July 5, 2021 – National Bikini Day | National Graham Cracker Day

Did You Know That Reverend Graham Made His Crackers Plain On Purpose? Looks Like That Plan Backfired!

Welcome to July 5th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate making a splash and plain and simple treats. 

In July of 1946, the United States tested a nuclear device at the Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific. The military operation caused quite a stir around the world. However, the truly explosive event from that week occurred a few days later when fashion designer Louis Réard debuted his newest creation, named after the tests—the bikini. To say that this two-piece women’s bathing suit caused a stir is a massive understatement. Several U.S. states banned women from wearing bikinis in public. The pope declared the swimsuit to be sinful and immoral. Eventually, the outrage died down and today, you can find bikinis wherever there’s a beach or a pool. On National Bikini Day, chill out and go as bare as you dare.

You may find it ironic that the guy who made graham crackers plain on purpose also preached against decadent desserts.  Reverend Graham imagined the slightly sweetened cracker as a health food with whole wheat graham flour and added bran.  The Presbyterian minister developed his cracker as part of the Graham Diet to curb sinful cravings. Little did he know that he had built the very foundation for cheesecakes and s’mores and other wicked good desserts.  On National Graham Cracker Day give in to some guilty pleasures or celebrate responsibly with a simple glass of milk.  

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

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