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May 27, 2022 - NATIONAL ROAD TRIP DAY – NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY - NATIONAL COOLER DAY - NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY - NATIONAL CELLOPHANE TAPE DAY

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MAY 27, 2022 | NATIONAL ROAD TRIP DAY | NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY | NATIONAL COOLER DAY | NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY | NATIONAL CELLOPHANE TAPE DAY

National Road Trip Day - Friday Before Memorial Day
National Road Trip Day – Friday Before Memorial Day

NATIONAL ROAD TRIP DAY

The Friday before Memorial Day is declared National Road Trip Day and serves as the official kickoff of the summer road trip season. Millions of Americans hit the road each year over the long weekend, visiting friends and family while paying tribute to our American heroes. Read more…

NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY | May 27
National Grape Popsicle Day | May 27

 

NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY

Since summer is just around the corner, May 27th calls for warm weather, sunshine, and National Grape Popsicle Day. Read more…

NATIONAL COOLER DAY | Friday Before Memorial Day
National Cooler Day – Friday Before Memorial Day

 

NATIONAL COOLER DAY

What more could you need than a cold drink for the official launch of summer? Something to keep it cold, of course! National Cooler Day, the Friday before Memorial Day, makes staying cool easy this summer. Read more…

NATIONAL DON'T FRY DAY | Friday Before Memorial Day
National Don’t Fry Day | Friday Before Memorial Day

NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY 

Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, National Don’t Fry Day aims to raise awareness of all the risks of overexposure to the sun.  It is important for everyone to remember to use sun protection and sun safety practices. Read more…

NATIONAL CELLOPHANE TAPE DAY | May 27
National Cellophane Tape Day | May 27

NATIONAL CELLOPHANE TAPE DAY

It could be a sticky situation on May 27th as we recognize National Cellophane Tape Day. Can you imagine where we would be without this invention? Wrapping presents would be slightly more difficult without it. Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Name: Yeast Rolls
Prep: 10 minutes
Rise: 2 hours 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients:

1package active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup margarine or butter
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups flour

Instructions:

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Stir in milk, sugar, salt, egg, butter, and 2 cups of flour.

Beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle. 

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic – about 5 minutes.

Oil a large bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Turn once to coat the dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until the dough doubles in size – about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Heat oven to 400 F. Prepare muffin tins using oil, butter, or shortening. 

Punch down the dough. Pinch off ping pong ball-sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place three into each muffin cup. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

May 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1931

Balloonists Paul Kipfer and Auguste Piccard rode their balloon 10 miles up into the sky. They were the first humans to travel to the stratosphere.

1933

Beams of light from the star Arcturus helped to open the “Century of Progress” Chicago World’s Fair. Four telescopes from separate observatories captured the light and funneled the signal to Western Union Telegraph lines, closing the circuit and amplifying the rays. The beams were reflected straight up like a spotlight. At the time, scientists believed the light from Arcturus took 40 light-years to travel to Earth and the event was designed to recognize Chicago’s Columbian Exposition 40 years earlier in 1893. Today we know it takes 37 light-years.

1935

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic.

1999

Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-96) Is Launched on a 6-day Mission and the First Shuttle Docking to the International Space Station

May 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Julia Ward Howe – 1819

The American author and poet is best known for writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and for inspiring the movement toward a national Mother’s Day observance.

Wild Bill Hickok – 1837

Born James Butler Hickok gained a reputation as an Old West folk hero.

Rachel Carson – 1907

The American marine biologist published the book Silent Spring inspiring the environmental movement.

Vincent Price – 1911

The American actor is best known for his roles in horror and suspense films. One of his most memorable roles was Dracula. However, he also appeared in numerous other works. In 1989, Sesame Street introduces a new character inspired by Price; Vincent Twice lived in an austere mansion and hosted Mysterious Theater sketches from a velvet chair and characteristically said his name twice.

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