Thursday, June 20, 2013
Ice Cream Soda Day
When : Always June 20th
Ice Cream Soda Day is a great summer cooler. It's hot. It's muggy. And, an Ice Cream Soda is a flavorful way to cool off.
The flavor of Ice Cream Soda is your choice. Any will do. Chocolate and vanilla are the most popular. But, don't shy away from being creative with the flavor of ice cream or soda.
BTW: If you happened to notice, there are numerous "Ice Cream " days this month. We think you will agree that the ice cream manufacturers have done a splendid great job of promoting their product.
The Origin of Chocolate Ice Cream Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Our money is on the ice cream makers as originators of this day.
This Day in History June 20
The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States. (1782)
Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States. (1787)
The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail. (1819)
Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. (1840)
American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state. (1863)
Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (1877)
Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. (1893)
The first rocket plane to use liquid propellants is tested (1939)
The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp. (1942)
World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot". (1944)
The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to America. (1945)
Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut. (1948)
The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis. (1963)
Muhammad Ali is convicted refusing induction into armed services. (1967)
Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex. (1972)
ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime. (1979)
Asteroid Eureka is discovered. (1990)
The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida. (2003)
During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history". (2009)