National Garlic Day
When : Always April 19th
National Garlic Day promotes the many uses of Garlic. And, there certainly are many uses. It's a vegetable. Its' a herb. It is used in recipes around the world. Garlic has ben used medicinally for thousands of years. And, Garlic is believed to ward off evil spirits. About the only negative thing you can say about it, is that it can negatively affect an otherwise romantic evening.
As a medicinal herb:
Phytochemicals in garlic are believed to provide protection against heart disease and cancer. Specifically, stomach and colorectal cancers.
Helps to fight off colds and flu.
Lowers blood cholesterol levels.
Reduces the buildup of plaque in arteries.
Used as a treatment for acne and warts.
Used for toothaches
Celebrate National Garlic Day by using it heavily in your meals and snacks today. Spend some time researching its medical benefits. You might find you are adding more garlic to your menu everyday.
Did you know? We all have fears. As a matter of fact, there are so many phobias, that psychologists can hardly keep track of them all. Just so you are well informed, Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic
Origin of "National Garlic Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
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 19
The Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism; a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, beginning the Protestant Reformation. (1529)
Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia. (1770)
American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord. (1775)
John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy. (1782)
The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom. (1839)
American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city. (1861)
Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts. (1892)
Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute. (1919)
Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex. (1927)
Burma joins the United Nations. (1948)
General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military. (1951)
Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco. (1956)
Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.. (1971)
Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders. (1971)
FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas (1985)
A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors. (1989)
The 51 day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die. (1993)
Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers, Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas. (1995)
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church following the death of Pope John Paul II. The new Pope takes on the regnal name Benedict XVI. (2005)
Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title. (2011)