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September 16, 2022 - NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY – NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY – NATIONAL PLAY-DOH DAY – MAYFLOWER DAY – NATIONAL TRADESMEN DAY – NATIONAL STEPFAMILY DAY – NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY – NATIONAL CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD DAY

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 | NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY | NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY | NATIONAL PLAY-DOH DAY | MAYFLOWER DAY | NATIONAL TRADESMEN DAY | NATIONAL STEPFAMILY DAY | NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY | NATIONAL CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD DAY

National Working Parents Day | September 16

NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY | SEPTEMBER 16

On September 16th, National Working Parents Day honors the working parent and day pays tribute to those parents who work outside the home to provide for their families. Read more…

National Guacamole Day | September 16

NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY | SEPTEMBER 16

National Guacamole Day on September 16th brings fresh flavors together for the perfect celebration. Read more…

National Play-Doh Day | September 16

NATIONAL PLAY-DOH DAY | SEPTEMBER 16

National Play-Doh Day on September 16th recognizes a child’s modeling clay. However, before it found its way to the craft shelf, Play-Doh had more practical uses. Read more…

Mayflower Day | September 16

MAYFLOWER DAY | SEPTEMBER 16

Mayflower Day commemorates the day the ship set sail from Plymouth, England in 1620. On September 16 of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England with 102 souls on board. These colonists- men, women, children, some seeking fortune, some seeking religious freedom – were later known as pilgrims. Read more…

National Tradesmen Day | Third Friday in September

NATIONAL TRADESMEN DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

On the third Friday in September, National Tradesmen Day honors the men and women whose skills and hard work build America. And, their skills keep it running strong. The day recognizes the professionals who maintain the complex infrastructure of our roads, cities, water systems, and power grids. Read more…
National Step Family Day |September 16

NATIONAL STEPFAMILY DAY | SEPTEMBER 16

National Step Family Day on September 16th recognizes all the blended families making it work.  Read more…

National POW/MIA Recognition Day | Third Friday in September

NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

In the United States, the third Friday in September honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Read more…

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day | September 16

NATIONAL CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD DAY | SEPTEMBER 16

On September 16th, National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day warms the home and the heart with delicious goodness. In bakeries across the country, we request cinnamon raisin bread more often than many others.  Naturally sweet, the aroma created from baking this bread will make anyone’s mouth water. Read more…


On Deck for September 17, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Guacamole Dip

Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 1 hours
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

4 Ripe avocados, halved, pealed and pitted
1 cup of yellow or white onion, chopped
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 Teaspoon of fresh cilantro, chopped
½ Clove of minced garlic (fresh or jar)
1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
1 whole jalapeno, remove seeds and chop (Use the seeds for additional heat)
1 whole lime cut in half
Salt to taste

Instructions:

In a medium bowl combine onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and pepper and mix until blended evenly. Set aside.

Slice avocados in half using a circular pattern. Split a part and remove the pit using a spoon.

Using a spoon, scrape and scoop each avocado from the outer skin. Add to medium mixing bowl. Gently mash the avocados. Consistency depends on how you like your dip—chunky or smooth.

Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and pepper mixture to the avocados. Stir gently until completely combined.

Slice the lime in half. Using one hand, squeeze one half of lime over your hand into the avocado mixture (catching any seeds that may fall). Repeat process with other the other half of the lime. Stir gently until lime juice is combined.

Add salt to taste.

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar

September 16th Celebrated History

1830 

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes the poem “Old Ironsides” in tribute to the frigate the USS Constitution. At the time the poem was written, the Navy was on the verge of scrapping the legendary ship. However, public support for saving and preserving it won the military over. It was retired in 1855 and now is a floating monument in Boston.

1835 

Aboard the Beagle, Charles Darwin arrives at the Galapagos Islands. His visit would have a profound impact on the naturalist and the formation of his Theory of Natural Selection.

1908 

William Crapo Durant establishes General Motors, bringing several small automobile manufacturers under a single holding company. The concept served the industry well and included Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Buick and Oakland.

1919 

Congress grants a federal charter to the American Legion. The service organization is comprised of military veterans.

1940 

The first peacetime draft in the United States becomes law when Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Selective Training and Service Act. The act required all men between the ages of 21 and 45 to register. Once the United States entered World War II, the age requirements broadened to 18 to 64. The draft ended in 1973, once again creating an all-volunteer military.

1959 

Making copies got easier when the Xerox 914 was demonstrated to the public. The inventor, Chester Carlson, also invented the process called xenography.

2011

President Barack Obama signs the America Invents Act, ushering in significant changes to the U.S. patent system. Of the changes included in the legislation includes a “first to file” clause, electronic filing incentives and fast track options. The “first to file” clause eliminates the idea of “first to invent” which often led to numerous and expensive lawsuits.

2013 

In 2007, Nidhi Bansal began collecting stickers. By 2013, her collection had grown to 102,317 stickers and established Bansal as the world record holder for a sticker collection.

September 16th Celebrated Birthdays

Miriam Benjamin – 1861

Miriam Benjamin became the second African American woman to receive a patent from the U.S. patent office. Her invention, the Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels, created a way for customers to alert a waiter that service was needed without waving them down.

James Cash Penney – 1875

In 1902, James Cash Penney established the department store J.C. Penney.

Jacob Schick – 1877

In 1930, Schick received a patent for a dry electric shaver. He developed the invention while recuperating from an injury.

Karen Horney – 1885

The psychoanalyst theorized both environmental and social influence on neuroses in humans.

Louise Boyd – 1887

The American explorer led expeditions to the Arctic and wrote several books about her experiences. Her amassed knowledge of the Arctic led the U.S. government to appoint her as the head of an investigation of magnetic and radio phenomena in the Arctic.

W.O. Bentley – 1888

The engineer founded Bentley Motors in 1919. Today, the brand still produces automobiles and is owned by Volkswagen AG.

H.A. Rey – 1898

Along with his wife, Margret Rey, the illustrator created the children’s book series, Curious George.

Marvin P. Middlemark – 1919 

The inventor is best known for his invention of the rabbit ears – the dipole antenna for television. His invention immensely improved the reception of televisions in the 1950s and 1960s.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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