July 29, 2021 – National Lipstick Day | National Chicken Wing Day

Did You Know That Lipstick Has Been Controversial Throughout The Ages? You May Be Surprised By The Famous Folks Who Weighed In On The Matter.

Welcome to July 29th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a perfect pucker and a bar food favorite. 

If you love to get attention for your perfect pucker then you’re in good company. Though lipstick has sparked some controversy throughout the ages, there are some famous folks who approved of it.  George Washington himself wore lip rouge.  Winston Churchill believed that lip color boosted morale in an excellent way.  On the other hand Queen Victoria thought it was impolite to color your lips and in the 1770s, British Parliament banned lipstick, calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage.  Some people associated lipstick with witchcraft and it could be because it contained poisonous additives.  Today our lips are liberated with multiple shades from shocking red to barely pink.  On National Lipstick Day, celebrate with your signature shade. 

In 1964, the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, changed the world of bar food forever. When the pub received too many chicken wings from their supplier, Teressa Bellissimo wasn’t sure what to do with them. Her son came in with friends, who got hungry as they were having some beers. Teressa deep fried the wings and served them with a spicy sauce, in the hopes of using up the surplus of wings. The men loved them and chicken wings became a staple on the menu at Anchor Bar. And they’ve served them at the restaurant ever since. Oh…and the bleu cheese dressing and celery? Teressa claimed she didn’t have anything else to serve and added them to the plate. I’m so excited, it’s National Chicken Wing Day.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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