LABOR DAY | FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER
Labor Day on first Monday of every September recognizes the men and women who labor to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American workforce. Read more…
NATIONAL CHEESE PIZZA DAY | SEPTEMBER 5
On September 5th, National Cheese Pizza Day says, “Hold the toppings!” That’s right, cheese is all you need when celebrating this pizza holiday. Whether the pie is homemade or ordered in, make it cheese only. Read more…
NATIONAL BE LATE FOR SOMETHING DAY | SEPTEMBER 5
On September 5th National Be Late for Something Day permits us to not abide by our schedules. Go ahead and sleep in a little bit today as you have an excuse. Read more…
On Deck for September 6, 2022
- National Coffee Ice Cream Day
- National Read a Book Day
- National Another Look Unlimited Day – Day after Labor Day
Recipe of the Day
Coffee Ice Cream
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Freeze Time: 4-6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
1 teaspoon vanilla or another extract of your choice
1/3 cup sugar
Pour the whipping cream into a medium-sized bowl and gently stir in the coffee powder and extract.
Let stand for 5 minutes to soften the coffee powder.
Whip the cream with a mixer or by hand adding the sugar when soft peaks begin to form. Beat till stiff.
Spoon into 4-6 dixie-sized cups (2 1/2 inches in diameter) or individual serving dishes.
Freeze for 4 to 6 hours.
Recipe Credit: Roberta Allen
September 5th Celebrated History
The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. Delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies attended the Congress. Only Georgia remained absent. During the Congress, the delegates spelled out their grievances with the Crown, made decisions regarding the colonies, the Intolerable Act, and how to proceed should King George III fail to act upon their petition to repeal the act.
The first president of the Republic of Texas is elected. Sam Houston won the election over Henry Smith and Stephen F. Austin. Before being elected as President, Houston served as governor of Tennessee and then Texas. He also represented Texas in the U.S. Senate before the state formed its own republic.
Scientist James Glaisher and balloon pilot Henry Tracy Coxwell take a balloon ride 37,000 feet to the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere. The perilous ascent documented temperature, pressure and the effects on their bodies. The nearly deadly trip was not without incident. In order to descend, Coxwell had to climb the ropes to release a tangled valve-line. A 2019 film, The Aeronauts, depicts a fictionalized version of the ascent. While the film features Glaisher, Coxwell is replaced by a female character.
Ten thousand workers marched in New York City in the first Labor Day parade. The celebration led Congress to pass legislation making Labor Day a national holiday.
Freeing women from the constraints of the corset, Christine Hardt of Dresden, Germany receives a patent for a modern brassier.
Sara Edmonds (aka Frank Thompson) died in La Port, Texas. In 1861, she volunteered with an infantry unit in Flint, Michigan for the American Civil War. Under the name of Frank Thompson, she fought in several battles, including the first Battle of Bull Run. She even crossed Confederate lines, collecting intelligence disguised as a woman.
September 5th Celebrated Birthdays
Lester Allan Pelton – 1829
Pelton’s water wheel significantly contributed to hydroelectricity and hydropower. His invention was put to work in mines, mills, and other applications.
Jesse James – 1847
The notorious outlaw gained legendary status after the Civil War. James’ gang robbed trains, stagecoaches and banks all over the West.
Amy Beach – 1867
After showing an aptitude for music at an early age, Beach learned from her mother and other talented musicians. As a composer, she would become the first American woman to public success and recognition in the field.
Frank Baldwin Jewett – 1879
Known for his interests and research, Jewett advanced telephone and radio technology. His successful career included work with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and the first president of Bell Telephone Laboratories.
Arthur Nielsen – 1897
In 1929, the businessman and analyst founded the A.C. Nielsen company to provide market research for television and radio programming. He was also inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport.
Helen Creighton – 1899
Creighton is a Canadian folklorist who collected more than 4,000 songs and ballads. Throughout her career, Creighton earned numerous awards and recognitions.
Bob Newhart – 1929
The actor and stand-up comic played many roles throughout his career. From the television sitcom Newhart to films like Elf, Newhart often played soft-spoken characters with comedic results. One of his most recent roles was that of the homely Professor Proton on The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon.
Raquel Welch – 1940
The actress and singer has over 70 credits to her name. Since she exploded on the screen in 1960, Welch has performed in numerous films and television shows including One Million Years B.C., The Three Musketeers, and the television series Date My Dad.
Freddie Mercury – 1946
Best known as the lead vocalist for Queen, Mercury’s flamboyant style and range brought him worldwide acclaim. Together with Queen, they produced some of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded.
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