MAY 7, 2022 | NATIONAL BARRIER AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL FITNESS DAY | NATIONAL BIRTH MOTHER’S DAY | NATIONAL PACKAGING DESIGN DAY | NATIONAL BOMBSHELLS DAY | NATIONAL HOMEBREW DAY | NATIONAL PASTE UP DAY | NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY | NATIONAL TRAIN DAY | NATIONAL ROAST LEG OF LAMB DAY | JOIN HANDS DAY | FREE COMIC BOOK DAY | NATIONAL BABYSITTER’S DAY | NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY | KENTUCKY DERBY | NATIONAL START SEEING MONARCHS DAY
NATIONAL BARRIER AWARENESS DAY
On May 7th each year, we are charged with breaking down obstacles on National Barrier Awareness Day. We are responsible for dissolving stigmas keeping people with disabilities from advancing in education. It’s an opportunity to tear down walls and build ramps that providing access. When we have misunderstandings, see the potential for the development of new technology to bridge the gap. Eliminate antiquated policies preventing those with disabilities from accessing their full potential. If there was ever a time to speak up about the questionable treatment of a human being, National Barrier Awareness Day encourages us to do so now. Read more…
NATIONAL FITNESS DAY
National Fitness Day on the first Saturday in May offers an opportunity to be inspired and try new ways of becoming fit and healthy. Read more…
NATIONAL BIRTH MOTHER’S DAY
National Birth Mother’s Day on the Saturday before Mother’s Day honors birth mothers and offers a show of support. It is a day to recognize the biological mothers of adopted children. Read more…
NATIONAL PACKAGING DESIGN DAY
National Packaging Design Day on May 7th each year celebrates the art of packaging design as well as design professionals. The global design community and those appreciative of beautiful, well-crafted packaging commemorate the day by sharing inspiring designs and exchanging ideas. The day also encourages an awareness of the craftsmanship behind the package. Read more…
NATIONAL BOMBSHELLS’ DAY
National Bombshells’ Day each year on the first Saturday in May encourages women to celebrate themselves and their best friends. Read more…
NATIONAL HOMEBREW DAY
The first Saturday in May recognizes National Homebrew Day. Every year the American Homebrewers Association holds the Big Brew to celebrate the practice of homebrewing by bringing homebrewers together to make the same official recipes for side by side competition. Read more…
NATIONAL PASTE-UP DAY
National Paste Up Day on May 7th each year remembers the time before desktop publishing and computerized digital imaging when many publications were completed by hand. The day also remembers those who worked so tediously in their positions. Read more…
NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY
If it’s the first Saturday of the month, it’s National Play Outside Day. So, no matter what month it is, everyone put down their electronic devices and get outside! Read more…
NATIONAL TRAIN DAY
Each year, National Train Day was observed annually on the Saturday closest to May 10th. Read more…
NATIONAL ROAST LEG OF LAMB DAY
Each year on May 7th, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day makes a menu suggestion worthy of a celebration. The leg of lamb is a mild and tender cut of meat that, when roasted, is a unique and tasty dish to many. A typical preparation involves covering the leg of lamb with butter, rosemary sprigs pushed inside incisions cut in the leg, and rosemary leaves sprinkled on top. The lamb is then roasted for two hours at 360 degrees. Read more…
JOIN HANDS DAY
Join Hands Day, observed across the United States on the first Saturday in May, is about uniting the older generation with the younger generation in a day of volunteering. Instead of pointing out each other’s differences that often create distance between one another, this day is intended to bring to everyone’s awareness the benefits of aiding each other. Read more…
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Adults and kids alike participate in Free Comic Book Day the 1st Saturday in May. Read more…
NATIONAL BABYSITTER’S DAY
National Babysitter’s Day on Saturday before Mother’s Day honors the reliable babysitters across the country. On this day, we show babysitters appreciation and special recognition for their quality child care. Read more…
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY
Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Scrapbook Day invites the country to bring their talents together to celebrate the art of scrapbooking. Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, avid scrapbookers gather to share their craft. Read more…
The Kentucky Derby is a tradition that takes place on the first Saturday in May. Read more…
NATIONAL START SEEING MONARCHS DAY
Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Start Seeing Monarchs Day raises awareness to preserve the Monarch butterfly and prevent it from being added to the endangered species list. 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 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, PA. The founding members elect Dr. Nathaniel Chapman as the first president of the new organization.
Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka found Tokyo Telecommunication Engineering Corporation. The company is later named Sony.
Construction begins on the world’s longest suspension bridge. The Mackinac Bridge opened to traffic three years later in November 1957, connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan for the first time.
Michigan’s legislature became the 38th state to ratified a constitutional amendment proposed in 1789. The 203-year-old legislation limits mid-term salary increases and requires an election before raises can take effect. In essence, voters have the opportunity to elect new representation before raises take place. College student, Gregory Watson’s paper for his government class proposed the amendment was still eligible for ratification. After receiving a poor grade from a doubting teaching assistant, the topic became a rallying point. Two states vied to be the 38th states to ratify the amendment, Michigan and New Jersey. Don W. Wilson, U.S. Archivist, certified 27th Amendment on May 18th. At the time, one state was unaware they had already ratified the amendment. Kentucky’s ratification took place in 1792 and as a result, the honor of being the 38th state actually belongs to Alabama which ratified the amendment on May 5, 1992.
May 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Mary Mahoney – 1845
In 1879, Mary Mahoney became the first African American professional nurse when she graduated from the New England Hospital’s nursing school. She also formed the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses after the Nurses Associated Alumnae of the United States demonstrated a slow response to accepting black nurses.
Gary Cooper – 1901
Gary Cooper appeared in more than 80 films during a career that lept from silent movies to sound almost effortlessly. He was nominated for his first Academy Award in 1937 for his role in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. Cooper would go on to earn two Best Actor Academy Awards for Sergeant York (1942) and High Noon (1953). In 1961, the Academy presented him with an honorary award for his career achievements.
Eva Peron – 1919
The Argentine actress became the first lady of Argentina in 1946. Peron became a powerful political figure, advocating for women’s suffrage and the rights of the poor.
Ishiro Honda – 1911
The Japanese filmmaker is best known for co-creating the Godzilla film franchise.
Michael P. Murphy – 1976
The U.S. Navy SEAL officer served during the War in Afghanistan and for his actions received the military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Murphy was killed by enemy forces during Operation Red Wing near Asadabad, Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.
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