National Escargot Day
What's for dinner tonight!?
When: Always on May 24th
It's National Escargot Day. Let's go out and eat some snails. It's considered a delicacy by some. For many others, the thought of feasting on snails is just too yucky.
The approved way of celebrating National Escargot Day is by eating a plate of Escargots. For those who can't bring themselves and their stomaches to the table, we suggest to you give Escargot gift certificates to family and friends!
Origin of National Escargot 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.
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This Day in History May 24
100 English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first English colony in America. (1607)
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan. (1626)
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday. (1738)
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published. (1830)
The first revenue trains in the United States begin service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Baltimore, Maryland and Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. (1830)
Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line. (1844)
Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey. (1846)
John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas. (1856)
American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia. (1861)
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction. (1883)
The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field. (1935)
Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight. (1940)
World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen. (1941)
United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service. (1958)
American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus. (1961)
Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule. (1962)
Baldwin–Kennedy meeting on race relations in the US (1963)
The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins. (1976)
Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison. (1994)
Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest. (2001)
Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty. (2002)