Where the World Gathers to Celebrate Every Day




National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious!

Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than 30,000 years. In fact, it may be the oldest breakfast food in history.

It became a traditional part of Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) celebrations when revelers would feast before fasting. They still do! The thin cakes can be rolled and filled with fruit and other fillings. Usually, though, they’re stacked and drizzled with flavored syrup. 

Add fruit, nuts or whipped topping, too. While served mostly as a breakfast item, pancakes along with bacon, ham, hashbrowns and other morning offerings also make a delicious supper. Breakfast for dinner is a nice change of pace in many homes. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPancakeDay

There are so many ways to enjoy pancakes! Whether you go out to your favorite breakfast joint or make them at home, be sure to add your favorite syrups and toppings. We even have a few recipes for you to try. Do you make pancake art? Then we want to see your stack! Post photos and recipes while you celebrate.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter
Applesauce Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes
Pumpkin Pancakes

Use #NationalPancakeDay to post on social media.


This food holiday’s humble beginnings date back to 2005. Originally the observance started as Lumberjack Day. Marianne Ways and Collen AF Venable sought an excuse to eat pancakes and waffles with friends. Since it was one week after “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and that theme had been worn out, eating lots of pancakes like a lumberjack seemed a better holiday than ever.



On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country. On September 26th, we commemorate the day of his birth and celebrate his legendary wit, wisdom, and enduring story.  

Early Life

He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Simons Chapman. Nobody knows much about his early life other than his mother died when he was two. His father packed up Johnny and his sister (an infant brother had died the previous year) and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. His father served as a Minuteman and fought at Bunker Hill. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Johnny Appleseed Park, a grave marks the spot where the legendary sower of apple seeds rests.

From Chapman to Appleseed

Then in 1797, Chapman shows up in northwestern Pennsylvania propagating his apple seeds and working his way steadily into the frontier of West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. Eventually, he travels as far west as Illinois and Iowa and as far north as Michigan and Wisconsin.

In his wake, Appleseed left orchards and the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a Swedish spiritual leader whose books Appleseed would buy with whatever payment he might receive for his endeavors. In turn, the traveling nurseryman would give the books away as he traveled and planted.

Mostly, though, he planted his seeds and seedlings for free along with his wisdom. His broad-brimmed pasteboard hat kept the sun from his eyes wherever he went. Often shoeless, he traveled mostly by foot and sometimes by horseback or canoe. His appearance was nearly as noteworthy as his accomplishments, but so was his kindness. If Johnny Appleseed came calling, people made a place at the table. 

Many stories tell how the man would travel many miles to nurse an ailing orchard when word would reach him of its poor condition. While bringing the trees back to health (his chief endeavor), the orchard man dispersed his wisdom, care, and kindness.


Across the Midwest, landmarks pepper the countryside honoring the man who brought fruit to the frontier. Warren County, Pennsylvania lays claim to Johnny Appleseed’s first tree nursery. Mansfield, Ohio honors the man with a monument in South Park.

In his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts there is an entire park named after the man who nurtured the land and made apple trees bloom across a young nation.

Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 11th or September 26th. While the September date is Appleseed’s acknowledged birth date, the March observance is sometimes preferred due to the planting season. Even though there is some vagueness concerning Appleseed’s death and burial, it is known he became ill in early March and passed soon after.

HOW TO OBSERVE #JohnnyAppleseedDay

As the fruit ripens on these autumn days, savor a deliciously sweet apple. Consider visiting a landmark near you. Share an apple treat or read one of the many stories about Johnny Chapman. Use #JohnnyAppleseedDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar® continues to research the creator or founder of this legendary national day. 



On September 26th, National Situational Awareness Day brings attention to personal safety.

Situational awareness is the foundation of one’s personal safety. It focuses on being aware and paying attention to your environment. Situational awareness is just another word for mindfulness. And developing it makes you more present in daily activities. In turn, it also helps you make better decisions in all aspects of life.

This day highlights the importance of using situational awareness skills in everyday life to stay out of harm’s way. Harm may come in the form of walking in front of a moving car or that of an assailant. Either scenario can happen from a myriad of distractions causing one not to be aware of the surroundings and situation.

In a dangerous situation, being aware of a threat even seconds before may keep someone safe. It gives them time to act instead of reacting. The lack of or inadequate situational awareness is considered one of the primary factors in accidents attributed to human error.

Although this skill is lacking in many parts of modern society, our ancestors used it to great utility to survive. For decades, the military and law enforcement have taught it to their personnel. However, situational awareness training is not exclusive to their training regimens. Most experts agree that situational awareness is the number one skill for the safety of everyone.

In World War I, Oswald Boelke identified the concept of situational awareness. He realized ‘the importance of gaining an awareness of the enemy before the enemy gained a similar awareness and devised methods for accomplishing this.’

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSituationalAwarenessDay

A great way to observe this important day is by discussing it with those around you. While you do, you’ll be improving the safety of those you love. Be human again. Pay attention to the people and events happening around you more than you pay attention to modern-day

Use #NationalSituationalAwarenessDay on social media.


Pretty Loaded, LLC submitted this day in November of 2015. Pretty Loaded is an innovative situational awareness and self-defense enterprise that has inspired the personal safety of millions around the world. September 26th was chosen as the day because it is the birthday of Dru Sjodin, https://www.nsopw.gov/en-US/Home/DruSjodin one of the inspirations to start Pretty Loaded.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared the day in 2015 to be observed on September 26th, annually.

National Compliance Officer Day - September 26


On September 26th, National Compliance Officer Day recognizes the professionals who oversee the regulations, policies and procedures of an organization, ensuring it conducts business ethically. Legally, these professionals carry a heavy burden.

Businesses, non-profits and government organizations employ Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers, or similar high-pressure positions. These professionals not only oversee these organizations’ policies but also respond to allegations of misconduct and evaluate procedures. They make changes when necessary. Additionally, they collaborate with teams to contribute to making the best decisions for the business to maintain compliance.

Compliance Officers require the ability to understand complex issues and promote ethical behavior. Business environments continually change.  A compliance officer responds to those changes appropriately. Often their fast-paced schedules involve a high amount of risk and stress. They are responsible for protecting and watching over thousands of employees. While they may not have superpowers, Compliance Officers are all superheroes in the eyes of the organizations they protect.

It’s the risk of violations, and the financial and reputational damage that accompanies them, that makes Compliance Officers so important. Organizations value their analysis and ability to identify those risk factors. A Compliance Officer’s ability to help prevent expensive ethical and regulatory violations preserves an organization’s reputation and more.

HOW TO OBSERVE #ComplianceOfficerDay

Recognize your Compliance Officers for their dedication to doing the right thing and shaping the culture of your organization.

Use #ComplianceOfficerDay on social media to give a shout out to the ethics and compliance professionals in your organization that help you do the right thing. Stay compliant, and make ethical decisions. Join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn and visit www.complianceofficerday.com to read more about this day. 


sailogoSeptember 26th is the first day of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 15th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute where SAI Global launched National Compliance Officer Day. SAI Global founded National Compliance Officer Day to honor the dedicated men and women who are the foundation of integrity in a successful organization.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared the day in 2016 to be observed on September 26th, annually.




On September 26th, National Shamu the Whale Day honors a famous whale, while also raising awareness about orcas. 

Shamu is the name that is used in several of the SeaWorld orca whale shows. It is the stage name that is given to the “star” of those shows, beginning with the original Shamu in the late 1960s. Shamu died in 1971. However, SeaWorld trademarked the name Shamu. They gave the name to different orcas throughout the years when performing in Shamu shows in several SeaWorld parks.

Wild Orca (killer whales) Facts

These warm-blooded mammals live in oceans all over the world. However, they’re mostly found in the colder waters of the Arctic and Antarctic. Female orcas can live up to 90 years, while the male orcas live only up to about 60 years. These powerful predators are the largest member of the dolphin family.

Like dolphins, whales live in social groups and make sounds to communicate. They travel in pods. Both the sounds they make and their distinctive markings help them to identify each other. They also imitate others and seem to deliberately teach skills to their kin. 

Orca pods consist of up to 40 members and together they make a powerful hunting party. Orcas eat a wide variety of fish, birds and ocean-dwelling mammals. On average, an orca eats 500 pounds per day. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ShamuTheWhaleDay

Take the day to learn more about Shamu and orca whales. Watch videos of Shamu. Use #ShamuTheWhaleDay to post on social media.


The origin of the day stems from the first surviving baby Shamu born in captivity who was born on September 26, 1985. 

NATIONAL SINGLES DAY – Saturday of Singles Week


National Singles Day takes place on the Saturday of Singles week in September. The day recognizes nearly half of the U.S. population who, whether by choice or circumstance, remain unattached.

The single population continues to be an integral part of growing businesses, organizations, and communities.

Singles contribute to their families and communities in a variety of ways, too. Some of the statistics may be surprising, but they shouldn’t be. For example, more singles help out with ailing parents than their married siblings. However, it’s not always for the reasons one might think. Yes, many married couples have small children shrinking the time they have to spare, but even couples without children helped out less often than their single siblings.

The day not only celebrates the accomplishments of singles but aims to break down myths surrounding the single lifestyle. Most singles don’t go through life depressed and directionless. Their social lives are active and full of purpose. They contribute actively to their communities and pursue long-range goals. While some may prefer solitude, others seek interests outside their work-life while staying connected to friends and family.

Not everyone is part of a power couple. The day celebrates their unique qualities and opportunities to network with ingenuity and independence.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSinglesDay

As a growing part of our society, celebrate the single people in your life. Make room for them in your plans and if you are one, become a part of the growing crowd of singletons. Other ways to participate:

  • Host or join an event for singles near you.
  • Share your experiences as an independent single.
  • Invite other singles to join you on a trip or night out.
  • Count the reasons why being single is right for you.
  • Join a social group for singles.

Whether you wear it as a badge of honor or are seeking to change your single life, join the celebration. Use #NationalSinglesDay to share on social media.


The Buckeye Singles Council of Columbus, Ohio first observed National Singles Day in the 1980s. The date was moved in 2017 to coincide with National Singles Week in September.



National Dumpling Day on September 26th serves up a delicious treat to celebrate. With the popularity of dumplings growing all the time, the day offers a great way to celebrate! Whether enjoyed as an appetizer or the main course, each morsel satisfies.

Dumplings offer so much variety and flavor. They create a beautiful accompaniment to any meal, too. The endless possibilities of shape and taste make dumplings a favorite dish around the world. 

Dumplings consist of small pieces of dough. Generally, but not always, the dough is wrapped around a filling. Both flavor and cooking methods factor into the wide variety of dumplings available, too. Ingredients include flour, potatoes or bread and may consist of meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. Popular methods of cooking include boiling, steaming, simmering, and even frying. While dumplings are often eaten on their own, they’re a delicious addition to soups and stews, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDumplingDay

Serve an entire meal of dumplings. Start with appetizers and follow them with a soup course. Then serve the main course. Wrap it up with a sweet dessert. Be sure to invite friends to enjoy the celebration with you! Take photos and post them on social media using #NationalDumplingDay.


TMI Food Group submitted National Dumpling Day in April 2015 to celebrate all the goodness of dumplings. 

In May 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed that National Dumpling Day to be held on September 26th, annually. 

About TMI Food Group

Brothers Joseph and Terry Tang founded TMI Food Group, a minority-owned business, in 1989. For over 20 years, the Tang Family’s hard work ensures the products they offer are of the highest quality and health standards. With its straightforward mission “To make people happy” and vision “To be part of every family’s meals,” TMI Food Group always has and will continue to devote itself to the production of delicious and healthy foods.

Since its inception as Twin Marquis, a small scale noodle factory in Chinatown, TMI Food Group has experienced exponential growth over the years. Its current facilities operate on over 130,000 square feet of production space. Their repertoire expanded beyond noodles and wrappers to include dim sum, appetizers, and dumplings. TMI Food Group is the parent company of subsidiaries Twin Marquis Inc., Chef One Corp., and TMI Trading Corp.

In 2007, TMI Food Group became the first manufacturer of Asian food products in the United States to receive an ISO 22000:2005 certification, an international standard of food safety. The certification was a testament to the company’s dedication to its consumers, taking into consideration all aspects of food production, from research and development to the distribution of its products. Subsidiary brands Chef One Corp. and Twin Marquis Inc. are also HACCP certified.

NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY – Last Saturday in September


On the last Saturday in September as part of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, National Ghost Hunting Day kicks off an annual international investigation of the paranormal.

Ghost hunting stirs up images of abandoned mansions with murderous histories. For others, ghost hunting involves specters guarding ancient crypts. Centuries-old ghost stories around the world focus on historical records or literature. Science, religion, and academia debate their existence. Even their use by Shakespeare and other playwrights is often considered a continuation of that discussion in the midst of the Renaissance stage.

Legendary Ghosts

Seeking paranormal activity isn’t limited to crumbling ruins and darkened, forgotten corners of the world. Public places boast eerie tales of spectral voices or haunting mists. For example, both Ann Boylen’s ghost in the Tower of London and the White House in Washington, D.C. crackle with the electricity of paranormal activity. With regards to the White House, the stories are plentiful, too.

Enthusiasts bring attention to historical properties and have an interest in preservation as well. As part of the adventure, sleuths visit Civil War-era towns like Old-Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Others join ghost walks like the one at Rohs Opera House in Kentucky. For train lovers and train-loving ghosts, hop on board in Colorado. There are many historical locations ready for sleuthing and investigation on National Ghost Hunting Day.

Perhaps it’s the anticipation for the novice. Someone yet to experience the thrill of witnessing a restless soul-making contact for the first time. It lures him into a first haunted journey. They remember the first spooky ghost story read by flashlight under the bedsheets. Or perhaps it was an unexplained blur on a snapshot. Sometimes, an investigator’s interest may be held by just the prospect of a spirit lingering nearby.  Actual sightings are rare and fleeting.

Modern Ghost Hunts

With the increase of movies and television shows going on the hunt, interest grows. Societies around the world continue developing methods of proving the existence of ghosts, spirits, and other paranormal activity. Typically, a ghost hunting team attempts to collect evidence they see as supportive of paranormal activity. Devices such as an EMF meter, digital thermometer, handheld, and static digital video cameras, audio recorders and computers are all part of a team’s toolbox.  However, they also employ traditional techniques like conducting interviews and researching the history of a site.

Of course, skeptics remain. Considered a pseudoscience by a majority of educators, academics and science writers, ghost hunting leads to noble acts. For example, some ghost hunts lead to the preservation of historical sites, the American Folklore Story and the integration of known scientific tools for reaching into challenging dimensional theories. It is with a tremendous sense of discovery and enthusiasm that National Ghost Hunting Day is celebrated.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGhostHuntingDay

National Ghost Hunting Day will kick off with the Shot-Gun start at The ScareFest in Lexington, KY.  To join in the coast-to-coast simultaneous hunt, find a satellite team near you! National ghost hunting societies will be participating across the country investigating local venues. Use #NationalGhostHuntingDay to share on social media.


Haunted TravelsSmall Logo - National Ghost Hunting Day founded National Ghost Hunting Day to kick off a season full of haunted attractions and fall festivities. They encourage enthusiasts to pursue their interests in the mysteries surrounding the supernatural and to carry on the long-held traditions of ghost hunters. One hundred percent of funds raised through ticket sales go to local non-profit pet shelters in each participating community. The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved the day in July of 2016.



SEAT CHECK SATURDAY - Fourth Saturday In September


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) promotes the fourth Saturday in September as Seat Check Saturday.

With one child under the age of 13 injured in an automobile accident every 33 seconds, the NHTSA hopes everyone will spread the news.

The proper use of child safety seats is the leading preventative measure parents and childcare providers can implement to avoid injury and death in young children. One 2016 safety fact to note is 328 children under 5 years of age were saved by car seats.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SeatCheckSaturday

Take a little time to learn the laws of your state’s DOT website about age, height and weight restrictions for children in safety or booster seats. Be sure to look over the information on NHTSA.gov/TheRightSeat for additional help choosing and installing these safety seats.

Use #SeatCheckSaturday on social media to spread the news about this National Day to your family and friends with little ones.


National Day Calendar continues to research when Car Seat Saturday began. However, over the years, the observance has grown. Many state and local agencies participate annually to maintain safety and awareness. While the observance is usually the fourth Saturday in September, it occasionally lands on the third Saturday.

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY – Fourth Saturday in September


Each year National Hunting and Fishing Day occurs on the fourth Saturday in September. The day recognizes the conservationist and preservationist found in those who hunt and fish across the country. 

For those who enjoy hunting and fishing, doing so responsibly is important. Following safety guidelines keeps them and others safe. However, they also strive to keep their hobbies alive. To do so, they follow the laws and guidelines put in place for each season. 

Every year, limits fluctuate depending on the population of birds, fish, and other game. At times, the population is so high, there’s a need to reduce an invasive species. Other species require careful regulation to prevent over hunting and fishing. 

While hunting or fishing, many enjoy the beauty of nature. They explore areas of the country they may not normally see. Wilderness brings families together or friends for bonding time. Hunting and fishing are about respect for the land, the habitat, and each other, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #HuntingAndFishingDay

Take the day to go out hunting or fishing. Be safe. Follow posted guidelines and hunt within the season. Share your experiences and enjoy the great outdoors. While you’re out, be sure to take an active role in teaching future generations. Use #HuntingAndFishingDay to post on social media.


The day dates back to the 1960s. In 1972, by Senate Joint Resolution 117, Congress requested the President to declare the fourth Saturday of September 1972 as National Hunting and Fishing Day. On May 2 of the same year, President Richard Nixon signed proclamation 4128 designating the observance to occur the Fourth Saturday in September.



The entire family gets involved with National Family Health & Fitness Day on the last Saturday in September. 

The day promotes family involvement in physical activity in support of one of the goals of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health. When families strive to be healthy together, the success rate increases. Incorporating exercise and a healthy diet into a family’s lifestyle takes a team effort. It’s kind of like celebrations. Who celebrates alone? 

When we make reaching health goals a family goal it becomes a fun activity. One way to achieve better fitness is by cooking together. When we do, we learn which flavors fit their lifestyle best. While learning new exercise routines, families encourage each other, too. Once one member finds success, it challenges the other family members to pick up the pace. We support each other to bike, walk, or stretch through to the next peak. 

When we make the experience a positive one, we also improve the bonds between family members. We grow together and develop new skills that we will carry with us for a lifetime. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #FamilyHealthAndFitnessDayUSA

Get out and play as a family. It’s important to do something physical every day. Whether the family goes for a walk, throws a Frisbee, or plays with the dogs, get the heart rate up. Another thing to do is learn portion sizes. Then go through the house and reduce or eliminate the unhealthy snacks in the house. Replace them with fruits and vegetables. Start cooking together. Aim for at least one meal week and work up to cooking every day together.

Other ways to celebrate the day include:

  • Invite the family to suggest their favorite ways to workout.
  • Incorporate vegetables in your breakfast routine.
  • Bring the kids to the grocery store to help them understand their options.
  • Join a fitness group that encourages family activities.

Find events and more activities at fitnessday.com to join in the celebration and use #FamilyHealthAndFitnessDayUSA to post on social media.


The Health Information Resource Center organizes Family Health And Fitness Day USA each year. The day was started in 1996.

SAVE YOUR PHOTOS DAY – Last Saturday in September


Save Your Photos Day is always on a Saturday in September. This is a great day to back up those digital photos and organize all those boxes of Polaroids.

Part of Save Your Photos Month, the day reminds us these precious memories are perishable. Whether through natural disasters like floods, fires or tornados or the human ones like spilled liquids and computer viruses, photos in any form are fragile.  Backing them up and preserving them is necessary for the long haul.

Some of the older photographs that have made it this far may be missing vital information. Many of our grandparents didn’t take the time to write the names of the people in the pictures, never realizing that generations later would be as fascinated by the people in the images as they were by taking them.

There are several ways to create order from the chaos. Take charge of the modern photos now. Label as you go by including names, dates and information about the event on the picture. Backup the digital photos regularly. Share your favorites and display those that bring a smile.

When it comes to tracking down information on old family pictures, start with relatives. There may be someone who knows someone with a long memory. Take a road trip with your photographs for a visit. Connect through ancestry and family tree websites. Some of the oddest things will help connect one photo to another.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SaveYourPhotosDay

Take time to protect your photographs, whether you use your phone, a digital camera or film to take pictures. Attend workshops on how to preserve photographs. Scan, preserve and share the photos with family members to be shared for future generations as well. Other ways to participate include:

  • Sharing your skills – Invite others to learn how to organize their photos, research their history and document the stories.
  • Take a class – Learn about photo preservation and editing. Bring those old photos back to life.
  • Start scanning – Preserve old photos digitally to share with other family members.
  • Make it a habit – Document your photos with dates and names.

Use #SaveYourPhotosDay to share on social media.


Save Your Photos Alliance (developed by The Association of Personal Photo Organizers) created Save Your Photos Day.  

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY – Fourth Saturday in September



National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. 

This fee-free day in many federally managed lands encourages visitors to volunteer conservation or enjoy hiking, exploring, fishing or camping their favorite public lands. Volunteers give back by repairing trails, collecting trash or other maintenance needed around the parks.

Our public lands offer outdoor and open spaces for us to explore all year long. Every season, they provide a beautiful bounty of wildlife and nature to explore. We hike the trails, camp, and picnic with family and friends. Some of us have lists of places to visit. There are plenty of vistas to discover all across the country.

It’s important to keep them pristine for generations to come. Whether the beach calls or the mountains, each one requires us to take care of it. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #PublicLandsDay

Visit your favorite public land and volunteer. Join an event near you and show your support. We even have a list of the 7 Best Public Lands in the Country for you to check out. While we know there are more, here are a few you might want to explore.

Find out more about how you can participate by visiting neefusa.org and use #NPLD or #PublicLandsDay to post on social media.


National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the “tree army” that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America’s natural heritage.

September 26 History


President George Washington names Samuel Osgood the country’s first postmaster general. Osgood served in the post for two years.


David Saylor received the first patent for portland cement in the United States (Patent No. 119,413). The businessman and innovator established the Coplay Cement Company along with Esias Rehrig and Adam Woolever in 1867. The kilns used to produce the cement still stand in Coplay, PA.


President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Trade Commission Act creating the Federal Trade Commission.


Cunard-White Star Line’s RMS Queen Mary is launched and christened.


Presidential nominees Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy square off in the first televised debate in the United States.


The Beatles release their final album, Abbey Road. Songs featured on the album include “Come Together” and “Here Comes the Sun.”


The supersonic airliner, Concorde, completes its first non-stop transatlantic crossing. It took off from Washington, DC, and landed in Paris in the record-breaking time of three hours 32 minutes.


Four men and four women enter Bisospere 2 as part of a two-year experiment. The self-contained and airtight structure is located in Oracle, AZ, and consists of 7,200 square feet of glass. 

Making sure everyone gets their java break, Macmillan Cancer Relieve (UK) hosted the largest simultaneous morning coffee break. In over 26,000 meetings around the UK, 576,157 people broke the organizations previous record.

Recipe of the Day

Easy Corned Beef Hash
Prep:  15 mins
Cook:  25 mins
Servings:  3-4


2 tablespoons butter

1 yellow medium onion chopped

2 cups chopped corned beef

3 cups 1/4 diced potatoes


Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.

Saute onion in melted butter. About 4 or 5 minutes.

Add potatoes, corned beef and cook 10 to 12 minutes.

Stir occasionally so as not to burn potato. If desired, fry an egg or two for each serving, serve and enjoy.


This recipe is the creation of our very own Snoop Doug here at National Day Calendar®. He says it is quick and easy to prepare, and fills you up to start the day strong.

September 26 Birthdays

John Chapman – 1774

The itinerate naturalist, also known as Johnny Appleseed, planted and cared for fruit trees all across the eastern half of the United States.

Ivan Pavlov-1843

The Russian physiologist earned The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904 for his study of the physiology of digestion. He is also well-known for developing the theory of conditioned response.

Mary Russell – 1865

The Duchess of Bedford took an interest in aviation in her 60s and when she began flying earned the nickname “Flying Duchess.” Before becoming a pilot, the dutchess was known for her service during World War I.

Edith Abbott – 1876

In 1924, Abbot became the dean of the University of Chicago, the first woman named to the position at a major U.S. university. However, she is best known as one of the pioneers of the field of social work.

Bill France, Sr – 1909

The race car driver founded NASCAR in 1948.

Kathryn Vonderau – 1927

Considered one of the best catchers in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Vonderau played from 1946 to 1953. In 1952, she led the Ft. Wayne Daises to the League Championship. She also played exhibition games in Cuba.

Mary Brave Bird – 1954

The Sicangu Lakota writer, activist, and educator served in the American Indian Movement. Also known as Brave Bird participated at Wounded Knee and the occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. She published her story in the book Lakota Woman.

Serena Williams – 1981

The successful tennis player has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.

About National Day Calendar

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