Sunday, February 24, 2013
National Tortilla Chip Day
When : Always February 24th
Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that's okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It's popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America's favorite munchies.
Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by texas businessman Elmer Doolin.
Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip.
Origin of National Tortilla Chip Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It was very likely created by a food manufacturer looking to promote Tortilla Chips.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
This Day in History February 24
Diocletian, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire. (303)
Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar. (1582)
The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West. (1831)
Arizona is organized as a United States territory. (1863)
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate. (1868)
The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States. (1917)
The Nazi Party is founded. (1920)
The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 25, 1942. (1942)
An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin". (1942)
Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué. (1968)
The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal. (1980)
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years. (2008)
Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103). (2011)