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May 8, 2022 - MOTHER’S DAY – NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY – NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY – NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY

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MAY 8, 2022 | MOTHER’S DAY | NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY | NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY | NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY

MOTHER’S DAY – Second Sunday in May

MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day is a time-honored tradition of recognizing the women in our lives who raised us, dried our tears, and well, mothered us. Everyone has one or has someone who is like a mother to them. On the second Sunday of May, we honor those women who are our mothers. Whether we shower her with gifts, take her to a fancy dinner or make her a homemade card, what moms want most is to be surrounded by the love of her family. Knowing the people they love are safe, sound, and healthy is a mom’s number one priority. Read more…

National Have a Coke Day – May 8

NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY

Each year on May 8th, millions of people across the country celebrate National Have a Coke Day. Coca-Cola, often referred to as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company. Read more…

NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY – MAY 8

NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY

National Student Nurse Day takes part in National Nurses Week on May 8th. The day honors student nurses as they pursue a career in medicine. Read more…

NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY – May 8

NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY

National Coconut Cream Pie Day on May 8th celebrates its own slice of deliciousness. This delicious pie is made with a sweet coconut cream filling. Pie lovers know a thick layer of real whipped cream topped with toasted coconut make this pie irresistible. Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Filling

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup granular sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Cupcake batter

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granular sugar
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with liners, spraying lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Filling

Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add chocolate chips.

Batter

In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, stirring until well blended.

Spoon batter into muffin tins until each cup is 1/3 full.

Top each with a spoonful of the cream cheese filling.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frosting

While the cupcakes bake, combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

Stir in vanilla and salt.

Gradually add powdered sugar, combining well.

Add cocoa powder, stirring and scraping sides until the cocoa is thoroughly incorporated.

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

May 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1877

The first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens at Gilmore’s Gardens in New York City. Thirty-five breeds were represented by approximately 1,200 dogs.

1886

In Atlanta, Ga, Dr. John Pemberton launched his altered, alcohol-free tonic called Coca-Cola. In face of prohibition, Pemberton’s elixir sold as a temperance drink, though another ingredient contained a form of cocaine (the coca plant is a source). Eventually, a process removing the cocaine from the coca leaves left Coca-Cola free of the schedule II drug.

1945

World War II in Europe officially comes to an end with the unconditional surrender of Germany. Victory in Japan would come three months later.

1999

Nancy Mace graduates from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the first woman to graduate from the military college.

May 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Phillis Wheatley – 1753

While the exact date of her birth is uncertain, history records Phillis Wheatley as the first African American woman to publish a book of poems. She was educated by her Boston slave-holders and soon after the publication of her first book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was emancipated.

Henry Dunant – 1828

In 1863, the Swiss businessman co-founded the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded. The organization is known today as the International Federation of the Red Cross.

Harry S. Truman – 1884

Harry S. Truman took office after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. Within a few months, the war in Germany ended, atomic bombs ended the war in Japan, and the Cold War began.
In 1948, Truman famously defeated Thomas Dewey by a narrow margin for reelection. He set out to create social reform with his New Deal and supported the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Akebono Taro – 1969

The American-born sumo wrestler emigrated to Japan. In 1993, he became the first non-Japanese-born sumo wrestler to earn the rank of Yokozuna – the highest rank in Japan’s national sport.

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