MAY 14, 2022 | NATIONAL DOG MOM’S DAY | NATIONAL DECENCY DAY | NATIONAL DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY | CORNELIA DE LANGE SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY | STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE DAY | NATIONAL UNDERGROUND AMERICA DAY | NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY | NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY | NATIONAL MINIATURE GOLF DAY
NATIONAL DOG MOM’S DAY
During the second Saturday in May, National Dog Mom’s Day sends out a chorus of yips, barks, and howls of praise for all the dog mommas! Read more…
NATIONAL DECENCY DAY
National Decency Day on May 14th celebrates the basic standard of civility that every American deserves. DECENCY is a non-partisan grassroots movement launched to inspire decency in everyday life – in both conversations and actions. By raising awareness, the movement aims to encourage schools and local community groups to embrace DECENCY and integrate it into both curriculum plans and service projects. Read more…
NATIONAL DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY
National Dance Like a Chicken Day on May 14th encourages everyone to dance like a chicken! This day entertains from start to finish with people flapping their arms and strutting chicken-like. Everyone has probably danced the “Chicken Dance” at least once in their lifetime. This silly fun song is popular at wedding dances, Oktoberfest, and other celebrations, too. The song gets people of all ages up and moving on the dance floor. Read more…
CORNELIA DE LANGE SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY
Observed annually on the second Saturday in May, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day sheds light on this often misdiagnosed, little-known syndrome. Read more…
STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE DAY
The second Saturday in May is the largest one-day food drive in the nation named Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day. How is it possible? It occurs in more than 10,000 cities and towns, and the food is collected by those men and women carrying our mail across the country. Read more…
NATIONAL UNDERGROUND AMERICA DAY
On March 14th, National Underground America Day recognizes the approximately 6,000 people who live in some form of underground architecture across North America. The observance also celebrates the lifestyle, architecture, and benefits of underground living. Read more…
NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY
May 14th ushers in National Buttermilk Biscuit Day to celebrate this high-rising breakfast staple. Read more…
NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY
National Archery Day on the second Saturday in May recognizes one of the oldest sports still in existence. Archery has been around since before 2800 BC when bows were being used for hunting and battle. Read more…
NATIONAL MINIATURE GOLF DAY
Annually the second Saturday in May recognizes National Miniature Golf Day. This day is separate from Miniature Golf Day, which is celebrated worldwide on September 21. Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 ounce package chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Gradually add to the wet ingredients.
Incorporate the chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
May 14th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Captain Meriwether Lewis, Lieutenant William Clark, and their crew depart on the Corps of Discovery.
Robert August Chesebrough trademarks Vaseline petroleum jelly.
St. Louis, Missouri hosts the first Olympic Games in the United States.
NASA launches the first U.S. space station, Skylab.
May 14th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Maria Smith Jones – 1918
Marie Smith Jones was the last native speaker of the Eyak language. She spoke the language fluently, and it was possible, through her, to create an Eyak dictionary with the help of the University of Alaska.
George Lucas – 1944
Best known for being a filmmaker before his time, George Lucas created the Star Wars franchise when much of the technology didn’t exist to produce it. Lucas continues to push the boundaries of filmmaking with magical finesse.
Valerie Still – 1961
Valerie Still played professional basketball for 12 years in Italy. She also played one season with the Washington Mystics in the WNBA.
Mark Zuckerberg – 1984
In 2004 as a college student, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook, Inc. At the time, it was known as The Facebook.
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