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National Cherry Popover Day!

It’s National Cherry Popover Day! This unique holiday is observed annually on September 1st.

popover is a light roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in tall muffin tins, a dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angled.

Popovers can be served either as a sweet, topped with fruit and whipped cream or butter and jam for breakfast or with afternoon tea or with meats at lunch and dinner.  Popovers can also be made with fillings of fruit like cherries or blueberries, just like muffins.  As it bakes, the dough rises to “pop over” the edge of the muffin tin and form a “hollow” shell.

Cherry Popovers have several health benefits besides being a delicious pastry treat. Cherries are a good source of melatonin, which can stimulate your brain and help you sleep better at night. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!

So, today, celebrate this day by trying to make some Cherry Popovers.  A recipe for Sara’s Cherry Popovers is something to try if you want to try and make some at home.  But if you are not into baking, you can always go to your local bakeshop and buy some Popovers and just smother them with some homemade cherry sauce and share on social media some photos using #CherryPopoverDay.

1985 Wreck of the Titanic found

Seventy-three years after it sunk to the North Atlantic ocean floor, a joint U.S.-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. The sunken liner was about 400 miles east of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic, some 13,000 feet below the surface.

Efforts to locate and salvage the Titanic began almost immediately after it sank. But technical limitations—as well as the sheer vastness of the North Atlantic search area—made it extremely difficult. American oceanographer and former Navy officer Robert D. Ballard, who was based out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, led his first search expedition in 1977, which was unsuccessful.

In 1985, along with French oceanographer Jean-Louis Michel, Ballard again set out to locate the wreck, this time with an experimental, unmanned submersible called the Argo, developed by the U.S. Navy. The Argo traveled just above the ocean floor, sending photographs up to the research vessel Knorr. In the early morning of September 1, Argo was investigating debris on the ocean floor when it suddenly passed over one of the Titanic‘s massive boilers, lying at a depth of about 13,000 feet.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wreck-of-the-titanic-found)