NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY | SEPTEMBER 14
On September 14th, National Live Creative Day encourages us to let the world see our creativity all day long! Read more…
NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED DONUT DAY | SEPTEMBER 14
National Cream-Filled Donut Day on September 14th recognizes one of our favorite foods. Read more…
NATIONAL PARENTS DAY OFF | SEPTEMBER 14
All parents deserve a day off. On September 14th, National Parents Day Off brings an opportunity for parents to recharge and get some much-deserved recognition. Read more…
NATIONAL SOBER DAY | SEPTEMBER 14
National Sober Day on September 14th encourages us to celebrate Sober life and bring awareness to addiction. The entire day focuses on showing support for anyone living in sobriety. Not only that, but the observance sets a standard for the whole world that being sober is okay. Show your friends and family on the road to recovery by spending the day sober as well. Read more…
NATIONAL EAT A HOAGIE DAY | SEPTEMBER 14
National Eat a Hoagie Day on September 14th promotes a sandwich which is also known as a grinder, sub or hero. You can also order a po’boy, torpedo or an Italian sandwich to celebrate! Read more…
NATIONAL VIRGINIA DAY | SEPTEMBER 14
On September 14th, National Virginia Day recognizes one of the original 13 colonies and the 10th state to ratify the Constitution. Read more…
On Deck for September 15, 2022
- Greenpeace Day
- National Cheese Toast Day
- National Creme de Menthe Day
- National Double Cheeseburger Day
- National Felt Hat Day
- National Linguine Day
- National Neonatal Nurses Day
- National Online Learning Day
- National Tackle Kids Cancer Day
- National Pawpaw Day – Third Thursday in September
- International Day of Democracy
- International Dot Day
- World Afro Day
- World Lymphoma Awareness Day
- International Day of Listening – Third Thursday in September
Recipe of the Day
Delicious Glazed Donuts
Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Servings: 18 donuts
1 packet active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
5-5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Shortening for frying
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3-5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. When bubbles begin to form in the yeast mixture, stir in the milk and eggs. Cut the butter into the mixture. Gradually add flour and salt, scraping sides as you stir. When a dough forms, turn the dough onto a floured surface. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour, but not too much or donuts will be tough. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth. Form a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover and place in a warm place to let the dough rise.
When the dough is double in size, turn out onto a floured surface and knead. Divide dough in half and cover. Allow to rest 10-15 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients. Add enough milk to create a thin, pourable glaze.
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Turn one half the dough onto a floured surface and roll the dough into about 1/2 inch thickness. Dust donut cutter with flour and cut out donuts. Place on baking sheet. Cover and allow the donuts to rise until doubled in size.
Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet. Heat cooking oil in a deep-fryer or large pot to 350-375°F.
Drop donuts into the hot oil, 1-2 minutes per side. Using a slotted spoon, remove doughnuts and place them on the cooling rack.
Drizzle glaze over the tops of the doughnuts while the donuts are warm but slightly cooled.
September 14th Celebrated History
Boston Light, the first lighthouse in the United States shined its light from Little Brewster Island in Boston. While the original lighthouse was destroyed by the British during the Revolutionary War, the lighthouse was rebuilt and is currently the second oldest functioning lighthouse in the United States.
While anchored on a British ship off the coast of Baltimore, MD, Francis Scott Key writes the poem that becomes the National Anthem of the United States.
President William McKinley dies after an assassin shoots him at point-blank range. His vice president, Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in and becomes the youngest man to hold the office.
Before 80 thousand fans, Jack Dempsey knocks out Luis Angel Firpo in the second round. Firpo (known as The Bull of the Pampas) was the first Latin American fighter to challenge a world heavyweight titleholder. At the time of the fight, Dempsey had held the title for 4 years. He would maintain the title for 2 more years before losing it to Jess Willard.
Igor Sikorsky flies the first practical helicopter. The tethered flight took place in Stratford, CT.
The Soviet spacecraft, Luna 2, impacts the moon. It was the first spacecraft to strike the moon or any other body in the solar system.
The first surviving quintuplets in America are born. The doctor informed the parents only days before the delivery that Mary Ann Fischer would deliver five babies.
The Video of the Year goes to The Cars for “You Might Think” during the very first MTV Video Music Awards.
Covering 3,543 miles, Jo Kittinger completes the first solo transatlantic flight in a gas balloon. The trip took him 86 hours.
The television sitcom, The Golden Girls, debuted on NBC.
The Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA, hosted 902 balloon tossers to break a world record.
September 14th Celebrated Birthdays
Charles Dana Gibson – 1867
The artist and illustrator is best known for his Gibson Girls drawings which were modeled after his wife.
Alice Tully – 1902
Following her classical singing career, Tully flew scouting missions during World War II. She would pursue philanthropic service in the world of arts and finance Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Mae Boren Axton – 1914
The publicist and songwriter co-wrote the chart-making song “Heartbreak Hotel” which made Elvis Presley a household name.
Joyce Chen – 1917
The Chinese-American chef made a name for herself as she taught Americans to appreciate Chinese cuisine. Through her PBS television show, restaurant and cookbooks, Chen brought delicious sauces, spices and cooking techniques to the American public.
Constance Baker Motley – 1921
Motley was a woman of many firsts – the first African American woman elected to the New York State Senate, the first woman and African-American chosen as Manhattan Borough President, and the first African-American woman nominated to Federal Court judge.
Jo Ann Boyce – 1941
The civil rights activist was one of 12 black teenagers who integrated Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee in 1956.
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