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May 9, 2022 - NATIONAL HOME FRONT HEROES DAY – NATIONAL ALPHABET MAGNET DAY – NATIONAL SLEEPOVER DAY – NATIONAL LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY – NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE DAY - NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY

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MAY 9, 2022 | NATIONAL HOME FRONT HEROES DAY | NATIONAL ALPHABET MAGNET DAY | NATIONAL SLEEPOVER DAY | NATIONAL LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY | NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY | NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE DAY | NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY

NATIONAL HOME FRONT HEROES DAY - May 9

NATIONAL HOME FRONT HEROES DAY

Each year on May 9th, National Home Front Heroes Day honors millions of civilians, past and present, who provide support to service members from the home front. Dedicated heroes roll up their sleeves, support neighbors, communities, and our nation at home while our service members are abroad. As a result, service members have a peace of mind knowing their families, businesses, and communities are taken care of at home. Read more…

National Alphabet Magnet Day - May 9

NATIONAL ALPHABET MAGNET DAY

Beautiful letters and clever language come together in one celebration on May 9th. National Alphabet Magnet Day recognizes the ingenuity and creativity of making words from magnetic letters. Read more…

NATIONAL SLEEPOVER DAY – May 9

NATIONAL SLEEPOVER DAY

On May 9th, National Sleepover Day provides an opportunity once again for girls to confide in their friends in a way that can be inspiring, therapeutic, and confidence-building. Sleepovers play an important role in both friendships and memory-making. It’s a time when women and girls share stories and realize the more we’re different, the more we’re alike. Read more…

NATIONAL LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY – May 9

NATIONAL LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY

May 9th recognizes a fun and unique holiday, National Lost Sock Memorial Day. It is time to say “good-bye” to all of the single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown. Where do all the missing socks go? Is there a washing machine heaven? This is a question people have been trying to solve for many centuries.  An answer may never be found to this problem, and life will go on.  How sad to have lost such a close-knit friend! Read more…

NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY – May 9

NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY

On May 9th, raise your glass and toast National Moscato Day. Moscato, or Muscat in Italian, is one of the oldest known varieties of grapes grown in the world. Read more…

NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE DAY – May 9

NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE DAY

National Butterscotch Brownie Day on May 9th each year recognizes a delicious treat. Butterscotch Brownies, also known as Blondies or Brookies (brownie + cookie) made their debut before chocolate brownies. Recipes date back to the 19th century and are made up of flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla. Walnuts, pecans, or butterscotch chips are sometimes added to the brownies. Read more…

NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY – Second Monday in May

 

NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY

National Women’s Checkup Day on the second Monday in May each year focuses on the importance of regular routine visits for women. Read more…


On Deck for May 10, 2022

National Days

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Recipe of the Day

Shrimp Scampi
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook time:  15-20 minutes
Total Prep:
10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Prepare angel hair pasta according to instructions on package.

3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup butter, cubed

1/4 cup olive oil

1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Instructions:

In a large skillet, melt butter.

Add olive oil and garlic. Saute’ about 1 minute.

Add shrimp, lemon juice, pepper, and oregano and cook until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat.

Stir in parsley and bread crumbs.

Serve over cooked pasta.

May 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1882

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 257,487 to William F. Ford for his invention of a stethoscope. His design improved upon previous designs by reducing noise unrelated to the examination.

1899

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 624,749 to John Albert Burr for his invention of a rotary blade lawnmower.

1914

President Woodrow Wilson signs a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day.

1962

MIT researchers bounce a beam of light off the surface of the Moon for the first time. Raytheon made the laser for the MIT Research Laboratory in Cambridge. The returning beams were captured on a receiver and recorded on a cathode ray tube as tiny flashes on a screen.

May 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Harriet Lane – 1830

As the 16th First Lady of the United States, the young niece of James Buchanan performed the hostess duties in the White House. While she’s not the only relative to step into the role of First Lady, Lane is the only one to do so for the only lifelong bachelor to become president.

Belle Boyd – 1844

At a young age, Belle Boyd became a Confederate spy during the Civil War. She gained a notorious reputation for her daring.

J.M. Barrie – 1860

In 1904, the Scottish playwright produced the popular play “Peter Pan; or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.”

Howard Carter – 1874

In 1922, the English archaeologist and Egyptologist discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. The tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh was the best-preserved tomb of a pharaoh ever found in the Valley of the Kings.

Mike Wallace – 1918

The American broadcast journalist was one of the pioneering hosts of the CBS show 60 minutes.

Vance Brand – 1931

The distinguished NASA astronaut flew four space missions during his career. One of his most historic missions included the first meeting in space between American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. During the mission, Tom Stafford and Deke Slayton joined Brand aboard Apollo. Aleksey Leonov and Valeriy Kubasov crewed the Soyuz.

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