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May 6, 2022 - NATIONAL NURSES DAY – NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY – NATIONAL SPACE DAY – NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY - NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY – SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY – NATIONAL CREPE SUZETTE DAY

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MAY 6, 2022 | NATIONAL NURSES DAY | NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY | NATIONAL SPACE DAY | NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY | SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY | NATIONAL CREPE SUZETTE DAY

NATIONAL NURSES DAY – May 6

NATIONAL NURSES DAY

National Nurses Day is observed annually on May 6th. On this day, we raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society. This day is also the first day of National Nurses Week and is sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day. Read more…

NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY – May 6

NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY

National Beverage Day on May 6th encourages us to sit back, relax, and enjoy our favorite beverages. Read more…

NATIONAL SPACE DAY – First Friday in May

NATIONAL SPACE DAY

National Space Day dedicates the first Friday in May to the extraordinary achievements, benefits, and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The goal of the observance is to promote math, science, technology, and engineering education in young people, The hope is to inspire them to pursue a career in science, especially a career in space-related jobs. Read more…

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY

Always the Friday before Mother’s Day, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day recognizes the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of the spouses of the Armed Forces. National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is also sometimes known as Military Spouse Day. Read more…

NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY – Friday before Mother’s Day

NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY

National Provider Appreciation Day, also known as National Child Care Provider Day, is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day.  The special day recognizes child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children everywhere. Read more…

SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY – First Friday in May

SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY

The first Friday in May is School Lunch Hero Day, dedicated to those men and women who make the cafeterias and the schools a better place to be! What was your favorite school lunch? Do you remember the smiling face who served it to you? Read more…

NATIONAL CREPE SUZETTE DAY – May 6

NATIONAL CREPE SUZETTE DAY

May 6th honors a unique and delicious dessert on National Crepe Suzette Day!  Read more…


On Deck for May 7, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Cinnamon Pancakes

Cinnamon Pancakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes

Ingredients

Pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Cinnamon Drizzle

1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 tablespoons apple cider

In a small bowl, mix sugars, cinnamon, and apple cider. Add more or less apple cider until a drizzly consistency forms.

Heat griddle over medium-high heat and spray with oil.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix in egg, milk, and butter until just combined.

Using 1/3 cup of batter per pancake, pour the batter onto the hot griddle. With a spoon, drizzle the cinnamon drizzle over the pancake batter. Flip the pancakes when bubbles begin to form. Cook until lightly brown and done in the middle.

Serve with warm syrup.

May 6th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1851

The United States Patent Office issued the first U.S. patent (No. 8080) for the mechanical refrigerator to American inventor John Gorrie.

1889

The Exposition Universelle opens in Paris with its grand centerpiece, the Eiffel Tower finally on display. Its chief engineer and owner of the company who built the phenomenal tower, Gustave Eiffel, also designed the framework for the Statue of Liberty.

1937

In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the hydrogen-filled dirigible called the Hindenburg burst into flames killing 35 of the 97 passengers. A Navy crewman on the ground also died that day.

1954

British middle-distance runner Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile barrier for the first time in human history. He ran the one-mile race in 3 minutes, 59 seconds, 4/10 at Oxford University’s Iffley Road Track.

May 6th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Martin R Delany – 1812

Through his writing, the African American journalist, writer and soldier influenced perceptions on abolition and activism during his lifetime. He was an early supporter of emigration to Africa and wrote the novel Blake; or the Huts of America.

Dr. Sigmund Freud – 1856

The Austrian neurologist is the founder of psychoanalysis. During his career, Freud developed theories about the parts of human personality called the id, ego and superego, Oedipus complex, and dream analysis, among several others.

Orson Wells – 1915

Well known for his Shakespearean roles, Orson Welles also made a name for himself in radio and directing. Welles shook up the world with a radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds in 1938. In 1941, Welles set the standard for quality filmmaking with the debut of Citizen Kane.

Dr. Mukai Chiaki – 1952

On July 8, 1994, Dr. Chiaki became the first Japanese woman in space when she flew as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Her second mission took place on October 29, 1998, aboard the space shuttle Discovery. With her second mission, she became the first Japanese citizen to travel to space twice.

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