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National Hot Dog Day

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

National Hot Dog Day

When : July 23rd

National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of America's favorite summer sandwiches. It is only fitting that this dog gets its day.

Its summertime. Hot dogs are center stage on the grill, and at picnics all across America. They are at the ballpark. They are sold from carts on street corners in every city. It's not hard to find them. We consume hundreds of millions of hot dogs on the Fourth of July alone.

Enjoy National Hot Dog Day to the fullest. Have a couple of hot dogs for lunch or dinner. And, don't forget to cook a few on a stick at the evening campfire.

What's in a hot dog? Don't' ask, and we won't tell. Sometimes, its best if you don't know.

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

The companion for National Hot Dog Day is National Mustard Day. (First Saturday in August)

How many Hot Dogs do we eat?
We consume so many hot dogs, in so many venues, that the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council hesitates to forecast consumption. But, it does report that each year we buy over 837 million packages of hot dogs at retail outlets, and over 24 million hot dogs at baseball stadiums alone.

Hot Dog Trivia - Test your Knowledge of Hot Dogs.

The Origin of National Hot Dog 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.

But, we firmly believe that there should be a national day for America's Hot Dog!

This Day in History July 23rd

Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France. (1632)

In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter. (1829)

Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio. (1833)

The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union. (1840)

American Civil War: Henry Halleck takes command of the Union Army. (1862)

The Ford Motor Company sells its first car. (1903)

Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia will reject those demands and Austria will declare war on July 28. (1914)

Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film. (1926)

The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words. (1929)

The United States' Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (1940)

The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened. (1942)

World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin. (1942)

Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite. (1962)

12th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned. (1967)

Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days. (1968)

The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel. (1968)

The United States launch Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite. (1972)

The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86. (1982)

Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine. (1984)

In London, England, United Kingdom, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey. (1986)

A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples. (1992)

Comet Haleā€“Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later. (1995)

Digital Equipment Corporation files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel. (1997)

At least 107 people are killed and more than 250 others wounded in a string of bombings and attacks in Iraq. (2012)
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