This time, King brought home the win, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
Alison Hargreaves reaches the summit of Everest. The 33-year-old from the United Kingdom was the first woman to climb the highest mountain in the world without the assistance of oxygen or Sherpas. Several months later in August, she and her team would scale K2 but never leave the mountain top due to a freak storm. She died on August 13, 1995.
May 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Inge Lehmann – 1888
In 1936, Danish seismologist and geophysicist published a paper describing her discovery that Earth has a solid inner core. Throughout her career, she would continue to expand upon her research.
Gil Evans – 1912
The jazz musician and composer is best known for his influence of modern jazz styles including cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion.
Joe Louis – 1914
Joe Louis dominated the boxing ring and earned his first heavyweight crown in 1937 when he knocked out James J. Braddock in the eighth round.
Stevie Wonder – 1950
The award-winning musician began his career at the young age of 11. He became a Motown legend, performing R&B, gospel, funk, jazz, and soul music for six decades.
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