MAY 22, 2022 | WORLD PALOMA DAY | NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY | INTERNATIONAL BEING YOU DAY | NATIONAL SOLITAIRE DAY | NATIONAL MARITIME DAY | NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY | NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY
WORLD PALOMA DAY | MAY 22
On May 22nd, World Paloma Day recognizes the national drink of Mexico. This refreshing cocktail made with tequila and grapefruit soda is definitely worth celebrating! Read more…
NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY | MAY 22
On May 22nd, National Craft Distillery Day adds spirits to the small-batch revolution. Recognizing the diversity of distilled spirits, the industry followed in the footsteps of the craft brewers and began creating a market for themselves. Read more…
INTERNATIONAL BEING YOU DAY | MAY 22
The International Being You Day on May 22 invites you to celebrate being you. During this day, you are invited to explore what it means to truly be you, beyond the projections of society and the need for perfection. It is your day to discover the beauty of you and your unique capabilities. The invitation also creates the possibility to celebrate everyone’s differences. Read more…
NATIONAL SOLITAIRE DAY | MAY 22
On May 22, National Solitaire Day recognizes a card game that has been around for more than 200 years. Read more…
NATIONAL MARITIME DAY | MAY 22
Each year on May 22nd, National Maritime Day recognizes the launch of the maritime industry in the United States. The celebration also honors America’s Merchant Marines for their contributions and sacrifices for our country. Special acknowledgment is given to ships and seafarers that have held a prominent place in our nation’s history. Read more…
NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY | MAY 22
May 22nd is the day we recognize National Vanilla Pudding Day. Enjoy it with a delicious dish of cold, creamy vanilla pudding. Read more…
NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY | MAY 22
Each year on May 22nd we observe National Buy a Musical Instrument Day. The day is all about playing music. If you are a musician, it might be time for a new instrument. Maybe you can learn to play a second or third one. If you have never played an instrument before, this celebration may be the motivation you need. Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total Prep: 22 minutes
2 large egg yolks
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups whole milk, divided
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Whisk egg yolks in a medium bowl until light yellow and they increase in volume. Whisk in cornstarch and 1 cup of milk. When the mixture is smooth, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, cocoa, salt, remaining 1 cup of milk just to a simmer over medium-high heat while whisking.
Remove from the heat.
Add small amounts of the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture while whisking constantly.
Once both mixtures have been combined, pour back into the saucepan and heat over medium-high while whisking constantly.
Bring to a full boil.
Reduce to a simmer and continue to whisk until the pudding thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, allowing it to come into complete contact with the pudding’s surface.
Chill for one to two hours.
May 22nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia to England starting the first successful transoceanic voyage from the U.S and launching the country’s maritime service.
Orville and Wilbur Wright obtain U.S. patent No. 821,393 for their flight control technique. The patent is considered the first airplane patent.
Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand hosts the first-ever Rugby World Cup.
Talk show host Johnny Carson hosts his final episode of The Tonight Show.
President Donald Trump visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Wailing Wall (also known as the Western Wall or Buraq Wall).
May 22nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Mary Cassatt – 1844
The French-trained American painter and print-maker is known for her impressionist paintings.
Arthur Conan Doyle – 1859
The British writer authored The House of the Baskervilles, The Lost World and the popular Sherlock Holmes series. In 1927, Doyle published photographs of two girls surrounded by “verified” fairies. He claimed that fairies and gnomes existed and the pictures supplied the photographic evidence.
Ted Kaczynski – 1942
In 1996, the FBI arrested Kaczynski in connection with 18 years of bombings across the United States. Dubbed the Una-bomber, his bombings killed three people and injured several others. He pled guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Dustin Moskovitz – 1984
In 2004, Moskovitz co-founded The Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes.
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