MAY 20, 2022 | NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY | NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY | NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY | INTERNATIONAL RED SNEAKERS DAY | NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY | NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY | NATIONAL STREAMING DAY | NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY | NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY | NASCAR DAY | NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY
NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY | MAY 20
Annually on May 20, we celebrate National Be a Millionaire Day and wonder what it would be like to be a millionaire. Read more…
NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY
Each year on the third Friday in May, millions of pizza lovers across the nation join in extolling the qualities of pizza on National Pizza Party Day. Read more…
NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY | MAY 20
On May 20th, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life. Read more…
INTERNATIONAL RED SNEAKERS DAY | May 20
Each year on May 20th, International Red Sneakers Day marks a growing movement with a mission to save the lives of those with food allergies while also sharing the story and memory of a boy who loved red sneakers. Read more…
NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY
National Bike to Work Day takes place on the third Friday in May, right in the middle of National Bike Month. The observance encourages us to bike to work, but it also raises awareness of cyclists as they commute to and from work each day. Read more…
NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY
Each year on the third Friday in May, National Endangered Species Day offers an opportunity for everyone to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species. The observance also encourages learning about wildlife habitats and the actions necessary to protect them. Every year you can participate along with thousands of others at events hosted by wildlife refuges, zoos, parks, community centers, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, and schools. Read more…
NATIONAL STREAMING DAY | MAY 20
Streaming formats come in all shapes and sizes. On National Streaming Day, we recognize the advancing and growing technology that makes our mobile lives run more smoothly. Read more…
NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY | MAY 20
Every May 20th, National Pick Strawberries Day encourages us to pick some strawberries. Right about this time of year, they start coming into season. Read more…
NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY | MAY 20
On May 20th, National Quiche Lorraine Day celebrates a French dish served for just about any meal of the day. Read more…
NASCAR DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY
Each year on the third Friday in May, NASCAR Day recognizes the drivers, celebrities, corporate partners, media, and millions of fans. They all come together to raise funds for charitable causes across the nation. Read more…
NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY
National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day held on the third Friday in May. Maintaining a transportation infrastructure is vital to the security of the United States. Read more…
- National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
- National Memo Day
- National Strawberries and Cream Day
- National Waitstaff Day
- National Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday in May
- National Learn to Swim Day – Third Saturday in May
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces cheese
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Grease a 9-inch tart or quiche pan.
Line the bottom of the pan with cheese and bacon.
Combine and whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into the pan.
Bake for 35 minutes until set.
May 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act.
Charles Lindberg departs from Roosevelt Field in New York en route to Paris. Less than 34 hours later, Lindberg becomes the first pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo and non-stop.
Amelia Earhart departs from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada in a Lockheed Vega. After landing 15 hours later in Londonderry, Northern Ireland she became the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Colorado amendment banning laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination.
May 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Dolley Madison – 1768
The 4th First Lady of the United States became one of the country’s most loved first ladies. She also molded the first lady’s role, setting examples many generations of first ladies would follow.
Tom Smith – 1878
The American horse trainer is best known for training the 1938 horse of the year, Seabiscuit.
James Stewart – 1908
The American actor continues to be a perennial favorite thanks to the holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life. However, the versatile actor’s career spanned 56 years is known for his roles in other classic films such as Rear Window, Vertigo, Harvey, A Philadelphia Story and many more.
Cher – 1946
The award-winning American singer and actress debuted in 1965 as a folk-pop singer. She swiftly rose to stardom alongside Sonny Bono. They released the chart hit “I Got You Babe” in 1965. Cher also earned critical acclaim in films such as Moonstruck, Mamma Mia!, Burlesque and Mask.
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