When : Always March 19th
Poultry Day celebrates chicken, turkey and other birds we commonly consume. Chicken and turkey are lower in fats, and cholesterol than other meats, making it better for your health. They also give you your breakfast eggs.
Celebrate Poultry Day with eggs for breakfast, a chicken sandwich for lunch, and barbecue chicken for dinner. Don't forget to cook up some chicken fingers for the kids.
Most famous Chicken: Looney Tune's Foghorn leghorn.
Chicken Philosophy: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Origin of "Poultry Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. The most likely candidates for Poultry Day creator is the poultry industry.
This Day in History March 19
The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it "useless and dangerous to the people of England". (1649)
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men. (1687)
The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. (1863)
The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina. (1865)
Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph. (1895)
The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time. (1918)
The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919). (1920)
Gambling is legalized in Nevada. (1931)
The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated. (1941)
Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard. (1943)
Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power. (1945)
Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour. (1954)
Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today. (1954)
Highly influential artist, Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, on Columbia Records label. (1962)
The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction. (1965)
Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup. (1966)
The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN. (1979)
President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq. (2003)