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September 29, 2022 - NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – NATIONAL VFW DAY – URBAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DAY

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 | NATIONAL COFFEE DAY | NATIONAL VFW DAY | URBAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DAY

National Coffee Day | September 29

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY | SEPTEMBER 29

Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29th be sure to observe National Coffee Day! Read more…

National VFW Day | September 29

NATIONAL VFW DAY | SEPTEMBER 29

On September 29th, National VFW Day honors the men and women devoted to this valuable organization and those members who have served our nation. Read more…

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day | September 29

URBAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DAY | SEPTEMBER 29

On September 29, Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day celebrates the 101 urban national wildlife refuges in the United States. That is nearly 1/5 of the country’s total refuges. Read more…

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Recipe of the Day

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 sliced apple
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
sprinkle of fresh nutmeg
1 sliced date or prune or a handful of raisins, optional

Instructions

Place the apple slices and optional fruit into a saucepan over medium heat for a minute. Sprinkle with a few drops of water, if needed. Add your cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir to cover the apples with the spices. Add the brown sugar and stir. After about 20 seconds add the water and bring to a boil. Add your oats and cook for 5 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite toppings. Such as nuts and a splash of cream.

Recipe Credit: Nancy Scott

September 29th Celebrated History

1914 

U.S. patent No. 1111999 is granted to Thomas Edison for the phonograph record.

1923

The Amateur Athletic Union admitted women to the track & field championships for the first time.

1954 

European leaders sign the convention establishing the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1975 

The first African-American-owned and operated television station begins broadcasting in Detroit, MI.

1976 

“Kiss my grits!” The television sitcom Alice debuts on CBS.

1988 

NASA launches the space shuttle Discovery from Cape Canaveral, FL. It is the organization’s first manned flight since the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986.

2017

“Quack, quack!” Het Poetsbureau set a world record when 1,476 people folded towels into the shape of a duck, setting the record for the most people making towel animals. The professional cleaning service, based in Antwerp, Belgium, hosted the event in Hasselt, Belgium.

2006

The world’s largest popcorn ball weighs in at 3,423 pounds breaking the previous world record. The brainchild of Tim Hopkins of The Popcorn Factory in Lake Forest, IL, the popcorn ball took only eight hours to build. However, from the initial concept to completion took several weeks of planning.

September 29th  Celebrated Birthdays

Caroline Yale – 1848 

Yale became a leader in deaf education during her tenure at the Clarke School for the Deaf. She developed a system of phonetic symbols, improving upon the system created by Alexander Melville Bell. She also established training programs and established the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf.

László Bíró – 1899

The Hungarian journalist invented the modern ballpoint pen.

John Heysham Gibbon – 1903

The surgeon is best-known for inventing the first heart-lung machine. Gibbon would later perform the first successful open-heart surgery on a patient using the heart-lung machine.

George W. Jenkins – 1907

In 1930, the American businessman founded Publix Super Markets.

Paul Beattie MacCready – 1925

The founder of AeroVironment also designed human-powered aircraft such as the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross. The latter crossed the English Channel in 1979.

Margaret Russo – 1931

The shortstop played five seasons in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. She was nominated to the All-Star team twice during her career. Following her baseball career, she pursued a career in physical education.

Bryant Gumbel – 1948

The Emmy-winning television journalist co-hosted the Today show from 1982 to 1997. In 1995, he also began sportscasting for HBO.

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