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May 30, 2022 - MEMORIAL DAY – WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY – NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY – NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – LOOMIS DAY – NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY – NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY

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MAY 30, 2022 | MEMORIAL DAY | WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY | NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY | NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY | LOOMIS DAY | NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY | NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY

Memorial Day | Last Monday in May
Memorial Day | Last Monday in May

MEMORIAL DAY

Each year in the United States, Americans observe the Federal holiday, Memorial Day, the last Monday in May. It honors and remembers all men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones who have passed away. Read more…

World Multiple Sclerosis Day | May 30
World Multiple Sclerosis Day | May 30

WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY | MAY 30

World Multiple Sclerosis Day on May 30th creates an opportunity to boost awareness and connect those with MS to resources and improve support systems. Read more…

National Creativity Day | May 30
National Creativity Day | May 30

NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY | MAY 30

Unleash your imagination on May 30th for National Creativity Day! Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, blogger, photographer, graphic artist, or any of 100 other creative personalities, the world is going to celebrate you and your creative pursuit.  And you absolutely deserve it! Read more…

National Hole in My Bucket Day | May 30
National Hole in My Bucket Day | May 30

NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY

On May 30th of each year, National Hole in My Bucket Day is observed. This wacky holiday is in honor of the fun children’s song; There’s a Hole in My Bucket. Read more…

Loomis Day | May 30
Loomis Day | May 30

LOOMIS DAY | May 30

Each year on May 30th, Loomis Day recognizes the man who received the patent for wireless telegraphy in 1872. The Washington, D.C. dentist, Mahlon Loomis, received US patent number 129,971 titled “An Improvement in Telegraphing” on wireless telegraphy in July of 1872 beating Guglielmo Marconi’s United Kingdom patent by nearly 25 years. Read more…

National Water A Flower Day | May 30
National Water A Flower Day | May 30

NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY | MAY 30

Recognized each year on May 30th, National Water A Flower Day recognizes the season of caring for our garden plants. Read more…

National Mint Julep Day | May 30
National Mint Julep Day | May 30

NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY | MAY 30

National Mint Julep Day on May 30th each year sets up a refreshing toast to summer. Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby. Read more…


On Deck for May 31, 2022

National Days

International Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: Apple Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

5 medium apples
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup grapes
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise

Instructions:

Wash fruit. Core and cut apples into 1/2 pieces. Peeling is optional.

Cut grapes in half.

Add prepared fruit and celery to a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice. Add nuts, cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

May 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1868

The first Decoration Day is celebrated. The holiday, honoring those who died performing their military duties, was a predecessor of Memorial Day.

1911

Carl Fisher hosts the first Indy 500. Driver Ray Haroun wins the race.

1916

President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14th as Flag Day. President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.”

1922

The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

2020

After almost a decade of crewless missions, NASA contracted with SpaceX to launch The Crew Dragon Demo-2 with astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on board. The test flight to the International Space Station included automated docking, undocking, and spacewalks.

May 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Elly Beinhorn – 1907

The German pilot was known for her solo flights across continents, including the United States.

Countee Cullen – 1903

One of the Harlem Renaissance’s noted voices, Poet Countee Cullen authored several books including Color and his only novel One Way to Heaven.

Benny Goodman – 1909

The American jazz clarinetist and bandleader earned the name King of Jazz. During his career, he played with jazz greats Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and Glenn Miller.

Joseph William Kennedy – 1916

In 1940, Joseph W. Kennedy, Glen T. Seaborg, Edwin McMillan, and Arthur Wahl discovered plutonium at the Berkeley Radiation laboratory.

Wynonna Judd – 1964

In 1983, Wynonna and her mother Naomi launched their career with RCA. Since then, Wynonna also launched a successful solo career.

About National Day Calendar

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