NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY | SEPTEMBER 8
On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood’s favorite toys. We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. No matter what kind of teddy bear you had, the day is a perfect time to celebrate your childhood friend! Read more…
CARE BEARS™ SHARE YOUR CARE DAY | SEPTEMBER 8
On September 9th, Care Bears Share Your Care Day inspires giving and volunteering in significant ways. Read more…
NATIONAL WIENER SCHNITZEL DAY | SEPTEMBER 9
On September 9th, celebrate a traditional Austrian dish with National Wiener Schnitzel Day. This breaded recipe is made with veal. Read more…
On Deck for September 10, 2022
Recipe of the Day
EASY MARINARA SAUCE
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
2 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
In a medium saucepan, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer.
Use over pasta, as a dipping sauce, in lasagna or use as a base for soups. This recipe can also be frozen for easy meal prep during the week.
September 9th Celebrated History
John Herschel made history that has impacted the world for almost 200 years. He took the first glass plate photograph on September 9, 1839. It should come as no surprise that Herschel grew up in a world of lenses where light and dark were elements of his youth. His father was astronomer William Herschel. Herschel’s first glass plate photo was of his father’s telescope. An astronomer himself, the younger Herschel also coined the phrase “photography.”
The United States admits the 31st state to the Union – California. Two years before, miners discovered gold. “Eureka!” became not only an exclamation, but it also became a town and an element on the state’s seal.
In Beethoven Hall in New York City, bowlers organized the American Bowling Congress. They elected Thomas Curtis as their first president.
From McNutt Hall at Dartmouth College, George Robert Stibitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories successfully transmitted information via computer remotely.
What’s in a name? Well, when 1,488 people with the same last name gather in Letterkenny, Ireland, it’s a world record!
Carrots come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In 2017, Christopher Qualley of Otsego, MN grew a record 22.44-pound carrot.
September 9th Celebrated Birthdays
Leo Tolstoy – 1825
The prolific Russian author is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He wrote several masterpieces including Anna Karenina, the massive tome War and Peace, and many others.
Dorothy Price – 1890
The Irish physician played a key role in eliminating childhood tuberculosis in Ireland. Her efforts to bring vaccines and testing supplies led to support for a nationwide program.
Colonel Harland Sanders – 1890
The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC for those who like to shorten things), started his first restaurant out of a service station. But an entrepreneurial restaurateur was not his first occupation. The Colonel served in the military (but wasn’t a colonel), worked as a farmhand, served as a local midwife, and even studied law, among other jobs.
Joseph E. Levine – 1904
The revolutionary film producer is credited with producing more than 50 films. Some of his most recognizable work includes Godzilla (1959), The Graduate (1967), The The Lion in Winter (1968).
Otis Redding – 1941
With a soulful and iconic voice, Redding brought some of the most beautiful songs to life. The Dock of the Bay and These Arms of Mine are two of his most successful hits. However, the talented artist’s life was cut short in a plane crash in 1967.
Joe Theismann – 1949
The NFL quarterback played 9 years with the Washington Redskins. Following his athletic career, Theismann pursued a career as a sportscaster and analyst.
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