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Shucks, It's Corn on the Cob Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


When: Always June 11

June 11 of each year is the day to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat that people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.

Corn on the cob is also known in different regions as “pole corn”, “cornstick”, “sweet pole”, “butter-pop”, or “long maize”. It is a sweet corn that is picked when the kernels are still tender (in it’s milk stage).

Boiling, steaming, roasting or grilling are the most common ways of preparing corn on the cob. If it is grilled or oven roasted, the corn is usually left in its husk during the cooking process.

Etiquette books state that it is proper to eat corn on the cob by using your fingers to hold the cob on each end.

Get the butter and the salt shaker ready, gather up some friends, start your grill and enjoy some corn on the cob today!

Since yesterday was National Iced Tea Day, it only makes sense today is all about another summertime favorite, right?


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Corn on the Cob Day, and “unofficial” National holiday.

This Day in History June 11

British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef. (1770)

The American Revolutionary War's first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel. (1775)

The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence. (1776)

Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska. (1778)

A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory. (1805)

The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City. (1825)

The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish. (1837)

The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia. (1892)

Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba. (1898)

Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown. (1919)

During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to first coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room". (1920)

Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey. (1935)

World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union. (1942)

USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned. (1944)

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island. (1962)

American Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register. (1963)

John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would revolutionise American society. Proposing equal access to public facilities, end segragation in education and guarantee federal protection for voting rights. (1963)

World War II veteran Walter Seifert runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance. (1964)

After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so. (1970)

The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control. (1971)

The movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was released (1982)

Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. (2001)

Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress. (2002)
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