Monday, July 15, 2013
Tapioca Pudding Day
When : July 15th
Today is Tapioca Pudding Day. Tapioca Pudding is a cooling, enjoyable dessert, for a hot summer day.
Perhaps it is hard to believe, but many people have never had Tapioca Pudding. The most popular flavors are vanilla and chocolate.
You know what to do on this day, don't you!? Right, eat some Tapioca Pudding. Whether or not you've had it before, Tapioca Pudding is good treat for today, or any day.
Did you Know? Tapioca is the starch from a cassava root. This starch forms the soft, tiny balls in the pudding. It gives tapioca pudding a unique texture.
The Origin of Tapioca Pudding Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History July 15th
First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege. (1099)
The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem. (1149)
Aleksei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska. (1741)
The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. (1799)
Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west. (1806)
Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage. (1838)
Vulcanized rubber is patented by Goodyear. (1844)
Margarine is patented. (1869)
Reconstruction Era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union. (1870)
Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson's Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are established from these vast territories. (1870)
In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer. (1910)
In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing). (1916)
World War I: the Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack. (1918)
First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series. (1954)
Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others. (1955)
The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history. (1959)
Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam begin Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. (1966)
Space Race: Apollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets. (1975)
U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his so-called malaise speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation" but in which he never uses the word malaise. (1979)
The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan. (1983)
The premeire of the film blockbuster, Die Hard. (1988)
"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony. (2002)
AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day. (2003)