MAY 3, 2022 | NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL TWO DIFFERENT COLORED SHOES DAY | NATIONAL PARANORMAL DAY | NATIONAL LUMPY RUG DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUSTARD DAY | NATIONAL SPECIALLY-ABLED PETS DAY | NATIONAL GARDEN MEDITATION DAY | NATIONAL FOSTER CARE DAY | NATIONAL TEXTILES DAY | NATIONAL RASPBERRY POPOVER DAY | NATIONAL MONTANA DAY | NATIONAL SAN ARCHITECT DAY
NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, recognizes dedicated educators across the country. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, the celebration takes place on the Tuesday of the first full week in May each year. Read more…
NATIONAL TWO DIFFERENT COLORED SHOES DAY
Each year on May 3rd, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day encourages us to celebrate our uniqueness and put it on display. This day stands out from the other 364 days of the year. Wear two different colored shoes and see where they take you. Read more…
NATIONAL PARANORMAL DAY
Each year on May 3rd National Paranormal Day people who believe in paranormal activities are encouraged to get together and share their experiences with each other. Read more…
NATIONAL LUMPY RUG DAY
National Lumpy Rug Day on May 3rd each year takes two approaches to celebrating. Read more…
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUSTARD DAY
National Chocolate Custard Day on May 3rd each year celebrates a delicious pudding-like dessert enjoyed by many. Read more…
NATIONAL SPECIALLY-ABLED PETS DAY
Annually on May 3rd, National Specially-abled Pets Day shines a spotlight on the needs of pets with disabilities. Read more…
NATIONAL GARDEN MEDITATION DAY
National Garden Meditation Day, annually on May 3rd, encourages everyone to take time for one’s self and relax. Read more…
NATIONAL FOSTER CARE DAY
Dedicated to all the children in the U.S. foster care system, National Foster Care Day on the first Tuesday in May encourages everyone to wear blue and raise their voices to show their support for foster youth everywhere. Read more…
NATIONAL TEXTILES DAY
On May 3rd, we recognize all that textiles do to improve our lives with National Textiles Day. From fashionable style to everyday necessity, textiles provide us with a wealth of design possibilities. Read more…
NATIONAL RASPBERRY POPOVER DAY
National Raspberry Popover Day on May 3rd each year recognizes a dish similar to Yorkshire pudding. The day is also referred to as National Raspberry Tart Day. Read more…
NATIONAL MONTANA DAY
On May 3rd, National Montana Day recognizes The Treasure State and the big sky country. Read more…
NATIONAL SAN ARCHITECT DAY
National SAN Architect Day on May 3rd each year recognizes the systems and professionals managing America’s data. Read more…
- Bird Day
- National Candied Orange Peel Day
- National Orange Juice Day
- National Renewal Day
- National Star Wars Day
- National Weather Observers Day
- National Skilled Trades Day – First Wednesday in May
- National Interpreter Appreciation Day – First Wednesday in May
- National Bike to School Day – Changes Annually May 4, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Name: Apple Strudel
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour
5 cups sliced apples
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon flour
3 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg yolk and white, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
In a medium bowl, mix apples, raisin, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Set aside.
Cream together flour and shortening. Mix in the milk and egg yolk. Divide dough in half and roll out the first layer to fit into the bottom of jelly roll pan.
Add filling evenly to the pan. Roll out the remaining dough and cover the filling.
Bake at 375° for 45 minutes.
Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
May 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Two U.S. Army Air Service pilots complete the first nonstop transcontinental flight. Lt. John A. Macready and Lt. Oakley G. Kelly departed from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in a T-2 transport on May 2nd and landed at Rockwell Field, San Diego on May 3rd. The flight took nearly 27 hours and 2,470 miles to complete.
Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman to serve as the director of the United States Mint.
CBS televises the Kentucky Derby for the first time. Hill Gail won the race ridden by Eddie Arcaro with a time of 2:01 3/5. An injury during the race meant that Hill Gail never ran as well again as he did that day.
The first woman to lead the Conservative Party in Great Britain’s Parliament, Margaret Thatcher was also the first woman elected to Prime Minister. She would serve three consecutive terms, eventually resigning before the end of her third term.
May 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Jacob Riis – 1849
The Danish-American photojournalist documented the poverty of urban living conditions.
Golda Meir – 1898
In 1948, Golda Meir was one of 37 members of the Moetzet HaAm to sign Israel’s Proclamation of Independence. She served in many positions in Israel’s government before becoming its prime minister in 1969.
Bing Crosby – 1903
With charisma and talent, Bing Crosby set out to change entertainment forever. As one of radio and screen’s most beloved crooners, Crosby sang his way into the hearts of his fans. His velvet voice earned him numerous roles in musical films and garnered many awards. Setting the stage for performing artists, Crosby became one of the most popular of the 20th century.
William Inge – 1913
William Inge earned a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Picnic. Depicting small-town Kansas and the fears of failure. Inge would write several Broadway plays which would make it to the big screen including Bus Stop, starring Marilyn Monroe.
Sugar Ray Robinson – 1921
The American professional boxer is widely considered one of the world’s best boxers in history. With four Golden Gloves and 109 knockouts across 173 wins, Robinson gain international fame during his 25-year career.
James Brown – 1933
Universally known as the “Godfather of Soul,” the dynamic American singer-songwriter began his early career with gospel and R&B groups. His flamboyant style, tenacity and talent led him to chart hits. In 1965, Brown won his first Grammy Award for “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” for Best R&B Recording.
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