MAY 22, 2023 | INTERNATIONAL BEING YOU DAY | NATIONAL MARITIME DAY | WORLD PALOMA DAY | NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY | NATIONAL SOLITAIRE DAY | NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY | NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY
INTERNATIONAL BEING YOU DAY
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 MARITIME DAY
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…
YOU ARE GO FOR LAUNCH!
Are you a parent with students in grades 8-12? Including those recently completing grade 12 and those who will be starting grade 8 in the fall? Here’s an opportunity for you to work with an Astronaut at Go For Launch! and visit Kennedy Space Center! Discover more about this opportunity…
WORLD PALOMA DAY
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
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…
NATIONAL SOLITAIRE DAY
On May 22, National Solitaire Day recognizes a card game that has been around for more than 200 years. Read more…
NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY
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
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…
On Deck for May 23, 2023
International Day To End Obstetric Fistula
National Taffy Day
National Lucky Penny Day
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 375°F with rack placed in the center of the oven. Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners or coat with cooking spray, butter or oil.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, egg and vanilla.
Gradually add liquid mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just incorporated.
Fill muffin cups about 1/3 full with the batter. Bake 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
May 22nd 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 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 Hound 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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