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SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 | NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY | AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY | NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY

NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY – September 18

NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY

National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th honors America’s favorite sandwich with a slice of cheese.
A few days ago, we celebrated National Double Cheeseburger Day. This food holiday is the lighter version. While only a single stack, this tasty burger still earns a celebration!
There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot.  During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.

There are other claims of the invention of the cheeseburger:

  • A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili, for 25 cents.
  • Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the cheeseburger in 1934.
  • Denver, Colorado – 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
  • According to its archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake, applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930s.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCheeseburgerDay

Grill up or fry up your favorite cheeseburger. You don’t even have to cook. Visit your favorite burger joint and order up a delicious cheeseburger. With all the options available, you’re sure to find one that fits your taste. 

Enjoy one of these tasty recipes:

Perfect Bacon Cheeseburgers
Family Friendly Stuffed Cheeseburgers
Mushroom Cheeseburgers
Swiss Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions on Toast

Use #NationalCheeseburgerDay to post on social media.

CHEESEBURGER DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this food holiday. 

Relevant Observances

Hamburger Day
Memorial Day
Grilling Month
Fast Food Day
Double Cheeseburger Day

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AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY – September 18

AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY

The Air Force Birthday on September 18th commemorates the establishment of The United States Air Force.

Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, the military incorporated aeronautical pursuits into their missions. However, the Air Force did not become a separate branch of the Armed Forces until September 18, 1947.

The military established the Signal Corps as the first aeronautical force in the United States. During the Civil War, the first missions provided visional communications via flags and torchlight from aerial balloons. Even so, the Signal Corps didn’t become an official branch of the Army until 1863. Its creation made way for more aeronautical training and study.

Since then, military air service has gone through many names and commands. A few examples are Air Service of the US Army to the Air Corps and Army Air Force. Finally, in 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the United States Air Force as a separate branch of the military.

As a result of pursuing advanced technology and superior airmen, the US Air Force emerged as the swiftest tactical force ready to deploy anywhere at a moment’s notice. On September 18, celebrate the airmen and women who are on watch every day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #AirForceBirthday

Recognize the military personnel in the Air Force. Give shout out and share your experiences as part of the Air Force. Use #AirForceBirthday to post on social media.

AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY HISTORY

The 1947 National Security Act restructured The United States military and intelligence agencies in the aftermath of World War II.  On September 18, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the U.S. Airforce on board the first Air Force One, a VC 54C.

NATIONAL HIV_AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY – September 18

NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18th highlights the number of people living longer with HIV/AIDS. 

Of the 1.2 million people living with HIV infection in the U.S., an estimated 24 percent are age 55 or over. Another focus of the campaign includes those diagnosed after the age of 50. According to the AIDS Institute, increased awareness for an aging population is necessary. Finally, the day also aims to increase support to the growing number of grandparents becoming guardians of children losing their parents to HIV/AIDS.

The campaign provides educational information, support options, and more. Clinics, support groups, and other Join thIS National Day campaign to learn more about prevention, testing, and bring attention to this national health issue.

While treatment options have improved over the decades, prevention and testing are still necessary. The observance reminds us that age doesn’t eliminate the risk of HIV/AIDS.

HOW TO OBSERVE #HIV/AIDSAgingAwarenessDay

Organize or attend a health fair. Talk to your family members or to their physician about testing. Many clinics will over informational seminars and opportunities to learn more about the effects of HIV/AIDS on an aging population. Age doesn’t eliminate the risk. 

Visit theaidsinstitute.org for more information on how to get involved. Clinics, families and retirement communities are encouraged to get involved. Use #HIV/AIDSAgingAwarenessDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The National Institutes of Health launched HIV/Aids Aging Awareness Day in 2008 to confront HIV-related issues for aging adults.

On Deck for September 19, 2019

National Days

 

Recipe of the Day

Baked Pears Recipe
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  1 hour
Total Prep:  1 hour 10 minutes
Servings:  6

Ingredients:

6 Pears
1 cup sugar
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
butter
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350° 

Peel pears

Slice in half and core

Place on baking sheet

In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon and orange rind and juices

Pour over pears

Dot with butter

Sprinkle with cinnamon

Bake for 1 hour

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