Friday, July 12, 2013
National Pecan Pie Day
When : July 12th
National Pecan Pie Day is a great day to eat pie....Pecan Pie!
If you like nuts, and you like pie, and you like sweets, then today is your day. Sweet and crunchy, Pecan Pie is a regular on the menu of most restaurants. And, for good reason.
Celebrate National Pecan Pie Day by baking and eating pecan pie. Make an extra pie, and give it to a friend. Or, bring a pecan pie to work to share with co-workers. If you don't have time to bake today, go to the store or a restaurant.
The Origin of National Pecan Pie 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 12
Ćthelstan, King of England, secures a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter will not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain. This is considered the closest thing that England has to a foundation date. (927)
King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace. (1543)
Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred books of the Maya. (1562)
The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published. (1580)
Captain James Cook begins his third voyage. (1776)
Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel. (1804)
War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario. (1812)
The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress. (1862)
The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona. (1917)
World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in one of the largest tank engagement of all time. (1943)
Etch-a-Sketch goes on sale. (1960)
The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England, United Kingdom. (1962)
16-year-old Pauline Reade disappears on her way to a dance at the British Railways Club in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders. (1963)
The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey. (The 1967 Newark riots were a major civil disturbance that occurred in the city of Newark, New Jersey between July 12 and July 17, 1967. The six days of rioting, looting, and destruction left 26 dead and hundreds injured.) (1967)
A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States. (1973)
U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet. (2007)