Tuesday, July 09, 2013
National Sugar Cookie Day
When : July 9th
National Sugar Cookie Day is a day to satisfy your sweet tooth. Popular with young kids, and old kids, sugar cookies usually don't last long around the house.
It's pretty easy to see how Sugar cookies came to get their own special day. Almost everyone has had them. Many people are hooked on them. Put out a plate of sugar cookies, and you can be certain they won't be there for long. We haven't seen any surveys, but it's a sure bet that sugar cookies are right up there with chocolate chip cookies as America's favorite cookie.
Spend a portion of the day baking sugar cookies. They are very easy to make. If you have kids, make today a real family holiday, and let them help with the baking. Homemade cookies taste best when you helped to bake them. Once you've baked the cookies, hurry and pop them into your mouth while they are still warm. They're mmmmmmmmm.... good!
The Origin of National Sugar Cookie Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
This Day in History July 9
French and Indian War: Braddock Expedition – British troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat by French and Native American forces. (1755)
George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York, for the first time. (1776)
The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited. (1793)
The explorer David Thompson posts a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the land for the United Kingdom. (1811)
The U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States (1850)
The Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia. (1850)
American Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends. (1863)
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law. (1868)
The inaugural Wimbledon Championships opens. (1877)
William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (1896)
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives Royal Assent to an Act creating Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government. (1900)
Great Train Wreck of 1918: in Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history. (1918)
Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'. (1922)
World War II: Operation Husky – Allied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily. (1943)
World War II: Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into a defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. (1944)
Dick Clark hosts American Bandstand for the very first time. (1956)
Lituya Bay is hit by a megatsunami. The wave is recorded at 524 meters high, the largest in recorded history. (1958)
The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States. (1962)
Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, is released. The game marks the debut of Nintendo's future mascot, Mario. (1981)
Iran conducts the Great Prophet III missile test and war games exercise. (2008)