SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 | DAY OF THE PROGRAMMER | NATIONAL PEANUT DAY | NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY | NATIONAL ANTS ON A LOG DAY | NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL BALD IS BEAUTIFUL DAY | UNCLE SAM DAY
DAY OF THE PROGRAMMER | 256 DAY OF THE YEAR
On the 256th day of the year, Day of the Programmer honors the innovators who continue to change the world, one program at a time. Read more…
NATIONAL PEANUT DAY | SEPTEMBER 13
On September 13th National Peanut Day pays homage to the mighty and tasty peanut. Read more…
NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY | SEPTEMBER 13
National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day on September 13th brings the youngest cooks into the kitchen! Read more…
NATIONAL ANTS ON A LOG DAY
The second Tuesday in September each year celebrates National Ants On A Log Day. This day recognizes this iconic and healthy food snack enjoyed by millions of people across the USA and around the world. Read more…
NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY | SEPTEMBER 13
Every year on September 13th, National Celiac Disease Awareness Day encourages us to support those with the auto-immune disease affecting 3 million people. Read more…
NATIONAL BALD IS BEAUTIFUL DAY | SEPTEMBER 13
National Bald is Beautiful Day on September 13th honors noggins without hair. Being bald brings beauty all its own. Read more…
UNCLE SAM DAY | SEPTEMBER 13
On September 13th, the United States recognizes Uncle Sam Day. The day commemorates the man behind the iconic image and fascinating nickname for the United States government who was born on September 13, 1766. Read more…
On Deck for September 14, 2022
- National Cream Filled Donut Day
- National Eat a Hoagie Day
- National Live Creative Day
- National Parents Day Off
- National Sober Day
- National Virginia Day
Name: APPLE BUTTER MEATBALL SUBS
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total Prep: 4 hours 10 minutes
These tangy apple butter meatball subs will hit the spot for summer cookouts or midweek meals. Make them ahead and celebrate all those special days!
1 cup apple butter
1 cup BBQ sauce
16 ounces of frozen meatballs
6 hoagie rolls
12-18 slices of provolone cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Mix apple butter (we used a homemade spicey apple butter) and BBQ sauce together. Add meatballs to crockpot and pour the sauce over top, coating all the meatballs well. Slow cook on high for 4 hours.
Lightly butter and toast the hoagie rolls. Divide the meatballs evenly between the rolls. Top with cheese. Garnish with green onions.
Recipe credit: Michele S.
September 13th Celebrated History
Chemist Michael Faraday discovers how a magnetic field influences polarized light. Today, the discovery is known as the Faraday Effect.
The Cleveland Blue’s one-armed pitcher, Hugh Daily, pitches a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Quakers, earning a 1-0 win. The right-handed pitcher lost his left arm as a boy when a revolver accidentally discharged.
Blues musician, T-Bone Walker, records “Call it Stormy Monday (But Tuesday is Just as Bad). Later, the popular song is recorded by several other artists including B.B. King, the Allman Brothers Band and Cream.
Margaret Chase Smith is elected to the Senate. Formerly a U.S. Representative in the House, Smith’s election to the Senate made her first woman elected to both chambers of Congress and also the first Republican woman elected to the Senate. She replaced Senate Majority Leader Wallace H. White. He said in a statement after her victory, “Mrs. Smith’s campaign and her victory as the outstanding political event of a generation.”
Patent number 2,717,437 issued to Swiss inventor George de Mestral. His creation became known as Velcro® and was inspired by burrs stuck in his dog’s fur.
The Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series premieres on CBS. With mysterious plots, a Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) and meddling teenagers, the show ran for three seasons and inspired several spin-offs and movies.
The Super Mario Bros. game debuts. Shigeru Miyamoto created the game, including the popular character Mario for Nintendo.
The Denver Broncos retire quarterback, John Elway’s number 7 jersey. Leading the team to two Super Bowl championships, Elway played for the Broncos from 1983-1998. In 2011, the Broncos named Elway general manager and an executive vice president.
September 13th Celebrated Birthdays
Laura Secord – 1775
During the War of 1812, Great Britain and The United States squared off over maritime rights. As a colony of Great Britain, Canada took up arms against the Yankees. In June of 1813, Laura Secord learned of an impending American attack on the British outpost at Beaver Dams. To warn the British troops, Secord walked 20 miles to successfully raise the alarm.
Lucy Good Brooks – 1818
Following the Civil War, the former slave founded the Friends’ Asylum for Colored Orphans. The orphanage served African American children in the Richmond, VA area for nearly 60 years.
Milton Hershey – 1857
Before building a booming chocolate business, Hershey opened the Lancaster Caramel Company. After deciding to focus on chocolate, a decision no one regrets.
John J. Pershing – 1860
A graduate of West Point military academy, the Army general led the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. During the Spanish American War in 1898, he earned the nickname Black Jack.
Alain Locke – 1885
The first American Rhodes Scholar, his writing led the Harlem Renaissance into the American spotlight.
Amelie “Melli” Beese – 1886
As a female pilot, “Melli” pioneered aviation for women in Germany. In 1911, she became the first woman in Germany to earn her pilot’s license. Her talents weren’t limited to flying, though. She also built her own planes.
Roald Dahl – 1916
Dahl’s most popular novels have a knack for making it to the silver screen. Novels like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and Matilda have brought whimsey and colorful characters into children’s lives for more than 40 years.
Jenny Romanowski – 1927
As a utility player in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Romanowski played 8 seasons with a variety of teams, including South Bend Blue Sox, Rockford Peaches, and Kalamazoo Lassies. Nicknamed Romey, Romatowski played for the Kalamazoo Lassies as they won the championship game in 1954. She also got to travel to Cuba for an exhibition game. After the AAGBL ended, she became a teacher in Michigan.
Don Bluth – 1937
The animator is known for favorite feature films such as The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, and All Dogs Go to Heaven.
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