National Hamburger Day on May 28th wraps up National Burger Month and also ushers in the summer grilling season. Read more…
NATIONAL BEEF BURGER DAY
If you hear a sizzle and your mouth begins to water, it just might be National Beef Burger Day! On May 28th and all summer long, there’s no better time to enjoy a juicy beef burger. The day is all about kicking off the grilling season and honoring America’s favorite grilling protein – beef! Read more…
NATIONAL BRISKET DAY
Every year on May 28th, National Brisket Day celebrates one of the nine prime cuts of beef. Brisket comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal and when prepared correctly, renders both flavor and tenderness. Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Delicious Filet Mignon
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 TO 12 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
6 – 1/2 pound slices of Filet Mignon, cut around 1 1/2 inches thick.
Salt and pepper
1 clove fresh garlic – sliced
6 tablespoons – butter
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Rub both sides of each Filet with salt and pepper. Heat the oil, butter, and garlic in a saute pan. Once the butter has melted, add the beef. For rare Fillets, sear each side for around 3 minutes. Or, cook additional time for other preferred tastes. Serve on a warm platter with a garnish of choice.
May 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Pearl B. Wait introduces his gelatin dessert named Jell-O. However, his efforts to turn a profit failed, and he later sold the business to Orator F. Woodward who marketed the jiggly treat to success.
Chrysler Corporation and Dodge Brothers, Inc. merge.
Olivia Dionne delivers the first documented set of quintuplets to survive. Born two months premature in Callander, Ontario, Canada, the five girls lived to adulthood. Their father was Elzire Dionne.
Founded by the German Labour Front under the Nazi Party, Volkswagen is established in Berlin. After World War II, the company became a trustee of the British Military Government.
May 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Jim Thorpe – 1887
All-around athlete and Olympian, Jim Thorpe competed in 15 events during the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. He became the first Native American to earn an Olympic gold medal when he took first place in both the pentathlon and decathlon. Thorpe also made a solid showing in the other 13 events. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Thorpe of his medals after learning he had played minor-league baseball, a violation of the amateurism rule.
Thorpe would go on to play professional football and basketball proving once again that his abilities stretch from field to court and beyond.
In October 1982, the IOC added James Thorpe’s name to the list of 1912 crowned Olympic champions and delivered two replica medals to his family. However, the IOC noted that the official report of the games would not be modified.
Ian Fleming – 1908
In 1953, the British writer and naval intelligence office published his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.
Jerry West – 1938
Fourteen-time NBA All-Star Jerry West played brilliantly for the LA Lakers. Considered one of the greatest guards in NBA history, West was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.
Gladys Knight – 1944
The award-winning singer-songwriter began her career with the Pips in the 1960s and became one of Motown’s top producing groups. Some of Knight’s legendary soul and R&B hits include “The Way We Were,” “Missing You,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
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