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May 25, 2022 - NATIONAL WINE DAY – NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY – TOWEL DAY – NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY – NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY - NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

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MAY 25, 2022 | NATIONAL WINE DAY | NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY | TOWEL DAY | NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY | NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY | NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

NATIONAL WINE DAY | May 25
National Wine Day | May 25

NATIONAL WINE DAY

On May 25th each year, wine lovers everywhere pour a glass of their favorite wine to celebrate National Wine Day. Read more…

NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY | May 25
National Brown-Bag-It Day | May 25

NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY

National Brown-Bag-It-Day on May 25th each year recognizes the benefits of packing your lunch for work or school. Read more…

TOWEL DAY | May 25
Towel Day | May 25

TOWEL DAY

Observed annually by fans of Douglas Adams, Towel Day commemorates the work of the author most known for his series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Read more…

NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY | May 25
National Tap Dance Day | May 25

NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY

National Tap Dance Day on May 25th pays tribute to one of America’s original art forms. Read more…

NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY – May 25
National Missing Children’s Day | May 25

NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY

National Missing Children’s Day on May 25th each year shines a spotlight on child safety. The observance also honors the professionals dedicated to protecting children around the country. Read more…

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY | Last Wednesday in May
National Senior Health Fitness Day | Last Wednesday in May

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

Put on your sneakers for National Senior Health & Fitness Day.  On the last Wednesday in May each year, approximately 100,000 senior adults will participate in activities across the United States for this national observance. Read more…


Introducing…

International Plastic Free Day - May 25

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC FREE DAY

International Plastic Free Day is a call to action and brings attention to the plastic we use every day. On May 25th, commit to using no single-use plastic for one day (including bottles, take-out food containers, utensils, bags and wrappers.) Read more…

On Deck for May 26, 2022

Recipe of the Day

Name: Home Fries
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook:  25 minutes
Total Prep: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

3 Medium Yukon Gold potatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat oven to 425F.

Cube potatoes into 1-inch pieces and spread in a single layer onto a baking sheet.

Sprinkle garlic, onion, paprika, salt, and pepper over potatoes and toss to coat evenly.

Bake for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Halfway through baking, toss potatoes once more. Serve hot.

Recipe credit:

Michele S. – North Dakota

May 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1935

Babe Ruth hits the final home run of his career. At 714 home runs, Ruth’s career record stood until April 8, 1974, when Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run.

1940

Howard Florey, Ernst Chain, and Norman Heatley conducted a test of Alexander Fleming’s “mold juice.” The three scientists injected eight mice with a deadly dose of streptococci. Four of the mice received an injection of penicillin. The four mice that received the penicillin were alive the next day. In 1945, Alexander Fleming, the microbiologist who discovered penicillin, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain equally shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine “for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infections diseases.

1977

The George Lucas-directed film, Star Wars, opens in U.S. theatres.

1986

Ken Kragen, the USA for Africa president in 1986, held a nationwide fundraiser for hunger called Hands Across America. From Battery Park in Manhattan and stretch across the Heartland to Long Beach, California. Participants held hands for 15 minutes and sang “We Are The World,” “America the Beautiful,” and the event’s song, “Hand’s Across America.” The event raised $15 million for hunger after many expenses. In 2021, the event was revived again as a virtual event to raise funds for hunger and celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original event while bringing the country together again. The virtual event takes place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

May 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Ralph Waldo Emerson – 1803
The American poet, essayist, and Transcendentalist published his first book, Nature, in 1836 where he expressed his philosophy.
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – 1878

The legendary American tap dancer and entertainer began his career in vaudeville but in the 1920s, Robinson found his way to Broadway and a huge success. In the 1930s, his star value grew on the silver screen.

Caro Crawford Brown – 1908

Caro Crawford Brown’s investigative reporting is credited with helping to end boss rule controlled by Archer Parr in Duval County and surrounding counties in Texas. In 1955, Caro earned a Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.

Frank Oz – 1944

The talented performer brought to life some of the most lovable fictional characters in television and film. From the Muppet show to Sesame Street and the Dark Crystal, Oz earned numerous awards for his work.

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