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National Lucky Penny Day | May 23
National Lucky Penny Day | May 23


On May 23rd, National Lucky Penny Day hopes you’ll have good luck all day long. Heads or tails, does it matter which side you find your penny? Read more…

National Taffy Day | May 23
National Taffy Day | May 23


May 23rd celebrates a mouth-watering confection on National Taffy Day. Taffy candy has been made and sold for many years and has become a favorite souvenir of many vacationers. Read more…

On Deck for May 24, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
Serves: 4


4 6-ounce skin-on salmon filets
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


Heat oven to 400°F.

Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper. Place salmon in a single layer in the baking dish.

In a small saucepan, mix honey, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Bring to a boil, simmering for about 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Pat salmon with a paper towel and lightly season with salt.

Bake salmon for 6 minutes. Coat with glaze, reserving about 2-3 tablespoons, and bake for an additional 6-8 minutes.

Spoon the remaining glaze over the salmon and serve.

May 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


Three new balls were insufficient to complete a game between the Louisville Colonels and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. After three innings, no balls remained and after an 8-minute delay of the game, umpire William Betts called the game giving Brooklyn a 9-0 championship win.


After 17 years of construction, President William Taft presided over the New York Public Library dedication.


The notorious bank-robbing duo known as Bonnie and Clyde died in a shootout with police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.


Drs. Ronald A. Malt and J. McKhann led a team of surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in the first successful reattachment of a human limb. They performed the surgery on a 12-year-old boy whose arm was severed by a train.

May 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Margaret Fuller – 1810

Humanity is divided between men, women, and Margaret Fuller. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

A woman of many firsts, one of her most noted and last achievements was becoming the first American female war correspondent to write under combat conditions. She worked for the New York Herald Tribune assigned to Italy to report on the revolutions. However, when Fuller returned in 1850, she died tragically in a shipwreck.

James Buchanan Eads – 1820

The American civil engineer designed the first bridge (Eads Bridge) to cross the Mississippi River south of the Missouri River. He also designed a jetty system that caused the river to cut a deeper channel which in turn allowed a better flow of traffic up and down the Mississippi River.

Jeralean Talley – 1899

Born in Montrose, Georgia, Jeralean Talley lived to 116 years, 25 days. At the time she was the oldest living person in the world. When she was born William McKinley was president. At her death in 2015, Barack Obama was in second term as president.

S. Donald Stookey – 1915

The American chemist and inventor developed many types of glass while working at Corning. During his career, Stookey claimed more than 60 patents.

About National Day Calendar

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