WIFE APPRECIATION DAY | THIRD SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER
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NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY | SEPTEMBER 18
National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th honors America’s favorite sandwich with a slice of cheese. Read more…
AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY | SEPTEMBER 18
The Air Force Birthday on September 18th commemorates the establishment of The United States Air Force. Read more…
NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY | SEPTEMBER 18
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18th highlights the number of people living longer with HIV/AIDS. Read more…
On Deck for September 19, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Name: Butterscotch Pretzel Parfait
Prep time: 5 minutes + 1-hour chilling time
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total prep: 1 hour 15 minutes
1 1/2 cups whole Milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon scotch or bourbon
1 cup pretzel crumbs (about 2 cups whole pretzels)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup whipped cream
Combine brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a small saucepan. Add milk and eggs and stir until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat while stirring. Stir and cook for 1-2 more minutes until the mixture thickens.
Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Allow pudding to cool while stirring.
In a medium bowl, mix crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the mixture. Divide the remaining mixture between four individual serving dishes. Press into the bottom.
Divide pudding between the four servings. Chill for 1 hour.
Add whipped cream and top with toffee bits. Sprinkle with crushed pretzels immediately before serving.
September 18th Celebrated History
Construction began on the United States Capitol when President George Washington laid the cornerstone. However, no one knows exactly where Washington placed that cornerstone. Additionally, the first president of the United States never saw the building completed. Washington died in 1799 and the builders completed the Capitol building nearly a year later.
Businessmen Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young established Tiffany & Young. They sold “stationery and fancy goods” to the citizens of New York and then the world. In 1853 when Charles Lewis Tiffany became the sole proprietor, he renamed the business Tiffany & Co.
The first edition of the New York Daily Times is published. The newspaper’s name would later change to The New York Times.
After years of devotion to the Seneca tribe, Harriet Maxwell Converse was adopted into the tribe. She would later be installed as the Six Nations Chief, the first white woman ever to be named Chief of a Native American tribe.
Dr. Susan La Flesh Picotte dies. The driven young woman attended the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and became the first Native American to earn a medical degree. She graduated valedictorian of her class and returned to Nebraska, opening her own clinic and eventually establishing the first hospital in the county where she lived.
After becoming the first African American to play in the Rose Bowl, Fritz Pollard broke another color barrier. He became the first African American to play professional football when he signed with the Akron Pros.
The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System begins airing programs. The company would later be called the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
Joe Louis maintains his Heavyweight title when he knocks out Tami Mauriello in the first round.
The National Security Act of 1947 goes into effect bringing both the CIA and the Department of Defense into existence.
When the Soviet Soyuz 38 launched into space with Tamayo Méndez aboard, the Cuban cosmonaut became a man of many firsts in space – first Latin American, the first person of African descent, and the first Cuban.
Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly solo in a balloon across the Atlantic Ocean. He completed the journey in a helium-filled balloon named Rosie O’Grady. On September 14th, he lifted off from Caribou, ME and landed Montenotte, Italy on September 18th.
September 18th Celebrated Birthdays
Kate Booth – 1858
The Salvation Army captain brought the Christian charitable organization to France.
Ray Geiger – 1910
As the editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, Geiger grew the publication’s circulation from 85,000 copies to more than 6.5 million.
Joe Kubert – 1926
The comic book artist established The Kubert School in 1976 for students of cartooning.
Al Lapin Jr. – 1927
Along with his brother Jerry and Albert Kallis, the entrepreneur founded the International House of Pancakes in 1958.
John McAfee – 1945
The computer programmer founded McAfee in 1987. The company provides security and virus protection software to millions of customers around the world.
Lance Armstrong – 1971
The professional cyclist won seven consecutive Tour de France races. However, he was later stripped of the titles when it was discovered he used performance-enhancing drugs. The cyclist and cancer survivor also established the LiveStrong Foundation to support cancer research.
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