MAY 17, 2023 | NATIONAL PACK RAT DAY | NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY | NATIONAL GRADUATION TASSEL DAY | WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY | WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY | NATIONAL WALNUT DAY | NATIONAL IDAHO DAY | EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY
NATIONAL PACK RAT DAY
Each year on May 17th, National Pack Rat Day encourages us to take a look at ourselves and see if we have “Pack Rat” tendencies within us. A Pack Rat holds on to, collects or hoards often unneeded items. Read more…
NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY
May 17th each year dedicates the celebration of National Cherry Cobbler Day to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream. Many believe the early American Colonies are where this recipe began born out of a lack of proper cooking utensils. Read more…
NATIONAL GRADUATION TASSEL DAY
There is a class of students annually across the country celebrating their academic achievements and accomplishments, and this National Graduation Tassel Day on May 17th is just the start. The day celebrates not only the successes but the future of every graduate! Read more…
WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY
Every year, May 17 is dedicated to World Hypertension Day (WHD). Read more…
WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY
May 17 is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The purpose is to help raise awareness of the possibilities the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies. Read more…
NATIONAL WALNUT DAY | MAY 17
We have a certain belief the squirrels might enjoy this one. In 1958 May 17th officially recognized National Walnut Day by a Senate resolution signed into law by President Eisenhower. Today we celebrate with delicious recipes of salads, desserts, and snack foods. Read more…
NATIONAL IDAHO DAY
On May 17th, National Idaho Day recognizes the 43rd state to join the United States union on July 3, 1890. Known by locals as The Gem State, Idaho was settled as miners, traders, and missionaries made their way West into the territory of the Nez Perce, Shoshone, and Bannock peoples. Read more…
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY | May 18
We celebrate Emergency Medical Services for Children Day on Wednesday during Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Also known as EMS Day, we give special thanks to EMS providers for the way they respond to the needs of millions of Americans every year. Read more…
On Deck for May 18, 2023
International Museum Day
National Cheese Souffle Day
National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day
National Hiv Vaccine Awareness Day
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total Prep: 25-30 minutes
This version of Welsh Rarebit is an excellent way to use up the ends of a loaf of bread or serve with crackers as a snack.
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1 cup milk, evaporated milk or light cream
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup grated Cheddar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
Crisp toast or crackers
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
In a double boiler, melt cheese together with the milk and bread crumbs.
Once melted, stir in the spices and Worcestershire sauce.
Add the slightly beaten egg and stir well. Cook about one minute, stirring continuously.
Pour immediately over toast or crackers. Garnish with diced tomatoes. For added flavor, add corn beef slices, too.
May 19th Celebrated History
The Ringling Brothers stage their first circus.
A month after Halley’s Comet reached perihelion, the Earth passes through the comet’s tail. Indecently, author Mark Twain was born during the comet’s previous visit in 1835. The author predicted he would die during the comet’s 1910 visit. He died on April 21, 1910, one day following the comet’s perihelion.
Calaveras County, California hosts their first Frog Jumping Jubilee.
Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy at his New York birthday celebration.
May 19th Celebrated Birthdays
John Hopkins – 1795
Born to Quakers Samuel Hopkins and Hannah Janney, Johns Hopkins became a successful businessman and philanthropist. Hopkins’ forward-thinking provided for the development of Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine among others. As a result, these facilities contribute to advanced research into disease and healthcare.
Henry G. Ginaca – 1876
Through Henry Gabriel Ginaca, the pineapple is more readily packaged, shipped, and consumed. Ginaca engineered the machine that automatically peeled and cored the Hawaiian fruit for the Dole Packaged Foods Company in 1911.
Frank Luke – 1897
During World War I, Frank Luke became known as the second-ranked American fighting ace after Eddie Rickenbacker. He would be shot down after on September 29, 1918, after a string of victories. Luke was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.
Malcolm X – 1925
The one-time minister of the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X played a pivotal counterpoint to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful activism the Civil Rights Movement, and racism. In later years, the eloquent orator found a renewed hope after divesting himself from the Nation of Islam. He was assassinated in 1965.
Lorraine Hansberry – 1930
Lorraine Hansberry wrote the award-winning Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun.
Mario Chalmers – 1986
Mario Chalmers is a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was drafted as the 34th pick overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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