Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Chocolate Mint Day
When : Always February 19th
Chocolate Mint Day celebrates anything and everything that is chocolate mint flavored. The most common chocolate mint treats are ice cream, candies, and desserts. Not everyone likes chocolate mint. But those who do love it. No, we don't know why some people don't like this great flavor. But, we do feel sorry for them!
For Chocolate Mint lovers, this is truely a great day. Whether its candies, ice cream or desserts, make sure to get your fill of Chocolate Mint.
Origin of Chocolate Mint Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It was most likely started by a candy confectioner, or an ice cream company.
Some calendar and Ecard websites refer to this as a National day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
This Day in History February 19
Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. (197)
The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil. (1649)
In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert. (1807)
In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas' annexation by the United States. (1846)
The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party. (1847)
Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the 1st time this defense is successfully used in the United States. (1859)
Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. (1878)
A prize is inserted into a Crackerjacks box for the first time (1913)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps. (1942)
Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima. (1945)
Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States. (1953)
Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417. (1976)
Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital. (1985)