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National Personal Chef Day

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

National Personal Chef Day

When: July 16

July 16 is National Personal Chef Day and celebrates personal chefs and the unique service they perform – preparing meals for busy households, seniors, those with special dietary needs, or kitchen klutzes who should stay as far away from the kitchen as possible.

If you’re lucky enough to have a personal chef, thank him or her for the delicious food they prepare for you every day. You might even consider giving them the day off, even if it means living off of easy-to-make sandwiches for a day.

Origin of National Personal Chef Day:
National Personal Chef Day was created by the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA).

This Day in History July 16

Father Junípero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, California. (1769)

American Revolutionary War: light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point. (1779)

First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. (1782)

The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act. (1790)

American Civil War: at the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25 mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war. (1861)

American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank. (1862)

John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia. (1910)

Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history. (1927)

The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (1935)

Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record. (1941)

Holocaust: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv): the government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz. (1942)

World War II: The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island. (1945)

Manhattan Project: the Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico. (1945)

The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane. (1948)

Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army. (1950)

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company. (1951)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas. (1956)

USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged. (1960)

Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (1969)

Watergate scandal: former White House aide Alexander Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations. (1973)

Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein. (1979)

John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed. (1999)

Millennium Park, considered Chicago, Illinois's first and most ambitious early 21st century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley. (2004)

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing eight people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant. (2007)

Sixteen infants in Gansu Province, China, who had been fed on tainted milk powder, are diagnosed with kidney stones; in total an estimated 300,000 infants are affected. (2008)
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