Wednesday, April 17, 2013
National Cheeseball Day
When : Always April 17th
National Cheeseball Day is a day to stuff yourself with cheese balls. But wait!!! What kind of cheese ball are we talking about? There's the light and airy, puffy cheese ball that you munch on for a snack by the dozens. There is also the cheese ball, often decorated with nuts, that sits on a party tray until spread on a cracker. Is this a celebration derived from the snack industry, or the dairy industry?
When it comes to the cheese ball snack, we are certain that you can't eat just one. Not even a handful. Cheese balls are addicting. Place a bowl of cheese balls on the counter, and watch them disappear right before your eyes. Toddlers and young kids are Cheeseball hounds. So are teenagers and adults. In other words, everyone lives cheese balls.
The cheese balls of holiday trays is equally loved. Strangely, it is wildly popular around the holidays and hard to find other times of year.
Celebrate today with cheese balls (both kinds). Serve them after dinner during your favorite Television show, or whenever its convenient.
Origin of "National Cheeseball Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We continue to search for him or her. Until we find them, it remains a mystery which cheeseball this day is celebrating.
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 April 17
Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices. (1492)
Trial of Martin Luther over his teachings begins during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. Initially intimidated, he asks for time to reflect before answering and is given a stay of one day. (1521)
Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor. (1524)
Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America. (1797)
The Battle of Plymouth begins – Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina. (1864)
The Aurora, Texas UFO incident. The Aurora, Texas, UFO incident is a UFO incident that reportedly occurred on April 17, 1897, in Aurora, Texas, a small town in the northwest corner of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The incident (similar to the more famous Roswell UFO incident 50 years later) reportedly resulted in a fatality from the crash. The alleged alien body is reportedly buried in an unmarked grave at the local cemetery. (1897)
The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which holds that the "right to free contract" is implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. (1905)
The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day. (1907)
At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland. (1949)
Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro. (1961)
Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air. (1964)
Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market. (1964)
Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy. (1969)
Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely. (1970)
George Lucas begins writing the treatment for The Star Wars. (1973)
The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender. (1975)