Friday, July 19, 2013
National Raspberry Cake Day
When : July 19th
National Raspberry Cake Day makes today as sweet as a summer day can be. Tender raspberries are among the best of fruits that nature has to offer. Put them into a cake......Then, you can "have your fruit and eat it, too!"
Raspberries are one of summers sweet, fruity treats. And, the harvest is going on right now. So, it's only appropriate that we enjoy a piece of raspberry cake in celebration of the harvest.
Here is our three step recipe for a perfect National Raspberry Cake Day:
Go out to a "pick your own" farm and pick them fresh. Bring the kids along.
Bake fresh raspberries into a cake (or two).
Eat some raspberry cake with family and friends.
Raspberry lovers will also enjoy National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, August 1st
This Day in History July 19th
Great Fire of Rome: a fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control. According to a popular, but untrue legend, Nero fiddled as the city burned. (64)
Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill – The English win a decisive victory over the Scots. (1333)
The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology. (1545)
Samuel Colt, invented the revolver (1814)
The British Medical Association is founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary. (1832)
Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world. (1843)
Women's rights: a two-day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York. (1848)
American Civil War: Morgan's Raid – At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River. (1863)
Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia. (1870)
Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France. (1903)
Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen riot and burn down Luton Town Hall. (1919)
Winston Churchill uses the two finger "V" for victory sign. (1940)
World War II: Battle of the Atlantic – German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system. (1942)
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were opened in Helsinki, Finland. (1952)
Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention. (1963)
Vietnam War: at a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam. (1964)
In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime Minister François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development. (1981)
The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published. (1983)